100.1 WJRZ's Teachers Who Rock Online

Do you know a someone who deserves to be named a Teacher Who Rocks?

Join 100.1 WJRZ and NJEA in celebrating the valuable role educators play in our children’s lives. We're looking to recognize teachers who stand up, stand out and make an impact on the lives of their students.

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CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE WINNING TEACHERS OF 2017 SO FAR

To nominate a teacher for this year's class, please read below.

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What is the Teachers Who Rock Awards program?

The Teachers Who Rock program will recognize up to 24 outstanding teachers to receive this prestigious award for their important contribution to society. These teachers become lifetime members of theTeachers Who Rock Class.

This year in addition to recognizing outstanding teachers we also recognize one Educational Support Professional in our community. Educational Support Professionals or ESP’s take care of our children every day and make sure they have the tools and resources to succeed in our schools and classrooms. ESP’s include paraprofessionals, secretaries, bus drivers, food service workers, custodial/maintenance workers and security personnel.

Who is eligible?
Nominated teachers must be full-time classroom teachers at a public or non-public school in the Jersey Shore Area. For the 2016-2017 school year, teachers must spend the majority of their assignment time teaching students in grades Pre-K –3, Grades 4-8 and 9-12.

How can a teacher be considered for a Teachers Who Rock award?
In order to be considered for a Teachers Who Rock, a teacher must first be nominated by a superintendent, principal, co-worker, or parent.  A teacher may not nominate himself or herself.  The nominating committee will not accept nominations from students.  Nominations may be submitted on the WJRZ website or via mail. The nomination period will be from December 12, 2016 through March 20, 2017.

To download and print a nomination form, click here.
To download and print an ESP nomination form, click here.
OR nominate a teacher using our online form to the right.

What do the winners receive?
Winners will be announced on air each Friday around 9:20am with TJ Bryan in the Morning from January 6, 2017 through March 24, 2017.

Each teacher will also be honored at an awards banquet, receive special gifts, banquet tickets, a Class of 2017 Award, and their stories will be read on stage. The awards banquet will take place on March 28, 2017 at the Clarion Hotel, 815 Rte 37 W in Toms River.  More banquet details to follow.


Nominate a teacher for this year's class:

Entries can be sent by mail to:

Teachers Who Rock Awards Awards
Attn: Jackie Farago
1731 Main Street
Lake Como, NJ 07719

Got Questions?  Please call: Jackie Farago at  732-681-3800  x330


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