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Parkway School Announces 2019 Educator of the Year: Mr. Robert Odri



The Ewing Public Schools Announce 2019 Educators of the Year


The Ewing Public Schools is proud to announce the district recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Teacher and Educational Professionals Recognition Program awards.


The Governor’s Teacher and Educational Professionals Recognition Program was developed in 1985 for the purpose of recognizing and honoring teachers and educational professionals who exhibit outstanding performance. The motivation for this program is based on the premise that teaching excellence is one of the most significant factors impacting student achievement and the quality of public schools.


Parkway’s Governor's Educator of the Year is Mr. Robert Odri


Mr. Odri  




Mr. Robert Odri is currently a 4th/5th Special Education teacher at Parkway Elementary School.  Mr. Odri is completing his sixth year with Ewing Township Schools; all of which have been at Parkway Elementary School.  Mr. Odri received his Bachelor of Arts of Elementary/Special Education from Holy Family University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in May 2013 with his certificate in Students with Disabilities and Elementary School Teacher K-6.  Mr. Odri also has 12 years of corporate experience in marketing/client management.


Mr. Odri is a conscientious and collaborative team member and an excellent teacher of students.  He regularly exchanges suggestions for program improvement and instructional changes and enhancements with his fourth grade team and his Special Education colleagues. 


He is an active staff member and during his tenure has participated in a variety of school wide events such as Trunk or Treat, the 4th Grade Concert, the Pancake Breakfast and the Basket Auction/Pasta Dinner.  In addition, Mr. Odri is an afterschool READ 180 instructor and will again this year coordinate Parkway school’s efforts with Autism Awareness and the POAC walk.   


  “Since I have been principal at Parkway School Rob has always been one of those teachers who reminds you that a student’s capabilities are not limited by their disability; only challenged.  Being in his classroom is always a time for adventure in learning the academics and in student self-discovery.  Rob’s level of dedication to student learning and development is one to be followed.”  Principal Harris shared.


The Board and school district will honor the Educators of the Year at a ceremony in May.  Afterwards, the educators will travel to ETS in Princeton for a recognition reception with their fellow county Educator of the Year honorees.