We are pleased to announce the 2020 New Jersey PTA Success Award Winners!

President's Recognition Award: Crockett Middle School PTA (Mercer)

Advocacy: Zane North PTA (Camden)

Arts in Education: Horace Mann PTA (Camden)

Communication: Crockett Middle School PTA (Mercer); Honorable Mention: Montague Township School PTA (Sussex); Honorable Mention: Midland Park Elementary PTA (Bergen)

Community Involvement: Eastampton PTA (Burlington)

Diversity and Inclusion: Manchester Township PTA (Ocean); Mount Tabor Elementary PTA (Morris)

Family Engagement: Alice Costello PTA (Camden); Horace Mann PTA (Camden)

Healthy Lifestyles: Dutch Neck PTA (Mercer); George E. Wilson PTA (Mercer)

Male Engagement: Zane North PTA (Camden); Dutch Neck PTA (Mercer)

Membership & Outreach: Midland Park Elementary PTA (Bergen); Honorable Mention: Zane North PTA (Camden)

Student Involvement: Dutch Neck PTA (Mercer)


We are also proud to honor the 2020 New Jersey PTA Outstanding Educator Award Winners!

Superintendent: Diane Mandry, Pohatcong Elementary School District (nominated by Pohatcong Elementary School PTA)

Principal: Danielle Bache, Godwin Elementary School & Peter Galasso, Highland Elementary School (nominated by Midland Park Elementary PTA); Honorable Mention: Roxann Clarke-Holmes, Richard C. Crokett Middle School (nominated by Crockett PTA)

Teacher: Jeffrey Eikelberner, Dutch Neck Elementary School (nominated by Dutch Neck Elementary PTA); Honorable Mention: Paul Buerck, Ocean Township Elementary School (nominated by OTES PTA) & Vincent Sclafani, George E. Wilson Elementary School (nominated by George Wilson PTA)


New Jersey PTA Meritorious Service Award


The NJPTA Meritorious Service Award is bestowed upon an individual who had a lead role in an outstanding, successful endeavor contributing to the welfare of New Jersey’s children. This award recognizes an individual that has given their time and talent in a specific activity, ongoing program or the development of a new project that promotes advocacy for children. Who should be recognized?

  • Someone who developed a successful program promoting child advocacy— through involvement in children’s education, health or well-being.
  • Had a positive effect on children through continuous service to children, parents, the school and/or community.
  • Performed outstanding work in the school or community resulting in an increased awareness on issues affecting children.

Meritorious Service Award Application

New Jersey PTA Honorary Life Membership


Do you know of someone who is deserving of a Life Membership? The New Jersey PTA Life Membership is an honorary award presented to a person who has given outstanding service for the welfare of children and youth. It recognizes someone who has promoted the well-being of children by serving as an advocate for them in the areas of education, health, safety and legislation. The recipient of the NJPTA Honorary Life Membership will appreciate the high honor. It is the highest honor the State PTA can bestow on your school community and state. The Honoree can be a Past/Present PTA President, School Administrator, Retiring Teacher, Outstanding Teacher or Special Volunteer.

This honorary membership does not carry with it the right to vote, make motions, or serve as an officer in the local PTA, unless the recipient has a membership in that local PTA. It does, however, entitle the Life Member the privilege of attending the annual state convention as a voting delegate.

The honor of the Life Membership is something the recipient should carry with much honor, distinction, and pride.

Life Membership Application​​