Superintendent Joseph Bollendorf announces Teacher of the Year and Educational Service…

Superintendent Joseph Bollendorf announces Teacher of the Year and Educational Service Professional of the Year

A message from Superintendent Bollendorf

Dear Washington Township Residents:

As our families take time in the coming weeks to unwrap gifts and create memories in this season of giving, I am pleased to add the gift of our Teachers and Educational Services Professionals of the Year to our community’s holiday blessings. Annually, our district recognizes educators who truly rise to an exemplary level. They are dedicated professionals who educate beyond the walls of the classroom and impact the lives of students beyond the confines of the school. Above just the rubrics and pedagogy of their content areas, their excellence in the deliveries of their specialization, and the student-centric manner in which they connect with students, elevates the achievements of our district and bolsters the future success of all of the lives that they touch. Some gifts, indeed, are priceless. Our 2018–19 honorees are just that.

Joe Bollendorf, Superintendent of Schools

Washington Township Public Schools 2018–19 Teacher of the Year

Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center

Amanda P. Kowal, Preschool Teacher

Bells Elementary

Kelly DeLizza, Grade 4 Teacher

Birches Elementary

Lauren Smith, Grade 4 Special Education Teacher

Hurffville Elementary

Jeanne York, Grade 1 Teacher

Thomas Jefferson Elementary

Beth Buono, Grade 1 Special Education Teacher

Wedgwood Elementary

Marla Ruh, Grade 2 Teacher

Whitman Elementary

Jamie Kirkpatrick, Grade 2 Teacher

Bunker Hill Middle School

Michael McCloskey, German Teacher

Chestnut Ridge Middle School

Elizabeth Pitel, Technology Teacher

Orchard Valley Middle School

Kristen Eichinger, Grade 6 Science Teacher

Washington Township High School

Eisa Jackson, Dance Teacher

Brittany Mason, Social Studies Teacher

Washington Township Public Schools 2018–19 Educational Services Professionals of the Year


Carol Ann Wesh, RN, Whitman Elementary School Nurse


Thomas Woodson, Orchard Valley Middle School and Bells Elementary School Student Assistance Counselor