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Foreign language educator

Gwen Triay Samuels, American foreign language educator. Certified court interpreter/translator; certified teacher and school supervisor, New Jersey. Recipient Project award New Jersey Division of Vocational Education, Trenton, New Jersey, 1987; research grantee New Jersey History Society, Trenton, 1986; graduate fellowship University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978-1979, academy scholar, 1973-1979.


Samuels, Gwen Triay was born on February 5, 1956 in Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States. Daughter of Leroy and Berneice (Green) Samuels.


Bachelor in Spanish/International Relations cum laude, University Pennsylvania, 1977. Master of Science in Education Linguistics, University Pennsylvania, 1979. Certified in Translation, New York University, 1990.

Postgraduate in translation studies, City University of New York.


Teacher trainer, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1984-1985; bilingual/English as Second Language teacher, Rahway (New Jersey) Public Schools, 1987-1990; court interpreter, translator, Hudson County Superior Ct, Jersey City, New Jersey, 1992-1994; foreign language, history teacher, The Chad Science Academy, Newark, New Jersey, 1994-1997; citizenship project director, International Institute of New Jersey, Jersey City bilingual/English as Second Language teacher, Franklin Township Board of Education, Somerset, New Jersey. Member of advisory board The Kewte Project, Newark Museum. Presenter conferences in field.


  • Certified court interpreter/translator. Certified teacher and school supervisor, New Jersey.


  • Other Work

    • Coach Youth Soccer Association, Rahway, New Jersey, 1986-1988.


Member American Translators Association, New Jersey Education Association, Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sewing, crafts, writing, gardening.


Children: Marco, Amelia, Ezra.

Leroy Samuels

Berneice (Green) Samuels

Ezra Samuels

Marco Samuels

Amelia Samuels