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Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress for her performance in Once Upon a Mattress. She made her professional screen debut in the short-lived Fox television series Get Real (1999-2000), before landing the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Disney comedy film The Princess Diaries (2001), for which she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Hathaway went on to become a widely praised "role model for children" for her roles in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and Hoodwinked! (2005).

Hathaway began to transition to more adult roles in 2005, winning a DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress for Havoc (2005), receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain (2005), garnering further recognition for appearing alongside Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and earning a BIFA nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway received praise for her performance as a recovering drug addict in Rachel Getting Married (2008), for which she won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Indie Spirit Awards for Best Actress / Female Lead. She went on to win her second Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for starring in Bride Wars (2009) and in 2010, appeared in the box office hits Valentine's Day, Alice in Wonderland and Love & Other Drugs, which earned her the Satellite Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

In 2011, Hathaway voiced Jewel in the animated film Rio and hosted the 83rd Academy Awards with James Franco, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. In 2012, she portrayed Selina Kyle / Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she starred as Fantine in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, which earned her widespread acclaim and she won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Hathaway has since gone on to appear in Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), and reprised her role as the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

People magazine named Hathaway one of its breakthrough stars of 2001, and she appeared on its list of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006. Following a four-year relationship with real estate developer Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012, with whom she has one son, born in March 2016.

 

Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (nascida em 12 de novembro de 1982) é uma atriz e cantora americana. Nascida no Brooklyn, Nova York e criada em Millburn, Nova Jersey, Anne Hathaway inspirou-se pela atuação por sua mãe e como um estudante do ensino médio foi indicada para o Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award de Melhor Performance de uma Atriz do ensino médio pelo desempenho em Once Upon a Mattress. Ela fez sua estréia profissional na tela na série de televisão de curta duração Fox Get Real (1999-2000), antes do papel principal de Mia Thermopolis na comédia da Disney O Diário da Princesa (2001), pelo qual ela ganhou o Teen Choice Award para Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Anne Hathaway passou a se tornar um "modelo para as crianças" por seus papéis em Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), O Diário da Princesa 2: Casamento Real (2004), e Hoodwinked! (2005).

Anne Hathaway começou a transição para papéis mais adultos em 2005, ganhando um prêmio DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress por Havoc (2005), recebendo um Screen Actors Guild Award por seu papel no aclamado O Segredo de Brokeback Mountain (2005), conquistando mais um reconhecimento para aparecer ao lado de Meryl Streep em O Diabo Veste Prada (2006), e ganhar uma indicação ao BIFA de Melhor performance de uma Atriz por sua interpretação de Jane Austen em Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway recebeu elogios por sua performance como um viciado em drogas em recuperação em O Casamento de Rachel (2008), pelo qual ela ganhou Movie Award Escolha da Crítica de Melhor Atriz e foi nomeado para a Academia, Globo de Ouro, Screen Actors Guild, e Indie Spirit Awards de Melhor Atriz / Female Lead. Ela passou a ganhar seu segundo Teen Choice Award de Melhor Atriz Escolha Filme - Comédia por estrelar Noivas em Guerra (2009) e, em 2010, apareceu no sucessos de bilheteria Dia dos Namorados, Alice no país das maravilhas e Amor e Outras Drogas, que lhe rendeu o Satellite Award de Melhor Atriz e uma indicação para o Globo de Ouro de Melhor Atriz - Filme Comédia ou Musical.

Em 2011, Hathaway expressaram Jewel no filme de animação Rio e sediou os 83 prêmios da Academia com James Franco, que foi indicado para o prêmio Primetime Emmy para o Programa de Classe Especial em Circulação. Em 2012, ela interpretou Selina Kyle / Catwoman em Christopher Nolan de The Dark Knight Rises, pelo qual ela ganhou o Saturn Award de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. No mesmo ano, ela estrelou como Fantine em Tom Hooper Les Misérables, que lhe rendeu muitos elogios e ela ganhou o Oscar, Globo de Ouro, BAFTA e SAG Awards de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. Hathaway desde então passou a aparecer em Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), e reprisou seu papel como a Rainha Branca em Alice Através do Espelho (2016).

Pessoas revista chamada Hathaway uma de suas estrelas da descoberta de 2001 e ela apareceu em sua lista de 50 pessoas mais bonitas do mundo em 2006. Após um relacionamento de quatro anos com promotor imobiliário Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway se casou com Adam Shulman em 2012, com quem tem um filho, nascido março 2016.

 

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Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress for her performance in Once Upon a Mattress. She made her professional screen debut in the short-lived Fox television series Get Real (1999-2000), before landing the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Disney comedy film The Princess Diaries (2001), for which she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Hathaway went on to become a widely praised "role model for children" for her roles in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and Hoodwinked! (2005).

Hathaway began to transition to more adult roles in 2005, winning a DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress for Havoc (2005), receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain (2005), garnering further recognition for appearing alongside Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and earning a BIFA nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway received praise for her performance as a recovering drug addict in Rachel Getting Married (2008), for which she won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Indie Spirit Awards for Best Actress / Female Lead. She went on to win her second Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for starring in Bride Wars (2009) and in 2010, appeared in the box office hits Valentine's Day, Alice in Wonderland and Love & Other Drugs, which earned her the Satellite Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

In 2011, Hathaway voiced Jewel in the animated film Rio and hosted the 83rd Academy Awards with James Franco, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. In 2012, she portrayed Selina Kyle / Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she starred as Fantine in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, which earned her widespread acclaim and she won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Hathaway has since gone on to appear in Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), and reprised her role as the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

People magazine named Hathaway one of its breakthrough stars of 2001, and she appeared on its list of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006. Following a four-year relationship with real estate developer Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012, with whom she has one son, born in March 2016.

