First Financial Federal Credit Union and Thunder 106 Present Asbury Park Elementary School Teacher with Teacher of the Month Award

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WALL, N.J. –Ruth Rynearson, an elementary school teacher at Asbury Park’s Barack Obama Elementary School was recently awarded the honor of February’s Teacher of the Month by the First Financial Foundation and Thunder 106.

Rynearson, who in addition to teaching is a Girl Scout Leader, after-school tutor and avid school program volunteer, was nominated for the award by her daughter Christina.

“My mom is always looking to learn better ways to reach her students. She constantly volunteers at after-school activities and extra-curriculars,” said Christina. “You can really tell that she loves what she does and I think that is a very important trait for a teacher.”

“I love being there for these kids each and every day and helping them learn and understand new things,” said Ruth. “I hope that they continue to excel at their new school next year.”

The Barack Obama School is scheduled to close at the end of this year.

To view the video of Ruth’s surprise award presentation click here.

For more information or to nominate a deserving teacher for this award visit


About the First Financial Foundation:

Since 1994, First Financial has supported the Monmouth & Ocean communities with the Erma Dorrer Scholarship Program. Today, that program has been extended into the First Financial Foundation to assist charitable organizations of the Monmouth & Ocean County Communities.  The First Financial Federal Credit Union Foundation is a non-profit working to support a variety of community programs and organizations throughout Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  We direct 100% of your contributions to programs because all administrative
expenses are paid for by First Financial Federal Credit Union.  To learn more, visit



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