Bergenfield High School Teacher Selected as 2017-18 Bergen County Teacher of the Year
Mr. Henry Baldwin, Teacher of Humanities at Bergenfield High School, has been selected as this year’s Bergen County Teacher of the Year. This marks the second time in three years that a Bergenfield Public School District educator received this distinguished accolade.
Yesterday, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) announced the selection of New Jersey's 21 County Teachers of the Year for the 2017-18 school year. These teachers are recognized for valuable contributions to their local school communities and are given the opportunity to serve as ambassadors of education to officials at the county and state levels.
“Mr. Baldwin was selected by the NJDOE after a rigorous application process, and was chosen among teachers from hundreds of schools within the 76 districts in Bergen County,” said Dr. Christopher Tully, Superintendent of Schools. “This is truly a great honor for Mr. Baldwin, his family, and the entire Bergenfield Learning Community. We are all very proud of him and know that he will do a great job representing BHS and the district.”
County Teachers of the Year are first selected as Teachers of the Year at the school level through the Governor's Educator of the Year program. They then compete for county recognition and are selected by panels representing a cross-section of administrators, teachers, parents, and county education association representatives convened by the Department's Executive County Superintendents.
A state-level panel of educators will select New Jersey's State Teacher of the Year based on a written application, video submission, and interviews with the top finalists. The State Teacher of the Year will be announced at the State Board of Education's October meeting, and he or she will go on to represent New Jersey at the National Teacher of the Year competition.