VIP Visitors

2018-2019 VIP Guests

Veronique Lambert, Program Coordinator from Sustainable Jersey for Schools & Sheridan Balmeo, Regional Public Affairs Manager from PSE&G – September 21, 2018

Visiting with the Thomas Edison EnergySmart Chart School this morning was so much fun. It was such a delight to see the strides and commitment they have made towards becoming sustainable.

Joe Fingerhut, Motivational Speaker – October 3, 2018

I always enjoy visiting with TEECS students, they are a very enthusiastic bunch of kids.

John W. Fodor, Chief of Detectives of Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office – September 5, 2018

It is encouraging to see TEECS taking security so seriously. The safety of their students is of utmost importance to us as well as the Administration.

2017-2018 VIP Guests

Actor, Andy Dispensa – June 19, 2018

After all their hard work and perseverance, these students will go on to do many great things

Former Astronaut, Dr. Gregory Linteris – June 13, 2018

It is always a pleasure to visit TEECS. Their students are excited to create and discover new things. The sky is the limit for these guys.

Kim Svoboda, Project Consultant for Panasonic Student Eco Citizenship Project – March 15, 2018

It was such a pleasure to meet Mrs. Patel and her class. They are working very hard.

Mayor Phil Kramer, Mayor of Franklin – March 2, 2018

I had a great time today. Reading to the kindergarten class was a lot of fun. The kids seemed to really enjoy it as well.

Officer Dawn Flanders of the Franklin Twp. Police Department – Annual visit

I’m really glad to be a returning visitor here at TEECS. They take their student’s security seriously, and I am always happy to support their efforts.

Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker and Raritan Valley Community College President, Mr. McDonough – February 28, 2018

RVCC has an exciting program to offer the students at TEECS. We look forward to the successes that will come of it.

Azuka Zuke author & speaker – February 26, 2018

My goal is to reach as many people as possible with the ‘I can do it’ message. There is nothing these students can’t do! They will reach their goals I am sure of it.

Dr. Dennis Regling, well-known author and educator – February 12, 2018

The students here were really engaged. Its always fun to make learning fun especially math.

Prof. Dr. Karwe from Rutgers University – February 12, 2018

I had a lot of fun watching the students speak about their projects and celebrate Thomas Edison’s birthday.

Staff Sergeant Kenny Faria, USAF Air Guard and Sergeant Jason Hill, Marine Corps. – November 10, 2017

We enjoyed visiting the students here. They asked a lot of great questions.

2016-2017 VIP Guests

Freeholder Patricia Walsh, Sherif Provenzo, Somerset County Prosecutor Michael Robertson, Unity Bank CEO James Hughes – September 28, 2016

Its always exciting to be involved in the beginning of a new adventure. Watching this school flourish has been great to watch. Now in their new location it can only get better. We wish the TEECS’ family all the best.

Council Woman Keiona Miller – March 1, 2017

TEECS’s students and faculty were so welcoming. It was a pleasure to be with them to discuss the importance of Black History Month

Mrs. Harrington, NJ Education Commissioner & Mr. Biedron, NJ State Education Board President – November 29, 2016

We have visited with TEECS a few times now and we always enjoy seeing the new and exciting things they are up to. The students are receiving a quality education..

Mr. Biedron 2016

2015-2016 VIP Guests

Former Governor of NJ, Chris Christie – May 16, 2016

“It is not good enough just for TEECS to be great for the children who are here. Its that they set examples for the rest of the State for ways that they can achieve the kind of scores that I heard from those students in there which were all outstanding.”nth

Mr. Karwe, Ph.D., FIFT, Dean of International Programs/Professor of Food & Science at Rutgers; Mayor Bob Fazen, Mayor of Boundbrook & Mr. Richard Lavao, President of Bloomfield College – April 21, 2016

It was great to stop by today and see the enthusiasm in the students and faculty. The environment here is great...

Chief Academic Officer, Kim Harrington & Deputy Commissioner, Peter Shulman – February 19, 2016

It was a pleasure visiting today with Thomas Edison. They are creating a great environment for their students to thrive.

Stuart J. Lieberman, Environmental Lawyer – February 16, 2016

Sharing my experience today with the kids was great. They really seemed interested in the topic as well as taking care of our planet.

Assemblyman Diegnan – February 12, 2016

Its great to see the wonderful things our schools are doing for our students. They are going to have great success I the future.

James A. Hughes, Unity Bank President – January 29, 2016

The new partnership we are forming here today is great. I look forward to working together in the future.

Mr. Mark Biedron, NJDOE President – March 16, 2016

“Meeting everyone at TEECS today was a great way to learn about their goals and how the State can be of help to them. I look forward to seeing how they grow.”

2014-2015 VIP Guests

Education Commissioner, David C. Hespe – June 12, 2015

It was a pleasure coming to TEECS and seeing the great strides they are making in such a short time.

Professor Theodore Chase & Middlesex County Sheriff, Mildred Scott – February 11, 2015

The children were a joy to visit with. They have such enthusiasm abut learning.

Superintendent Juan Torres – December 14, 2014

The new partnership we are forming here today is great. I look forward to working together in the future.

Former Astronaut, Dr. Gregory Linteris – November 5, 2014

I always enjoy going to schools to share my experiences. You never know who will be the next astronaut.

2013-2014 VIP Guests

Mayor Francis “Mac” Womack, III – May 9, 2014

Meeting with schools in the area is a lot of fun for me. Kids are so eager to learn and explore new ideas. It’s great to see that enthusiasm in our future leaders.

Dr. Arthur Benjamin, Math Professor – March 14, 2014

Math does not have to be hard or boring. Math is such a great and necessary tool for our future. Its great to see kids enjoying it.

FBI Newark Division Director, Aaron Ford – February 10, 2014

I always enjoy getting the opportunity to meet with students. Security is so important; its important they take it seriously.

Homeland Security Supervisor, John Paige – January 15, 2014

Security is an important aspect of our schools these days. TEECS’ leadership understands this and makes it a priority.

Karl Romain, World Champion Martial Artist – January 9, 2014

The kids were great. I really enjoyed hanging out here today.

Sheriff Frank Provenzano – October 29, 2013

I don’t often get the opportunity to visit with local schools. Coming to TEECS was a great way to see first hand some of the security challenges that our schools are facing.

Mayor Brian Levine – October 21, 2013

The students were great. It was so much fun to see the amazing things this school is doing for these kids.

Charter School Association President & CEO Carlos Perez – October 8, 2013

Strong charter schools are important to our students and communities. TEECS is doing a great job and is a great example for others to

2012-2013 VIP Guests

Somerset County Prosecutor, Geoffrey Soriano – June 4, 2013

I don’t often get the chance to visit our schools. The students at TEECS were very welcoming. I really enjoyed my afternoon.

Assemblyman Upendra J. Chivukula – March 20, 2013

It was great to see all the students and their enthusiasm for learning. TEECS is doing a great job.

Karl Romain, World Champion Martial Artist – February 28, 2013

Visiting schools is fun. I enjoy seeing what kinds of things they are learning and the tools they are using now. Much different from my days in school.

Writer Ben Marshall – February 15, 2013

Writing is a great art, and the students at this school have many opportunities to fine tune that skill.

NBA Player, Anthony Avent – November 9, 2012

TEECS is doing great things for their students and keeping them physical is one of them.