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County Teachers of the Year: Passaic County

Year Teacher Subject/Grade District School
2021-22 Tammy Cooper English Language Arts Teacher Passaic School District Passaic High School 
2020-21 Megan Graziano Science - grade 9th Clifton School District Clifton High School
2019-20 Patrick Slater Technology Education - grade 9th-12th Wayne School District Wayne Valley High School
2018-19 Robert Edgar English - grade 9th-12th Pompton Lakes School District Pompton Lakes High School
2017-18 Nicole Petrosillo English Language Arts - grade 9th-12th West Milford Township High School District West Milford High School
2016-17 Barbara Ziegler Science - grade 11th-12th Lakeland Regional High School District Lakeland Regional High School
2015-16 Shawn Rhinesmith Elementary - grade 2nd West Milford Township School District Marshall Hill Elementary School
2014-15 Coleen Weiss-Magasic Science - grade 10th-12th West Milford Township School District West Milford Township High School
2013-14 Karen Johnson German & English - grade 7th-12th West Milford Township School District West Milford High School
2012-13 Mary Duffy Elementary - grade 5th West Milford Township Public School District Marshall Hill School
2011-12 Debra Redding West Milford School District - grade 3rd West Milford School District Maple Road Elementary School
2010-11 Norma Bozenmayer Science - grade 9th-12th West Milford Township School District West Milford Township High School
2009-10 Kathleen Doherty-Hewins Mathematics - grade 8th West Milford School District Macopin Middle School
2008-09 Lisa Salayko Elementary - grade 5 Hawthorne Thomas Jefferson Elmentary School
2007-08 Rosa Astacio-Michelini Spanish - grade 9-12 Passaic County Technical Institute Passaic County Technical Institute
2006-07 Laura Oakes Technology - grade K-6 West Milford Township Westbrook School
2005-06 Dorothy Quinn English, Publications, Video Production - grade 9-12 Lakeland Regional Lakeland Regional High School
2004-05 Norbert Herold Technology - grade 6-8 Pompton Lakes Lakeside Middle School
2002-03 Diane Zieleniewski English / Latin - grade 9-12 Hawthorne Hawthorne High School
2002-03 Patricia Temprano All Subjects - grade 3 Hawthorne Thomas Jefferson School
2001-02 Lyn DiMatteo Technology / Gifted, Creative & Talented - grade K-8 Wanaque Haskell and Wanaque Schools
2000-01 Emily Rome Physical Education - grade K-12 Paterson John F. Kennedy High School
1999-00 Douglas Heyburn Choral Music - grade 9-12 West Milford West Milford Township High School
1998-99 George Dearani Drama - grade 9-12 Paterson Rosa Parks School of Fine and Performing Arts


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