Mr. Kevin Askew, Vice President and General Manager of TechXtend was appointed as a Trustee to the Monmouth-Ocean Foundation for Children at our November meeting. Kevin has truly earned his reputation as one of the industry’s best. Since 1992, Kevin has entrenched himself in the VAR community, occupying a variety of Sales and Management roles. Still managing time for his community, Kevin is also a former Councilman, and Board of Education Vice President in Berkeley Township and a member of the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund Committee.
Daniel Murphy, Assistant Vice President of Investors Bank, presents a check for $5,000 to Dr. David Abbott, Superintendent of Schools, and Christopher Rooney, Assistant Superintendent. These funds will be used by the Monmouth Ocean Foundation for Children to help create a movie theatre room for the Autistic students.
The explosion of technology in all our lives has had no less affect on education. There are many nationally recognized computer software programs for use by students with autism. From iPads to Macs to PCs these programs added to touch screens and other input devices make a dramatic difference in the life of a child with autism.
We are trying to re-create a New Jersey Shore Town to provide our students with true life experiences. A “Shore Diner” is currently under construction with Atlantic City push cart replica diner booths adorned with real bicycle wheels. The diner will serve as both a lunch room and as a life-skills room where students will participate in cooking and food preparation lessons.
Our school needs a new sign outside our building at 100 Tornillo Way in Tinton Falls. The building actually faces Shafto road, a very heavily traveled Monmouth County road. In addition, smaller signs are needed throughout the property to guide our buses, parents, and visitors.