EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR
Mr. Timothy Belmont
Language Arts Teacher
Mr. Belmont has been teaching Language Arts at Lyndhurst High School since 2012. During his time at LHS, he has taught English I, English I Honors, English II Honors, Public Speaking, and Advanced Public Speaking. Tim also is the high school's Technology Specialist, instrumental in assisting coworkers with technology and implementation of educational tools. Additionally, he is one of the co-advisors for the Peer Group Connection program. He is an ISTE and Google certified educator with a Masters in Educational Technology.
SERVICE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
Mrs. Jill Tozduman
Mrs. Tozduman is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with the Lyndhurst Public School system since 1999. She is a School Social Worker on the Lyndhurst High School Child Study Team and also has experience as a private practitioner. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Seton Hall University and a Master of Arts degree in Social Work from New York University.
She serves as a case manager to students with disabilities and develop Individualized Education Plans. She advocates on behalf of all students in the high school to provide tools and resources to support academic success. Assisting with mental health and behavioral concerns and facilitating individual, group, and crisis intervention counseling is also an important part of Mrs. Tozduman's responsibility as a social worker.
She is committed to listen to, support, inspire, and collaborate with all students, families, and colleagues. She truly enjoys working with students and hopes they learn as much from her as she learns from them!