Teacher of the Year
Each year the Eagleswood Elementary School Community selects a staff member who exemplifies what it means to be a model educator, who consistently focuses on the needs of each individual student and plays an active role in the school community. This year, an individual was nominated for going above and beyond her daily teaching practices, her flexibility, and eagerness to collaborate with others.
Teacher of the Year
Mrs. Anne Soprano
Mrs. Soprano is a graduate of The College of New Jersey for both undergraduate and graduate studies in education in instructional computing. Mrs. Soprano started her teaching career as a sixth grade teacher in Perth Amboy, next she taught at South Amboy Middle School and then found her way to Eagleswood Elementary School in West Creek. Mrs. Soprano has been our computer teacher at Eagleswood Elementary School for the past thirty years. Mrs. Soprano shares, “As a computer teacher I have seen technology emerge through the years with a positive impact on education. I enjoy teaching the students many different areas of technology including computer code and the Adobe Creative Suite. One of my favorite projects is producing our school yearbook with the sixth grade class. Eagleswood Elementary School is a small unique school and I am honored to be recognized as the Teacher of the Year”.
Support Staff of the Year
Mrs. Joanne Sprague
Joanne Sprague has been an instructional aide at Eagleswood Elementary School since 2019. From working one-on-one with students, to riding the bus, her experience working for the district has been exciting and fun-filled! She enjoys helping students reach their highest potential, whether it is in the classroom, outside on the playground, or during specials.
Joanne grew up on Long Beach Island, and currently lives in Manahawkin with her husband and dog, Penny. She has two grown children who live in the area. Outside of school, Joanne enjoys skiing, going to the beach, spending time with friends and family, and going on adventures with her dog. She also volunteers with the Stafford Township Historical Society and is part of their summer camp program. She is thankful for the family she has found at Eagleswood, and is honored to receive the Support Staff of the Year Award!