Staff Directory




Kyle Dresback


Administrative Staff

Jessica Balla

Assistant Principal - Communication, Events, Data, Social Studies, Reading, ROTC, and PE

Latasha Bowens

Assistant Principal - LEA, RTI, Attendance, Discipline, ESE, English, Arts, and Academies

Abbey Mander

Assistant Principal - Curriculum,Guidance, Science, and World Languages

Bernie Blue

Dean, 9 & 11, Transportation, Saturday School

Jacqueline Ashcroft

Dean, 10 & 12, Detention

Jerry Hurst

Dean – Attendance, Parking, Drills

Bob Wamser

Maintenance Coordinator

Matt McCool

Athletic Director

Vanessa Power


Crystal Stone


Karen Cornelius

Administrative Secretary

Kim Hollis

IB Coordinator – IB Website

Jaime Combs

Academy Coordinator – Academy Website

Mollie Altick-Magill

Instructional Literacy Coach – Website


TV Production 2-5, Wired, IB Film
Digital Design, Introduction to IT (Communications & Hospitality) – Department Head
TV Production 1, TV Production 2 – 5, Sports Media, Senior Video
Drafting 1-4


ENC1101/1102, English 4 IB, AP Literature
English 1 Pre-IB, English 1 Honors
English 3
English 4, Journalism
English 1, English 1 Honors
English 1 Honors, English 3 Honors
Angie Witwer
Intensive Reading
Vandana Bakshi-Haller
English 2, English 4
English 1, AP Literature, Theory of KnowledgeDepartment Head
Intensive Reading
English 2, English 2 Honors, English 2 AVID
English 2, English 2 IB
AP Language, English 2
English 1
English 2, English 2 Honors
English 3 IB, English 4 Honors, AP Literature

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

English, History
Math, Learning Strategies – Department Head
English, Learning Strategies
Physical Science, Geometry
Learning Strategies, Biology, Career Experiences
Intensive Reading, Biology
Learning Strategies, Math
Leonard Smith
Para Professional
Shetia Williams
Para Professional

Fine Arts

Maria Helfrich
Drama 1-3, Acting, Speech, Stagecraft
IB Music, Music of the World, Chorus 1-5, External & Internal Internships
Drawing & Painting, Ceramics & Pottery, IB Art
Drawing & Painting, Ceramics & Pottery
Band, Percussion, Color Guard, Music Theory

World Language

Spanish 1, Spanish 1 Pre-IB
American Sign Language 1-3Department Head
Spanish 2, Spanish 2 IB
Spanish 3 IB, Spanish 4 IB
French 1-5, French IB 1-4
Christine Nagle
Spanish 2, Spanish 3

Guidance – Website

Cindy Vartanian
Guidance Counselor, 9th: A-F & 10-12: A-G
Michel Gledhill
Guidance Counselor, 9th: G-O & 10-12: H-N
Laura Maalouf
Guidance Counselor, All ESE, ELL
Daphne Harden
Guidance Counselor, 9th: P-Z & 10-12: O-Z
Kimberly Miller
Testing Coordinator, Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Peggy Altick
Guidance Secretary
Naviance Coordinator Family Connection by Naviance
Beth Newell
Computer Operator
Michelle Sterling
Social & Guidance Assistance
Gifted Consultative Teacher 10th-12th
Gifted Consultative Teacher 9th


Algebra 1, Algebra 2
Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus
Geometry Honors, Math Analysis
Geometry, Geometry Honors, Math for College Readiness
Paul Trimble
Dual Enrollment Math, Algebra 2 Honors,  Pre-Calculus IB
Algebra 2 Honors, IB Statistics, Math Studies IB – Department Head
Algebra 1, Advanced Algebra
Algebra 2, IB Calc
Advanced Math Topics (AMT), AP Statistics
Geometry, Geometry Honors
Liberal Arts Math, Geometry w/ Intensive Math, Geometry
Algebra 1 w/ Intensive Math, Algebra 1
Geometry, Algebra 2, Math for College Success, Advanced Math Topics (AMT)
Algebra 1 Honors, AVID, AIM

Media Center – Website

Cynthia Messenger
Media Specialist
Kathy McMahon
Media Tech

NJROTC – Website

ROTC 4, Leadership 4 – Department Head
ROTC 2-3, Leadership 2-3
ROTC 1, Leadership 1


Virtual Assistant

Physical Education

HOPE, Team Sports
HOPE, Team Sports
Head Football Coach, Weight Training
HOPE, Teen Leadership, Link Crew
HOPE, Weight Training


Chemistry Honors, Chemistry IB
Marine Science, Earth/Space Science – Department Head
Physical Science, Physical Science Honors, Physics Honors
Physics 1, Physics Honors AP, Physics 2 IB
Biology, Biology Honors
Biology, Biology Honors
Biology Honors, Biology 2 IB, Biology 3 IB
Physical Science, Earth/Space Science
Dual Enrollment Biology, Anatomy Honors, AP Environmental
Biology Honors Biology 1 IB
Pre-IB Chemistry, IB Chemistry 2, IB Chemistry 3
Chemistry 1, Physical Science
Biology, Physical Science

Social Studies

Joe Reiney
AP European History, Inquiry Skills IB
Pyschology 1-2, Psychology 1-2 IB
World History, World History Honors
Psychology 1-2, AP Psychology
World History, American History Honors
American History, American History Honors
Government, Economics, Government Honors, Economics Honors, AP Government
AP Microeconomics, History of the Americas, AP Human Geography
AP Human Geography
AP US History, American History
American History, Teen Leadership, Geography
American History, IB Gov. Honors, AP Government IB – Department Head
Government, Geography, American History
Government, Government Honors

Support Staff

Carma Banks
Cafeteria Manager
Angie Stricklin
Athletic Secretary
Kathy McMahon
Volunteer Coordinator
Ashley Raymond
Athletic Trainer
Kathy Bennick
Copy/Supply Clerk
Patti Ann Farrar
Front Desk Clerk
Lorna Patterson
Attendance & Dean’s Secretary
Phil Graham
School Resource Officer
Laurie Morrison, RN
Gail Polochak
In School Suspension (ISS)