CLARK, NJ - Two new supervisors have joined the administrative team of the Clark Public School District. The Supervisor of Pupil Personnel Services/Guidance position has been filled by Andrew Amendola and Nicole Viola is the new Supervisor of Special Services.
Superintendent Ed Grande is anticipating good things from both of these appointments. “Nicole and Andrew have hit the ground running in their new positions, and I am confident that they will help us along the "road of greatness," said Grande.
Prior to joining the district, Andrew Amendola worked as a School/College Counselor at Old Bridge High School. During Amendola’s time at Old Bridge High School, he maintained college relations for the district, was a lead counselor for all standardized testing, a class advisor for four years, and coached boys' lacrosse. Professionally in his eleven years in education, he has served as the President of the Monmouth County School Counselors Association, has been a speaker for the National Association of College Admission Counseling, and has participated in many workshops and panels to promote college planning and affordability.
Prior to his work in Old Bridge, Amendola was an Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admission at Monmouth University and also worked in the business field in a leadership capacity. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication and his Master of Science in School Counseling from Monmouth University and obtained his Supervisor Certificate from Rowan University.
Nicole Viola embarked upon her teaching career with the Clark Public School District in 2004 as a Resource Room Teacher at Valley Road Elementary School. Since 2005, Viola has taught at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, spending the duration of her teaching years as a Special Education Language Arts Teacher. While at Kumpf, she was an active member of the faculty, working as an Academic Coordinator, Homework Club Advisor, Track Coach, New Teacher Mentor, and Sports Chaperone. She was awarded the honor of Teacher of the Year and served on CHK’s Schools to Watch Committee. During the summers, she has been employed as both a Teacher and Supervisor of the district’s Extended School Year program.
Viola holds a BA in Communication Studies from Montclair State University. Additionally, she is a summa cum laude graduate from Montclair State University with a MA in Educational Administration. She holds certifications as a Supervisor, Teacher of the Handicapped, Teacher of English, and Teacher of Elementary Education.
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