 

Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (nascida em 12 de novembro de 1982) é uma atriz e cantora americana. Nascida no Brooklyn, Nova York e criada em Millburn, Nova Jersey, Anne Hathaway inspirou-se pela atuação por sua mãe e como um estudante do ensino médio foi indicada para o Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award de Melhor Performance de uma Atriz do ensino médio pelo desempenho em Once Upon a Mattress. Ela fez sua estréia profissional na tela na série de televisão de curta duração Fox Get Real (1999-2000), antes do papel principal de Mia Thermopolis na comédia da Disney O Diário da Princesa (2001), pelo qual ela ganhou o Teen Choice Award para Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Anne Hathaway passou a se tornar um "modelo para as crianças" por seus papéis em Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), O Diário da Princesa 2: Casamento Real (2004), e Hoodwinked! (2005).

Anne Hathaway começou a transição para papéis mais adultos em 2005, ganhando um prêmio DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress por Havoc (2005), recebendo um Screen Actors Guild Award por seu papel no aclamado O Segredo de Brokeback Mountain (2005), conquistando mais um reconhecimento para aparecer ao lado de Meryl Streep em O Diabo Veste Prada (2006), e ganhar uma indicação ao BIFA de Melhor performance de uma Atriz por sua interpretação de Jane Austen em Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway recebeu elogios por sua performance como um viciado em drogas em recuperação em O Casamento de Rachel (2008), pelo qual ela ganhou Movie Award Escolha da Crítica de Melhor Atriz e foi nomeado para a Academia, Globo de Ouro, Screen Actors Guild, e Indie Spirit Awards de Melhor Atriz / Female Lead. Ela passou a ganhar seu segundo Teen Choice Award de Melhor Atriz Escolha Filme - Comédia por estrelar Noivas em Guerra (2009) e, em 2010, apareceu no sucessos de bilheteria Dia dos Namorados, Alice no país das maravilhas e Amor e Outras Drogas, que lhe rendeu o Satellite Award de Melhor Atriz e uma indicação para o Globo de Ouro de Melhor Atriz - Filme Comédia ou Musical.

Em 2011, Hathaway expressaram Jewel no filme de animação Rio e sediou os 83 prêmios da Academia com James Franco, que foi indicado para o prêmio Primetime Emmy para o Programa de Classe Especial em Circulação. Em 2012, ela interpretou Selina Kyle / Catwoman em Christopher Nolan de The Dark Knight Rises, pelo qual ela ganhou o Saturn Award de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. No mesmo ano, ela estrelou como Fantine em Tom Hooper Les Misérables, que lhe rendeu muitos elogios e ela ganhou o Oscar, Globo de Ouro, BAFTA e SAG Awards de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. Hathaway desde então passou a aparecer em Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), e reprisou seu papel como a Rainha Branca em Alice Através do Espelho (2016).

Pessoas revista chamada Hathaway uma de suas estrelas da descoberta de 2001 e ela apareceu em sua lista de 50 pessoas mais bonitas do mundo em 2006. Após um relacionamento de quatro anos com promotor imobiliário Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway se casou com Adam Shulman em 2012, com quem tem um filho, nascido março 2016.

 

'Anne Hathaway" "Anne Jacqueline Hathaway" "Mia Thermopolis" "The Princess Diaries" "O Diário da Princesa" "Teen Choice Award" "Screen Actors Guild Award" "The Devil Wears Prada" "O Diabo Veste Prada" "Jane Austen" "Golden Globe" "Alice in Wonderland" "Alice no País das Maravilhas" "Rainha Branca" "Alice Through the Looking Glass" "White Queen" "Alice Através do Espelho" "Love & Other Drugs" "Garotas sem Rumo" "Batman: O Cavaleiro das Trevas Ressurge" "The Dark Knight Rises" "Selina Kyle" "Les Misérables" "Os Miseráveis" Fantine Interstellar Batman Mulher-Gato Catwoman Havoc Disney American actress singer atriz cantora americana celebridade celebridades celebrities celebrity fama fame famosa fameuse famous berühmt berühmtheit célébrité celebrità filmes movies "TV series" "TV-Serie" "série de TV" "seriado de TV" televisão television TV series série seriado filme movie cinema cinema cine kino film "personagem de quadrinhos" "comics character" comics quadrinhos personagem character "Science fiction" "ficção científica" sci-fi

Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress for her performance in Once Upon a Mattress. She made her professional screen debut in the short-lived Fox television series Get Real (1999-2000), before landing the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Disney comedy film The Princess Diaries (2001), for which she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Hathaway went on to become a widely praised "role model for children" for her roles in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and Hoodwinked! (2005).

Hathaway began to transition to more adult roles in 2005, winning a DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress for Havoc (2005), receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain (2005), garnering further recognition for appearing alongside Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and earning a BIFA nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway received praise for her performance as a recovering drug addict in Rachel Getting Married (2008), for which she won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Indie Spirit Awards for Best Actress / Female Lead. She went on to win her second Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for starring in Bride Wars (2009) and in 2010, appeared in the box office hits Valentine's Day, Alice in Wonderland and Love & Other Drugs, which earned her the Satellite Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

In 2011, Hathaway voiced Jewel in the animated film Rio and hosted the 83rd Academy Awards with James Franco, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. In 2012, she portrayed Selina Kyle / Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she starred as Fantine in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, which earned her widespread acclaim and she won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Hathaway has since gone on to appear in Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), and reprised her role as the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

People magazine named Hathaway one of its breakthrough stars of 2001, and she appeared on its list of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006. Following a four-year relationship with real estate developer Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012, with whom she has one son, born in March 2016.

 

Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (nascida em 12 de novembro de 1982) é uma atriz e cantora americana. Nascida no Brooklyn, Nova York e criada em Millburn, Nova Jersey, Anne Hathaway inspirou-se pela atuação por sua mãe e como um estudante do ensino médio foi indicada para o Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award de Melhor Performance de uma Atriz do ensino médio pelo desempenho em Once Upon a Mattress. Ela fez sua estréia profissional na tela na série de televisão de curta duração Fox Get Real (1999-2000), antes do papel principal de Mia Thermopolis na comédia da Disney O Diário da Princesa (2001), pelo qual ela ganhou o Teen Choice Award para Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Anne Hathaway passou a se tornar um "modelo para as crianças" por seus papéis em Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), O Diário da Princesa 2: Casamento Real (2004), e Hoodwinked! (2005).

