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STAR SCHOOLS

ATLANTIC COUNTY

Eagle Academy
Egg Harbor Township School District
Robert Zentmeyer, Principal
Philip Heery, Superintendent

BURLINGTON COUNTY

Lumberton Middle School
Lumberton Township School District
Patricia Hutchinson, Principal
Frank Logandro, Superintendent

CAMDEN COUNTY

Thomas Paine Elementary School
Cherry Hill School District
Lawyer Chapman , Principal
Morton Sherman, Superintendent

MONMOUTH COUNTY

Marine Academy of Science and Technology
Monmouth County Vocational School District
Paul Christopher, Principal
Brian McAndrew, Superintendent

Manalapan-Englishtown Middle School

Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District
Robert Williams, Principal
Maureen Lally, Superintendent

MORRIS COUNTY

Walter J. Kossman Elementary School
Washington Township School District
Nancy Canning, Principal
Gerald J. Vernotica, Superintendent

UNION COUNTY

Cranford High School
Cranford School District
Eileen Dachnowicz, Principal
Lawrence Feinsod, Superintendent

Mountain Park School

Berkeley Heights School District
Christina Zaun, Principal
Richard Bozza, Superintendent

BEST PRACTICES

Arts Visual and Performing

BERGEN COUNTY

˛ Dance Fusion
Tenakill Middle School
Closter Public Schools
Program Developer
Paula Cummings
Alfred Baffa, Principal
Jeffrey Feifer, Superintendent

BURLINGTON COUNTY

˛ Ready, Aim, Fire: A Student-centered Approach to the Ceramic Art of Raku FiringNorthern Burlington County Regional High School
Program Developer
Pat Proniewski
Joseph Jones III, Principal
James Sarruda, Superintendent

HUDSON COUNTY

˛ Exit Portfolio
Visual and Performing Arts High School Program
Jersey City School District
Program Developers
Nancy S. Healy and Ann Marley
Nancy S. Healy, Principal
Charles T. Epps, Jr., Superintendent

SUSSEX COUNTY

˛ Colonial Houses - A Collaborative Project
Mohawk Avenue School
Sparta Township School District
Program Developer
Bettina Fleming
Naomi Pagano, Principal
Thomas Morton, Superintendent

Assessment/Evaluation

BERGEN COUNTY

˛ Portfolio Based Student Led Parent Conferences
Woodside School
River Vale School District
Program Developer
Kathy Schwartz
Allen Spatola, Principal
Frank Alvarez, Superintendent

Citizenship/Character Education

CAPE MAY COUNTY

˛ "All-Star Trading Cards"Program
Wildwood High School
Wildwood Public Schools
Program Developer
Betty Harshaw
William Dougherty, Principal
Christine Davis, Superintendent

ESSEX COUNTY

˛ Civics and Government Institute
Montclair High School
Montclair Public School District
Program Developer
Dennis Murray
Elaine Davis, Principal
Michael Osnato, Superintendent

˛ Primary Pals
Linden Avenue School
Glen Ridge School District
Program Developer
Maureen J. Persi
Maureen J. Persi, Principal
Daniel Fishbein, Superintendent

HUDSON COUNTY

˛ "Dramatic Bees"
Bayonne High School
Bayonne School District
Program Developer
Agnes Gillespie
Richard J. Baccarella, Principal
Patrica L. McGeehan, Superintendent

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

˛ Operation Bulldog: Engaging Students in Civic Responsibility Through Service-Learning
Colonia High School
Woodbridge Township School District
Program Developers
Tina Galganske, Sue McCartin-MacIntyre, Rosemary Meade & Linda Terry
Robert McLaughlin, Principal
Vincent Smith, Superintendent

Diversity and Equity Programs

CAMDEN COUNTY

˛ Racism: The Politics of Hatred
Cherry Hill High School West
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Program Developer
Allison Staffin
George Munyan, Principal
Morton Sherman, Superintendent

SOMERSET COUNTY

˛ Smiley Bear Goodwill Ambassador of Friendship and Kindness
Robert Morris School
South Bound Brook School District
Program Developer
Beth Smile
Dennis Donahue, Principal
Carol Rosevear, Superintendent

Early Childhood Education Programs

CAMDEN COUNTY

˛ Let's Make Magic Together
Clara Barton Elementary School
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Program Developers
Marcia Brown & Joyce Humpert-Nece
Harriet Beckerman, Principal
Morton Sherman, Superintendent

Educational Support Programs

ATLANTIC COUNTY

˛ Brown Bag Book Lunch
William. H. Ross, III Intermediate School
Margate School District
Program Developer
Luann Amodeo
Shelly Myers, Principal
Dominick Potena, Superintendent

