Livingston Public Schools Welcomes 41 Certificated Staff Members to the District

Dr. Brad Draeger, Superintendent of Schools, talks to the new staff members them about the Strategic Plan and how it guides all faculty and staff members throughout the District.
Mary Oates, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, was the force behind the organization of the new staff orientation. Here she is going over the schedule with the new staff members reminding them of the importance of attending each session and discussion group.
New staff look on as Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Brad Draeger, talks to them about the Strategic Plan and how it guides all faculty and staff members throughout the District.

The 2009-2010 academic year begins on Tuesday, September 8th with all schools opening as scheduled and enrollment exceeding 5,600 students. To date, the Livingston Public Schools have hired 41 certificated staff members to carry out the LPS' mission - empowering all to learn, create, contribute and grow.

LPS provided these new staff members with an intensive three day orientation. Not only did the staff have an opportunity to meet each other, but they also spent time with their principals and members of the administration learning about the Livingston school district and its mission and protocol.

District

Lisa Burfeindt, Director of Guidance (MA, Counseling/Director of Guidance Certification, Kean Univ.)

Barbara August, Literacy Coach (MA, SUNY)

Burnet Hill Elementary School

Julie Bachrach, Kindergarten (MA, Teachers College)

Emily Barnes, Teacher of Students of with Disabilities (M.Ed., Rutgers University)

Angela Consalvo, Grade 3 (BA, Kean University)

Collins Elementary School

John Leister, Principal (MM, Julliard School/M.Ed., Rutgers University)

Katherine Miller, Special Education Teacher (MA, New York University)

Harrison Elementary School

Lesley Carter, Grade 4 (MS, Bank Street College)

Victoria Cerami, Grade 1 (MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University)

Hillside Elementary School

Lauren Ciuffreda, Grade 2 (BS, Skidmore College)

Sarah Fox, Kindergarten (BA, University of North Carolina)

Pamela Lawrence, Teacher of the Handicapped (MA, Columbia University)

Elise Coiteux Dunbabin, Part Time School Psychologist (MA, College of William and Mary)

Heritage Middle School

Scott Axmann, Assistant Principal/Athletic Director (Ed.M., Rutgers College)

Pamela Ciccarino, Teacher of Science (MA, Kean College)

Kay Rosenberg, Teacher of Special Education (MA, Kean College)

Lisa Sarett, Teacher of Math (BA, Rutgers University)

*Fu-Lin Tseng, Teacher of Chinese (MA, National Taiwan Normal University)

Lauren Condon, Teacher of Social Studies (BA, Rider University)

Livingston High School

Gary Suda, Assistant Principal (MS, Scranton University)

Kelly Adamsky, School Social Worker (MA, Monmouth University)

Paul Cirlincione, Teacher of Health and Physical Education (BS, Montclair State University)

Jennifer Genega, Teacher of Biological/Environmental Science (BS, Cook College)

Susan Kendrat, Teacher of Business Education (MBA, New York University)

Ravi Makhija, Teacher of Math (BA, Rutgers University)

Michael Munley, Teacher of Health and Physical Education (BS, Montclair State Unviersity)

Denise Urbanski, Teacher of the Handicapped (BS, Seton Hall University)

Samantha Western, Teacher of Social Studies (BSE, Seton Hall University)

Brenda Young, Teacher of Chemistry (MA, Eastern Michigan University)

Nadine Schafranek, Teacher of Students with Disabilities (BA, Montclair State University)

*Michelle Gang, 9 -12 Chairperson, Math Department (MA, Montclair State University

Patricia Kaes, Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MA, Montclair State University)

Mount Pleasant Middle School

Pamela Slevin, Principal (MA, Rider University)

Jack Dennis, Interim Assistant Principal (MA, Montclair State University)

Laura Gardner, Teacher of Technology (BS, The College of New Jersey)

Lydia Penner, Teacher of English (MA, New York University)

*Cindy Smerdon, Teacher of Health and Physical Education (MA, Nova Southeastern University)

Josephine DiMaggio, Teacher of the Handicapped (MS, Rowan University)

Riker Hill Elementary School

Alison Garcia-Pedrosa, Grade 1 (MA, University of Maryland)

Devon Summersgill, Teacher of Students with Disabilities (MS, Bank Street College)

Lauren Vohs, Grade 2 (MA, Fairleigh Dickinson University)

*Also teaches at Livingston High School

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