Galloway Township EA member wins national award

Her work supporting military families is honored at the White House

Published on Monday, January 30, 2012

Terry Dougherty -White House

Mrs. Terry Dougherty is a third grader teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School in Galloway Township, and a member of the Galloway Township Education Association. She is also the national winner in the teaching challenge The Great American Teach Off sponsored by GOOD and The University of Phoenix. She was nominated by the Rotary Club of Absecon/Galloway NJ for the program she created three years ago, Free Military Child Tutoring: They are Heroes Too!  Mrs. Dougherty and her family recently visited the White House as guests of Joining Forces Executive Director, CAPT Bradley Cooper.

As a military spouse of thirty years and mother, Mrs. Dougherty understands the separation and transition issues that these resilient children face and is making a difference by offering free tutoring services.  This tutoring program gives military children; open to all branches of our Armed Forces, the opportunity for one on one instruction in advanced lessons or remedial needs.  The children can then experience success and a smooth transition in their new schools.

Read the full article on the White House website.

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