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  • For second time in five years, New Brunswick Public Schools superintendent named Seal of Biliteracy Superintendent of the Year

    Posted by Jisette Duran on 5/9/2024 10:00:00 AM

    For second time in five years, New Brunswick Public Schools superintendent 

    named Seal of Biliteracy Superintendent of the Year

     

    Dr. Aubrey Johnson recognized for ongoing support of biliteracy education

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    Dr. Aubrey Johnson, superintendent, New Brunswick Public Schools, with 

    group of district students who’ve earned New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy

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    NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (May 9, 2024) – For the second time in five years, New Brunswick Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Aubrey Johnson has been named the Seal of Biliteracy Superintendent of the Year by the New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/New Jersey Bilingual Educators, Incorporated (NJTESOL/NJBE, Inc.). The honor, which Johnson has now received in 2020 and 2024, recognizes his support for those who are learning English and his acknowledgement of their multiple contributions to schools and the overall community.

     

    In particular, the NJTESOL/NJBE cited the school district’s continued emphasis on the New Jersey State Seal of Biliteracy, a designation of the New Jersey Department of Education that recognizes high school graduates who’ve become highly proficient in speaking, reading, listening to, and writing in one or more world languages, in addition English.  

     

    “Diversity is a hallmark of our city and school district, and more than 24 different languages are spoken by our students,” says Board of Education President Jennifer Sevilla. “Dr. Johnson has always embraced the vibrancy that is New Brunswick and emphasized that our students who are learning English must have the necessary instruction and support. The fact he’s won this award twice in five years is testament to his commitment to biliteracy.” 

     

    Johnson notes: “Biliteracy, the ability to read and write efficiently in two languages, enhances cognitive abilities, fosters a deeper understanding of different cultures, and increases career opportunities in our globalized world.”

     

    The superintendent of New Brunswick Public Schools since 2015, Johnson earned his doctorate from Seton Hall University in 2017. He also holds a master’s from New Jersey City University and a bachelor’s from Northeastern University.

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools

    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), two middle schools (New Brunswick Middle School and Pathways Middle School) and nine elementary schools (A.C. Redshaw Elementary School, Blanquita B. Valenti Community School, Lincoln Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School, Lord Stirling Elementary School, McKinley Community School, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, Roosevelt Elementary School, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of nearly 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field. And, for high school graduates and adult learners, New Brunswick Adult Learning Center is ideal for building academic skills. 

     

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  • FURTHER DISTINCTION

    Posted by New Brunswick Public Schools on 4/17/2024

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    New Brunswick H.S. student Gizelle Fernandez Vasquez with her ceramic creation, “Rocktile.”

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    FURTHER DISTINCTION – With her ceramic art piece “Rocktile” already having been selected for inclusion in the prestigious National K12 Ceramic Exhibition, held during March in Richmond, VA, New Brunswick H.S. senior Gizelle Fernandez Vasquez was recently notified her work had been designated to receive the Baily Pottery Equipment Award. 

     

    This additional recognition is sponsored by Kingston, NY-based Baily Ceramic Supply and includes a cash prize, along with Fernandez Vasquez’s work being displayed online and featured on an exhibition poster. Rocktile was among 150 pieces on display at the Virginia event, each of which was selected for inclusion from a total of 1169 entries.

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools

    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), two middle schools (New Brunswick Middle School and Pathways Middle School) and nine elementary schools (A.C. Redshaw Elementary School, Blanquita B. Valenti Community School, Lincoln Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School, Lord Stirling Elementary School, McKinley Community School, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, Roosevelt Elementary School, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of more than 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field. And, for high school graduates and adult learners, New Brunswick Adult Learning Center is ideal for building academic skills. 

     

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  • BIG TIME CERAMICS

    Posted by New Brunswick Public Schools on 2/20/2024

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    Gizelle Fernandez Vasquez with her ceramic creation

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    BIG TIME CERAMICS – When it comes to ceramic art, New Brunswick High School senior Gizelle Fernandez Vasquez is something of a star. One of her works was recently accepted into the National K12 Ceramic Exhibition. This prestigious event – which will be attended by thousands of visitors from across the country and around the world – will be held in Richmond, VA, from March 20-24, during the 58th annual conference of the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts.

     

    A total of 1169 pieces of ceramic art were submitted for inclusion in the exhibition. Fernandez Vasquez’s work was among only 150 that were selected.

     

    About New Brunswick Public Schools

    The New Brunswick, NJ public school district consists of two high schools (New Brunswick High School and Health Sciences Technology High School), two middle schools (New Brunswick Middle School and Pathways Middle School) and nine elementary schools (A.C. Redshaw Elementary School, Blanquita B. Valenti Community School, Lincoln Elementary School, Livingston Elementary School, Lord Stirling Elementary School, McKinley Community School, Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts, Roosevelt Elementary School, and Woodrow Wilson Elementary School). A comprehensive educational program for students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade serves a student population of nearly 10,000. New Brunswick Public Schools participates in the P-TECH (Pathways in Technology Early College High School) public-private partnership, which provides select students an opportunity to simultaneously earn both a high school diploma and an associate degree in Engineering or an Engineering-related field. And, for high school graduates and adult learners, New Brunswick Adult Learning Center is ideal for building academic skills. 

     

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