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Ms Karol K Harden
Karol is a teacher of mathematics with a vast experience of more than 15 years. She is passionate about teaching and has mentored her peers in best practices of math instruction.She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Middle Tennessee State University in Elementary Education and an active certification from the State of Tennessee as a Professional Educator for grades first through eighth.
Karol was employed in the Maury County Public School System in Columbia, Tennessee for 15 years from 1999-2014. During this tenure, she has spent a major part of her career in teaching students with disabilities in high population, high poverty areas. Karol was selected as Teacher of the Year by her co-workers in 2008 for her contributions in the teaching field. Prior to this, Karol worked for 10 years for the Maury County Family YMCA as the Director of Childcare Services managing a Preschool Program with an enrollment of 100+ children and a staff of 12 full-time teachers.
Mrs. Marisa Adams
Mrs. Julie Lyons
Ms. Keyana Martinez
Ms. April LoTempio
Ms. Nicole Fernandez
Mrs. Renee Bade
Mrs. Julie Turner
Mrs. Heather Dorey
Mrs . Stacy Zeiger
Mr. Aaron Spencer
Mrs. Jennifer Dermer
Jennifer Dermer – M.Ed., brings a mix of education and international expertise. She has 15+ years of experience in teaching English and English as a Second Language at various levels. Jennifer has taught everything from Kindergarten through the University Level as well as adults in the workplace, both in the United States (NY and CA) and in France, where she lived and worked for nine years. The combination of skills in Jennifer’s education and career (B.S.: Marketing Communications, M.Ed.) allows her as an English teacher to successfully meet her students’ needs, whether for business, tourism, academic, or personal reasons.
Mrs. Jenny Carey
Mrs. Carey is a certified teacher and has taught elementary grades from 1 – 6, specializing in Math and Science. She has taught in both public and charter schools in Connecticut and New York City. She received her Master’s degree from Northeastern University in Boston, MA, and is now pursuing a Law degree.
Ms. Mariana Christophe
Ms. Christophe is an 8th grade language arts and special education teacher in Hillsdale, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English and Education from Bucknell University and her Master’s Degree in Learning Disabilities from Teachers College, Columbia University. Before teaching in New Jersey, she taught high school for five years in New York City.
Mrs. Lisa Calamari
Mrs. Calamari is an accomplished teacher in one of the top school district in NJ. She has a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction and a Masters degree in Educational Administration from Caldwell College in Caldwell, NJ and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She has been a middle school English teacher for over 8 year and does curriculum writing for her school.
Mrs. Villanueva is a high school language arts teacher at Bowman High School in Santa Clarita, CA. She has a single-subject teaching credential in English and a Master’s Degree in Education. Mrs. Villanueva has been teaching for 5 years and absolutely loves what she does; she enjoys creating and planning fun and creative curriculum lessons for her “at-risk” high school students.
Rachel Grimes is a fifth grade teacher who has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and double minors in Math and Science. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Education Degree in Teaching and Learning. Miss Grimes has taught fifth grade for two years, kindergarten for a year, and kindergarten through sixth grade in a one room school house setting. Living in Salmon, Idaho Miss Grimes enjoys outdoor life, her five year old daughter, and teaching her fifth graders in new, exciting, hands-on ways!
Mr. Applegate has taught in the Piscataway Township School District for ten years. He has taught on the second and third grade levels. His expertise is in mathematics and he uses his knowledge of the subject to create exciting and meaningful lessons for his students. He graduated from The College of New Jersey (Trenton State College) in 1996 with a degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics. He is an active member on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics He has also participated in curriculum writing committees for the Piscataway School District.
Ms. Thau is an accomplished educator at Glenwood School in Short Hills, NJ. She earned a Master’s degree in Education with a concentration in Reading and Special Education and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Special Education from Saint Joseph’s University. She is certified as an elementary education, special education, and reading specialist. She currently teaches first grade at Glenwood School and participates in curriculum writing for the Millburn Township School District.
Ms. Kaspin is an accomplished teacher at South Mountain School, Millburn, NJ. She has a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Communications from the Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. She is a member of the Lambda Pi Eta honors society. She has taught at Warren Point Elementary School, Oak Street Elementary School, Eastampton Elementary School, and Eastampton prior to her current work at South Mountain School.
Ms. Wecks is a teacher and writer from Northern California. She has taught for 5 years in San Francisco Bay Area schools. She graduated from UC Davis with a Bachelor’s Degree and has a Masters Degree in Education from California State University East Bay. She has experience teaching in all elementary levels and in special education.
C. Osvaldo Gomez
Mr. Eric Ibsen-Johnson, M.Ed.
Eric Ibsen-Johnson has worked in the world of education for 16+ years in the great state of Texas. He has taught math from grade 6 all the way to high school. He also has worked in technology, helping teachers incorporate its use in their classrooms. He has been a presenter at both local conferences and for staff developments, a Trainer of Trainers, and a Mentor for new teachers. Helping students realize that they can do math, no matter what they’ve been told in the past, is his passion. He is the sole proprietor of his business, Success! Tutoring, which focuses on helping all students be successful in math, including college students.
Ms. Brummitt-Yale is a certified teacher (BA in English and a M.Ed. in Middle Grades Language Arts) and has 10 years experience in public school education in North Carolina. She now teaches developmental writing at the college level.
Attended Grove City College, where she received her BS in Math and Biology. Subsequently obtained a masters degree in Educational Technology and a two year degree in Electrical Engineering.
She has taught high school mathematics in North Carolina Public Schools. She has also tutored through the Sharon School System in Sharon, Pennsylvania. She is passionate about using technology to help children learn and succeed.
Mr. Miller has extensive teaching experience and currently teaches Math at the Summit High School, NJ. He has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Marketing from the Rider University, NJ. He has taught at Clifton, Washington Academy prior to his teaching assignment at the Northern Valley Regional School District.
Mr. Cullen has 11 years of teaching experience. He has taught both Social Studies and Language Arts. He also has a successful track record for tutoring students to excel in the SAT, AP, HSPA, GEPA and NJ ASK tests.
Ms. Bradfield is a special education teacher with over 12 years experience. She has a Master’s Degree in Special Education along with a Supervisor Certificate. She has taught in both private and public schools throughout New Jersey. She currently teaches at Bound Brook, NJ. She has taught at Newark, Chester, Chatham, and Randolph schools prior to her current teaching assignment.