Please join all of us at NJCTE in congratulating Lisa Sambula, one of the 2018 M. Jerry Weiss Early Teacher Award Winners.
Lisa Sambula graduated magna cum laude from Hudson County Community College in May 2013. During her time at HCCC, she received numerous accolades for her academic achievement and service to the college and community. She worked as an Academic Mentor for HCCC’s Academic Support Services, which fueled her passion to become an educator. Ms. Sambula was awarded HCCC’s Presidential Scholarship, a Who’s Who Among College Students award, and an Academic Mentor of the Year award. After graduation, she received a scholarship to attend New Jersey City University (NJCU), where she pursued a degree in education and graduated in December 2016. While at NJCU, Ms. Sambula received a Donald J. Silberman Award from the American Federation of Teachers. Additionally, she was recognized with a certificate of achievement for her teaching internship, from the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Ms. Sambula is presently a proud member of the Union Hill Middle School Family, where she serves as a seventh grade ELA teacher. She also teaches SAT preparation classes for the Community Education Department at HCCC.
We look forward to Lisa’s contributions to NJCTE and to her continued success in English education.
If you have a teacher whom you would like to nominate for this or another NJCTE award, please check out the criteria and nomination process on our website.
Posted by Audrey Fisch, blog editor for NJCTE
New Jersey Council of Teachers of English, the New Jersey state affiliate of NCTE, the National Council of Teachers of English