BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ - Hundreds of teachers and other classroom professionals had their next year’s tasks approved June 18 by the Bernards Township Board of Education.

School and task assignments for dozens of certificated staffers for 541 members of the Bernards Township Education Association were listed.

The school board also appointed 31 secretaries at annual salaries ranging from $51,501 to $60,551, with one as secretary/substitute acquisition clerk at $68,152.

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The board hired 136 instructional aides at hourly rates of $25.79 to $28.24. A total of 21 school aides were approved at $20.50 per hour and another seven at $18.50.

A total of 31 immigrant tutors were hired at a salary of $60 per hour.

A total of 24 non-aligned staffers were hired for next year. They included six specialized secretaries at $57,630 to $70,338; systems administrators at $63,601 and $84,905; district registrar at $59,998; five computer local area network support technicians from $46,772 to $60,840; payroll administrator at $74,016; accountants at $59,795 and $65,920; student information systems specialists at $80,295 and $86,547; an occupational therapist at $103,992; a facilities manager at $137,537 and performing arts center manager at $56,074.

Anthony LoMarco was named assistant business administrator at$110,000.

Appointed for the next school year were:

  • Kendall Carrier as a strings instrument teacher, and Sydney Lynn as special education teacher, both at Cedar Hill School;

  • Stephanie Dean-Zichichi as a speech language teacher at Mount Prospect School as a maternity leave replacement.

  • Estrella Dorwani as a maternity leave replacement teacher of Spanish, and Shriya Satagopan as a math teacher, both at William Annin Middle School;

  • Carson Michura as a dance teacher for one-half year as a maternity leave replacement, and Jeanice Edge and Lauren Heuer as teachers of English language art, all at Ridge High.

  • Katie Solon as a first-grade teacher at Liberty Corner School.

  • Rita Zarabara as middle school athletic organization coordinator.

  • Jenifer Nicholson as secretary to the superintendent of schools as a maternity leave replacement.

  • Lisa Miano as secretary at Ridge High as a medical leave replacement.

Alex Blinder, who was appointed director of information technology at a salary of $118,450, was also named as website accessibility coordinator for next year.

The board also granted child care leave through the next school year for Jaime Chebuske, a special education teacher at William Annin Middle School.