Weehawken’s Teacher of the Year awards announced

Six teachers were honored for teaching and extracurricular activities
Weehawken's teachers of the year received their awards on Jan. 23.
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Weehawken's teachers of the year received their awards on Jan. 23.

Teacher of the Year awards have been made official for the 2018-2019 school year.

Each year, teachers are nominated from each school n Weehawken’s district. Nominations come from the faculty, as well as from the suggestions of parents whose children are in Weehawken’s school system.

A committee made up of faculty members makes final decisions. Qualifications include exemplary teaching performance, as well as a wide range of extracurricular contributions.

Here are the winners for 2018-2019:

Guadalupe Chong, a 28-year pre-K teacher at Daniel Webster School

Jaqueline Cullinane, a Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant for the Child Studies Team.

Cory Ferrer, a six-year academic support teacher and counselor at Weehawken High School

Dana Naszimento, a five-year science teacher for Weehawken’s fourth  graders at Theodore Roosevelt School

Ixa Ocampo, a 40-year first-grade teacher at Daniel Webster School.

Edward Torres, an 18-year special education teacher at Weehawken High School

Teachers received their awards from Board of Education members Superintendent Dr. Terrance R. Brennan and President Richard Barsa on Jan. 23.

Mayor Richard Turner also stopped by for the awards. “We’re very proud of our school district,” Turner said. “These teachers exemplified the very best Weehawken’s school district has to offer.”

Mike Montemarano can be reached at mikem@hudsonreporter.com