NORTH BERGEN, N.J. — Earlier this year, Linda J. Quentzel, Executive Director of the Hudson County Schools of Technology (HCST) Foundation, announced the appointment of Dr. Josef V. Tuazon (pictured above) to the HCST Foundation Advisory Board.

Dr. Tuazon, who attended Jersey City public schools through eighth grade, and who has two children currently attending Hudson County public schools, earned his doctorate degree in physical therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

He has since helped advocacy and humanitarian efforts from Trenton to Washington, D.C. and from Haiti to his native Philippines, where he was born.

Locally, Dr. Tuazon owns and operates physical therapy clinics in Jersey City and West New York, where he seeks to bring “A Better Life,” his company name — and his personal motto — to the communities he serves.

“Dr. Tuazon represents the best of Hudson County ambition: a former New Jersey Golden Glove fighter who earned his doctorate degree and has opened a series of clinics in and around his hometown,” says HCST Superintendent Frank J. Gargiulo.

“This is the kind of ethic we want to model for our students.”

HCST Foundation President Daniel Gans adds, “Josef’s various professional and philanthropic experiences provides him — and, by extension, the HCST Foundation — with a unique perspective that is simultaneously global and immediate. I expect his input to be a valuable asset for our Foundation.”

Linda J. Quentzel agrees: “Dr. Tuazon certainly has an impressive resumé, but it is his dedication to the community that will make him a vital part of our Advisory Board.”

In December of this year, HCST’s High Tech High School in North Bergen, was ranked the 12th best public high school in the country and the third best in New Jersey by Niche.com, an education ranking and rating website.

In addition to the latest ranking, High Tech High School has accumulated various awards throughout its history, including the National Blue Ribbon Schools Award, numerous medals from U.S. News and World Report’s annual Best Schools Rankings, and the Governor’s School of Excellence Award.

Upon the announcement of his appointment, Dr. Tuazon stated, “I am extremely honored to be chosen to serve alongside some of our County’s best educational leaders. My parents instilled in me the value of education and I hope to pass on those same values to our community’s children and young adults. This is a special time in their lives and investing in them now is a long-term investment in our community’s future.”

HCST’s schools are public schools of choice that offer a diverse and challenging academic curriculum in technology rich environments.

Each student is prepared for the opportunities of today and the challenges of tomorrow.

HCST has two high schools, High Tech High School in North Bergen and County Prep in Jersey City, and a middle school, Explore 2000 in Jersey City.

HCST also offers several alternative and adult educational programs.

The school is set to break ground on its 160 million dollar Secaucus campus this year.

Dr. Tuazon also sits on the Board of Directors of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce and serves the American Physical Therapy Association at both the state and national level as a Federal Affairs Liaison.

He is the owner of A Better Life Physical Therapy in Jersey City and West New York.

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