Alimenti, Mary

Principal

Bio

Currently I am the principal of ECA where I have served for the past 8 years. Prior to that I served as a public school principal and as a special teacher. My education includes a BA in Special Education, a MA in Learning Disabilities, a MA in School Administration, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. It is the culmination of my public school experiences coupled with my years of education that informs my decisions and affirms my practices thus ensuring that I work hard to act in the best of the children, families, and staff of Edgarton. I consider the opportunity to lead ECA a blessing and a privilege.

Knapp, Melissa

Administrative Assistant

Bio
I graduated from Glassboro State College in 1981 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Home Economics and I am the Administrative Assistant at ECA. In 2008, I was hired by Dr. Alimenti as the Advancement Director at Notre Dame Regional School where my three children attended school. I valued a private education for my family and was an instrumental part of the opening of Edgarton Christian Academy so other families could benefit from a similar school experience. I have always believed “it takes a village” and consider it an honor to be part of the village that educates the children of ECA families.

Jamison, Lisa

Accountant

Mapp, Lindy

PK2 Teacher

Bio
My name is Lindy Mapp, and I am the Pre-K 2 teacher here at Edgarton Christian Academy. I have 18 years of experience in childcare and took courses in Childcare and Early Childhood Development, as well as Child Psychology. I am also a mom of two boys who attend ECA. I love kids and it is a joy to watch my students learn and grow every day. I am blessed to work at Edgarton Christian Academy and blessed to have such a rewarding job! I believe all children should be able to attend a school as special as ECA.

Gallo, Jessica

PK3A Teacher

Bio
Hello! My name is Jessica Miller. I am the PK3A teacher at Edgarton Christian Academy. I graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and American Studies. My goal is to positively influence students through learning and play. I love watching students grow and develop throughout the year. Learning is a gift that will last a lifetime! I feel so lucky to be a part of the ECA family!

Fisher, Valerie

PK3B Teacher

Schiapelli, Kristen

PK4A Teacher/Head Teacher

Bio
I am currently the Pre-K 4 teacher at Edgarton Christian Academy. I graduated from Rowan University in 2006. I have been teaching at Edgarton since it opened 8 years ago and previously taught at Notre Dame Regional School for 6 years. I believe that all children are unique and deserve positive learning experiences. I strive to provide an educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and socially.

Musterel, Karri

PK4B Teacher

Bio

I graduated from the University of Scranton in 1998 with a BS in Elementary Education. I earned my Masters Degree in Elementary and Middle Supervision and Instruction from Wilmington University in 2004. I taught in a public school for 13 years, two years in PK4, nine years in Kindergarten, and two years in 1st grade. I spent five years at home with my daughters before joining the ECA Family in 2016 as the PK3B teacher. As the teacher of your children, my goal is to provide students with a rich environment where they can learn through play. Our activities include meaningful and fun sensory and hands-on games and projects which help them to grow and learn.

Lankin, Colleen

Kindergarten Teacher

Bio

Mark Twain once said, “Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I have had the pleasure of coming to school and educating young children for 14 years. I have a BA in Education as well as a BA in Historical Studies. I taught Kindergarten for 8 years, then taught in the Learning Resource Center for 3 years, both in public schools. I spent 3 years in PK4 at ECA.  I feel that God has blessed me with the gift of teaching Kindergarten here at ECA. I look forward to seeing the daily excitement in my student’s eyes when they learn something new and I am a proud teacher when they gain independence in life skills. I look forward to many more passionate years of “not working” in Kindergarten at Edgarton Christian Academy.

Caione, Sue

1st Grade Teacher

Bio

I have been Edgarton’s first-grade teacher since the school opened its doors in 2012. I received my BS in Elementary Education from West Chester University in 1996. Previously, I have taught Kindergarten, Pre-K4, and 3rd grade, cumulating in a total of 20 years spent educating children. It is my goal to provide students with a solid and sturdy foundation which to build upon. I aim to provide each student with the tools necessary to help them acquire the knowledge to blossom into confident learners.

Cifaloglio, Marita

2nd Grade Teacher/Head Teacher

Bio

I graduated from Thomas Edison State College and hold a certificate to teach PK through 3rd grade. I have taught pk4, 1st, and 2nd grades at Our Lady of Victories, Notre Dame, and now Edgarton Christian Academy. I believe that all students are capable of learning and being successful. It is my responsibility to meet each of their needs so they can reach their full potential while developing an appreciation for what makes them each an individual. I work hard to cater to each students’ individual strengths and to improve any areas of need. I feel it is very important for them to become independent learners. It is important that students build confidence while learning so they can confidently apply past knowledge to their future learning. It is a true blessing to be at ECA. 

Fabian, Jacquelyn

3rd Grade Teacher

Bio
I graduated from Alvernia College, now Alvernia University with a B.A. in Elementary Education and a minor in Communications. I am certified to teach K-8 in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. My teaching experience includes Holy Rosary, Annunciation, St. Rose of Lima, and Notre Dame School. I have been the third-grade teacher here at Edgarton for the past 8 years. My goal is to ensure that every child gains the confidence to think for themselves and to be successful in all aspects of their lives. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family, especially my granddaughter, Olivia.

