Position: Seventh Grade Social Studies Teacher
School: Jordan Road School
School District: Somers Point Schools
City, State: Somers Point, New Jersey
About the Nominee: Jeanette Cellucci is a role model in every sense of the word. She infuses her lessons with technology and hands-on activities for her students. When students at her school wanted to participate in a state-wide STEM competition, Ms. Cellucci worked tirelessly with them in preparing their projects for viewing by the judges. She opened her classroom on Saturdays so students could work on their videos and scripts. She is also the coach for the boys' basketball team. On the court, no one is more competitive than her. She holds daily practices for the students to get them in shape for the season. Off the court, she is equally as demanding in the kind of behavior she wants her team to exhibit. She is an outstanding teacher who understands that some of the most important lessons in life are learned outside the classroom. She is a tireless volunteer for the community and its children.