Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
New Jersey Teacher of the Year Program
Katherine GomezSchool/District: Clifton E. Lawrence School - Sussex Wantage Regional School District
Grade Level: 2nd
Teaches: Special Education
Katherine Gomez is a second grade special education teacher at the Clifton E. Lawrence Elementary School, Sussex. A graduate of Centenary College, she has been teaching special education classes for the past nine years. Katherine understands that a solid foundation of literacy and math basics is fundamental for learning and future academic success. She strives to provide an environment of high engagement, challenge, and support that inspires students to become more confident, capable, and productive learners. Believing that early intervention and identification is essential in improving studentsí developmental, social, and educational gains, Katherine is an actively committed member of the school Intervention & Referral Services committee.