Compassion Awards Reward Acts of Kindness

Compassion Awards Reward Acts of Kindness
Posted on 06/13/2019
The Alex Patenaude Compassion Award was launched district-wide for the 2019 school year to reward acts of kindness. This award, created by Joel Patenaude and Judy Hoffstein in honor of their son Alex, a Montclair High School graduate who passed away in 2017, recognizes students, administrators, teachers, or any other staff member in the Montclair Public Schools community who show compassion and actively help a student in need. Awards were given in 2018 in four Montclair Public Schools, and this year, the entire district participated. Students and staff were nominated by their peers, colleagues and parents/guardians. Winners are being recognized at each of their schools during the month of June at their end of year ceremonies.  

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Winners by School  

The DLC
Karin Zimmerman - Para  

Bradford
Julia Patuillo – Student  

Bullock
Leila Adajar – Student  

Edgemont
Dorothy Sheehan – Teacher
Valerie Pera - Student  

Hillside
Addison Jarvis – Teacher
Karen Tripucka – Teacher  

Nishuane
Eric Eder – Teacher
Laura Keller – Teacher  

Northeast
Alison Campbell – Para  

Watchung
Fiona Boylka – Student
Sammy Carlin – Student  

Buzz Aldrin
Jennifer Kosuda – Teacher
Leslie Torres – Para
Neel Ved – Student    

Glenfield
Daniela Dreifach – Student 

Renaissance
Mark Stulbaum - Teacher
Lauren Phelps - Student   

Montclair High School
Silvia Jankowski – Teacher
Pamela Reilly – Para      
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