2014 LEAD Award Recipients
For each of our Livingston High School graduates, there have been talented educators who have served to guide them to achieve. This year the Livingston Education Foundation will continue a tradition of recognizing individuals who have created, through a lifetime of service, successful educational opportunities for the students of the Livingston Public Schools. Their vision, their dedication to education, to the children of Livingston and to the district is to be commended.
Mr. Ransegnola was an educator in the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) for 40 years. He served as a Social Studies teacher from 1956-1986 and Social Studies Department chair from 1986 to 1993 at Livingston High School. From 1993 – 1996, he served as the Social Studies K-12 Supervisor. From 1969–1971 was the Livingston Education Association (LEA) President.Read Jim Ransegnola’s My Livingston Life…Don SchwartzMr. Schwartz’s Livingston Public School career in Industrial Arts/Technology Education spanned 31 years, 1966-1999. He served as a class supervisor for 12 years and boasts 2 Conference Championships as Golf Coach from 1986-1999. He is widely known as the “Voice of the Lancers” having served as broadcaster on TV-34 and LTV as well as for the Livingston Memorial Day, Essex County Athletic Director’s Association (ECADA), National Football Foundation (NFF) and Parade. He has photographed over 3,500 Livingston High School and community events since 1980 until the present. He continues to work with both the LANCERS and the Township as a broadcaster and a photographer. Mr. Schwartz was named Citizen of the Year by both the Township of Livingston and UNICO, has been inducted into the Big “L” Athletic Hall of Fame and has been honored by ECADA, NFF, College Hall of Fame (CHOF), the VFW and the ELKS.Read Don Schwartz’s My Livingston Life…