The College of Saint Elizabeth and Montgomery Academy, Basking Ridge, N.J., have entered into an educational partnership to benefit the students and staff of those institutions, beginning with the fall 2012 semester. CSE, long known for its education of teachers, will provide programs for the Montgomery professional staff, with an emphasis on special education, educational leadership and teacher certification. Montgomery, with its dedication to highly individualized student instruction will, in turn, open its classrooms to CSE students for teacher observation and training opportunities.
“I am extraordinarily pleased about our collaboration with the College of Saint Elizabeth,” said Montgomery’s Board Chair J. Anthony Manger. “Montgomery Academy, with a long history of innovative service in special education, is always seeking new ways to better serve our students. Our relationship with Saint Elizabeth’s furthers our ability to fulfill that mission.”
“We wholeheartedly welcome this educational partnership with Montgomery Academy,” said Sister Teresa Bruno, Chair of Teacher Education Programs at CSE. “This collaboration supports teachers and students who see learning as a continuous process of life. We look forward to working with the dedicated staff of Montgomery Academy whose mission is so strongly aligned with the mission of our College.”
In the future, the partnership may expand to include specialized programs for the respective staffs and students, as well as courses for parents of Montgomery students.
Montgomery Academy is a private, nonprofit, state-approved school serving students ages 5 to 21 years who face social, emotional, and educational challenges that cannot effectively be met by their local public school districts. Students from dozens of school districts throughout northern and central New Jersey comprise Montgomery’s student population. Montgomery emphasizes a warm, caring and nurturing – yet educationally challenging – environment. In this environment, Montgomery’s students, many of whom have struggled to achieve educational success, typically thrive. For more information, visit the Montgomery website at: www.montgomeryacademyonline.org.