Title: Guidance Director (Retired)
Company: Wallington Public Schools
Location: Oakland, NJ, United States
Diane Jarotski, retired guidance director for Wallington Public Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in guidance counseling.
A great point of pride for Mrs. Jarotski has always been seeing students grow, evolve and succeed. As someone who worked in high schools for over 30 years, she feels lucky to have been able to offer advice, be a mentor and have a positive impact on the youth through her work as a guidance counselor. Now retired, she concluded her career with Wallington Public School in New Jersey, where she held several positions in her tenure. She began her work with the school as an English teacher in 1979. Six years later, she became a supervisor. After 10 years in this capacity, the opportunity to serve as a guidance director presented itself. For Mrs. Jarotski, the position was a natural transition that included the work she loved to do. For her incredible work in her career, she was the recipient of the “Guidance Director of the Year” award in Bergen County. She also earned a Humanitarian Award.
Growing up, Mrs. Jarotski didn’t expect that her professional path would lead her to education. In fact, she hadn’t considered it until a high school babysitting job inspired her to explore the field. She loved children and teaching them how to do new things. To prepare for her career, Mrs. Jarotski earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University in 1977 followed by a master’s degree from Montclair State College in 1985. She has remained abreast of advances in the academic field through her memberships with the Bergen County Educational Association, the Bergen County Professional Counselors Association and the New Jersey Educational Association. As she looks ahead to the future, Mrs. Jarotski intends to enjoy her retirement while taking on civic projects to give back to her community.
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