Milken National Educator Awards
James Aquavia is the English Department Chair and a teacher at Montclair High School and is a 1993 graduate of Montclair State University with a bachelor's degree in English. He also holds a master's degree in English Education from Columbia University Teachers College. At Montclair University and Teachers College Columbia University, he learned from instructors who gave life to the transformative possibilities of writing and literature. His core teaching experience has been in 9th grade World Literature classes at Montclair High School. Presently, he is teaching World Literature in the Global Research program, one of Montclair's innovative small learning communities. He enjoys rich collaboration with Montclair High School colleagues and is proud to be a part of their talented team of educators.