And the winners, chosen by their respective schools, are…
Julius Clark, above left, a math teacher, basketball coach and – he hopes – a future principal of the Red Bank Middle School, where he’s worked for 10 years.
Krishna Kanuga, above right, a native of India who became hooked on teaching while getting his master’s degree in science at Rutgers, and has now teaches physics at Red Bank Regional (which of course is actually in Little Silver), where he’s worked for 13 years.
Kathleen Boylan, right, of the Red Bank Charter School, who began her teaching career in the Little Silver district before she and her husband – former Stokaboka owner Mike Boylan – had twin boys. She’s been at RBCS since 2011, where she teaches math to grades six through eight.
They were honored at Wednesday night’s meeting of the Red Bank mayor and council. Let’s hear it for the teachers, folks… (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
RBR students draw their partners’ portraits during a special art session with the Community YMCA’s Holly Haines during the special speakers’ visit in Summer Slam, an RBR freshman transitional program. (Click to enlarge)
By MARIANNE KLIGMAN RBR Community Information Officer
During one day in July, rising Red Bank Regional (RBR) freshmen were running relays across the cafeteria floor, and dropping for push-ups in a mini-version of boot camp. The next period they were team-drawing a pictorial class story. Students also participated in experimentation with percussion instruments creating a short acoustical symphony. Fun turned to social awareness as they learned about environmental advocacy and the mission to help feed the less fortunate with dignity at Soul Kitchen, the Red Bank Community restaurant.
These programs were all part of a special day of guest visitors who shared their skills and knowledge with Red Bank Regional’s Summer Slam, a freshman transition program which is operated by The SOURCE, RBR’s School-based Youth Services Program.