2012-11-28 / Schools

Robertsville school teacher honored

Robertsville Elementary School, Marlboro, third-grade teacher Ilene Brudner was recently called to the principal’s office to take a phone call. The call was from radio station Thunder 106.3 FM, which informed Brudner that she had won September’s School Spirit Award, sponsored by the radio station and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA).

The School Spirit Award was created as a result of the belief by Thunder 106.3 and NJEA that public school employees have a tremendous impact on children’s lives. The two sponsors wanted to help make sure that the best public school employees in Monmouth and Ocean counties are acknowledged for all that they do.

The School Spirit Award asks listeners to nominate someone in education who made a difference in their life.

A former Marlboro student, who now studies at Monmouth University, wrote a moving letter about Brudner’s impact on her, according to a press release. The student remembers Brudner as going above and beyond for her students, and the writer had fond memories of events such as student of the week and the class newsletter, Habitat News. Brudner inspired this student to study to become a teacher.

In addition to receiving a certificate of thanks, Brudner received a small goody bag of gifts, including a Thunder 106.3 T-shirt.

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