Author: Mary Jo Patterson

Working full-time at 99 is nothing short of miraculous. Still, Agnes “Granny” Zhelesnik, who teaches at the Sundance School in North Plainfield, claims not to understand all the fuss.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Economist-turned-teacher Charlotte Danielson discusses the pros and cons of teacher evaluation.

Seen in: Politics & Public Affairs, Towns & Schools

Jersey’s pilot program for teacher evaluation enters its second year, with lessons learned and continuing concerns.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

Lessons Learned

April 9, 2012

With one school year under its belt, Jersey’s new anti-bullying law is getting mostly high marks.

Seen in: Towns & Schools

Now Is the Time

October 10, 2011

For women with ovarian cancer, awareness and early detection are essential to survival.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Does Size Matter?

August 15, 2011

In many Jersey schools, classes are growing larger. Not everyone agrees how that will affect student performance.

Seen in: Jersey Living

Angels on Call

October 11, 2010

In the burn center at Saint Barnabas, caregivers meet trauma with skill and compassion.

Seen in: Top Doctors

Opting Out After 40 Years

August 16, 2010

A teacher at Haddonfield Memorial High School calls it quits after 40 years as an educator.

Seen in: High School Rankings, Towns & Schools

Targeted by Christie, New Jersey public school educators want respect, clarity on the future.

Seen in: High School Rankings, Towns & Schools

Local Man, Global Mission

March 15, 2010

If Ray Chambers was jetlagged, it did not show. The 67-year-old philanthropist, appointed Special Envoy for malaria by the United Nations Secretary General in 2008, had arrived home from a six-day trip to Africa the day before. Now, sitting at his foundation offices in Morristown, he was, as usual, impeccably and formally dressed. Calm. Focused.

Seen in: Best Of Jersey

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