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Three Centenary University education students earn state recognition

HACKETTSTOWN, NJ (Warren County) — Three Centenary University students were recognized for excellence at the New Jersey Distinguished Clinical and Cooperating Teachers Awards Ceremony, which was held virtually on June 9. The awards are co-sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

The annual event lauds the top 60 clinical interns—three each from New Jersey’s educator preparation programs.

Centenary University students honored this year are:

  • Laura Allen of Stanhope, an elementary education major with certifications in middle school mathematics and teacher of student with disabilities, who interned at Allamuchy Township School in Allamuchy, NJ
  • Ashley Ayers of Mine Hill Township, an elementary education major with certification in teacher of students with disabilities, who interned at Riverview Elementary School in Denville, NJ
  • Ana Sodi Maldonado of Hackettstown, a mathematics major with certification in teacher of students with disabilities, who interned at West Morris Central High School in Chester, NJ

Centenary University offers undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral degrees in education at its campuses in Hackettstown and Parsippany, as well as at 75 professional development sites in northern New Jersey. More than 100 principals, superintendents, directors, or supervisors—including most of the principals in Warren County—have, or are currently earning, a Centenary University degree, providing outstanding networking opportunities for the University’s graduates.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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