S.H.I.N.E. Educator of the Year Award

2020 SHINE Gala

Child & Family Resources S.H.I.N.E. Educator of the Year Award

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022 | 7 to 10 pm In Person | The Mansion at Mountain Lakes

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2021 SHINE Awardees List

Damian IrizarryDAMIAN IRIZARRY
Damian, has been guiding, supporting, and impacting his students and their families for the last 15 years and specifically with the Dover High School Community since 2015. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rutgers University and later attended Interamerican University in Puerto Rico where he received a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling. Damian is also a part of the American School Counselor Association and Morris County Professional Counselors Association.

Bea YuanBEA YUAN
Bea has been shaping, nurturing, and supporting young children for several years and specifically at The Greater Morristown YMCA since 2012. Bea is a very active member in her community and is involved in The Morris County Child Care Director’s Association, is a NAEYC member, and on The Greater Morristown YMCA Child Care Committee. In 2019, she was also awarded the Angela Lepore Memorial Award for outstanding service in early childhood education.

Tracy KlingenerTRACY KLINGENER
For over 15 years, Tracy has been part of the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris where she now is Director of Suicide Prevention Services. Tracy’s commitment and dedication to the community for over 20 years has led to her building relationships and collaborating with Police Departments, School Districts, Hospitals, Rehabilitation Centers, and other agencies. Her role has supported countless individuals in understanding, responding, and educating in suicide prevention. She also works with Ricky’s Compass, a non-profit, that specializes in youth suicide prevention.

Patricia McQuadePATRICIA McQUADE
Patricia is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at St. Elizabeth’s University and has been educating and mentoring future nurses for over 13 years. She a member of many organizations including but not limited to American Nursing Association, American Association for Critical Care Nursing and Emergency Nurses Association. Patricia also received her Master’s degree in Nursing Education in 2009 and then went to receive her Doctorate of education in 2013 from the University of Phoenix.

Child & Family Resources will be hosting our annual S.H.I.N.E. Educator of the Year Awards Gala, honoring four worthy professionals as Educator of the Year. The purpose of our award is to acknowledge educators who exemplify the spirit of CFR’s mission and values and whose professional practice and advocacy for the profession are deemed exemplary.

If asked to reflect on which educator had the most significant impact, we can easily recall who that person was. They worked long hours, went out of their way to motivate and inspire students, and made personal sacrifices. All too often they are over worked, underpaid, and rarely appreciated. In keeping with our mission to support the development of children and strengthen families, we recognize educators as essential partners. It is in this spirit that Child & Family Resources has created the S.H.I.N.E. (Serves, Helps, Inspires, Nurtures, and Excels) Award.

Join us as we celebrate educators across sectors and present the S.H.I.N.E. Educator of the Year Award to four worthy recipients. It promises to be an evening of social connections and a celebration of all educators. If you are a Child Care Provider, School District Teacher, High School Teacher, College Professor, Principal, Before or After School staff, Safety Officer, Guidance Counselor, Aide, or work with children and families in any capacity, this event is for you!

  • Consider coordinating a group of colleagues.
  • Teambuilding-Social Networking-Staff Appreciation-Professional Connections
  • Know an outstanding educator who is worthy of acknowledgement? Nominations closed on September 15th, 2021.

S.H.I.N.E. Awards Sponsorships

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  • Recognition on website for 1 year
  • 3-minute speech at gala
  • 8 event tickets (1 table)
  • Display included in backdrop of interview
  • Recognition on:
    – Website
    – Social media
    – All event related material
  • Full Page Ad in the Program (7.5″ wide  x 10″ tall)
  • Brilliance listing in the program book
  • 4 event tickets
  • Display included in backdrop of interview
  • Recognition on:
    – Website
    – Social media
    – All event related material
  • Full Page Ad in the Program (7.5″ wide  x 10″ tall)
  • Radiance Listing in the program book
  • 2 event tickets
  • Recognition on:
    – Website
    – Social media
    – All event related material
  • Half Page ad in the program (7.5″ wide x 4.75″ tall)
  • Glitter listing in the program book
  • Recognition on:
    – Website
    – Social media
    – All event related material
  • Business card size placement ad in program (3.5″ wide x 2″ tall)
  • Twinkle listing in the program book
  • 2-minute advertisement of Gala sponsorship
  • 6 event tickets
  • Introduction & Closing recognition at Gala
  • Display included in backdrop of interview
  • Recognition on:
    – Website
    – Social media
    – All event related material
  • Full-page ad in the program (7.5″ wide  x 10″ tall)
  • Luminous listing in the program book
  • 2 event tickets
  • Display included in backdrop of interview
  • Recognition on:
    – Website
    – Social media
    – All event related material
  • Half Page ad in the program (7.5″ wide x 4.75″ tall)
  • Shimmer listing in the program book
  • Recognition on:
    – Website
    – Social media
    – All event related material
  • Business Card sized placement in the program (3.5″ wide x 2″ tall)
  • Sparkle listing in the program book
  • Friends Of S.H.I.N.E. listing in the program book