Meet our Paraprofessional of the Year

Mrs. Karen Macey

Teacher of the Year

Delran School District’s Paraprofessional of the Year for 2020

We are truly pleased to announce Karen Macey as the Delran Township School‘s 2020 Paraprofessional of the Year.  Mrs. Macey is paraprofessional at Millbridge.

During her tenure in Delran, Mrs. Macey has worked as  both a classroom paraprofessional and a 1:1 paraprofessional. In her role, she works to develop a strong rapport with students and does a fine job balancing the need for firm, consistent structures with the need for compassion. She possess the ability to skillfully work with a student who is experiencing difficulty regulating their emotions and if effective in deescalating potentially explosive situations.

When staffing/support changes need to be made, she is always focused on what is in the best interest of the students. In the classroom, she often serves as an extension of the teacher, and she navigates the complex tasks of supporting students in a variety of settings while enhancing the learning environment. When traditional approaches and supports for students seem ineffective, she is often identified as a resource to students to promote their success. In one of her nominations, it was stated that she is “one of those rare people that warms your heart to be near and inspires you to be more like her.” 

 It is for these reasons and many more that we are proud to recognize this year’s Delran Schools Paraprofessional of the Year…. Mrs. Karen Macey