Anne Hathaway começou a transição para papéis mais adultos em 2005, ganhando um prêmio DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress por Havoc (2005), recebendo um Screen Actors Guild Award por seu papel no aclamado O Segredo de Brokeback Mountain (2005), conquistando mais um reconhecimento para aparecer ao lado de Meryl Streep em O Diabo Veste Prada (2006), e ganhar uma indicação ao BIFA de Melhor performance de uma Atriz por sua interpretação de Jane Austen em Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway recebeu elogios por sua performance como um viciado em drogas em recuperação em O Casamento de Rachel (2008), pelo qual ela ganhou Movie Award Escolha da Crítica de Melhor Atriz e foi nomeado para a Academia, Globo de Ouro, Screen Actors Guild, e Indie Spirit Awards de Melhor Atriz / Female Lead. Ela passou a ganhar seu segundo Teen Choice Award de Melhor Atriz Escolha Filme - Comédia por estrelar Noivas em Guerra (2009) e, em 2010, apareceu no sucessos de bilheteria Dia dos Namorados, Alice no país das maravilhas e Amor e Outras Drogas, que lhe rendeu o Satellite Award de Melhor Atriz e uma indicação para o Globo de Ouro de Melhor Atriz - Filme Comédia ou Musical.

Em 2011, Hathaway expressaram Jewel no filme de animação Rio e sediou os 83 prêmios da Academia com James Franco, que foi indicado para o prêmio Primetime Emmy para o Programa de Classe Especial em Circulação. Em 2012, ela interpretou Selina Kyle / Catwoman em Christopher Nolan de The Dark Knight Rises, pelo qual ela ganhou o Saturn Award de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. No mesmo ano, ela estrelou como Fantine em Tom Hooper Les Misérables, que lhe rendeu muitos elogios e ela ganhou o Oscar, Globo de Ouro, BAFTA e SAG Awards de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. Hathaway desde então passou a aparecer em Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), e reprisou seu papel como a Rainha Branca em Alice Através do Espelho (2016).

Pessoas revista chamada Hathaway uma de suas estrelas da descoberta de 2001 e ela apareceu em sua lista de 50 pessoas mais bonitas do mundo em 2006. Após um relacionamento de quatro anos com promotor imobiliário Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway se casou com Adam Shulman em 2012, com quem tem um filho, nascido março 2016.

 

'Anne Hathaway" "Anne Jacqueline Hathaway" "Mia Thermopolis" "The Princess Diaries" "O Diário da Princesa" "Teen Choice Award" "Screen Actors Guild Award" "The Devil Wears Prada" "O Diabo Veste Prada" "Jane Austen" "Golden Globe" "Alice in Wonderland" "Alice no País das Maravilhas" "Rainha Branca" "Alice Through the Looking Glass" "White Queen" "Alice Através do Espelho" "Love & Other Drugs" "Garotas sem Rumo" "Batman: O Cavaleiro das Trevas Ressurge" "The Dark Knight Rises" "Selina Kyle" "Les Misérables" "Os Miseráveis" Fantine Interstellar Batman Mulher-Gato Catwoman Havoc Disney American actress singer atriz cantora americana celebridade celebridades celebrities celebrity fama fame famosa fameuse famous berühmt berühmtheit célébrité celebrità filmes movies "TV series" "TV-Serie" "série de TV" "seriado de TV" televisão television TV series série seriado filme movie cinema cinema cine kino film "personagem de quadrinhos" "comics character" comics quadrinhos personagem character "Science fiction" "ficção científica" sci-fi

Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (born November 12, 1982) is an American actress and singer. Born in Brooklyn, New York and brought up in Millburn, New Jersey, Hathaway was inspired to act by her mother and as a high school student, was nominated for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award for Best Performance by a High School Actress for her performance in Once Upon a Mattress. She made her professional screen debut in the short-lived Fox television series Get Real (1999-2000), before landing the lead role of Mia Thermopolis in the Disney comedy film The Princess Diaries (2001), for which she won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Hathaway went on to become a widely praised "role model for children" for her roles in Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), and Hoodwinked! (2005).

Hathaway began to transition to more adult roles in 2005, winning a DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress for Havoc (2005), receiving a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for her role in the critically acclaimed Brokeback Mountain (2005), garnering further recognition for appearing alongside Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and earning a BIFA nomination for Best Performance by an Actress for her portrayal of Jane Austen in Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway received praise for her performance as a recovering drug addict in Rachel Getting Married (2008), for which she won the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress and was nominated for the Academy, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Indie Spirit Awards for Best Actress / Female Lead. She went on to win her second Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Comedy for starring in Bride Wars (2009) and in 2010, appeared in the box office hits Valentine's Day, Alice in Wonderland and Love & Other Drugs, which earned her the Satellite Award for Best Actress and a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

In 2011, Hathaway voiced Jewel in the animated film Rio and hosted the 83rd Academy Awards with James Franco, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Class Program. In 2012, she portrayed Selina Kyle / Catwoman in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, for which she won the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress. The same year, she starred as Fantine in Tom Hooper's Les Misérables, which earned her widespread acclaim and she won the Academy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and SAG Awards for Best Supporting Actress. Hathaway has since gone on to appear in Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), and reprised her role as the White Queen in Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016).

People magazine named Hathaway one of its breakthrough stars of 2001, and she appeared on its list of the world's 50 Most Beautiful People in 2006. Following a four-year relationship with real estate developer Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway married Adam Shulman in 2012, with whom she has one son, born in March 2016.

 

Anne Hathaway

 

Anne Jacqueline Hathaway (nascida em 12 de novembro de 1982) é uma atriz e cantora americana. Nascida no Brooklyn, Nova York e criada em Millburn, Nova Jersey, Anne Hathaway inspirou-se pela atuação por sua mãe e como um estudante do ensino médio foi indicada para o Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award de Melhor Performance de uma Atriz do ensino médio pelo desempenho em Once Upon a Mattress. Ela fez sua estréia profissional na tela na série de televisão de curta duração Fox Get Real (1999-2000), antes do papel principal de Mia Thermopolis na comédia da Disney O Diário da Princesa (2001), pelo qual ela ganhou o Teen Choice Award para Choice Movie Actress – Comedy. Anne Hathaway passou a se tornar um "modelo para as crianças" por seus papéis em Nicholas Nickleby (2002), Ella Enchanted (2004), O Diário da Princesa 2: Casamento Real (2004), e Hoodwinked! (2005).

