Just like the students of Netcong School, the Netcong Board of Education is motivated to continue learning and growing.
Recently, the Netcong Board of Education was recognized by the New Jersey School Boards Association as an exemplary board and given the Carole E. Larsen Master Board Certification, the New Jersey School Boards Association’s highest and most prestigious award.
“As Board members, we have an obligation not only to the overall functioning of the school district, but to the students themselves,” said Mrs. Dalesandro. “Netcong has a strong commitment to our children’s success and continued professional development will lead to that success.” Mrs. Dalesandro and members of the Board of Education have been a catalyst in using professional development as a key element of the vision for the school district and have shown incredible resolve in paving the way for students in Netcong.
The Carole E. Larsen award is presented to a certified board of education that demonstrates an emphasis on student achievement in their board actions and achieves a total of 10 additional training hours within the first two years after receiving board certification through New Jersey School Boards Association. The Netcong Board of Education had already been certified by the organization by meeting multiple requirements, such as earning training credits, participating in full-day professional development retreats, completing a board self evaluation, and all board members complying with mandatory training. The endeavor took over four years, but the Netcong Board of Education felt that their vision for the district included their own learning. “We are committed to continued learning as leaders of this district,” said Mrs. Dalesandro.
Back row from L to R: Todd Morton; David Costanzo; Timothy Domick; Kevin Quan; Charles Kranz Front row from L to R: Anne Witt; Vice President, Kerri Santalucia; President, Bernadette Dalesandro; Acting Superintendent, Kathleen Walsh; Jennifer Santana