The New Jersey Department of Education named Secaucus’ Patricia Smeyers as the 2018-19 Hudson County Teacher of The Year.
Smeyers is a fifth grade teacher at Clarendon Elementary School.
A press release announcing the honor said, “Mrs. Smeyers is a teacher known for innovation, creativity and keen knowledge of best practices that ignite her students’ interests. Her technique incorporates strategies designed to meet the needs of all learners through project based instruction.”
Smeyers has a Master’s degree in Educational Technology from Boise State University. She has received numerous awards, including a NASA Explorer School STEM award and a Teacher’s Guild/International Society for Technology in Education Favorite award.
Smeyers is a member of The Association of Mathematics Teachers, The Technology and Engineering Educators Association, and The National Science Teacher Association.