Anne Hathaway começou a transição para papéis mais adultos em 2005, ganhando um prêmio DVD Exclusive Award for Best Actress por Havoc (2005), recebendo um Screen Actors Guild Award por seu papel no aclamado O Segredo de Brokeback Mountain (2005), conquistando mais um reconhecimento para aparecer ao lado de Meryl Streep em O Diabo Veste Prada (2006), e ganhar uma indicação ao BIFA de Melhor performance de uma Atriz por sua interpretação de Jane Austen em Becoming Jane (2007). Hathaway recebeu elogios por sua performance como um viciado em drogas em recuperação em O Casamento de Rachel (2008), pelo qual ela ganhou Movie Award Escolha da Crítica de Melhor Atriz e foi nomeado para a Academia, Globo de Ouro, Screen Actors Guild, e Indie Spirit Awards de Melhor Atriz / Female Lead. Ela passou a ganhar seu segundo Teen Choice Award de Melhor Atriz Escolha Filme - Comédia por estrelar Noivas em Guerra (2009) e, em 2010, apareceu no sucessos de bilheteria Dia dos Namorados, Alice no país das maravilhas e Amor e Outras Drogas, que lhe rendeu o Satellite Award de Melhor Atriz e uma indicação para o Globo de Ouro de Melhor Atriz - Filme Comédia ou Musical.

Em 2011, Hathaway expressaram Jewel no filme de animação Rio e sediou os 83 prêmios da Academia com James Franco, que foi indicado para o prêmio Primetime Emmy para o Programa de Classe Especial em Circulação. Em 2012, ela interpretou Selina Kyle / Catwoman em Christopher Nolan de The Dark Knight Rises, pelo qual ela ganhou o Saturn Award de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. No mesmo ano, ela estrelou como Fantine em Tom Hooper Les Misérables, que lhe rendeu muitos elogios e ela ganhou o Oscar, Globo de Ouro, BAFTA e SAG Awards de Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante. Hathaway desde então passou a aparecer em Rio 2 (2014), Interstellar (2014), The Intern (2015), e reprisou seu papel como a Rainha Branca em Alice Através do Espelho (2016).

Pessoas revista chamada Hathaway uma de suas estrelas da descoberta de 2001 e ela apareceu em sua lista de 50 pessoas mais bonitas do mundo em 2006. Após um relacionamento de quatro anos com promotor imobiliário Raffaello Follieri, Hathaway se casou com Adam Shulman em 2012, com quem tem um filho, nascido março 2016.

 

'Anne Hathaway" "Anne Jacqueline Hathaway" "Mia Thermopolis" "The Princess Diaries" "O Diário da Princesa" "Teen Choice Award" "Screen Actors Guild Award" "The Devil Wears Prada" "O Diabo Veste Prada" "Jane Austen" "Golden Globe" "Alice in Wonderland" "Alice no País das Maravilhas" "Rainha Branca" "Alice Through the Looking Glass" "White Queen" "Alice Através do Espelho" "Love & Other Drugs" "Garotas sem Rumo" "Batman: O Cavaleiro das Trevas Ressurge" "The Dark Knight Rises" "Selina Kyle" "Les Misérables" "Os Miseráveis" Fantine Interstellar Batman Mulher-Gato Catwoman Havoc Disney American actress singer atriz cantora americana celebridade celebridades celebrities celebrity fama fame famosa fameuse famous berühmt berühmtheit célébrité celebrità filmes movies "TV series" "TV-Serie" "série de TV" "seriado de TV" televisão television TV series série seriado filme movie cinema cinema cine kino film "personagem de quadrinhos" "comics character" comics quadrinhos personagem character "Science fiction" "ficção científica" sci-fi

Belgian collectors card by Kwatta, no. C. 306. Photo: MGM. Ann Miller in On the Town (Stanley Donen, Gene Kelly, 1949).

 

Ann Miller (1923-2004) was an American dancer, singer and actress. She was famed for her speed in tap dancing and her style of glamour: massive black bouffant hair, heavy makeup with a splash of crimson lipstick, and fashions that emphasized her lithe figure and long dancer's legs. Miller is best remembered for her work in the classic Hollywood musicals Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Kiss Me Kate (1953).

 

Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier in 1923 on her grandparents' ranch in Chireno, Texas. Her father wanted a boy, so Ann was named Johnnie, and she later went by Lucille. Her father was a well-known criminal lawyer who had defended famous gangsters Bonnie and Clyde and Baby Face Nelson. Mrs. Collier enrolled her three-year-old little girl in dancing lessons to help strengthen her legs, which had become weakened from a case of rickets. When Miller was ten she met Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson at a local theatre and he gave her a quick tap-dancing lesson. She liked that style of dance very much and decided to concentrate on it with further lessons. After her parents divorced, she went with her mother to Hollywood, determined to get into show business. The eleven-year-old brunette, pretending to be of legal age, was soon hired to dance for $25 a week at the Sunset Club, a small lounge where gambling went on upstairs. Using the stage name of Ann Miller, she practiced her machine-gun tapping for the thrilled patrons. She also danced at the seedy Black Cat Club, where she scooped up the coins customers threw into her skirt to help pay the bills. Before long, Ann was netting unbilled extra roles in the films Anne of Green Gables (1934) and The Good Fairy (1935), and she got to dance in Devil On Horseback (1936). The next year the thirteen-year-old was dancing for a four-month run in a show at the popular Bal Tabarin nightclub in San Francisco. There, she was discovered by comedian Benny Rubin and future comedian, actress Lucille Ball. Ball introduced Miller to executives at RKO Studios. Pretending she was eighteen with the help of a fake birth certificate supplied by her father, Ann landed a seven-year contract and a role in the film New Faces of 1937 (1937).

