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On May 24, 2019 we had a very special celebration for DOCTOR Kerrigan! 


As most of you know, our Principal, the former "Mr." Kerrigan, completed his doctorate in education and graduated on May 20th. This amazing achievement was due to a lot of hard work and dedication, all while flawlessly maintaining his role as Principal at Woodfern Elementary School. 


We hope our students can see that anything is possible if you commit and put your mind to it!  


Congratulations, DR. KERRIGAN!

Woodfern Elementary Principal Steven Kerrigan earns his Doctorate in Education

Congratulations to

Woodfern Elementary

2019 Teacher of the Year Loydes Lewis

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Loydes Lewis, World Language / Spanish Teacher, Woodfern Elementary School

Congratulations to

Woodfern Elementary

2018 Teacher of the Year Stephanie Zinman

from Hillsborough Township Schools 

posted January 22, 2018


Zinman has spent the past six years at Woodfern Elementary and has worked with students in every grade, kindergarten through 4th. She is master at what she does in the classroom and does so effortlessly. She seamlessly provides every student in her classroom with what they need all while drawing no attention to the child or herself.


Thanks for all you do Mrs. Zinman! We are lucky to have you.

Stephanie Zinman, Special Education Teacher, Woodfern Elementary School

Hillsborough Education Association Names Woodfern's Own Jim Cox as 2018 ESP of the Year


December 4, 2017, at 4:26 PM



HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Hillsborough Education Association has named James Cox as the 2018 Educational Support Professional of the Year.

The award honors the essential role played by support personnel in the Hillsborough school community. Each year, colleagues nominate some of the many praiseworthy ESP staff members.

Cox exemplifies the dedication and professionalism of all Educational Support Professionals, who endeavor to maintain quality in the schools and to ensure students’ success. The Hillsborough Education Association represents more than 300 ESPs.

(l-r) Steve Kerrigan, Woodfern School, principal; James Cox, Woodfern head custodian; Aiman Mahmoud, business administrator; Henry Goodhue, president, Hillsborough Education Association.

Credits: courtesy Hillsborough Education Association

Throughout the course of his career as a head custodian, Cox has distinguished himself as a consummate professional and exemplar representative of the HEA.


“His level of honesty, integrity, dedication and kindness is unprecedented,” said Aiman Mahmoud, Hillsborough School Business Administrator.

Cox is known for his ability to fix anything – often going above and beyond for the students and staff of Woodfern Elementary School. His commitment extends beyond his job where he serves an integral role as an HEA representative and advocate for fellow colleagues.

“Mr. James Cox embodies every aspect of what it means to be an Educational Services Professional: advocacy for students and staff, commitment to making his school the best it can be, and superior work and achievement in all of his duties. In short, Mr. James Cox exemplifies the best in all facets of Educational Support Professionalism. I truly do not know what we would do without him,” said Steve Kerrigan, principal of Woodfern Elementary School.



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