Sabrina MisirHiralall, MCC Excellence in Teaching Part Time 2015
Sabrina taught second grade in Bayonne, New Jersey and also worked as a consultant for New Jersey City University’s Striving Readers Grant. Also at NJCU, Sabrina taught undergraduate education classes, supervised student teachers, taught graduate students of the NOYCE fellowship program, and taught for the Philosophy and Religion department. Currently, she teaches Student Success and Philosophy at Middlesex County College and Philosophy of Education at Montclair State University. In addition to teaching, she is also a dancer. She had the lead role in Krishnarpanam and holds the title of Natya Tilakam, which was given to her by dance guru, Smt. Sadhana Paranji. She was the solo featured performance in Contemplative Kuchipudi Dance at Montclair State University in April 2013. Sabrina is often invited to lecture and dance in higher education as she presents on Hinduism with postcolonialism in mind. She is an active board member of the Society for the Study of Women Philosophers and the Religion and Education SIG group of the American Education Research Association. She currently serves as Vice President on the Executive Board of the Mid-Atlantic Region of the American Academy of Religion and is a member of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, the Postcolonial Studies in Education SIG group of the American Education Research Association, the Philosophy of Education Society, and the American Academy of Religion.