 

Ann Miller's first great part was in Stage Door (1937), in which she danced with Ginger Rogers and acted with Lucille Ball, Katharine Hepburn, and Eve Arden. Other films in which Ann appeared include Radio City Revels (1937), the Oscar winner You Can't Take It With You (1938) with Jean Arthur and James Stewart, and Room Service (1938) with the Marx Brothers. Miller introduced Lucille Ball to Desi Arnaz, and, some years later, the famous couple bought RKO and re-named it DesiLu. Ann's last film at the studio was Too Many Girls (1940), in which she co-starred with friends Lucy and Desi. She then appeared on Broadway in George White's Scandals in 1939 and 1940, for which she won rave reviews. In 1940 Miller moved to Republic Pictures, where she enlivened Melody Ranch (1940) with Gene Autrey in his first musical film, and Hit Parade of 1941 (1941). Other films followed, many aimed at promoting the war effort, which include True To The Army (1942), Priorities On Parade (1942), Reveille With Beverly (1943), What's Buzzin' Cousin? (1943), Hey Rookie (1944), and Jam Session (1944). In 1945, Ann briefly dated powerful MGM boss Louis B. Mayer. When the much older mogul asked Ann to marry him, she turned him down. Moaning and groaning to her on the phone, the dramatic Mayer swallowed sleeping pills and immediately sent his chauffeur to summon Ann to his death bed. An ambulance arrived first and he recovered. Later, Ann married Reese Milner, a rich steel heir, and they lived on the biggest ranch in California where they raised prized Hereford cattle. The marriage ended quickly after Reese threw Ann down the stairs of their home. Pregnant Miller filed for divorce from her hospital bed, with her broken back in a steel harness. Her baby, Mary, died a few hours after birth. Later, painfully returning to Mayer for a job, he told her, "If you'd married me, none of this would have happened."

 

Ann Miller was still in a back brace when she danced to Shakin' The Blues Away in Easter Parade (1948), co-starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. She received fantastic reviews, and MGM gave Ann a seven-year contract. Ann then proceeded to make her most spectacular Technicolor musicals that include On The Town (1949), Small Town Girl (1952), Kiss Me Kate (1953) which was extravagantly filmed in 3-D, and Hit The Deck (1955). Her last musical was a remake of the 1939 film The Women, named The Opposite Sex (1956). The glamorous, outgoing and articulate Ann was also hired as MGM's Good Will Ambassador. She travelled the world in gorgeous designer ensembles while representing her studio with personal appearances and speaking engagements. When she flew to Morocco in July of 1957 to appear with Bob Hope on the Timex TV Hour, she entertained five thousand troops in 120-degree weather as she sang Too Darn Hot, and soon set a record for the world's fastest tap-dancing at 500 taps a minute. In 1958, Miller married her second millionaire, Texas oilman Bill Moss who, she quipped, "...looked exactly like my first husband. Three months later, he broke my arm." A third marriage to another oilman, Arthur Cameron, was annulled within a year, though they remained friends. From 1966-1970, Ann became a hit on Broadway in Mame. In 1970 she turned to television and starred in a commercial for Heinz's Great American Soups, in which Miller tap-danced on an eight-foot can of soup surrounded by dozens of high-kicking chorus girls, 20-foot fountains, and a 24- piece orchestra. Then, tapping her way back into her kitchen, her husband cried, "Why must you make such a big production out of everything?" The song she sang was written by humorist Stan Freberg and choreographed by Danny Daniels. In 1972, in St. Louis, on the opening night of the musical show Anything Goes, Ann was knocked in the head by the steel beam of a fire curtain. Although as a consequence she was unable to walk for two years and suffered permanent vertigo, her life actually had been saved by her well-known, stiff, enormous, lacquered black wig. In 1979, she made a comeback and a fortune in Sugar Babies with former teenage Hollywood acting schoolmate Mickey Rooney. The popular show ran for two years on Broadway and seven more years on the road. In 1998 she appeared in a successful revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. In 1972, Miller published her autobiography, Miller's High Life, and more memoirs in 1981 with Tops In Taps. Her last screen appearance was playing Coco in director David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive (2001). Ann Miller died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California in 2004. She was buried next to her miscarried daughter, which reads "Beloved Baby Daughter Mary Milner November 12, 1946". The Smithsonian Institution displays her favorite pair of tap shoes, which she playfully nicknamed "Moe and Joe"

 

Sources: Steve Starr (The Entertainment Magazine), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

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Vintage postcard. Photo: Metro Goldwyn Mayer. Collection: Carla Bosch.

 

Ann Miller (1923-2004) was an American dancer, singer and actress. She was famed for her speed in tap dancing and her style of glamour: massive black bouffant hair, heavy makeup with a splash of crimson lipstick, and fashions that emphasized her lithe figure and long dancer's legs. Miller is best remembered for her work in the classic Hollywood musicals Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Kiss Me Kate (1953).

 

Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier in 1923 on her grandparents' ranch in Chireno, Texas. Her father wanted a boy, so Ann was named Johnnie, and she later went by Lucille. Her father was a well-known criminal lawyer who had defended famous gangsters Bonnie and Clyde and Baby Face Nelson. Mrs. Collier enrolled her three-year-old little girl in dancing lessons to help strengthen her legs, which had become weakened from a case of rickets. When Miller was ten she met Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson at a local theatre and he gave her a quick tap-dancing lesson. She liked that style of dance very much and decided to concentrate on it with further lessons. After her parents divorced, she went with her mother to Hollywood, determined to get into show business. The eleven-year-old brunette, pretending to be of legal age, was soon hired to dance for $25 a week at the Sunset Club, a small lounge where gambling went on upstairs. Using the stage name of Ann Miller, she practiced her machine-gun tapping for the thrilled patrons. She also danced at the seedy Black Cat Club, where she scooped up the coins customers threw into her skirt to help pay the bills. Before long, Ann was netting unbilled extra roles in the films Anne of Green Gables (1934) and The Good Fairy (1935), and she got to dance in Devil On Horseback (1936). The next year the thirteen-year-old was dancing for a four-month run in a show at the popular Bal Tabarin nightclub in San Francisco. There, she was discovered by comedian Benny Rubin and future comedian, actress Lucille Ball. Ball introduced Miller to executives at RKO Studios. Pretending she was eighteen with the help of a fake birth certificate supplied by her father, Ann landed a seven-year contract and a role in the film New Faces of 1937 (1937).

