Thursday, January 17, 2013
Mandy Galante is no stranger to awards but says this one is special because a former student submitted the nomination.
Jared Katzman, a freshman at Yale University, says he knew just who to nominate when he got an e-mail from the school last spring regarding its annual award for outstanding high school educators. The Red Bank Regional grad nominated applied technology teacher Mandy Galante, with whom he spent four years getting to know in the classroom and while traveling to technology competitions. Along the way, Galante became a valuable mentor to her student whose advice he sought on everything from where to apply to school to what language to take studying abroad. "I felt like the whole reason I got accepted (to Yale) was because of her," Katzman, who's from Little Silver, tells Patch. "Every single time I made a decision, I always needed her seal of …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Channel 7 News aired a segment Tuesday night about the hacking prowess developed by the high school's acclaimed cyber students.
Eyewitness News came to Red Bank Regional on Tuesday to find out how computer students are learning how to stop hackers by learning to think like hackers. The segment, which aired Dec. 11 on the local ABC news affiliate, featured RBR teacher Mandy Galante discussing the strategy for teaching her cyber students how "to break security, so they can implement security." Galante and her cyber students have been recognized for outstanding work and she was Monmouth County and Red Bank Regional's Teacher of the year for the 2011-2012 school year. Eyewitness News Education reporter Art McFarland talked to Galante and her students as well as the high school's administrative team. Principal Risa Clay said, "It's so important for teenagers to see that…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The borough council recognized Galante's Teacher of the Year designation at the high school.
Little Silver Mayor Robert C. Neff, Jr. observed at last week's council meeting that having teacher Mandy Galante over at Red Bank Regional is "neat for us." "She's someone from the community who's made us proud," he added, before reading a proclamation recognizing Galante's designation as Teacher of the Year at the High School. "Everybody knows your accomplishments," said Neff of Galante's accomplishments creating the curriculum that offers students a study concentration and career path in cyber security. "It's so well deserved." We expect to see Galante, who's married to Councilman Don Galante, back at a future meeting to be recognized by council for also nabbing the county's Teacher of the Year bragging rights.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno recognized Academy of Information Techonolgy students for their recent success in a nationwide competition.
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno made it very clear to the group gathered in Red Bank Regional's media center on Monday that it wasn't the school's proximity to her home nearby that brought her there that morning. "It's that important," she said of the school's Information Technology students nabbing the top three spots in the state in a nationwide competition. Guadagno gave a nod to all of the ingredients that went into the students' success -- including parents, teachers and a school board that supports the cyber security program. She singled out teacher Mandy Galante for her "tenacity" in not only helping her IT students succeed during competition but also in promoting all of the good things going on at Red Bank Regional. Thirty-seven students…
Friday, March 9, 2012
Three students from the high school took the top spots in the state in a nationwide competition
Friday, March 9, 2012
For the second year in a row, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno will visit Red Bank Regional High School to honor Academy of Information Technology students for nabbing the top three spots in the state in a nationwide competition. The Cyber Foundation Competition was a two-month long, online tournament that featured 2,034 students from 169 schools, 32 states and three U.S. territories. The top students from RBR were Ryan McVeety, Little Silver, who also finished 25th in the nation; Jared Katzman, Little Silver, who finished 26th in the nation; and Luke Matarazzo, Neptune City, who finished 57th in the nation. Guadagno visited the school lastyear to commend six students who won the national Cyber Patriot Competition sponsored by the Air Force …
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Teacher led team of Academy of Information Technology students to national championship at Air Force's CyberPatriot III cyberdefense competition.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Sent in by reader Howard Leach: On August 6th, Amanda Galante, teacher of technology at Red Bank Regional High School, was awarded the Air Force Association's State and Chapter 192 Teacher of the Year awards at McGuire Joint Base, NJ, next to the C-17 Globemaster III aircraft named the Spirit of New Jersey. Brig. Gen James Young, USAF, ret., of Howell, NJ, a former McGuire Base Commander, and Eric Taylor, AFA NorthEast Region President, presented the awards which amounted to $1,000.00, certificates, a jacket, and other items. The awards were made in recognition of her coaching the winning CyberPatriot III Open Division Championship team which beat out 185 teams from across the nation. Shown standing with her are three of the six members on…