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Our Faculty and Staff

The greatness of Chapin School rests squarely upon our faculty.  Our teachers are the enduring heart, mind, and soul of our school.  We know children love learning when they are inspired by teachers who have a passion for learning and sharing their knowledge.


Chapin is deeply committed to attracting, retaining and developing teachers with outstanding academic credentials and strong personal integrity whose teaching, character, and example will make a significant difference in the lives of children.    

Faculty and Staff

 

Robert Baca (2015)

University of New Mexico, B.A.

Seton Hall University, M.A.

World Languages

Jeff Barnosky (2007)

University of Houston, B.A.

Louisiana State University, M.F.A.

Director of Strategic Initiatives, English

 

Shawn Berger (2015)

Plattsburgh State University, B.A., M.S.

English

 
Liz Blasco (2007)
Rider University, B.A.
Registrar/Database Administrator

 

Emily Bollman (2015)

Boston University, B.A., B.S., M.A.

Social Studies

David Bywater (2016)

Binghamton University, B.A.

Queens College, M. Ed.

Grade 4

Tanner Campbell (2016)

West Chester University, B. S.

Physical Education, Life Studies

Kristin Cesaro  (2013)

Rutgers University, B.A.

The College of New Jersey, M.A.T.

Grade 2

             

Maura Coughlin (2002)

University of Massachusetts, B.S.

Smith College School for Social Work, M.S.W.

School Counselor


Nancy Crosta (2008)

Douglass College of Rutgers University, B.A.

Farleigh Dickinson University, M.A.

Upper School Learning Specialist


Leah Cutler (2006)

Franklin and Marshall, B.A.

University of Pennsylvania, M.S.

Grade 1

 


Michael Del Aversano

Director of Building and Grounds

Kelly Devine (2009)

University of Scranton, B.S.

English

 

Minnie Deshpande (2010)

Delhi University, M.A., B.A,

The University of Tennessee, M.B.A.

Director of Finance and Operations

Administrative Assistant Head of School/Development

Mary Diggan (2015)

Bucknell University, B.S.

Wilkes University, M.S.

Kindergarten


Pauline DiMaiuta (2011)

Pace University, B.S.

Academic Technologist


Wendy Erdmann (2007)

Massachusetts College of Art, B.F.A.

Art

 

Shippensburg University

Assistant to the Head of Lower School
 
Warsaw Academy of Physical Education, MA
Physical Education
 

George Foley (2006)

Kutztown University, B.S.

Social Studies


Kenneth Gaissert (2015)

University of Colorado, B.A.

Simmons College, M.S.

Mathematics

 
Rutgers B.S.
Rider University Graduate Level
Teacher Certification Program
Science
 

Lisa Giletto (2016)

Holy Family University, B.A.

Kindergarten

 

Sharon Gomberg (2008)

Rutgers University, B.S.

Director of Parent & Alumni Relations and Events


Pamela T. Hall (2001)

Beaver College, B.A.

Temple University, M.Ed.

Grade 2 and Grade 4 Math

Karen Hepburn (2008)

Administrative Assistant

Admission/Upper School

Patty Holmes (2007)

Douglass College, B.A.

Assistant Director of Finance and Bursar


Carrie Hotchkiss (2015)

Smith College, B.A.

Belhaven College, M.A.T.

Grade 4

Linda B. Howarth (1996)

Franklin and Marshall College, B.A.

Adelphia University, M.A.

Lower School Library             

Pam Hughes (1994)

Ithaca College

ASP/Clubs Coordinator

Kristen Kemp (2011)

Alvernia College, B.A.

Grade 5

 

The College of New Jersey, B.S.
World Languages-Spanish
 

Carol Kunkel (2013)

Bloomsburg University, B.S.

Grade 3


 

Mark A. Lederer (1998)

Stanford University, B.A.

San Diego State University, M.A.

Director of Technology

Mary Ellen Lederer (1998)

Dickinson College, B.A.

Middlebury College, M.A.

Rutgers University, M.A.T.

World Languages

Shana Lindsey (2013)

Carroll University, B.A.

Teachers College, Columbia University, M.Ed.

Head of Lower School

Bridget MacDonald (2007)

Hartt School of Music, B.M.

New England Conservatory, M.M.

Rutgers University, D.M.A.

Music, Music Lessons

Charlyn Magat (2015)

Ramapo College, B.S., M.S.

Science

Kydlan Margulies (2016)

McGill University, B. A.

DePaul University, M. Ed.

Explorers Lead Teacher             

Edward Matthews (2012)

Head Carpenter

David Mazzella (2005)

Head Technician

April L. McCarthy (1993)

Rider College, B.A.

Mathematics


 

Melissa McCormick (2003)

Tufts University, B.A.

Show Choir, Drama


Kerry A. McQuarrie (2000)

Douglass College, B.A.

Science, Life Studies


Laura A. McQuigg (2000)

Wesley College, B.S.

Marygrove College, M.A.

Mathematics, Language Arts


Desiree Melegrito (2003)

Ithaca College, B.M.

Westminster Choir College, M.M.

Music

Karin Morse (2015)

Lehigh University, B.A.

University of Georgia/Athens, M.A.

University of Pennsylvania, Post-Baccalaureate

Director of Development

Mark Myers (2015)

William Patterson University, B.A.

Language Arts, Science, Social Studies

 

Gilberto E. Olvera (2015)

Bucknell University, B.A.

University of Pennsylvania, M.S. Ed.

Head of Upper School

 

 

Caitlin Orantes

Front Desk/Administrative Assistant Head of School/Development
 

Barbara P. Pasteris (1987)

College of St. Francis, B.A.

Head of School

 

Gustavo Ponce (2011)

Head Groundskeeper

Michele M. Rogener (2003)

Caldwell College, B.A.

Grade 1


Dawn Santello (2013)

Rider University, B.A.

Walden University, M.S.

Learning Specialist

Patricia L. Stabler (2005)

West Virginia Wesleyan College, R.N., B.S.

Nurse

 
Michele Staub (2007)
Brandeis University, B.A.
Rutgers University, M.Ed.
Human Resources and Accounts Payable Manager

  

Tanya S. Vail (2013)

Binghamton University, B.A.

New York University, M.A.

Art

Ann M. Vienneau (2002)

Fitchburg State College, B.S.

Grade 3


Daniel M. Wade (1999)

Pennsylvania State University, B.S.

Mathematics

Patrick Wade (2015)

University of Pennsylvania, B.A.

Arcadia University, M.Ed.

Technology

Christy Welborne (2016)

UNC Chapel Hill, B.A.

Seton Hall University, M.Ed. 2017

Director of Admission

 
Villanova, B.A.
Columbia University, M.S.
Teacher Assistant
 

Jane Wilson-Brunner (2003)

Boston University, B.F.A.

New York University, M.A.

English & drama

Shelby Wu (2016)

Zhejiang University, China, B.A.

Miami University, M.S.

World Languages-Mandarin

 
Culinary Institute of America, A.A.
Art Institute of Pittsburgh B.A. 
Chef
 
 
 



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