NJEA is proud to join with students, school employees, parents, and others in congratulating the 2017-2018 New Jersey County Teachers of the Year.

“Working in our great public schools is an honorable profession, and I am proud of these teachers for giving a personal face to our profession that students, parents, and our communities can identify with and recognize as the face of public education,” said NJEA President Marie Blistan.

“When an honor such as this highlights the work of some of our amazing educators, our whole profession celebrates their positive impact on our students and communities,” stated Sean M. Spiller, NJEA Vice President.

“Their achievements inside and outside the classroom make us all proud that they have chosen to make their careers in New Jersey’s public schools,” said Steve Beatty, NJEA Secretary Treasurer.


Kelly Montgomery, a sixth-grade math teacher at Emma C. Attales Middle School in the Absecon School District.


Henry Baldwin, an English and social studies teacher at Bergenfield High School in the Bergenfield School District.


Sherrie Wilkins, a fifth-grade teacher at Alexander Denbo Elementary School in the Pemberton Township School District.


Mimma-Marie Cammarata, an Italian language teacher at Sterling High School in the Sterling School District.

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Amy Andersen, an American Sign Language teacher at Ocean City High School in the Ocean City School District.


Paul Lonergan, a special education teacher at Vineland High School in the Vineland School District.


Mary Walmsley, a science teacher at Livingston High School in the Livingston School District.


Domenick Renzi, a math teacher at Wedgwood Elementary School in the Washington Township School District.


Kathleen Terhune, a fourth-grade teacher at Salvatore R. Calabro Elementary School in the Hoboken School District.


Vincent Angeline, a music teacher at North Hunterdon High School in the North Hunterdon Voorhees Regional High School District.


Sharin Rello, a music teacher at Lawrence Intermediate School in the Lawrence Township School District.


Kristy DeFazio, a fourth-grade teacher at James J. Flynn Elementary School in the Perth Amboy School District.


Kristina Phelan, a reading teacher at Mahala F. Atchison Elementary School in the Tinton Falls School District.


Diane Phares, an art teacher at Mount Olive High School in the Mount Olive Township School District.


Christine Newbury, a science and special education teacher at Manchester Township High School in the Manchester Township School District.


Nicole Petrosillo, an English and language arts teacher at West Milford High School in the West Milford Township School District.


Alison Schulze, a kindergarten teacher at William Roper Early Childhood Learning Center in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District.


Michael Skomba, a social studies teacher at Somerville High School in the Somerville School District.


Teresa Muzzo, a special education teacher at Halsted Middle School in the Newton School District.


Victoria Sasso, an English and Language Arts teacher at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School in the Clark School District.


Diane Kasharian, a special education teacher at Great Meadows Middle School in the Warren County Special Services School District.

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