BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Three retirement notices were accepted by the Bernards Township Board of Education in April and May meetings.

The board accepted the retirements of:

-- Susan Kennedy, a math teacher at Ridge High School, as of June 30.

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-- Frank Biraghi, a districtwide information technology technician, as of June 30.

-- Kathy Slack, a secretary at Oak Street School, effective Sept. 30.  

The board also accepted the resignations of Monica Valencia, a learning disabilities teaching consultant at Mount Prospect School, as of June 30, and of Nicole Economy, a districtwide educational technology assistant, effective May 29.

The board appointed Rebecca Tritt as a student assistance counselor for the rest of the current school year and again for the 2020-21 school year.

 In recent meetings, the board made maternity leave replacement hires. It appointed Anne Duque as a school counselor at Mount Prospect School from Sept. 1 to Oct. 21, and Brian Thomas as a Grade 4 teacher at Cedar Hill School for the 2020-21 school year.

On April 13, the board hired Vanessa Kuronya as an instructional aide at Mount Prospect School through June 18.

Four child care leaves were approved:

  • For Megan Licata, a Grade 4 teacher at Liberty Corner School, effective Sept. 1, and returning Jan. 4, 2021.   
  • For Nicole Simms, a special education teacher at Ridge High School, effective Sept. 16, and returning Feb. 1, 2021.
  • For Nancy Spilletti, an instructional aide at Cedar Hill School, effective Sept. 1, and returning Sept. 1, 2021.
  • For Vivian Longo, a special education educator at Ridge High, starting Sept. 1 and returning Feb. 1, 2021.