• December 2019

    Greetings, Tenafly Community.

    The holiday season is in full swing in the Tenafly Public Schools and we thank students and staff for their hard work in preparing such fun and festive celebrations to embrace the joy and beauty of this special time of year.

    To add to this season of celebration, Tenafly Public Schools is pleased to announce the 2019-20 Governor’s Educator of the Year Award recipients for each of our schools. These honored educators are as follows:

    Mackay​​​​​​​​ School

    Erin Burns – 3rd Grade – Teacher of the Year​

    Jennifer Angerson – Guidance Counselor - Educational Services Professional

    Maugham​​​​​​ School 

    Leigh Ann Cusack – Kindergarten – Teacher of the Year​

    Ann Marie Carlson – Paraprofessional, Special Services - Educational Services Professional

    Smith​​​​​​​ School 

    Ellyn Kojanis – 3rd Grade –Teacher of the Year​

    Jennifer Maury – Paraprofessional, Special Services - Educational Services Professional

    Stillman School 

    Cindy Kushner – 3rd Grade – Teacher of the Year​​​​

    Jodi Stark/Droutman – Guidance Counselor – Educational Services Professional

    Tenafly Middle School​​​​​​

    Danielle Katz – Social Studies – Teacher of the Year​​​​

    Nancee Pearl – Psychologist – Educational Services Professional

    Tenafly High School

    Megan Williams – French – Teacher of the Year​​​​​​

    Nicole Levine – Psychologist -Educational Services Professional

    Sincere congratulations to all of these award recipients and gratitude for their hard work, dedication, and commitment to education and the students they serve.

    Please remember that the upcoming holiday break is “homework free” for students of Tenafly Schools.  This serves as the perfect opportunity for our students to engage in family traditions, to cook/bake using recipes passed down from one generation to the next, or to learn about family members of the past through generational storytelling and/or the perusal of photographs.  It is also the perfect time for parents to join in the interests and hobbies of their children or to join together in the simple pleasures of board games, puzzles or books.

    No matter how you spend these days away from school, we hope that holiday time provides time for continued educational engagement while offering quality time with family and friends.

    Our break kicks off at dismissal time on December 20th, which is a regular schedule school day, and continues through New Year’s  Day.  We will eagerly welcome students and staff back for a new calendar year on Thursday, January 2, 2020. 

    We wish all of our trustees, staff, students and families a joyous holiday season and a new year filled with health, peace and happiness.  

    Very Truly Yours,

    Shauna C. DeMarco

    Superintendent of Schools