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Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Recognizes TABC Faculty Member With Educator of the Year Award

Torah Academy of Bergen County (TABC) is proud of its faculty member, Nancy Edelman, who is receiving the Educator of the Year Award at the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Service Awards dinner. This is the first time the group’s educator of the year award is being given to a Jewish day school educator.

This excerpt from her nomination letter says it all: “More than any other award being considered by the Chamber of Commerce, Educator of the Year seems to me to be the most important— because the primary definition of being an educator is not only to be a great teacher, but to care deeply about the educational path of each and every student that comes into her classroom above all else. Nancy Edelman possesses just that, a strong dedication to her students, and unique ability to impart knowledge and her love of learning to guide each of their individual educational journeys in her classroom each year. Nancy has been an English teacher for 23 years, and for 17 at Teaneck’s Torah Academy of Bergen County, imparting a strong knowledge of world literature and love of the arts to hundreds of young men at all grade levels—teaching such courses as Introduction to Literature; British and World Literature; American Literature; AP English Literature and Composition; Art Appreciation.”

In addition to teaching English, Nancy also serves as the Director of Curriculum and Educational Technology at TABC, bringing many instructional initiatives to the school. In recent years, Nancy’s Art Appreciation class has exposed her 11th grade students to a deep knowledge of various periods of art in the classroom. Nancy leads them on meaningful field trips to a number of New York City’s well-known museums, enriching their appreciation of the fine arts. Her enthusiasm for these trips is contagious as she demonstrates to her students how to value wonderful works of art that reflect the history of our times and the perspective of those who created these masterpieces. TABC is proud to have Nancy as a member of its esteemed faculty and joins the community in applauding her impressive accomplishments.

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