Teachers Rally For Colleague With Cancer
With a 'sick bank' not an option, West Morris Regional faculty try alternate means of help.
Despite the impasse on a sick bank deal between the Board and Association, faculty members at both West Morris Central and Mendham will continue their efforts to help Susan Moor, a nurse at West Morris Central currently battling breast cancer. Moor lost all of her accumulated sick days in the spring of 2012 when her 8-year-old daughter died.
Faculty members at both high schools will be wearing professionally-acceptable jeans throughout the final week of January as part of the Dollars for Denim campaign, Teacher’s Association President Joyce Hartmann said.
Dollars for Denim is usually held each Friday, where faculty members can wear more casual clothing and donate funds to charities.
During this week of the program, faculty members will be able to wear jeans all week and a $5 per day suggested donation has been requested. All proceeds from the week-long event will go to Moor, Hartmann said.
Moor’s husband, Joe, has been keeping family, friends and colleagues updated on his wife’s progress via blog, which can be found at www.faithsmom.com.