New Jersey Devils March 2024 Teacher of the Month

Future GoalsTM Program

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New Jersey Devils March 2024 Teacher of the Month


Jennifer Lambert


Lyndhurst Middle School

Classroom Team:

Tell us about yourself!

Jennifer Lambert is a technology specialist in Lyndhurst, NJ. Currently, she is a sixth grade math teacher at Lyndhurst Middle School. She was the recipient of the Peary Award for Growth Mindset from Pear Deck. Additionally, she was the Roosevelt School 2018 Governor’s Educator of the Year Recipient and the Lyndhurst Middle School 2021 Governor’s Educator of the Year Recipient. Jennifer created a technology tools website to enhance instruction for her school. She is an active member of the School Climate and Culture, SCIP, Pandemic Response, Grading, and Discipline Committee. Jennifer is involved in the school activities by serving as  advisor for the Robotics Team, Math Club, Unified Club, and Student Council.

What is your favorite part of the Future Goals™program? How do you see STEM in the game of hockey?

My favorite part is the effective integration of STEM concepts with real-world applications in hockey. The program provides engaging tools and resources that align with my expertise in math and technology, offering students a hands-on experience with STEM in the context of the game of hockey. STEM is related through area of the floor and angles of hockey shots.

If you played hockey, what position would you play and why?

As a math teacher who appreciates being in control, my favorite hockey position would be that of a goaltender. Goaltenders have a significant impact on the outcome of the game. They are the last line of defense, and their performance can strongly influence the team’s success. Much like orchestrating a lesson plan, being a goaltender allows you to control the flow of the game from a strategic standpoint. Goaltending requires precision and quick calculations which needs math!