 

Ann Miller's first great part was in Stage Door (1937), in which she danced with Ginger Rogers and acted with Lucille Ball, Katharine Hepburn, and Eve Arden. Other films in which Ann appeared include Radio City Revels (1937), the Oscar winner You Can't Take It With You (1938) with Jean Arthur and James Stewart, and Room Service (1938) with the Marx Brothers. Miller introduced Lucille Ball to Desi Arnaz, and, some years later, the famous couple bought RKO and re-named it DesiLu. Ann's last film at the studio was Too Many Girls (1940), in which she co-starred with friends Lucy and Desi. She then appeared on Broadway in George White's Scandals in 1939 and 1940, for which she won rave reviews. In 1940 Miller moved to Republic Pictures, where she enlivened Melody Ranch (1940) with Gene Autrey in his first musical film, and Hit Parade of 1941 (1941). Other films followed, many aimed at promoting the war effort, which includes True To The Army (1942), Priorities On Parade (1942), Reveille With Beverly (1943), What's Buzzin' Cousin? (1943), Hey Rookie (1944), and Jam Session (1944). In 1945, Ann briefly dated powerful MGM boss Louis B. Mayer. When the much older mogul asked Ann to marry him, she turned him down. Moaning and groaning to her on the phone, the dramatic Mayer swallowed sleeping pills and immediately sent his chauffeur to summon Ann to his death bed. An ambulance arrived first and he recovered. Later, Ann married Reese Milner, a rich steel heir, and they lived on the biggest ranch in California where they raised prized Hereford cattle. The marriage ended quickly after Reese threw Ann down the stairs of their home. Pregnant Miller filed for divorce from her hospital bed, with her broken back in a steel harness. Her baby, Mary, died a few hours after birth. Later, painfully returning to Mayer for a job, he told her, "If you'd married me, none of this would have happened."

 

Ann Miller was still in a back brace when she danced to Shakin' The Blues Away in Easter Parade (1948), co-starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. She received fantastic reviews, and MGM gave Ann a seven-year contract. Ann then proceeded to make her most spectacular Technicolor musicals that include On The Town (1949), Small Town Girl (1952), Kiss Me Kate (1953) which was extravagantly filmed in 3-D, and Hit The Deck (1955). Her last musical was a remake of the 1939 film The Women, named The Opposite Sex (1956). The glamorous, outgoing and articulate Ann was also hired as MGM's Good Will Ambassador. She travelled the world in gorgeous designer ensembles while representing her studio with personal appearances and speaking engagements. When she flew to Morocco in July of 1957 to appear with Bob Hope on the Timex TV Hour, she entertained five thousand troops in 120-degree weather as she sang Too Darn Hot, and soon set a record for the world's fastest tap-dancing at 500 taps a minute. In 1958, Miller married her second millionaire, Texas oilman Bill Moss who, she quipped, "...looked exactly like my first husband. Three months later, he broke my arm." A third marriage to another oilman, Arthur Cameron, was annulled within a year, though they remained friends. From 1966-1970, Ann became a hit on Broadway in Mame. In 1970 she turned to television and starred in a commercial for Heinz's Great American Soups, in which Miller tap-danced on an eight-foot can of soup surrounded by dozens of high-kicking chorus girls, 20-foot fountains, and a 24- piece orchestra. Then, tapping her way back into her kitchen, her husband cried, "Why must you make such a big production out of everything?" The song she sang was written by humorist Stan Freberg and choreographed by Danny Daniels. In 1972, in St. Louis, on the opening night of the musical show Anything Goes, Ann was knocked in the head by the steel beam of a fire curtain. Although as a consequence she was unable to walk for two years and suffered permanent vertigo, her life actually had been saved by her well-known, stiff, enormous, lacquered black wig. In 1979, she made a comeback and a fortune in Sugar Babies with former teenage Hollywood acting schoolmate Mickey Rooney. The popular show ran for two years on Broadway and seven more years on the road. In 1998 she appeared in a successful revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. In 1972, Miller published her autobiography, Miller's High Life, and more memoirs in 1981 with Tops In Taps. Her last screen appearance was playing Coco in director David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive (2001). Ann Miller died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California in 2004. She was buried next to her miscarried daughter, which reads "Beloved Baby Daughter Mary Milner November 12, 1946". The Smithsonian Institution displays her favorite pair of tap shoes, which she playfully nicknamed "Moe and Joe"

 

Sources: Steve Starr (The Entertainment Magazine), Wikipedia and IMDb.

 

And, please check out our blog European Film Star Postcards.

French postcard by Editions P.I., Paris no 427, 1952. Photo: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

 

Ann Miller (1923-2004) was an American dancer, singer and actress. She was famed for her speed in tap dancing and her style of glamour: massive black bouffant hair, heavy makeup with a splash of crimson lipstick, and fashions that emphasized her lithe figure and long dancer's legs. Miller is best remembered for her work in the classic Hollywood musicals Easter Parade (1948), On the Town (1949) and Kiss Me Kate (1953).

 

Ann Miller was born Johnnie Lucille Ann Collier in 1923 on her grandparents ranch in Chireno, Texas. Her father wanted a boy, so Ann was named Johnnie, and she later went by Lucille. Her father was a well-known criminal lawyer who had defended famous gangsters Bonnie and Clyde and Baby Face Nelson. Mrs. Collier enrolled her three-year-old little girl in dancing lessons to help strengthen her legs, which had become weakened from a case of rickets. When Miller was ten she met Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson at a local theatre and he gave her a quick tap-dancing lesson. She liked that style of dance very much, and decided to concentrate on it with further lessons. After her parents divorced, she went with her mother to Hollywood, determined to get into show business. The eleven-year-old brunette, pretending to be of legal age, was soon hired to dance for $25 a week at the Sunset Club, a small lounge where gambling went on upstairs. Using the stage name of Ann Miller, she practiced her machine-gun tapping for the thrilled patrons. She also danced at the seedy Black Cat Club, where she scooped up the coins customers threw into her skirt to help pay the bills. Before long, Ann was netting unbilled extra roles in the films Anne of Green Gables (1934) and The Good Fairy (1935), and she got to dance in Devil On Horseback (1936). The next year the thirteen-year-old was dancing for a four-month run in a show at the popular Bal Tabarin nightclub in San Francisco. There, she was discovered by comedian Benny Rubin and future comedian, actress Lucille Ball. Ball introduced Miller to executives at RKO Studios. Pretending she was eighteen with the help of a fake birth certificate supplied by her father, Ann landed a seven-year contract and a role in the film New Faces of 1937 (1937).

