Princeton honors outstanding secondary school teachers

May 26, 2004 10:36 a.m.

Princeton will honor four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers at its 2004 Commencement on Tuesday, June 1.

This year's honorees are: Barbara Carr of Round Valley Middle School, Lebanon; Kathryn DeSantis of Lenape High School, Medford; Maurice Grillon III of Lacey Township High School, Lanoka Harbor; and Anthony Nardino of Wall High School, Wall.

"More than 80 excellent teachers from public and private schools across New Jersey were nominated for this award, each recommended by their supervisors, fellow teachers and students. The extraordinary achievements of this year's winners are shining examples of the tremendous quality of teaching in New Jersey," said John Webb, director of Princeton's Program in Teacher Preparation, which administers the awards.

Each teacher will receive $5,000 as well as $2,500 for his or her school library.

The staff of the Program in Teacher Preparation selected 11 finalists, each of whom was visited at work by an observer. Finalists were selected by a committee chaired by Dean of the College Nancy Malkiel and including Webb, two Princeton professors and two external education professionals.

Princeton has honored secondary school teachers since 1959. The University received an anonymous gift from an alumnus to establish the program.

More information about the winners is available in a news release .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601