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Summit Teacher Named Bilingual Supervisor

An eight-year Summit teacher was promoted to a supervisory position in the district.

At the Board of Education meeting on Dec. 20, Ana Ventoso was approved as the new World Language, ESL, Bilingual Supervisor for the Summit Public Schools, handling all grades, first through 12th. She will began this role on Feb. 1, upon the retirement of Leslie Zimring. 

Ventoso has taught in the Summit School district for eight years and has been a world language instructor in grades one through five in four of Summit’s elementary schools. Additionally, she is the cofounder and coordinator of Ole Ole at Washington School, where she organizes the community leadership group of Spanish-speaking bilingual students. In 2012, Ventoso was named Union County Washington Teacher of the Year.

“Ms. Ventoso is a master teacher,” said Ken Shulack, Human Resources Director. “She has incorporated technology in all areas of instruction and is seen as a leader in this area in her department. She also impressed the committee with her knowledge and commitment to culturally responsive teaching and her desire for a strong connection between teachers, parents and community groups.”

She is a graduate of The College of New Jersey, where she received her BA in
Elementary Education and Spanish. She has her Master’s degree in ESL/Bilingual Education
and her Supervisory Endorsement from William Paterson University.

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