Toms River Teacher Named Extraordinary Educator

From left to right, Washington Street School Principal Jeff Ryan; Assistant Superintendent Richard Fastnacht; Washington Street teacher Tracy Seitz, and Director of K-5 Curriculum Rachel Cicala all gather to congratulate Ms. Seitz on being named an Extraordinary Educator. (Photo courtesy Toms River Schools)

  TOMS RIVER – Tracy Seitz, a Washington Street Elementary School fourth-grade teacher, has been named a 2022 Extraordinary Educator by Curriculum Associates. This marks the second consecutive year Curriculum Associates has tapped a Toms River Regional Schools teacher for the honor, as last year North Dover’s Michael DeRiggi was recognized.

  “Congratulations to Ms. Seitz at Washington Street for this recognition,” wrote Elizabeth Schrader from Curriculum Associates. “I’m so excited to have another teacher from the Toms River Schools honored in this year’s class of Extraordinary Educators.”

  Along with the prestigious recognition, Ms. Seitz will receive a celebratory reception, round-trip airfare to Boston for the Extraordinary Educators Leadership Summit in August 2022 (provided it remains an in-person event), opportunities to speak at Curriculum Associates events, and a network of fellow honorees to collaborate with and learn from.

  Assistant Superintendent Richard Fastnacht and Director of K-5 Curriculum Rachel Cicala joined Principal Jeff Ryan at Washington Street School to congratulate Ms. Seitz on officially becoming an Extraordinary Educator.

  “What Tracy is able to do each and every day, which is reach, engage, and inspire her students, truly is extraordinary,” said Fastnacht. “I’m so happy for her that she’s received this well-deserved honor, and I, along with Superintendent Genco, Principal Ryan, and all of my colleagues, am proud to call her one of our own.”