BERNARDS TWP., -- The Board of Education has accepted the retirement, with regret, of Stephen Brush, a math teacher at Ridge High School, as of the end of this school year.

In other action at its Feb. 26 meeting, the school board accepted four resignations: instructional aide Nancy Campbell at Cedar Hill School, effective Feb. 2; Kelly Fitzpatrick as instructional aide at Mount Prospect School, effective March 2; Antoinette DiNizo, secretary to the Director of IT/Director of Facilities, effective March 2, and Greg Aroneo as assistant girls’ lacrosse coach.

The board approved child care leaves in the current school year for Catarina Gomes-Alves, teacher of Spanish at William Annin Middle School; Kristen Meyers, an instructional aide at Liberty Corner School, and Kristina O’Donnell, secretary at the middle school.

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Scott Farro was appointed as a math teacher and Carson Michura as a dance teacher, both at Ridge High School. Farro will start March 16 and Michura on April 30; both will work through the end of the school year.

The board hired Emily Jones as a media specialist at Cedar Hill School at a pro-rated annual salary of $81,173 for April 30 through the end of June.

The hiring of three instructional aides at hourly rates was approved for the current school year: Elizabeth Cimaglia at Cedar Hill School, Brenda Hilferty at the middle school, and Robert Hughes at Ridge High. Feng Kong was named a part-time school aide at Liberty Corner School.

Maureen Bearnarth was appointed student information system specialist as of March 28 at a pro-rated annual salary of $79,500.

Debra Whitmore was hired as a fulltime secretary at William Annin Middle School from Jan. 30 to the end of the school year.