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The Somerset Patriots have partnered with the NJEA to honor teachers during the 2021 season with the A+ Teacher program.  The program is designed to recognize the work of educators who provide an inclusive learning environment, engaging instruction and  encourages lifelong learning.

“We know how hard teachers work normally and how challenging this year has been for each of them and their students,” said Somerset Patriots President/General Manager Patrick McVerry. “While we wish we were able to do the annual event honoring the teachers of the year at the ballpark, we have worked with our great partners at NJEA to determine a way we can continue the tradition in a new and exciting way this season.”

The Patriots and the NJEA are asking for nominations through the team’s website at milb.com/somerset/community/teachers.  Nominations will be accepted through a form on the website that will include a writeup of why teachers should be considered for the honor.  To be eligible, teachers must work at a public school in Somerset, Middlesex, Union, Hunterdon, or Morris county.

21 total teachers will be selected by judges and honored on the Patriots website, social media platforms, at TD Bank Ballpark, and throughout the community.  Selected teachers will receive four complimentary tickets to enjoy a 2021 Patriots game.

Nominations will end on Friday, May 7, 2021.