Sa­fari named Teacher Of The Year

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Argine Sa­fari, a mu­sic teacher at Pas­cack Val­ley High School, was named New Jersey’s 2016 Teacher of the Year, an honor be­stowed by the state. The 47-year-old Fort Lee for more than res­i­dent has taught at her school and came to Amer­ica a decade. She grew up in Ar­me­nia her way to a ca­reer in in 1994, even­tu­ally find­ing other jobs. She was partly education af­ter work­ing some Brook­lyn Youth Cho­rus in­spired by work­ing with the lost her fa­ther in the 9/11 and help­ing a stu­dent, who had process for the famed at­tacks, pre­pare for the ad­mis­sions and Per­form­ing Arts LaGuardia High School of Mu­sic per­form­ing ex­pe­ri­ences in New York City. “None of my when I learned about her com­pared to the feel­ing I had “I knew I had to turn my The Record. suc­cess,” she told of teach­ing.” She has been pas­sion for mu­sic into a ca­reer trav­el­ing around the spend­ing a six-month sab­bat­i­cal be­half of the New Jersey state mak­ing pre­sen­ta­tions on De­part­ment of Education.

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