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NJ Governor's Educator of the Year and Educational Support Services Professional of the Year at Hubbard School

January 2021


It is with a full heart and the utmost respect that we announce the New Jersey Governor’s Educator of the Year and Educational Support Services Professional of the year for Mary A. Hubbard School.  The program is designed to highlight educational innovation, student achievement, the rewards of teaching, and important services outside the classroom environment that lead to student success. The Hubbard School Community recognizes these attributes in the daily work of Educator, Ms. MaryPat Weir, Teacher of Special Education and Educational Support Services Professional, Mrs. Natalie Torres, Learning Disablities Teacher Consultant.  Both of these exceptional professionals are truly a central component of the incredible experiences each and every child have at of Mary A. Hubbard School.

Ms. Mary Pat Weir has been a dedicated professional in the field of Special Education for the last 12 years.  She is extremely dedicated to all students, goes above & beyond, and is an asset to the overall building.  Ms. Weir is known for taking the time to get to know students on a personal level and always making them feel welcomed & respected.  She will do anything for students & works tirelessly to find what they need to learn.

Mrs. Weir has served as an invaluable mentor to colleagues and is described by them as kind, professional, helpful, thoughtful, compassionate, knowledgeable and very supportive.  She is an incredible person, warm, welcoming, creative, and a lifelong learner that helps children thrive!

Congratulations Ms. Weir!   

Mrs. Natalie Torres has served in the Ramsey School District for the last 3 years but as an educator for the last 13.  Mrs. Torres joined us as an LDTC in 2018-2019 and has since been known to go above and beyond what is expected at all times and to serve as a constant source of support to teachers, colleagues, students and parents. Mrs. Torres offers weekly communication to parents, advocates for teachers and children she works with & provides additional time to struggling students to support any and all of their needs.  Mrs. Torres is described as very professional, always giving accessible and applicable advice as she cares deeply about her students & always wants what is best for them.  The children on her caseload always feel safe and heard.

Mrs. Torres is a dedicated & inspiring professional who works countless hours well beyond what is expected.  Her calm and kind demeanor make her someone students enjoy working with and parents feel comfortable communicating with.  She is very involved in the school lives of the students she case manages, problem solves practically & successfully.

Congratulations Mrs. Torres!

If you have the good fortune of working with either of them, feel free to send an email mweir@ramsey.k12.nj.us for Mrs. Weir or ntorres@ramsey.k12.nj.us for Mrs Torres.