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GR School Board Honors Year's Top Teachers, Superintendent

District recognized its top seven educators from the respective schools, as well as outgoing superintendent David Verducci.

The Glen Rock Board of Education last week recognized its top teachers for the 2011-2012 school year, presenting the group of seven with plaques.

Byrd Elementary School special education teacher Colleen Orsini took home honors as the 2011-2012 district teacher of the year.

Superintendent David Verducci, on July 1, received commendations and congratulations from the board at its Monday meeting. Rarely, he said, is he speechless but the outgoing superintendent was overwhelmed by the gratitude he said he was shown.

Verducci retires with two years left on his contract. He cited family reasons as to why he resigned, and plans to travel and perhaps work on his children's books.

was in attendance and said he looked forward to spending more time with district staff over the summer and keeping Glen Rock's schools great.

Here's a more in-depth look at recipients:

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