 

Ann Miller's first great part was in Stage Door (1937), in which she danced with Ginger Rogers and acted with Lucille Ball, Katharine Hepburn, and Eve Arden. Other films in which Ann appeared include Radio City Revels (1937), the Oscar winner You Can't Take It With You (1938) with Jean Arthur and James Stewart, and Room Service (1938) with the Marx Brothers. Miller introduced Lucille Ball to Desi Arnaz, and, some years later, the famous couple bought RKO and re-named it DesiLu. Ann's last film at the studio was Too Many Girls (1940), in which she co-starred with friends Lucy and Desi. She then appeared on Broadway in George White's Scandals in 1939 and 1940, for which she won rave reviews. In 1940 Miller moved to Republic Pictures, where she enlivened Melody Ranch (1940) with Gene Autrey in his first musical film, and Hit Parade of 1941 (1941). Other films followed, many aimed at promoting the war effort, which include True To The Army (1942), Priorities On Parade (1942), Reveille With Beverly (1943), What's Buzzin' Cousin? (1943), Hey Rookie (1944), and Jam Session (1944). In 1945, Ann briefly dated powerful MGM boss Louis B. Mayer. When the much older mogul asked Ann to marry him, she turned him down. Moaning and groaning to her on the phone, the dramatic Mayer swallowed sleeping pills, and immediately sent his chauffeur to summon Ann to his death bed. An ambulance arrived first and he recovered. Later, Ann married Reese Milner, a rich steel heir, and they lived on the biggest ranch in California where they raised prized Hereford cattle. The marriage ended quickly after Reese threw Ann down the stairs of their home. Pregnant Miller filed for divorce from her hospital bed, with her broken back in a steel harness. Her baby, Mary, died a few hours after birth. Later, painfully returning to Mayer for a job, he told her, "If you'd married me, none of this would have happened."

 

Ann Miller was still in a back brace when she danced to Shakin' The Blues Away in Easter Parade (1948), co-starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland. She received fantastic reviews, and MGM gave Ann a seven-year contract. Ann then proceeded to make her most spectacular Technicolor musicals that include On The Town (1949), Small Town Girl (1952), Kiss Me Kate (1953) which was extravagantly filmed in 3-D, and Hit The Deck (1955). Her last musical was a remake of the 1939 film The Women, named The Opposite Sex (1956). The glamorous, outgoing and articulate Ann was also hired as MGM's Good Will Ambassador. She travelled the world in gorgeous designer ensembles while representing her studio with personal appearances and speaking engagements. When she flew to Morocco in July of 1957 to appear with Bob Hope on the Timex TV Hour, she entertained five thousand troops in 120 degree weather as she sang Too Darn Hot, and soon set a record for the world's fastest tap-dancing at 500 taps a minute. In 1958, Miller married her second millionaire, Texas oil man Bill Moss who, she quipped, "...looked exactly like my first husband. Three months later, he broke my arm." A third marriage to another oilman, Arthur Cameron, was annulled within a year, though they remained friends. From 1966-1970, Ann became a hit on Broadway in Mame.. In 1970 she turned to television and starred in a commercial for Heinz's Great American Soups, in which Miller tap-danced on an eight foot can of soup surrounded by dozens of high-kicking chorus girls, 20-foot fountains, and a 24- piece orchestra. Then, tapping her way back into her kitchen, her husband cried, "Why must you make such a big production out of everything?" The song she sang was written by humorist Stan Freberg and choreographed by Danny Daniels. In 1972, in St. Louis, on opening night of the musical show Anything Goes, Ann was knocked in the head by the steel beam of a fire curtain. Although as a consequence she was unable to walk for two years and suffered permanant vertigo, her life actually had been saved by her well-known, stiff, enormous, lacquered black wig. In 1979, she made a comeback and a fortune in Sugar Babies with former teenage Hollywood acting schoolmate Mickey Rooney. The popular show ran for two years on Broadway and seven more years on the road. In 1998 she appeared in a successful revival of Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. In 1972, Miller published her autobiography, Miller's High Life, and more memoirs in 1981 with Tops In Taps. Her last screen appearance was playing Coco in director David Lynch's critically acclaimed Mulholland Drive (2001). Ann Miller died of lung cancer in Los Angeles, California in 2004. She was buried next to her miscarried daughter, which reads "Beloved Baby Daughter Mary Milner November 12, 1946". The Smithsonian Institution displays her favorite pair of tap shoes, which she playfully nicknamed "Moe and Joe"

 

Sources: Steve Starr (The Entertainment Magazine), Wikipedia and IMDb.

nick at a cast party after the sound of music ended its run at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey. The show ran from October through December in 2003

 

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Les Misérables by Cameron Mackintosh, opening night November 28 2010, Paper Mill Playhouse, 22 Brookside Dr., Millburn New Jersey with LAWRENCE CLAYTON (Jean Valjean) ANDREW VARELA (Javert) MICHAEL KOSTROFF (Thénardier) SHAWNA M. HAMIC (Mme. Thénardier) BETSY MORGAN (Fantine) JEREMY HAYS (Enjolras) CHASTEN HARMON (Éponine) JUSTINE SCOTT BROWN (Marius) JENNY LATIMER (Cosette) RON SHARPE (Jean Valjean Alternate)

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

John, our friend David Kellner, and me, in the courtyard of Paper Mill Playhouse. John and David are in the audience at tonight's performance!

