Renaissance Middle School teacher Narhum Prasarn accepted his Governor’s Educator of the Year award alongside his family at the May 17 Board of Education meeting. (MONTCLAIR PUBLIC SCHOOLS)

Montclair Public Schools’ staff members were honored at the May 17 Board of Education meeting in recognition of being named New Jersey Department of Education’s Governor’s Educators of the Year. The individuals were selected by their schools for their educational innovation, student achievement and important services outside the classroom environment that lead to student success.

The 2021 Governor’s Educator of the Year recipients are:

  • Patricia Asaro:  Bradford, special education
  • Jacqueline Brower: Buzz Aldrin, science
  • Richard Burrell: Watchung, fifth grade
  • Jessica Dehn: Charles H. Bullock, third grade
  • Maritza De Jesus: Buzz Aldrin, educational services professional
  • Rebecca Ferguson: Northeast, third grade
  • Karja Longmore: Hillside, special education
  • Patricia Lozito: Northeast, nurse
  • Maria Martire: Nishuane, second grade
  • Carissa Olivi: Edgemont, kindergarten
  • Vincent Pelli: Glenfield, social studies
  • Narhum Prasarn: Renaissance, world language (Latin)
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