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Job Coach and Employment Specialist Debra Tan Wins 2020 Governor’s Employer Award for Direct Support Professional

Debra tan Northwest Center could not be more proud to announce that Coach and Employment Specialist Debra Tan is the winner of the 2020 Governor’s Employer Award for Direct Support Professional from the Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and employment! This award recognizes someone who has made meaningful inclusive employment opportunities a reality for people with disabilities. Deb could not be more worthy of this honor. In fact, it was members of Deb’s team at North West Central Employment Services who nominated her for this award with passionate endorsements of her work. “It takes a special person to devote 25… Read More »Job Coach and Employment Specialist Debra Tan Wins 2020 Governor’s Employer Award for Direct Support Professional

Debra Kirchen, Brainiax and Teacher Tutors {Our NJMOMpreneur of the Week}

Debra Kirchen, our NJMOMpreneur of the week, knew from the second year that she wanted to become a teacher and spent a large part of her adult life teaching. But all the while, she wanted to expand beyond the classroom to enrich students and bring learning to life. So in 2010, she went on her own and opened Teacher Tutors connecting K-12 students with seasoned teachers for private tutoring, academic coaching, and counseling across the board. northern New Jersey. At the same time, she ran after-school enrichment programs at elementary schools in Livingston, which eventually led to her opening her… Read More »Debra Kirchen, Brainiax and Teacher Tutors {Our NJMOMpreneur of the Week}