Town Editor

Thumb_4e616c35b893351e6125_jackie
Jessica Marrone Parkes and Jackie Schatell

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Advertise On TAP »

Letters to the Editor

Jasey Issues Statement on Charleston Shooting

June 20, 2015

Assemblywoman Mila Jasey (D-Essex/Morris) issued the following statement regarding the Wednesday evening shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church ...

Read the Full Story »

Community Announcements

Today's Events

Press Releases

Columns

Tips from MoleSafe

Celebrate Men’s Health Month this June by Achieving Healthier Skin

June is Men’s Health Month, and for good reason. According to recent studies, men are far less likely than women to seek routine preventive health services and are less involved in health ...

Read the Full Story »

Lost in Suburbia®

Getting Under My Skin

“What do you think this is?” my husband asked me, pointing to his elbow. “That is your elbow,” I stated matter-of-factly. “No, these red spots,” he ...

Read the Full Story »

Admit U to College

A Top Ten List of Advice from Admit U Consulting’s Graduating Seniors

​               Start Early!! Visit Schools – even if you think your parents are annoying on campus tours. Buckle Down ...

Read the Full Story »

Chamber Spotlight

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce President's Report

The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce has had a busy spring networking at different Chamber member locations. Our Chamber has grown over the past year due to the interest in our monthly network ...

Read the Full Story »

Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Fifth Grade and Preschool Students Celebrate Moving Up

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fifth graders celebrated the year's end with awards assemblies and the traditional “clap outs” on their final day as elementary-school students. The awards ...

Read the Full Story »

Game On: College Admissions Playbook

College Benefits Research Group Discuss Funding For College

CBRG sheds light on why crowdfunding sites for tuition are not a sustainable option- Figuring out how to pay for college can be a worrisome and stressful task for students and families.

Read the Full Story »

Y Works

West Essex YMCA Hosts Annual Splash Week Teaching Kids to be Safe Around Water

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Renewing its longstanding commitment to ending childhood drowning, the West Essex YMCA begins its annual weeklong “Splash Week” swim program on Monday. The YMCA’s ...

Read the Full Story »

CPA Q&A

Roy I. Levine

Roy I. Levine is a Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and New York. Roy received his certification as a Chartered Global Management Accountant in 2012.  He brings more than forty ...

Read the Full Story »

Golda Och Academy Corner

Golda Och Student Accepted into American Ballet Theatre’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School

WEST ORANGE, NJ - For seventh grade Golda Och Academy student Rebecca Casel, balancing a dual curriculum and ballet classes has definitely been keeping her on her toes. This coming year,

Read the Full Story »

Featured Business Listing

Daughters of Israel

Facebook

Twitter

Livingston Public Schools Welcomes 41 Certificated Staff Members to the District

By LIVINGSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS

August 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM

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

Sign Up for E-News