NJEA member Tamar LaSure-Owens, a first-grade teacher at Leeds Avenue School in Pleasantville, NJ, has been recognized as a LifeChanger of the Year by National Life Group. She was nominated by her colleague, NJEA member, Vanessa Jerkins-Little.

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program sponsored by National Life Group that recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school employees across the country. Their program celebrates those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

“She is a great person who has a knack for working with children,” said Vanessa Jerkins-Little.  “She is good with her students, and they care about her a lot. Ms. LaSure-Owens is actively involved in her school, where she even teaches students how to sing!”

Tamar LaSure-Owens is a veteran of the Army National Guard, having served our country before continuing her public service as an elementary school teacher. Tamar sits on our NJEA Patriots Alliance Planning Board, where she has been instrumental in promoting our organization to members who are military veterans.

To find out more about the award, please visit lifechangeroftheyear.com.

If you are an NJEA member who has served our country in the armed forces, or currently serve as a JROTC instructor, in the National Guard, or the reserves, you are invited to join the NJEA Patriots Alliance.

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