West Orange colleges honored at NJDCIA awards ceremony – Essex Information Each day


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Montclair State College intern Alexa Tammone and West Orange Excessive Faculty vocal instructor John Hellyer are acknowledged on the New Jersey Distinguished Medical Intern Awards ceremony.

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alexa Tammone, latest graduate of Montclair State College who interned with the West Orange Faculty District this previous faculty yr, and West Orange Excessive Faculty vocal instructor John Hellyer had been acknowledged by the New Jersey Distinguished Medical Intern Awards throughout an internet ceremony on June 9. The awards are sponsored by the N.J. Division of Schooling.

Chosen interns and cooperating academics, together with Tammone and Hellyer, had been honored, and Tammone was named as certainly one of 15 interns statewide chosen by the state after reviewing all dossiers that acquired an “Further Distinction” honor. As the one medical intern for music to have been awarded “Further Distinction,” Tammone was the High Music Scholar Trainer in New Jersey for the 2021-22 educational yr.

“Working with Ms. Tammone was actually great,” Hellyer stated. “That is my fourth yr as a cooperating instructor (with the internship program) and the second yr in a row that certainly one of my interns has been chosen to obtain this award. All of them at the moment are gainfully employed as music academics. Ms. Tammone introduced together with her an expansive data of choral strategies as she was additionally the supervisor of choirs at Montclair State College as a part of her grasp’s diploma (necessities). That have supplied her with managerial expertise that knowledgeable her method to classroom instruction. Ms. Tammone not solely possesses an excellent expertise for instructing, however she has the kindness and persistence that had been particularly wanted this yr as we handled the ups and downs of college in a pandemic.”

Tammone graduated from Montclair State College in Could with a Grasp of Arts in instructing music and college students with disabilities.

“Scholar instructing throughout the West Orange vocal music division at each Edison Central Six and WOHS has supplied me with probably the most impactful and unimaginable expertise,” Tammone stated. “From my very first day, I used to be embraced by this neighborhood and was given infinite help and steering to develop as a music educator.

“I’m actually honored to have been capable of characterize each Montclair State College and West Orange public colleges via my choice as a N.J. Distinguished Medical Intern this yr,” Tammone continued. “I can’t thank John Hellyer sufficient for mentoring me and provoking me along with his experience, electrical charisma and fervour for music training. I’m additionally immensely grateful to Edison Center Faculty vocal music instructor Bonnie Pomeroy for her outstanding mentorship in my first semester of pupil instructing right here.”

In a flip of occasions, the vocal music instructor place at Liberty Center Faculty not too long ago opened up and Tammone was employed to start work in September.

“As quickly as I discovered that Liberty Center Faculty was searching for a brand new vocal music instructor, I knew that I wanted to use and proceed my involvement right here,” Tammone stated. “I stay up for taking all I’ve realized via my work on this superb neighborhood and within the Montclair State choral program into my music classroom at Liberty Center Faculty in September.”

“I’m so thrilled that she can be in my former instructing place at Liberty,” Hellyer stated, “and I do know she can be an unimaginable asset to the varsity and the district choral program.”


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