Page 4 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • April 8, 2009 FLOW Area Cherylin Roeser, an English teacher at Indian Hills High School since 1968, has been selected as one of 12 recipients of The College of New Jersey’s Outstanding Teacher Award. She was recognized at a special reception last week. Each year, first year students at The College of New Jersey are asked to nominate one teacher, counselor, Roeser receives Outstanding Teacher Award coach, or administrator who went beyond the expected and made an invaluable contribution to their personal success and to the success of their elementary, middle, or high school community. Three TCNJ undergraduates nominated Roeser. A committee comprised of TCNJ faculty and administrators chose the recipients from among 270 nominees. Selection was based on student input, a reference from an administrator, and input from the nominee. Roeser received a bachelor’s degree in English from The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. and master’s degrees in teaching and English from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck. She has been Helpful Hints Helpful Hints from ome “Trouble putting a lid on a plastic container? Run hot water on the lid for 30 seconds; it will close easily.” 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Open Sundays 9-3 201-652-5666 a teacher for 43 years. During her career at Indian Hills, she has served as advisor to the yearbook, the National Honor Society, and several classes. In January 1999, then New Jersey Commissioner of Education Leo Klagholz appointed Roeser as one of 10 teachers on the 19-member New Jersey Professional Teaching Standards Board. She served on that board for more than eight years, including two years as chairperson. For the past three years, she has been one of two Ramapo Indian Hills Mentoring Coordinators for novice teachers. In addition, the Indian Hills teacher has been a leader of both the regional and state Academic Decathlon competitions. Franklin Lakes budget cuts (continued from page 3) of $1,278,690. That tax increase must be added to the anticipated $73 increase in the local K-8 school tax and an estimated $107 increase in the regional school tax plus a potential $30 increase in the Bergen County tax resulting in a potential property tax increase of $432 annually on the owner of a home with the average assessed value. With that increase the owner of a home with the average assessed value would have to pay $15,191 in property taxes. Before the council went into closed session to discuss personnel related cost reduction issues, several members of the public asked questions and made comments about the budget. Alan Slepp of Iron Latch Road said he felt there was a lot of waste at the library, where some of the programs are poorly attended. Merle Horst, who lives on Delaware Lane, asked if some employees could take “comp time” instead of salary payments. But DeNicola pointed out that the borough’s contribution to the library is set by state statute, and Doyle advised that comp time might violate the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act. Frank Conte, a resident of Stokes Road, disagreed with the idea of the council members giving up their stipends, saying if they did, no one will consider running for election. He also complained about the four percent salary increases in the budget for the police and contracted employees of the borough and he expressed his opinion that the budget has to be reduced or the town won’t survive. “Where is the tax money going to come from, who is going to live here?” he asked. “Get busy and cut this budget,” he told the council. “You know what has to be done. Just do it.” Pat Says... ee fr 3-18-09 Janine AtlanticSteward6x6(2-25-09)