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Support Staff Members of the Year Recognized at Board of Education Meeting

2016-2017 Support Staff Members of the Year  Six paraprofessionals from across the district were recognized as the Support Staff Members of the Year at the Freehold Regional High School District’s (FRHSD) Board of Education meeting on September 12, 2016.

This annual district award was created to recognize the hard work and dedication of our paraprofessionals. They work closely with the Child Study Team and teachers to help maximize student potential in a variety of settings: in the classroom, in extra-curricular programs, during the After School Recreational program and in our Extended School Year (ESY) summer program.

The 2016-2017 Support Staff Members of the Year are:

Nancy Niesz from Colts Neck High School has worked in the FRHSD for 15 years. Ms. Niesz is a one on one paraprofessional within the Student Transition Employment Program (STEP) and Learning and Language Disability Program (LLD). She also supports students who participate in the After School Recreational Program.

Domenick Pollifrone from Freehold High School has worked in the FRHSD for 7 years. Mr. Pollifrone is a one on one paraprofessional and job coach within the Workplace Training Program. He supports the district’s Extended School Year (ESY) summer program and also supports students who participate in the After School Recreational Program.

Bernice Weinshenker from Freehold Township High School has worked in the FRHSD for 25 years. Ms. Weinshenker is a paraprofessional in the Patriots Employment Program and supports After School Recreational dances.

Madeline Notholt from Howell High School has worked in the FRHSD for 12 years. Ms. Notholt is a one on one paraprofessional in the Autism Spectrum Program. She supports the district’s ESY summer program and also supports students who participate in the After School Recreational Program.

Judith Casparius from Manalapan High School has worked in the FRHSD for 9 years. Ms. Casparius is a one on one paraprofessional during the school day. She supports Special Education Advisory Council events and students participating in extra-curricular activities.

Marguerite Swirbell from Marlboro High School has worked in the FRHSD for 17 years. Ms. Swirbell is a one on one paraprofessional in the LLD program. She supports students who participate in the After School Recreational Program.