Weehawken, N.J. 26th Oct. 2017 — In recognition of its technological prowess, Weehawken educators were honored at the Future-Ready Schools-NJ Awards Ceremony last week [editors: October 23] at the New Jersey School Boards Association Annual Workshop Conference, in Atlantic City.
The Weehawken School District was certified as “Future-Ready” by Future-Ready Schools – New Jersey. The certification program is a partnership of the New Jersey Department of Education, New Jersey School Boards Association, and New Jersey Institute of Technology. The year-long process required schools to submit evidence of Future-Ready practices in three categories: “Leadership;” “Education and Classroom Practice;” and Technology Support and Services.”
Only 55 schools, less than two percent in New Jersey, were certified as Future-Ready. All of Weehawken’s schools (Weehawken High School, Theodore Roosevelt, and Daniel Webster) achieved Future-Ready certification. Weehawken is the sole district in Hudson County to have schools certified. Furthermore, there were only a handful of districts that had all of their schools apply to the program and then be certified.
Receiving Future-Ready Honor Oct. 23 at the New Jersey School Boards conference in Atlantic City: from left to right: School Board Member Brian Mera; Weehawken H.S. Principal Anthony Colasurdo; Theodore Roosevelt Principal Suzanne Mera; District IT and Digital Information Officer Brian Calligy; New Jersey Dept. of Ed. Dir. of Innovation Joshua Cohen; Weehawken School District Superintendent Robert R. Zywicki; School Board Pres. Richard Barsa; Board Member Susan Jennings; Daniel Webster School Principal Anna Rudowsky; Weehawken School District Director of Academic Affairs and Innovation, Francesca Amato.
Weehawken School District IT and Digital Information Officer Brian Calligy receives a certificate of future-readiness from New Jersey School Boards Association Exec. Dir. Lawrence Feingold, with Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Education Kimberley Harrington to his right.
About the Weehawken Township School District:
The Weehawken Township School District is a progressive, student-centered community of learners in pursuit of collective and individual excellence. To this end, we will implement systems and structures that ensure all students will achieve at their maximum academic potential, develop values that embrace civic responsibility, and hone skills to adapt to a dynamic global society. The Weehawken Township School District was recognized in 2017 as “one of the nation’s 12 most innovative school districts” by the International Center for Leadership in Education.