The New Jersey Education Association is proud of the work our members do to make our public schools, and our communities, stronger for every child. That’s why the NJEA is a proud sponsor of the Teachers Who Rock Class of 2022 and is presenting the Community Spotlight Award.

The Community Spotlight Award recognizes outstanding Jersey Teachers, who shine in the classrooms, and in serving their communities.

NJEA is Proud to present the 2022 Community Spotlight Award to:


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Red Bank Primary School

Stephanie is the NJEA Community Spotlight winner because she’s one of the most genuine people you will ever meet. 

Mrs. Whelan makes a conscious effort to treat each student the way she would want her own children to be treated by their teachers. 

Many of the projects that she plans require lots of extra preparation and planning, all of which she does on her own time.   As does the coordination of school programs with the Count Basie Center for the Arts and the yearly Harvest Festival. 

Stephanie’s kindness is contagious. She has a way of making you reflect on your own decisions, problems, and situations that always helps you come out more grounded, no matter if you’re a student or a colleague.

That’s why we’re honoring Stephanie Whelan of Red Bank Primary School as a Teacher Who Rocks! 



Join WRAT and the New Jersey Education Association in celebrating the critical role teachers and school employees play in their classrooms and in our communities.