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Ewing High School 2019 Educator of the Year: Ms. Shalieka Jarrett

 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.


Ewing High School’s Governor's Educator of the Year is Ms. Shalieka Jarrett. 


Ms. Jarrett


Ms. Jarrett is currently a Dean of Students at Ewing High School, a new role she was assumed this past November after serving as a Guidance Counselor for 14 years at Ewing High School.   In her role as a Guidance Counselor she was able to assist students in grades 9-12 achieve personal growth, acquire positive social skills and values, and develop and set informed career goals as they journey to become productive and contributing members of a global community. 


Ms. Jarrett possesses a BA in Psychology/Learning and Behavior Disorders from Hampton University, an M.Ed. in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland and an Ed. S. in Educational Leadership, Management and Policy from Seton Hall University.  While serving as a Guidance Counselor at EHS, she was a leader in the development of many district programs and initiatives.  Ms. Jarett has New Jersey Educational certificates as a Teacher of the Handicapped, School Counselor, Director of School Counseling Services, Supervisor, and Principal. 



Ms. Jarrett is the former Ewing High School Anti-Bullying Specialist and presently is the Back-up ABS, EHS Scholarship Coordinator, has served on the Senior Awards Night Committee, former PSAT/SAT Coordinator and developed and facilitated several School Counseling Department parent workshops.  


 Ms. Jarrett is also a former resource and collaborative teacher of students with learning disabilities.


“Ms. Jarrett is an outstanding student-centered educator who devotes so much of her life to her charges,” Principal Ed Chmiel stated.  “She is a worthy and wonderful recipient of Ewing High School’s Teacher of the Year.” 



Shalieka Jarret


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.