Will Blum and Ali Stroker. Photo by Mark Garvin.

PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY/PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

Will Blum and Ali Stroker. Photo by Mark Garvin.

PHILADELPHIA THEATRE COMPANY/PAPER MILL PLAYHOUSE

Emma Magbanua, from the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards in Millburn, NJ, performs as Kim from Miss Saigon

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

At the Elizabeth Board of Education meeting of June 21 at Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, the meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Jefferson Arts Academy senior Makiah Robinson; the Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir; and the Pledge of Ethics led by Jefferson Arts Academy sophomore Ariana Montoya; as well as performances, including an anti-bullying step dance routine to "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John by the Terence C. Reilly School No. 7 Dance Troupe, and “This is Me” by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul performed by Jefferson Arts Academy A Capella Choir.

 

Board President Maria Carvalho recognized Boys Varsity soccer coach Joseph Cortico, who has retired as coach of the team after the longest tenure ever by a varsity soccer coach, following the boys soccer team being honored by the Board and receiving jackets and medals for their Union County Co-Championship in Fall 2017. As she shared the accolades Coach Cortico’s career, which spanned 34 years, a video showed many of the snapshots of those memorable moments. Elizabeth Public Schools Director of Athletics Ben Candelino expressed his congratulations to Coach Cortico on behalf of the district and the athletic department.

 

The Board also recognized Elizabeth Public Schools Chief of Operations Francisco Cuesta and Teacher Raymond (John) Muller for their outstanding community work in receiving the 2018 New Jersey Governor’s Jefferson Award. Cuesta has helped raise nearly a half million dollars for the Elizabeth Promise Scholarship Awards and Muller has been very active in Bear Hugs for the Holidays at Overlook and Morristown hospitals as well as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society for many years.

 

Jefferson Arts Academy Principal Michael Ojeda presented to the Board the approach he has taken to be able to address various issues that resulted in Jefferson Arts Academy being designated a Focus School by the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE). In April 2012, former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s administration announced the final list of Priority, Focus, and Reward Schools as part of its new statewide accountability system, which included 183 Focus Schools. A Focus School is a school that has room for improvement in areas that are specific to the school. As part of the process, Focus Schools receive targeted and tailored solutions to meet the school’s unique needs. The types of Focus schools include those with low graduation rates, largest within-school gaps, and lowest subgroup performance.

 

As a result of this approach by Ojeda and the team members of Jefferson Arts Academy, the NJDOE has announced that Jefferson Arts Academy will be exiting Focus School status in June 2018.

 

During the meeting, the Board celebrated and recognized excellent achievements of members of the Elizabeth Public Schools Professional Learning Community and the greater Elizabeth community. Among those honored at the meeting were:

 

STUDENT EXCELLENCE

  

Union County Educational Services and Project Research

Kevin Sabino, 12th Grade Student John E. Dwyer Technology Academy

  

Athletics

 

Baseball

Andre Tirso-First Team All Conference

Israel Santana-First Team All Conference

 

Coach: Matt Belford

 

Soccer

Matthew Almeida

Josser Amaya

Nahuel Barboza

Nelson Capela

Renato Castillo-Maguina

Henry Chavez

Sebastian Diaz

Denilson Dominique

Herney Echeverry

Sebastian Escobar

Louis Flores

Ian Flores

Andrew Gamero

Manny Grova, III

Michael Guzman

Matheus Jaimes

Stanley Marshall

Andrew Martins

Max Meja

Rodrigo Moreira

Youkendly Pacius

Cesar Pereira

Ariel Reyes

Edgar Rivera

Chirstopher Segura

Juan Vidal

Jayson Villatoro

Alejandro Zapata

 

Coaches:

Joseph Cortico

Jacques Gonzales

Gustavo Della Corte

Lou Argondizza

Colomb Petit

  

STARS OF EXCELLENCE

  

NJ State Governor’s 2018 Jefferson Awards

Francisco Cuesta

Raymond Muller

  

Parents and Staff of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

 

Parents: PTSO Officers

 

President: Margarita Matos

Vice President: Luis Matos

Treasurer: Migdalia Santiago

Secretary: Riza Geronimo

  

Team Members

 

Arts Education

Edward D'Alessandro

Diego Gallardo

Nash Guillermo

Erika Hicks

Yasmin Maher

Fatima Maqboul

Kelly Ann Mc Aleney

Dennis Mc Sorley

Carmen Melchionna

Kerrie Messineo

Ana Pineiro

Mary Reilly

Mary Rivera

Steven Sabet

Sandra Toll

Thomas Urban

 

AVID Teacher Leadership

Joseph Carnevale

Christina Carroll

Robert Fontaine

Alicia Heymann

Erika Moniz

Daniella Piegaro

Natalya Promyslovskaya

Sarah Satterfield

 

Instructional Support

Abraham Ahn

Adam Rodriguez

Donald Steup

 

Student Services

Lisa Baginski-Matlosz

Anthony Del Polito

Kristy Kumar

Imani Lewars

Natasha Morrissey

Lincoln Pantoja

Ashley Rully

 

Supporting School Success

Anthony Burgess

Carmen Caceres

Robert Carrero

Lisandro Colon

Juan Comesana, Jr.

Daphne Cromartie

Frank Diakos

Nyla Graham

Luigi Guiducci

Herbert Hayward

Frederick Lucich

Giacomina Magliano

Wanda Santana

 

Supporting Student Success

Eduardo Bastidas

Joao Camacho

Dolores Camp

Paul Cardoso

Kenneth Echezona

Dayana Gil

Christine Irwin

 

Supporting Student Success

Brian Mortensen

Antoinette Murphy

Robert Negron

Evelyn Rosario

Patricia Rosen

Rubina Saghir

Angela Traum

Aleksandr Ulanovskiy

  

New Jersey Positive Behavior Support in Schools (NJ PBSIS)

Partnerships for Student Success

Paper Mill Playhouse Adopt-A-School Project

Visual Arts Center of New Jersey

YES Program of Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy

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