Terry Dougherty’s Free Military Tutoring Program Gains National Attention

Atlantic County Teacher of the Year, winner of the Great American Teach-Off, Stockton graduate, current Stockton master’s student, and military wife and mom all describe one distinctive woman: Terry Dougherty. The story behind her unwavering efforts to support the education of military children through a free tutoring program she established is featured in Family Circle magazine this month and will air on NJTV in December.

Dougherty, who has an undergraduate degree in Teacher Education from Stockton, is currently a third grade teacher at Roland Rogers Elementary School in Galloway and a student in Stockton’s Master of Arts in Education (MAED) program.

Education standards from state to state differ, and military children who change schools frequently develop gaps in their learning. Dougherty established a tutoring service, “They Are Heroes Too,” which was held at Stockton this summer, to correct this situation for military families free of charge.

Terry Dougherty, in the center, is surrounded by family members after addressing the community at Stockton's MLK Day of Service in 2012.

Terry Dougherty, in the center, is surrounded by family members after addressing the community at Stockton’s MLK Day of Service in 2012.

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Caitlyn Ruffalo Named Student Trustee of Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc.

Caitlyn Ruffalo is the new student trustee of the Stockton Affiliated Services, Inc. (SASI), a non-profit auxiliary organization of the college. SASI operates the college’s off-campus facilities, such as Stockton Seaview, and provides services for the Stockton community including off-campus housing rentals, transportation shuttles and dining services.

“I absolutely love Stockton, and as a business student, it is exciting for me to experience the “behind the scenes” action that contributes to its success,” Caitlyn said.

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