Who's Who Top Educators

Jan Altman

Title: Retired Teacher
Wharton Borough Public Schools and Parsippany Schools
Parsippany, New Jersey, United States

Jan Altman, retired teacher at the Wharton Borough Public Schools and Parsippany Schools, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of music education.

With three decades of experience to her credit, Ms. Altman cultivated a career of excellence in the field of education. Specializing in music education and interdisciplinary teaching, she previously served as a music teacher at the Wharton Borough Public Schools and at the Parsippany Schools. Though she is retired from teaching, she remains dedicated to songwriting and music publishing. Prior to embarking on her vocational journey, Ms. Altman pursued her own education, studying at William Paterson University and earning bachelor’s degrees at Montclair State University and the University of Massachusetts.

From an early age, Ms. Altman naturally gravitated towards a career as a teacher. A multifaceted educator, she has always had a clear understanding that each individual learns in different ways, and she found a wealth of success by implementing interactive teaching techniques. To commemorate her efforts in the field, she was previously honored with the School Leader Award for Creative and Innovative Programs by the New Jersey Board of Education and a Heart of Gold Award. In her retirement, Ms. Altman often enjoys reminiscing about her days in school with her husband and interacting with her old students on Facebook.

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