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​Josh and Judy Weston established the Judy Weston Awards for Inspired Teaching in 1991 to acknowledge and celebrate Montclair Public School teachers who stand out to parents/guardians and students as creative, talented, supportive, inspired, and inspiring!

Today, the awards honor Judy's memory. Judy was a long-time Montclair resident and public school education supporter who was passionate about the vital role that engaged and empathetic educators play in helping every student achieve their full potential.

Almost 300 nominations were submitted for the 2023 Judy Weston Awards for Inspired Teaching. The selection committee selected one teacher from each school to receive an award (two awards for the high school). In addition, there were three “at large” awards and one special education award, all regardless of the school. 


​​Award winners by school
Scott Berman, Glenfield Middle School
Jessica Buel, Montclair High School
Marcie Chanin, Bradford Elementary School
Diana Chicaleski, Buzz Aldrin Middle School
Kersy Corporan, Montclair High School
Shawn David Dey, Northeast Elementary School
Corrine Haggerty, Edgemont Montessori Elementary School
Satin Jordan, Renaissance at Rand Middle School
Karja Longmore, Hillside Elementary School
Maria Martire, Nishuane Elementary School
Drury Thorp, Watchung Elementary School
Jennifer Woschinko, Charles H. Bullock Elementary School


At-large award winners
Rachel Dunn, Renaissance at Rand Middle School
Peter Lentini, Buzz Aldrin Middle School
Katie Piller, Watchung Elementary School


Special education teacher award winner
Lora Orta, Teacher of the Deaf, Montclair Public Schools

 

All nominated teachers
Badia Abdus-Salaam
Jacquie Antinoro
Alexander Araton
Luana Ashe
Rachel Bailey
Anne Baney
Catherine Bangs
Karah Barroqueiro
Kevin Barry
Vanna Bautista
Scott Berman
Susan Bleeker
Ashley Bostic
Stephanie Bowen
Solomon Bradley
Steven Brochstein
Jessica Buel
Richard Burrell
Nataly Caceres
Dr. Ellen Cahill
Alison Campbell
Elizabeth Cario
Ryan Casazza
Marcie Chanin
Jennifer Charyn
Kristine Checcheto Greenhalgh
Paul Chegwidden
Diana Chicaleski
Mi Soo Chung
Kersy Corporan
Monica Curry
Dr. Twana Davisson
Emilie DeByl
Jessica Dehn
Shawn David Dey
Kim Dillman
Caitlin Donohue
Marissa Donovan
Rachel Dunn
Carryanne Eckardt
Susan Eckert
Eric Eder
Boyce Ennis
Robert Fantozzi
Scott Feinstein
Luke Fess
Jill Franciose
Carrie Franco
Colleen Frank
Kristen Freeh
Shannon Fyfe
John Garzon
Pamela Gerdes
Christopher Golinski
Corrine Haggerty
Sheila Haggerty
Valerie Hampton
Stephanie Harris
Christian Hart
Elizabeth Hart
Nicholas Hernandez
Stacey Herschel
Alexander Hilhorst
Lorrie Hunter
Mariah Jackson
Jenna Jordan
Satin Jordan
Karen-Ann Kalin
Michelle Kinnas
Denise Kolenovic
Justine Koszel
Susan Koujak
Britney Kramer
Nina LaRusso
Jeffrey Lawton
Peter Lentini
Tracey Lever
Jerome Liddy
Davida Lindsay-Harewood
Karja Longmore
Tania Lorusso
Ravan Magrath
Taylor Mandel
Colleen Markham
Jazmine Martin
Maria Martire
Jaclyn Mason
Tai Matthews
Marissa May
Max Mellman
William Mellman
Kristin Metzinger
Jonathan Meyer
Jessica Michaud
Angelica Mino 

Dairon Montesino
Dr. Cassia Mosdell
Lindsey Muldoon
Troy Mullins
Sharon Mulvaney 

Daniel O'Connor
Regina O'Connor
Carissa Olivi
Dione Olson
Lora Orta

Rebecca O'Sullivan
Anna Panchekha
Denny Pariyarathukunnel
Katie Piller
Sirena Richardson
Aarti Rishi
Lisa Robbins
Maribel Rosas
Dana Rubin
Barbara San Martin
Nicholas Santangelo
Emanuel Sargeant
Kaitlin Schulz
Amanda Senior
Eli Siebert
Jennifer Sier
Dana Spagnolo
Christina Sparacino
Mark Stallbaum
Shelley Stebbins
Shana Stein
Deborah Thomas
Drury Thorpe
Steven Titus
Ashley Tully
Janis Vascimini
Gladys Vazquez
Janet Villalobos
Jonathan Ward
Tara Wentzell
Ketty White
Margaret Whitsett (ret'd)
Jennifer Woschinko
Victor Wu

Meet the 2023 Selection Committee for the Judy Weston Awards for Inspired Teaching

The Selection Committee members represented community partners, education leaders, retired teachers, and two parent-led organizations. 

  • Marilyn Davis, MSU Network for Educational Renewal, Center of Pedagogy

  • Rev. Dr. A. Craig Dunn, Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation

  • Dr. Marcheta Evans, President of Bloomfield College

  • Cheryl Hopper, retired MPS principal, former head of MSU school leadership initiatives

  • Kathy Hurling, retired MPS teacher

  • Ellen Luca, Special Education Parent Advisory Council

  • Marcia Marley, Succed2gether

  • JoAnne McCullough, IMANI

  • Tanya Poteat, Montclair Child Development Center

  • June Raegner, Parent Teacher Association Council

  • Joy Scally, retired MPS teacher

  • Janet Torsney, Montclair Public Library

  • Dr. Doris Walker-Bennett, Sister to Sister

  • Naomi Wallace, Montclair YMCA

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