Congratulations to Ms. Erin Schiavo, the Lite Rock Teacher of the Month for November.

Ms. Schiavo, who teaches kindergarten at Ventnor Community School, welcomed me to her class on Wednesday for a Lite Rock Pizza Party to celebrate her selection as the Teacher of the Month.

We had a fun visit with her class, who enjoyed their pizza and recorded a congratulatory message for Mrs.Schiavo, which you can hear attached to this post along with a short video we taped with the class.

Erin Schiavo's nominating student, Jennifer Cannon, is now in the running for a $2,000 scholarship that Lite Rock will give to one of the students who nominates a deserving South Jersey teacher this school year.

Thanks to Capri Pizza and Grille in Northfield for the delicious pizza for our pizza party! For being selected as the Lite Rock Teacher of the Month, Mrs. Graham wins a $50 gift card to Hamilton Mall and a membership to Island Gym and Fitness.

Lite Rock Teacher of the Month is brought to you by Hamilton Mall. Shop Hamilton Mall to earn points for your favorite school in their School Spirit Challenge, when you present a Hamilton Mall receipt to the information desk.The school that earns the most points by April 30, 2017 gets $5000 from Hamilton Mall, with two runners-up getting $2,500 and $1000.

Do you know of an excellent South Jersey teacher we should consider as the Lite Rock Teacher of the Month?

Teacher of the Month nominations need only be about 100 words in length and are a great way of recognizing excellence for a teacher who is making a real difference in your child’s life.

Here is audio from our class visit to Erin Schiavo's kindergarten class at Ventnor Community School...

Here is a short video taped during our visit to kindergarten at Ventnor Community School...