2024 Distinguished Clinical Intern and Cooperating Teacher Awards

Since 1985, the educator preparation programs within New Jersey’s teacher training institutions have been invited to submit the dossiers of their three most outstanding teacher candidates into competition for this award. This annual award publicly recognizes the year’s top clinical interns with special recognition given to the top sixteen graduates awarded with distinction. This year 63 clinical interns and 71 cooperating teachers were honored for their incredible work and mentorship during the 2023-2024 academic year. In addition, independent panel of esteemed New Jersey educators evaluated the dossiers and selected the top 16 recipients awarded with distinction from the educator preparation programs in New Jersey’s colleges and universities.

Courtesy of the New Jersey Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Kean University and Visions Federal Credit Union, the Distinguished Clinical Intern & Cooperating Teacher Awards Ceremony honored the clinical intern nominees and their cooperating teachers on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Kean University.

This ceremony is an excellent opportunity to recognize and reward the best of the best clinical interns and cooperating teachers, and to bring well-deserved attention to the hard work of educators and the field of education throughout New Jersey.  Congratulations to the 63 clinical interns and 71 cooperating teachers recognized at this year’s annual Distinguished Clinical Intern Awards Ceremony!

Please visit the New Jersey Department of Education’s Distinguished Clinical Intern Awards and the Distinguished Cooperating Teacher Awards webpages for more information about the program, including this year’s and past years’ awardees.  In addition, please feel free to watch the virtual streaming of the ceremony.

Submitted by the New Jersey Distinguished Clinical Intern Awards Program Committee:
Nancy Besant, New Jersey Department of Education
Corina Earle, Monmouth University
Tim Frederiks, Centenary University
Karen Grove, Kean University
Eileen Heddy, The College of New Jersey
Alexis Morgan, New Jersey Department of Education
Deborah Snyder, Georgian Court University
Brandi Warren, New Jersey City University