The Brick Township public school district announced Tuesday morning that Jeannette Wehner, a 5th grade in-class support and STEM teacher at Emma Havens Young Elementary School, is the district’s 2016 Teacher of the Year.
“Ms. Wehner represents the dedicated and talented teachers of the district,” the announcement said. “Her action inspires others as she goes above and beyond for her students and colleagues alike. She is truly an asset to our school community.”
Wehner is “always engaging in new technology and techniques to use in the classroom,” as she promotes a STEM curriculum where students learn by doing, said EHYES principal Patricia Lorusso.
Wehner’s actions “inspire others to dream more, learn more and do more!” the announcement said.
In addition to staying current with best practices for teaching, she is also a contributor and presenter to the district’s Professional Development Academy.
The district’s teacher of the year is chosen from a pool of nominees with academic contribution and student performance as important factors in the committee’s selection. The nominees for each individual school represent the “endless commitment to the students of Brick Township,” the announcement said.