Newark Academy faculty are consistently reimagining the educational rigor that the school is known for. Each day NA educators bring innovative, engaging and challenging experiences to students in order to help instill within them with a genuine love of learning. This focus on academic excellence is affirmed by NA’s supportive community – one in which students learn together while developing as confident individuals with integrity.
To recognize and express appreciation for these efforts, parents and students made gifts to the NA Annual Fund as part of Teacher Appreciation Week on May 3-7. Throughout the week, several of the gifts made honored the entire faculty and staff, but most were given as a special “thank you” to one or more teachers who made a lasting impact on the lives of the donating student and their family. Teachers and staff members who were honored with such gifts received personal notes of appreciation.
NA also celebrated longstanding faculty and staff who announced their retirement at the conclusion of the 2020-21 school year. These faculty and staff members include:
- Math Teacher Scott Johnson (38 years)
- Middle School Office Manager Chris Johnson (24 years)
- Director of Library and Media Services Bob Mallalieu (39 years)
- Director of Administrative Services Eileen Gilbert (37 years)
- Humanities Teacher Amy Schottland (22 years)
As one NA faculty member noted, “There is no better gift to receive from a student or parent than hearing them say ‘thank you for your efforts.’ It really means the world to us.” Teacher Appreciation Week contributed a total of $17,235 to the Annual Fund – and a year’s worth of smiles on the faces of the faculty.