NJCTE is proud to announce that Susan Chenelle is Educator of the Year for 2017.
Susan holds a BA in English from Kenyon College and an MA in Urban Education from New Jersey City University. She has taught English and journalism at University Academy Charter High School in Jersey City with great success and dedication for eight years and has this year become its Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction. Mary Clair Sonneman, one of her colleagues, describes her as "the teacher who other teachers go to for ideas and help" and her classroom as "a magnet for students seeking respite from their busy schedules, seeking an ear to tell their stories to, or seeking an inviting place to cram for the next big test."
Susan was nominated for this award by her former professor Audrey Fisch, Coordinator of Secondary English Education at New Jersey City University. Together they have authored
upwards of six publications and presented at state and national conferences across the country. Dr. Fisch has praised Susan as a "wonderful writer, scholar, and thinker," as a teacher who would
be a "powerful recipient of this award." We at NJCTE agree.
Nominations and self-nominations.
Each year the New Jersey Council of Teachers of English (NJCTE) recognizes an exceptional English/language arts educator -- a dedicated, innovative, dynamic educator whose activities have significantly and widely impacted New Jersey English language arts education. The selected educator becomes eligible as well for a coveted New Jersey Governor's Award in Arts Education.
Submit the name of a New Jersey pre-school to university teacher, supervisor, or administrator. Provide the opportunity for that special person to be added to the list of past recipients.
Completed applications must be submitted by November 30 of each year.
All nominations received remain viable for three (3) years.
Notification will occur no later than April 1 of each year.
Click below for an application form. Please excuse us if any forms on this site have the wrong year. Sometimes updating forms slips through the cracks, but the forms do not
change. They are applicable from year to year!
Awards are given at the annual Spring Conference.
2016: Heather D. Rocco, School District of the Chathams
2015: Stephen Chiger, North Star Academy, Newark
2014: Sarah Mulhern Gross, Technology High School, Lincroft
2013: Jennifer Ansbach, MA, Manchester Township High School
2012: Dr. Laura Nicosia, PhD, Montclair State University
2011: Dr. Liz deBeer, Point Pleasant Beach High School
2008: Dr. Patricia Schall, College of Saint
|2007||Edie Weinthal, Pascack Valley Public Schools||1999||Lynn F. Carhart, Monmouth Regional HS, Tinton Falls|
|2006||Julie Cheville, Rutgers U||1997||Donna Clovis, Princeton Elementary|
|2005||Joseph Pizzo, Black River MS, Chester||1996||Maria Schantz, Montclair State U|
|2004||Susan Canter, Campbell ES/Edgar MS, Metuchen||1995||Herman Estrin, NJIT|
|2003||Eileen Dachnowicz, Cranford HS||1994||Alfred Weiss, Eastside HS, Paterson|
|2002||Marcia Holtzman, Metuchen Public Schools||1993||Muriel Becker, Montclair State U|
|2001||Nancy Gorrell, Morristown HS||1987||Adele Stern, Paramus HS|
|2000||Bettye Spinner, Moorestown HS||1981||Janet Emig, Rutgers U|
The NJCTE Executive Board has created two new
awards for early career teachers:
The M. Jerry Weiss Early Career Teacher Award
The Marcia Holtzman Pre-Service Teacher Award
You may nominate an outstanding early career teacher and/or encourage an outstanding early career teacher to apply.
Applications are due by February of each year.
We look forward to receiving your nominations and applications!
For more information about these awards, click below. Please excuse any date discrepancies. Our forms apply to each year.
2015 M. Jerry Weiss Early Career Teacher Award recipient:
To be announced at our Spring Conference.
2015 Marcia Holzman Pre-service Teacher Award recipients:
To be announced at our Spring Conference. Please join us.
2014 M. Jerry Weiss Early Career Teacher Award recipient:
Kristen Angelo. Union Catholic High School.
2014 Marcia Holzman Pre-service Teacher Award recipients:
Rachel Berger. Montclair State University.
2013 M. Jerry Weiss Early Career Teacher Award recipients:
David Eisenberg. English Teacher/School Librarian.
Glen Meadow Middle School, Vernon Township.
Kathryn Fraser Whitely. English Teacher.
Saint Vincent Academy, Newark.
Graduate Student, College of Saint Elizabeth
2013 Marcia Holzman Pre-service Teacher Award recipients:
Christopher Crowley. Teacher's Aide. Madison Junior School, Graduate Student,College of Saint Elizabeth
Victoria Viola. The College of New Jersey
Guenevere Zucker. Montclair State University
2012 M. Jerry Weiss Early Career Teacher Award recipients:
Aimee Ambrose, Special Education Kindergarten Aide, Bloomfield
Elizabeth Dunn, English Teacher, Hightstown H.S.
Kathleen Tobin, Union Catholic H.S., Scotch Plains, NJ
2012 Marcia Holzman Pre-service Teacher Award recipients:
Megan Bolger, MSU, Little Falls, NJ
Giuliana Cocilovo, MSU, Caldwell, NJ
Daniela Maria Conte, TCNJ, Kinnelon, NJ
Steven Criscuolo, MSU, Manalapan, NJ
Michaela Ensminger, TCNJ, Marlton, NJ
Lauren Fitzsimmons, TCNJ, Bound Brook, NJ
Allison Greer, TCNJ, Edison, NJ
Kelly Kosch, TCNJ, Brick, NJ
Amanda Rhea, TCNJ, Cherry Hill, NJ
Ashley Robinson, CSE, Somerville, NJ
2011 M. Jerry Weiss Early Career Teacher Award recipients:
Vanessa Rasmussen, Vineland H.S., Vineland
Lisa Anne MacDonald, Rev. George A. Brown Memorial H.S., Sparta
Henry Baldwin, Bergenfield H.S., Bergenfield
Kristine Mintel, Union Catholic H.S., Scotch Plains
2011 Marcia Holzman Pre-service Teacher Award recipients:
Jessica DeNizio, Student Teacher, Black River M.S., Chester; College of St. Elizabeth
Janine Sullivan, Teacher Candidate/Practicum Student, Governor Livingston H.S.;
Berkeley Heights, College of St. Elizabeth