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County Teachers of the Year: Hudson County

Year Teacher Subject/Grade District School
2021-22 Kimberley Madalena English Language Arts Harrison School District Washington Middle School
2020-21 Alicia Vilas Elementary - grade 4th Jersey City School District Dr. Maya Angelou Elementary School PS#20
2019-20 Martha Noriette Garcia Visual Arts - grade 6th-8th Jersey City School District Academy 1 Middle School
2018-19 Patricia Smeyers Elementary - grade 5th Secaucus School District Clarendon Elementary School
2017-18 Kathleen Terhune Elementary - grade 4th Hoboken School District Salvatore R. Calabro Elementary School
2016-17 Alexander Kuziola Biology - grade 9th Bayonne School District Bayonne High School
2015-16 Danielle Savino-Garzon Elementary - grade 2nd Jersey City School District Dr. Michael Conti School
2014-15 Mark Mautone Special Education - grade Preschool Hoboken Public School District Wallace Elementary School
2013-14 Meg Freeman English - grade 9th-12th Jersey City Public Schools Henry Snyder High School
2012-13 Kristine Nazzal ESL & Language Arts - grade 9th-12th Union City School District Union City High School
2011-12 Kathy Kuchar Family & Consumer Sciences - grade 9th-12th Secaucus Public School District Secaucus High School
2010-11 Tiffany Ricciardi English - grade 6th-8th Union City School District Emerson Middle School
2009-10 Brian Cooney Physical Education - grade K-6 West New York School District Public School #5
2008-09 Kari Comas Math/Humanities - grade 4 Union City Sara M. Gilmore School
2007-08 Linda McGuire-Gilhooly Humanities - grade 8 Union City Washington Elementary School
2006-07 Kelly Doyle Gambuzza Business Education - grade 9-12 West New York Memorial High School
2005-06 Shelly Witham Archaeology, Environmental Science, Earth & Space Science - grade 9-12 Hudson County Schools of Technology High Tech High School
2004-05 Deborah Shine-Doherty Social Studies, Vocational Math, Science, Commun. - grade 7, 8, 9, 11 Union City Jose Marti Middle School
2003-04 Ellen Cifarelli Language Arts / Math - grade 4-5 Union City Sara Gilmore School
2002-03 Ellspeth Moore, NJ State Teacher of the Year Library Media Specialist - grade 9-12 West New York Memorial High School
2001-02 Marsha Rosen English / Journalism - grade 9-12 West New York Memorial High School
2000-01 Louise Gimbert Language Arts / Science - grade 5 Jersey City P.S. #20
1999-00 Justin Wanko Family Living / Parenting - grade 9-12 Bayonne Bayonne High School
1998-99 Donna Grzybowski Social Studies - grade 7-8 Guttenberg Ann L. Klein School


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