Haddonfield Memorial High School teacher Kimberly Dickstein Hughes was chosen by the New Jersey Board of Education as the 2019/2020 Teacher of the Year. Upon being honored in the State House on Monday, Assembly Democrats Louis Greenwald and Pamela Lampitt (both D-Camden, Burlington) released the following joint statement:
“Kimberly Dickstein Hughes deserves every bit of recognition she has received for her ongoing efforts to educate and inspire her students. This Voorhees native stayed close to her roots by teaching students within her own county, and is now the first Camden County educator to receive this award.
“She has changed the lives of countless teenagers through her work at Haddonfield Memorial High School over the past 11 years by encouraging her students to get involved in their community.
“By making community service and global citizenship key components in her classes, Kimberly has inspired the young people of our district to see themselves as a part of something bigger and work towards helping others.
“Kimberly herself has participated in various organizations and events related to youth, education and the community. For her efforts, she has received several awards throughout the years, including the Camden County Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Medal.
“We want to commend her for the impact she has had on our community and congratulate her on being named Teacher of the Year. Haddonfield is lucky to have her.”