There is so much uncertainty this year as back to school time is in full swing here at the Jersey Shore.

But, one thing that we can be certain about is the hard work that our amazing teachers put in every single year.

That's why the New Jersey Education Association is naming 2020-2021 Teachers of the Year for each of the Garden State's 21 counties.

In announcing the Teachers of the Year, the NJEA said that they are recognizing teachers who have impacts not only in school, but also in the greater communities that they serve:

“This honor recognizes the positive impact that each of these teachers has on our students and their communities. They are involved beyond their classrooms and are key to the changes we want to applaud”

The teachers who represent the Jersey Shore, Ocean and Monmouth Counties, are both foreign language teachers in the heart of each community.

For Ocean County, the New Jersey Education Association's honor went to Lucia Giavatto-DiLeo, who teaches Spanish and French at Manchester Township High School.

To our north, the Monmouth County, the NJEA accolade went to Christina Gauss, who also teaches Spanish, and works at Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School.

Other New Jersey Teachers of the Year included math teachers, science teachers, arts instructors, and more, and ranged the full school experience, from kindergarten straight through senior high school.

You can check out the NJEA Teachers of the Year for each of New Jersey's 21 counties by clicking here.

Congratulations to all of the Garden State's amazing Teachers of the Year!

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