TEACHER OF THE YEAR
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL
OF THE YEAR
TEACHER OF THE YEAR
Dana Boguszewski – School 5
This is my 20th year teaching in the Lindenwold School District. I graduated from Cabrini College in 2004 with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. In 2013 I graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Master's Degree in Reading, where I obtained my reading specialist certification. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband and two daughters.
I grew up in the Lindenwold area and have been involved in many town and recreational activities. Both of my parents were raised in Lindenwold. Teaching in this town will always hold a special place in my heart.
I believe that every child has the ability to learn and grow into a life-long reader. I am currently teaching reading in fourth grade. I will be assisting the teachers with small reading groups and helping them with all ELA components. I can't wait to see the reading growth of our students during the 2023-2024 school year!
EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Mary Jean Strong – School 5Mary Jean is a literacy coach who began her career as a classroom teacher in third grade and fifth grade for ten years. She is currently in her eleventh year in her position as an instructional coach. She graduated from Drew University with a degree in psychology and teacher certification. Four years later, she earned a Master's degree from Temple University, and she is currently working on her doctorate in Educational Psychology, the science of learning, at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.Mary Jean's passion for reading fueled her to create a non-profit organization with her colleague and husband. The non-profit, The Magic Seeds Project, provides books and information about literacy development to families of little ones who live in South Jersey. Mary Jean's dream is to extend the reach of The Magic Seeds Project and spread the joy of reading.