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

˛ Comfort Zone
Piscataway High School
Piscataway Township School District
Program Developers
Avis Clarke, Melissa Holzmann, & Michael A. Wanko
Michael A. Wanko, Principal
Robert L. Copeland, Superintendent

SOMERSET COUNTY

˛ Grade 6 Summer Orientation/Transition Camp
Somerville Middle School
Somerville Public Schools
Program Developers
George Boulegeris & Mary Honrath
Michael G. Ryan, Principal
Carolyn F. Leary, Superintendent

Educational Technology

BERGEN COUNTY

˛ Hypermedia: Creating a Still Image Desktop Video
Northern Valley Regional High School at Old Tappan
Program Developer
Javier Rabelo
Anthony Panico, Principal
Janet Furman, Superintendent

˛ Master of the Game
Woodcliff Middle School
Woodcliff Lake Board of Education
Program Developers
Fiona Hall, Barbara Purcell, and Melissa Riviello
Lauren Barbelet, Principal
Edward Michaelson, Superintendent

Gifted and Talented Programs

MONMOUTH COUNTY

˛ Business Plan Process
Marlboro High School
Freehold Regional School District
Program Developer
Susan Field
James Mullevey, Principal
James Wasser, Superintendent

Guidance and Counseling Programs

SUSSEX COUNTY

˛ P.A.W.S. - Positive Assistance Wins Success
The Durban Avenue School
Hopatcong Borough Schools
Program Developers
Maryann Andreychak & Donna Jean Lynott
Stanley A. Grajewski, Principal
Wayne Threlkeld, Superintendent

Health and Physical Education

HUDSON COUNTY

˛ Titanic
Midtown Community School
Bayonne Public Schools
Program Developers
Carole Cupo, Christian DelPiano & Liz Reich
Christina Mercun, Principal
Patricia McGeehan, Superintendent

Language Arts Literacy

ATLANTIC COUNTY

˛ ASPIRE
Seaview School
Linwood School District
Program Developers
Kate Bailey, Thomas Baruffi, Margaret Doran, Susan Speirs & Jill Yochim
Susan S. Speirs, Principal
Thomas A. Baruffi, Superintendent

HUDSON COUNTY

˛ Write Time at the Right Time
Phillip G. Vroom School
Bayonne Public Schools
Program Developers
Philip G. Vroom's Shared Decision Making Team
Maryann Connelly, Principal
Patricia L. McGeehan, Superintendent

MORRIS COUNTY

˛ Noah’s Ark
William Mason Elementary School
Montville Township Public Schools
Program Developers
William Mason Faculty
Stephanie Adams, Principal
Mary Lou Malaipka, Superintendent

SUSSEX COUNTY

˛ Cinderella’s Holiday Ball: A Celebration to Learning
Sparta Alpine School

Sparta Township School District
Program Developers
Daniells Ciesla
Amanda Cronin
Donna Monesmith
Sue Nademus
Carol Wink
Jud Zoeller

Laura Trent, Principal
Thomas Morton, Superintendent

UNION COUNTY

˛ Imagining a Brave New World
Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School
Scotch Plains-Fanwood Public Schools
Program Developer
Candace Keller
David Heisey, Principal
Carol Choye, Superintendent

Mathematics

MORRIS COUNTY

˛ An Orange Volume, Delta V vs. dV
Jefferson Township High School
Jefferson Township Public Schools
Program Developer
Eileen Matak
Dennis Nick, Principal
Gary Bowen, Superintendent

WARREN COUNTY

˛ Puppets on Parade
Great Meadows Middle School
Great Meadows Regional School District
Program Developers
Tracy Hornyak & Jim Pilla
Dominic Festante, Principal
James Alercia, Superintendent

Professional Development

CAMDEN COUNTY

˛ Improving Student Achievement Through Teacher Collaboration
Richard Stockton Elementary School
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Program Developer
Steven Levine
Steven Levine, Principal
Morton Sherman, Superintendent

Public Engagement

BERGEN COUNTY

˛ Breakfast with an Author
Bergenfield High School
Bergenfield School District
Program Developers
Susan Locke & Jilliane Pecora
Michael Kuchar, Principal
John Galish, Superintendent

˛ School and Family: Partners for Early Success
Roosevelt Elementary School
Ridgefield Park School District
Program Developer
Gail C. Ahrlich
Roy Schrumpf, Principal
John Richardson, Superintendent

WARREN COUNTY

˛ Jumpstart ESL
Hatchery Hill School
Hackettstown School District
Program Developers
Martha Prisk & Arthur W. Sheninger
Arthur W. Sheninger, Principal
Joanne Calabro, Superintendent

