Dec. 7, 2020-- North Dover Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Michael DeRiggi has been included in the Extraordinary Educators Class of 2021 by Curriculum Associates. 

"We are continuously amazed by the work you do!" wrote representative Liz Schrader in a tweet Dec. 7. Curriculum Associates manages the iReady assessment, along with other services including distance learning, differentiated instruction, and equity in learning.

North Dover announced the news to its school this morning, and in doing so revealed that Mr. DeRiggi has also been named NDE's "Teacher of the Year" for 2020-2021. Quite a year for one of Toms River Regional Schools' fantastic educators ... congratulations, Mr. DeRiggi!

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Michael DeRiggi with his fifth-grade class at North Dover Elementary School.