Brick officials honored a township teacher who was recently named Ocean County Teacher of the Year.
Brittany Bucco, a Spanish teacher at Lake Riviera Middle School, was named Brick Township Teacher of the Year in May and Ocean County Teacher of the Year in Septemnber by the state Department of Education.
Bucco has been teaching in Brick for seven years and has been at Lake Riviera Middle School for five years. She holds a degree from Temple University as well as an ESL certificate.
County Teachers of the Year are first selected at the school level through the Governor’s Educator of the Year program. They then go on to compete at the county level and are selected by panels representing a cross-section of administrators, teachers, parents, and county education association representatives convened by the state education department’s executive county superintendents.
“Your students, I’m sure, are very happy to have a teacher of the year, and your students’ parents must also be very proud as well,” said Council President Paul Mummolo.
Bucco was honored by an official mayoral proclamation declaring Nov. 17 as Brittany Bucco Day in Brick Township.
“I couldn’t do it without my students, and of course my colleagues and my family,” Bucco said.