RAHWAY—Rahway Middle School’s 2010 Teacher of the Year is Edward Dailey.
Dailey began his tenure at the school as an intern from Kean University. After graduating in December 2000, he served the school as a sixth and seventh grade social studies teacher. Currently, Dailey teaches eighth grade American history.
Innovative and hardworking, Dailey is known by his peers as a positive role model. His motto, “Make it fun, make it challenging, make it relevant” is evident in his classroom. Dailey employs a multitude of teaching techniques to enable all learners to succeed. He is one of the school’s technological pioneers, infusing not only traditional technology such as PowerPoint but also stimulating students by incorporating blogs and Microsoft’s Photo Story and Movie Maker into the curriculum.
According to Vice Principal Michael Celoski, “Mr. Dailey is a consummate professional. As a former social studies teacher myself, I feel invigorated every time I see him teach. His mastery of his content area, his technological ability, and his rapport with his students is to be commended.”
Dailey’s students agree. Eighth grader Cheyenne Winstead explains, “I look forward to Mr. Dailey’s class every day. He makes learning fun. We learn a lot in his class.”
Javier Rivera continues, “Mr. Dailey is cool. He deserves to be Teacher of the Year because he helps us understand things easily. He tries his best to get everyone to pass.”