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State Honors Teachers as Exemplary Elementary Educators

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) honored Lawrence teachers Erin Cook and Amy Valentino by naming them Exemplary Elementary Educators—and, coincidentally, both teachers are at Slackwood Elementary School.


According to the NJDOE website, educators who receive this award are teachers who have: exceptional educational talent as evidenced by effective instructional practices and student learning results in the classroom and school, exemplary educational accomplishments beyond the classroom that provide models of excellence for the profession, contributions to education that are largely unheralded, yet worthy of the spotlight, an engaging and inspiring presence that motivates and impacts students, colleagues, and the community, and strong, long-range potential for professional and policy leadership.


L to R: Erin Cook and Amy Valentino

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