Safe Learning Environment

HUDSON COUNTY

˛ Stop the Violence
William Dickinson High School
Jersey City School District
Program Developers
Education Business Alliance
Robert Donato, Principal
Charles T. Epps, Jr., Superintendent

School-to-Career/Workplace Readiness

HUDSON COUNTY

˛ Homeland Safety and Security
William Dickinson High School
Jersey City School District
Program Developers
Education Business Alliance
Robert Donato, Principal
Charles T. Epps, Jr., Superintendent

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

˛ Student Directed Learning
Bowne Munro Elementary School
East Brunswick School District
Program Developers
Bowne Munro Staff
Laura McMillan, Principal
Jamie Savedoff, Superintendent

MONMOUTH COUNTY

˛ Get It While It's Hot
Farmingdale Elementary School
Farmingdale School District
Program Developer
Theresa D'Armonando
Mark Franceschini, Principal
Mark Franceschini, Superintendent

PASSAIC COUNTY

˛ Career Options
Manchester Regional High School
Passaic County Manchester Regional School District
Program Developers
Anthony Ingraldi, Ed Hayward & Richard Ney
Hank Sinatra, Principal
Raymond Kwak, Superintendent

Science

MIDDLESEX COUNTY

˛ Science Research
Colonia High School
Woodbridge Township School District
Program Developers
James Danch & Frank Darytichen
Robert McLaughlin, Principal
Vincent Smith, Superintendent

MONMOUTH COUNTY

˛ Schools Helping Schools
Amerigo A. Anastasia Elementary School
Long Branch School District
Program Developer
Rosemary Beales
Joseph Falivene, Principal
Joseph Ferraina, Superintendent

MORRIS COUNTY

˛ Journey into Genetics and Bioethics
Eisenhower Middle School
Roxbury Township School District
Program Developers
A. Dolan, S. Gartman, W. Gartner, F. Guerrierie,, & P. Winetz
John DePalma, Principal
Louis Ripatrazone, Superintendent

SOMERSET COUNTY

˛ I'm Happy as a Clam Because I Have Mussels
Bayberry School
Watchung Borough School District
Program Developer
Sandra Farin
Mary T. Nunn, Principal
Catherine Rock, Superintendent

Social Studies

BURLINGTON COUNTY

˛ Going West
Bobby's Run School
Lumberton Township School District
Program Developer
Jennifer Barrett Leonardi
Janet Horan, Principal
Frank Logandro, Superintendent

CAMDEN COUNTY

˛ Cultures in Conflict - What Have We Learned?
Rosa International Middle School
Cherry Hill Public Schools
Program Developers
Jennifer Aristone, Carolyn Grossi, Dennis Kaiblinger, Chris Lind, John McCormick & Dan McMaster
Edward Canzanese, Principal
Morton Sherman, Superintendent

GLOUCESTER COUNTY

˛ Geographical Understanding: Regions of the United States
Birches Elementary School
Washington Township Public Schools
Program Developer
Mary Byatt
Margaret A. Zycinsky, Principal
Thomas Flemming, Superintendent

MERCER COUNTY

˛ Lenape Lifestyles Through Multi-Sensory Teaching Strategies
Sharon Elementary School
Washington Township Public Schools
Program Developers
Mary Bender, Linda Biondi, Cindy Eisinger, Becky Fink, Dory Kania, Katie Kliwinski, & Dale Unger
Arnette D. Peterson, Principal
Paul Harren, Superintendent

MORRIS COUNTY

˛ The Middle Ages Meet the Techno Age – A Ten Week Enrichment Course
Dover Middle School
Dover Township Public Schools
Program Developer
Heather Merkle
Kathleen Casiano, Principal
Charles DeLorenzo, Superintendent

Special Education

ATLANTIC COUNTY

˛ Shakespeare on Trial
Emma C. Attales Middle School
Absecon School District
Program Developers
Barbara Horner & Kathleen Schurtz
Christopher Tienken, Principal
James Giaquinto, Superintendent

BERGEN COUNTY

˛ PAL (Peer Activated Learning)
Lincoln Elementary School
Ridgefield School District
Program Developers
Patricia Congalton, Maureen Gibbs & Natalie Lerman
Thomas Kraljic, Principal
John Richardson, Superintendent

MORRIS COUNTY

˛ The R.O.C.K. Group
Old Farmers Road School
Washington Township Public Schools
Program Developer
Lynn Livingston
Marie Roberts, Principal
Gerald Vernotica, Superintendent

World Languages/Bilingual Education Programs

UNION COUNTY

˛ Café-to-Go
Harrison Avenue School
Roselle Boro School District
Program Developer
Sandra Nahmias
Barbara Tedesco, Principal
Darlene M. Roberto, Superintendent