Maplewood couple is recognized

MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood couple Joseph Britton and Rozalia Czaban will receive the Norman Tanzman Award at Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation’s 31st annual Harbor Lights Ball on Saturday, Nov. 14, at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City.

Czaban, the principal of Perth Amboy High School until her retirement in 2010, was graduated from William Paterson University with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English literature, and received her supervisor/administrator certificate from Kean University. A product of the Perth Amboy Public School System, Czaban returned to the district after graduation from college and began her career as a teacher of English at Perth Amboy High School.

In addition to her teaching duties, she became active in and developed various extracurricular programs designed to assist and empower students and benefit the community. For her service to her students and dedication to her profession, Czaban was the district Teacher of the Year, recipient of the Governor’s Teacher Recognition Award, honored as the area NAACP Educator of the Year and was inducted into the Perth Amboy High School Hall of Fame.
Britton, a retired detective lieutenant in the Perth Amboy Police Department, began his career in law enforcement with the Rutgers University Police Department. He achieved the rank of sergeant before resigning to join the Perth Amboy Police Department. After eight years on the force in Perth Amboy, he was elevated to detective and was assigned to the Juvenile Aid Bureau. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to detective sergeant and commanded the Juvenile Aid Bureau.

To better serve the city’s youth, he won a three-year term to the Perth Amboy Board of Education, and chaired the district’s building and renovation program. After retiring from the PAPD, Britton secured his private investigator’s license and established J. Britton Investigations LLC.