Staff Directory


Kyle Dresback

Administrative Staff

Jessica Balla Assistant Principal – Communication, Events, Data, RTI, Social Studies, Reading, ROTC, and PE
Latasha Bowens Assistant Principal – LEA, 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 Registrar
Crystal Stone Bookkeeper
Karen Cornelius Administrative Secretary
Kim Hollis IB Coordinator – IB Website
Jaime Combs
Academy Coordinator – Academy Website
Mollie Altick-Magill Instructional Literacy Coach – Website


Christina Tilden TV Production 2-5, Wired, IB Film
(Communications Academy)
Dana Hayden Digital Design, Introduction to IT
(Communications & Hospitality) – Department Head
Geoff Stephens TV Production 1, TV Production 2 – 5, Sports Media, Senior Video
(Communications Academy)
Tim Gilboy Drafting 3-4, Intro to Engineering Design
(Stellar Academy of Engineering)
Dan O’Byrne Introduction to Technology, Hospitality and Tourism
(Academy of Hospitality and Tourism)


Nancy Williams ENC1101/1102, English 4 IB
Craig Binns English 1 Pre-IB, English 1 Honors
Karen Ostrow English 3, English 3 Honors
Holly Bourquin
English 4, Journalism I, AML 2010, The Vertical Newspaper
Katelin Bowker English 1, English 1 Honors
Melissa Fraum English 1, English 3, English 3 Honors
Danielle MacClary Intensive Reading
Vandana Bakshi-Haller English 2, English 2 Honors, English 4 Honors
Cheryl Goodman AP Literature, Theory of KnowledgeDepartment Head
Christi O’Quinn Intensive Reading
Shannon Pickard English 2, English 2 Honors
Sandra Strauss English 2 Honors, English 2 IB
Melissa Vecchiola AP Language, English 2
Amber Linskey English 1, English 1 honors
Sarah Dominguez English 2, English 2 Honors
Derek Coghlan English 3 IB, English 4 Honors
Susan Lycke Intensive Reading
Amy Gruhn English 1 Honors, English 2, World History Honors

Exceptional Student Education (ESE)

Britney Kinlaw English, History
Melissa Davis Math, Learning Strategies – Department Head
Kristine Glinter-Stedman English, Learning Strategies
Jason Hatcher Learning Strategies, Biology, Career Experiences
Julie Pantano Gifted Consultative Teacher
Andrea Selkirk ESE Teacher

Fine Arts

Maria Laird Drama 1-3, Acting, Speech, Stagecraft
Madeline Poe IB Music, Chorus 1-5,
David Maynard Studio Art 3-D I,II, and II, AP 3-D, and IB Art
Angels for Allison sponsor
Megan Welch Art Educator, Studio Art/2D, Comp I, II, III, AP Art
National Art Honor Society sponsor
Michael Johnson Band, Percussion, Color Guard, Music Theory
Gay Straight Alliance sponsor

World Language

Abby Sander Spanish 1, Spanish 1 Pre-IB
Lisa Layton American Sign Language 1-3Department Head
Cecilia Feliciano Spanish 2, Spanish 2 IB
Rosa Maria Weaver Spanish 3 IB, Spanish 4 IB
Marta Senyszyn French 1-5, French IB 1-4
Susan Baccoli-Dayton
Spanish 2 and Spanish 3 IB 
Stephanie Gasco American Sign Language 1

Guidance – Website

Cindy Vartanian Guidance Counselor and DE coordinator, Last names A-E
Michel Gledhill Guidance Counselor and DE coordinator, Last names L-P
Laura Maalouf Guidance Counselor and DE coordinator,Last names F-K
Daphne Harden Dept Head Guidance Counselor and DE coordinator Last names Q-Z
Cynthia Messenger Testing Coordinator
Peggy Altick Guidance Secretary
Natalie Kunkel Naviance Coordinator Family Connection by Naviance
Matthew J. Hladik Computer Operator
Michelle L. Hennessy Computer Operator
Michelle Sterling Social & Guidance Assistance


Peter Dellavecchia Algebra 2, Math for College Readiness
Nicole Baran AP Calculus AB, Algebra 2 Honors, MAC 1105
Michael Hanson Geometry, Geometry Honors, Probability & Statistics Honors
Katie Davis
Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus Honors
Stefanie Martineau Algebra 2 Honors, IB Statistics, Math Studies IB – Department Head
Ken Sanford Algebra 1, Advanced Algebra
Lindsay Woelfel Algebra 2 Honors, IB Calculus, Pre- Calculus IB
Elisa West Advanced Math Topics (AMT), AP Statistics
Kelli Gebauer Geometry, Geometry Honors
Kelli Ward Algebra 1, Geometry Honors, Geometry
Peggy Wallace Algebra 1, Geometry
Kim Strickland Algebra 1, Algebra 1 Honors, Liberal Arts Math (LAM)
Andrew Lloyd Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and HL IB Calculus

Media Center – Website

Carolyn Milian
Media Specialist
Kathy McMahon Media Tech

NJROTC – Website

Scott LaRochelle ROTC 4, Leadership 4 – Department Head
John Duffy ROTC 2-3, Leadership 2-3
Gunny Hanson ROTC 1, Leadership 1


Terrence Washington Virtual Assistant

Physical Education

Dionne Younce
Team Sports Link Crew
Frank Davis HOPE, Team Sports
Tim Krause Head Football Coach, Weight Training
Todd Nichols HOPE, Weight Training, Team Sports
Daunte Owens HOPE Weight Training, Team Sports


Jennie Fagan Marine Science
Matt Augenstein Physics Honors, Physics 2 IB, Physics 3 IB
Kristina Bransford
Biology, Anatomy and Physiology Honors
Jessica Lasko Physical Science, Physical Science Honors, Biology
Debra Nall Pre-IB Biology, Biology Honors, Biology 3 IB
Christina Talbot Physical Science, Earth/Space Science
Marsha Sanford Dual Enrollment Biology, Biology Honors, AP Environmental
Deb Tewey Pre-IB Biology, Biology 2 IB – Department Head
Chris Williams Pre-IB Chemistry, Chemistry 2 IB, Chemistry 3 IB
Tina Willis Physical Science, Biology
Amanda Polematidis Chemistry, Honors Physics
Adam Ward Chemistry Honors, Physical Science
Logan Lowery Biology Honors, Biology, PLATO
Peggy Wallace Honors Physical Science

Social Studies

Joe Reiney
AP European History, Inquiry Skills IB
Mike Biondolino Pyschology 1-2, Psychology 1-2 IB
Steve Condit World History, World History Honors
Chris Hensley Psychology 1-2, AP Psychology
Jerry Lanford World History, American History Honors
Melissa O’Steen American History, American History Honors
Josh Bailen Government, Economics, Government Honors, Economics Honors, AP Government
H.A. Smith AP Microeconomics, History of the Americas, AP Human Geography
Holly Farson AP Human Geography, Yearbook
Susan Szczepanik AP US History, American History
Lauren Spedden
American History, Teen Leadership, Geography
Joe Tusing American History, IB Gov. Honors, AP Government IB – Department Head
Regina Hayden Government, Geography, American History
Tim Krause 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
Katherine M. Peeters Front Desk Clerk
Lorna Patterson Attendance & Dean’s Secretary
Gabe Bagby
School Resource Officer
Laurie Morrison, RN
Gail Polochak In School Suspension (ISS)