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Who's Your Favorite East Brunswick Teacher?

Help us celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week on East Brunswick Patch.

“Every day I am asked what the secret is to ensuring every child in New Jersey graduates from high school ready for college and career, and I always have one simple response – outstanding teachers.”

Those are the words of NJ Acting Commissioner of Education Christopher Cerf in a video address made available Monday on the state's website.

“I began my career as a high school history teacher, and I can honestly say that I never worked harder or felt more rewarded than I did during those four years. We as a state should make sure that we celebrate outstanding educators every day for their work with our children and for developing the next generation of leaders.”

In East Brunswick, you can help celebrate local teachers who make a difference in our children's lives by sending your story about your favorite teacher to East Brunswick Patch Editor John Saccenti at john.saccenti@patch.com. You can also tell us in the comments OR upload a photo with caption to this story.

In addition to Patch, the New Jersey Department of Education is also looking for stories of outstanding teachers:

  • Teacher Memory: This is a new feature of the state’s website where New Jersey residents can submit a memory of their favorite teacher, either past or present. These memories will be reflected on the Department’s website to demonstrate the important contribution that teachers make in each of our lives, even many years later. http://education.state.nj.us/feature/
  • Teacher Spotlight: Each month, the Department will feature a different outstanding New Jersey teacher to recognize and reward their contribution in the classroom. The first teacher to be featured in this series is New Jersey Teacher of the Year – Jeanne DelColle. http://education.state.nj.us/feature/spotlight/12/05.php

A great teacher can change the course of many lives. Tell us about a teacher who changed your life or those of your children.

Nicole Williams May 09, 2012 at 08:03 PM
My favorite teacher was Mrs. Lisa Citron. Mrs. Citron was a teacher at Irwin School at the time and was always there for my family and I. When I think of a great teacher....she comes right to my mind ;)
Jack Murray May 10, 2012 at 02:17 PM
John Calimano, who taught the IPLE course (debate, Model Congress) at EBHS was an amazing and inspiring teacher. But the teacher who left the biggest mark on me was Dr. Robert Warwick at EBHS. I didn't learn so much science from him, but he lent me all of his original jazz records, one by one, and schooled me in the giants of 'cool jazz', nurturing a lifelong love of the genre.
Richard Kaczmarek January 31, 2013 at 05:44 PM
I worked with John Calimano when he taught at Churchill JHS. I could never understand why he was subject to the draft during the VietNam era. John joined the Navy, had a one year tour of duty in VietNam and was then stationed in Rota, Spain. His rating was that of a Yeoman ( clerk ) and he taught English to the Vietnamese. He returned to Churchill and some time later transferred to E.B. High.

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