Four outstanding N.J. secondary school teachers to be honored at Princeton Commencement

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Jennifer Altmann, Office of Communications
May 16, 2024

Princeton University has announced the names of the four outstanding New Jersey secondary school teachers chosen to be honored at its 2024 Commencement on Tuesday, May 28.

This year’s recipients of the Princeton Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching are Ahmed Hassanein of Joseph H. Brensinger Elementary School, P.S. #17, in Jersey City, Sandra Keel-Huff of Orange High School, Bess Spero Li of Crossroads South Middle School in South Brunswick, and Theresa Riccardi of High Point Regional High School in Sussex.

They each will receive $5,000, as well as $3,000 for their school libraries.

“These four prize winners remind us that there are truly exceptional people who are teaching in the nation’s schools,” said Todd Kent, director of Princeton’s Program in Teacher Preparation, when the recipients were announced. “These incredible teachers were selected for the impact they have on their students and on their school and local communities.”

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