Every year, teachers and educational professionals from each Freehold Regional High School District school are selected to be honored in the Monmouth County Governor's Educator of the Year Program. We are recognizing each of the 2022-2023 recipients in a Staff Spotlight series. This week, we highlight Kristin Clyne, the Student Assistance Coordinator at Freehold Township High School.
Ms. Clyne has worked in the Freehold Regional High School District for 13 years. She began as a school psychologist and has served as Student Assistance Coordinator for the past four years. Ms. Clyne was also an assistant Varsity Softball coach this past spring.
When she learned she was the Educational Professional of the Year for Freehold Township, Ms. Clyne said she was honored to follow in the footsteps of all the prior recipients.
Asked about her proudest accomplishments in her career, Ms. Clyne said she was proud of the connections she has made with students and is honored to be considered a trusted adult to them.
Ms. Clyne's advice for someone new to the profession is to go for it and hit the ground running.
"Working in a school has been the most rewarding experience. The smallest things can make a huge difference in someone’s life, and you never know when you will be that person for someone," she said.