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Award for Excellence


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To celebrate the accomplishments of New Jersey public school graduates, NJEA presents the Award for Excellence to graduates who have demonstrated exceptional leadership in their fields of expertise. This year’s recipients are Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia, Dr. Anthony Laneve, the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, former NJEA President Joyce Powell, and author Matthew Quick.

Meet these distinguished honorees at the Celebration of Excellence at 1:30 p.m. in the Sheraton Crown Ballroom.

Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia
A 1947 graduate of Cliffside Park High School, Dr. Rose Marie Battaglia has a lifelong passion for basketball as a player, referee, coach, mentor, and speaker. She has coached basketball at every level from elementary school through NCAA Division I college ball.
Dr. Anthony Laneve
A 1969 graduate of John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson, Dr. Anthony Laneve is the chief of internal medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, also in Paterson.
Sen. Frank Lautenberg
A 1941 graduate of Nutley High School, Sen. Frank Lautenberg served in the U.S. Senate from 1982-2000 and 2003 until his death in June. He was the last remaining World War II veteran in the Senate.
Joyce Powell
A 1969 graduate of Bridgeton High School, Joyce Powell served as president of NJEA from 2005 to 2009. Powell currently serves on the Executive Committee of the National Education Association.
  Matthew Quick
A 1992 graduate of Collingswood High School, Matthew Quick (aka Q) is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including The Silver Linings Playbook, which was made into an Oscar-winning film. Quick is a former NJEA member who taught literature and film at Haddonfield Memorial High School.

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