Ridgefield Public Schools Announces Teacher of the Year

The Ridgefield Public Schools is happy to announce that Jennifer DeJulio, a Social Studies Teacher and Student Government Advisor at Ridgefield High School, is our new District Teacher of Year for the 2018-19 school year. 

The Teacher of the Year Program recognizes and honors teacher excellence. It does not attempt to select the “best” teacher; rather, the goal is to identify one teacher to serve as a visible and vocal representative of best practices within the profession. Nominations are submitted by teachers and a committee of peers selects the building winners. A district-wide committee then reviews the list of winners from each school and selects the final district Teacher of the Year. 

In Ms. DeJulio’s nomination, she was described as an educator who not only teaches history but “instills in her students the ability to create history”. It was also noted that “anyone who knows Jenn can attest to the joy her presence brings to whatever space she is in.” She coordinates and attends many events to enhance the Ridgefield High School culture. These include Mr. RHS, Homecoming Pep Rally, Senior and Junior Prom, Powder Puff Football, the Homecoming Dance, and a multitude of charity events. 

Ridgefield Public Schools invites you to also join us in celebrating the following 2019 School Based Teachers of the Year:

Barlow Mountain Elementary - Regina Zafrin, Special Education Teacher

Branchville Elementary - Dianne Schnee, Kindergarten Teacher

Farmingville Elementary - Nora Marrinan, Music Teacher

Ridgebury Elementary - Richard Cesareo, Physical Education Teacher

Scotland Elementary - Jodie Luongo, Math Specialist

Veterans Park Elementary - Tricia Winkler, Literacy Teacher

East Ridge Middle School - Maureen Tyra, Social Studies

Scotts Ridge Middle School - Charlsie Vanderrest, Science Teacher

“National Teacher Appreciation Week provides our community an opportunity to thank all of our teachers for the work they do to promote learning for every student, every day,” said Acting Superintendent Dr. Robert Miller.  “On behalf of the district, I congratulate Ms. DeJulio and all our building Teacher of Year winners and thank them for their outstanding contribution to our school community.”

To learn more about the Ridgefield Public Schools, please visit our website at www.ridgefield.org.


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