Cavanaugh wins Cecilia Gaines Holland Award

The 75th Cecilia Gaines Holland Award was presented to Terry Cavanaugh of the Suburban Woman’s Club of Pompton Plains on May 7 at the NJSFWC Annual Convention.

Terry is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University Graduate School in Special Education. She has worked with youths with learning disabilities, taught high school special education, and mentored special ed undergraduate students. She is affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey and America and their Healthy Children’s Project.

For the past eight years Terry has answered the Learning Disabilities Association’s hotline. She provides information to school nurses and the Visiting Nurse Association of New Jersey. She informs parents about toxins in non-flammable materials in children’s’ bedding, toys, and car seats, and toxins in cleaning products that cause developmental disabilities and childhood cancers.

She is a Charter Member of the Towaco Civic Association, the Montville Township Disabilities Commission, Montville Education Foundation, UNICO National New Jersey Education Association, and the Morris County Retired Teachers Association.

Terry sings in her church choir, is a religious education teacher, and directs the high school religious education program.

Congratulations to Terry!

Written by Laura Badger, NJSFWC Honors Chairman