We are so happy to announce that Jen Pikus, one of our Pre-K Teaching Specialists, has been named one of 50 Teachers of the Year, by the Terri Lynne Lokoff Foundation. The foundation is named after an early childhood educator who passed away suddenly and prematurely. Her family started the foundation to honor the memory of their daughter, and to continue to inspire early childhood educators to dream.
Jen had to design a project that she felt would be of benefit, not just to her classroom, but to the entire building. Part of the application process also required endorsements from Harmony, one of her colleagues and a parent of a teacher of a child in her class. She focused her project on the topic of sensory adaptation. We'll send more information home as her project evolves. She receives a $500. award, in addition to a budget of $500. to fulfill her project.
The awards ceremony takes place in Philadelphia on May 6th. Jen is one of only two award recipients in New Jersey. She is most deserving of this recognition, and we are so proud that she in on our team! Please join us in congratulating her when you see her!