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Governor's Educator of the Year Program Program

Sussex

2004-05

Peggy Stewart, NJ State Teacher of the Year

Peggy Stewart, NJ State Teacher of the Year School/District: Vernon Township High School - Vernon Township

Grade Level: 9-12

Teaches: Social Studies

At the heart of my teaching philosophy is an environment that evokes humane characteristics, provides a feeling of being at home, and cultivates the minds of my students. The foundation for my teaching environment begins when I perceive the “Lilliputian landscapes” through the eyes of my students, when I make the leap into their world. Because I see this landscape, I know my students’ strengths, capabilities, dreams, and obstacles and what is needed to help them see the big picture. Students are the pulse of the learning environment. I teach my students first and the content follows.