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Bloomingdale Teachers Honored for Years of Service

Walter T. Bergen School teachers selected as 'Outstanding Educators' by the Women’s Connection of Northern New Jersey.

Just as students are praised for their achievements, two teachers received recognition for their hard work during Monday's meeting.

The teachers, Linda Reese and Lisa Spinozzi, were honored as "Outstanding Educators" for their many years of service to the district by the Women's Connection of Northern New Jersey, a women's outreach organization, according to their website.Interim Superintendent Frank Buglione shared news of the honor with the board.

Reese, who has been with the district for 36 years, and Spinozzi, who has been with the district for 28 years, were nominated by Principal Frank Verducci. They were recognized at a brunch at The Villa at Mountain Lakes on Aug. 15.

"It was a very inspiring event for all the people who were there," Verducci said.

Buglione said Spinozzi, who works with the Child Study Team, was one of the first district employees he met when this summer. He said she was welcoming and both teachers are deserving of their honor.

Buglione also emphasized the importance of the work the teachers have done to enhance language arts curriculum in the school.

"Reading and writing, they're the keys to all the other subjects," he said.

Buglione followed the news of the teachers' achievements with positive news of the district's achievements as Butler High School was deemed most improved in the state by NJ Monthly magazine. Buglione said the rankings are determined by graduation rate and student achievement. The Bloomingdale school district and Butler school district share a high school.

"Two hundred forty five of our students are at and I think we also share in that," he said.

STEVE SMITS September 11, 2012 at 11:03 AM
A well deserved honor for these teachers and the school.
LORI September 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Congratulations Mrs. Reese, so glad you received this honor for all your hard work and efforts put forth to help educate our children!

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