Hillsborough Resident Wins State Teacher Educator Award
Dr. Tracy Amerman, a Hillsborough resident and mother of a Sunnymead Elementary and a Hillsborough Middle School student, was presented with a teaching award from the State of New Jersey on April 20 at the Chauncey Hotel and Conference Center in Princeton.
Dr. Amerman works as a professor of Special Education at New Jersey City University and serves on a number of state committees including the New Jersey State Special Education Advisory Council, the special education subcommittee for the New Jersey Educator Effectiveness Taskforce, the program advisory board for the NJ Coalition for Inclusive Education, and is co-coordinator of the NJ Transition Coordinator’s Network.
Dr. Amerman received the Award for Distinguished Faculty at the State's "Excellence in Teacher Preparation" Awards. In a letter to Dr. Amerman, Gov. Chris Christie wrote, "There is nothing more important to the future of our State than the education of our children."
Christie goes on to call the Higher Education Showcase of Exemplary Practices awards "the first in a series of events and initiatives that will emphasize the importance of higher education in New Jersey."
The governor continues: "I want to personally acknowledge your excellent contributions to education and for realizing that teaching is a passion, an art form, a way of life and a career — not just a job."