Houlihan, Meghan

4th Grade Teacher

Bio

Welcome to fourth grade! My name is Meghan Houlihan. Initially, I joined ECA’s family as a preschool teacher in 2015 after graduating in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education and Mathematics from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. I believe my task as a teacher is to challenge each student to reach their potential while making learning fun and engaging! I am truly blessed to be a part of a wonderful family here at Edgarton Christian Academy!

 

Duffy, Jennifer

5th Grade Homeroom/ Advanced Math Teacher 5-8

Bio
I have been teaching Advanced Math for the fifth through eighth graders at ECA since 2015. I earned my BA in Education and English at the College of Saint Elizabeth in 2005 and later received an endorsement for Middle School Mathematics. Previously I taught middle school math and science as well as seventh grade reading and religion at the former Saint Mary Magdalen Regional School in Millville. I then taught Kindergarten for one year at the former Assumption School in Atco. My passion for mathematics grew in my first few years of teaching and am blessed to do work that I love every day. My role as an educator is not to supply the students with facts and algorithms, but to support them in their struggle to understand and apply abstract concepts while making math interesting, attainable and relevant. “When are we ever going to use this?” is a prevalent question in my class. While arithmetic is common in most of our everyday lives, fewer and fewer of us require higher forms of math. I am not just teaching my students math: I am teaching them to think, to solve problems and to appreciate the beauty of mathematics.

Merki, Rondalyn

5th Grade Language Arts/ Accelerated Reading

Bio
Born to missionary parents in South Africa, my childhood years were lived internationally. This experience has done much to make me who I am today. I graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas, where I also married my husband, Jonathan. (we have since been blessed with children, their spouses and grandchildren.) As a minister’s family, we lived first in Pennsylvania, and now, for many years, in New Jersey. During our time in New Jersey, I have been involved in many aspects of education. It continues to be my goal to inspire children to be at their best in all that they do. I believe that, here at Edgarton, children are taught to strive for their best through the love of God.

Frie, Leah

6th Grade Homeroom/ Science Teacher 5-8

Bio
I am enthusiastic about encouraging children’s natural curiosity about the world and teaching them how to find the answers for themselves. The main goal of my science classroom is to instill a variety of scientific processing skills along with hands-on opportunities that allow students to internalize abstract concepts. I coordinate, with the help of the amazing advanced math teacher Mrs. Duffy, a hands-on science learning club called Science Explorers with the lower school (1-5) and a Maker’s Space club for the upper school (6-8). My classroom participates in the state-wide program “Trout in the Classroom”. I am also the NJHS advisor and organize several chapter service projects throughout the school year.

Duross, Veronica

7th Grade Homeroom/ Math Teacher 5-8

Bio

My name is Veronica Duross.  I currently teach regular math to grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.  I have been teaching at Edgarton Christian Academy since 2012.  I have taught in both public and Catholic schools. I received my degree from Seton Hall University and am certified in Elementary Education and Highly Qualified in Middle School Math.  I believe that with different methods and strategies, every student is capable of learning.

Zappariello, Stephanie

8th Grade Homeroom/ SS Teacher/ Head Teacher

Bio

Presently, I am the Social Studies Teacher and Head Teacher of the Upper School. I graduated with a BA in Accounting from Immaculata University and later received my teaching certificate from Rowan University. I am happy to have been a part of ECA since its inception and present success. I desire to ensure that my students are educated in an environment where they can learn and develop a strong strength of character.

Landis, Christina

Religion Teacher 5-8

Bio

I am extremely grateful to have the opportunity to be a part of the Edgarton Christian Academy family. I am a 2007 graduate of Drexel University and have served for several years in children’s ministry. I am the religion teacher for the upper school. It is a privilege to be a Christian educator and the extension of the home that teaches children the biblical worldview. This is so important in the world we live in today. My goal is to prepare every child for the future by teaching them God’s truths, promises, and commands as well as, they are truly loved by their creator.

Worchel, Deborah

6th-8th Grade Language Arts

Bio

I love teaching 6th-8th grade Language Arts at ECA!  I have a BA in both Psychology and  English from The College of Wooster and a Master’s Degree in Religion & Literature from Harvard University. I am a certified teacher of English for K-12 and over the course of my career have taught English/Language Arts at every grade level from 5th through 12th. My number one goal is to help all of my students grow as readers and writers so they can become life-long learners.

Anderson, Irene

Art Teacher K-8

Bio
I am the Art Teacher at Edgarton. I teach over 200 students in grades k through 8. My BA degree in elementary education has prepared me to meet the needs of all my students. Prior to my 8 years at ECA, I taught Social Studies to students in 5 through 8 at a parochial school and I was the Director of Little Acres Day Care Center. As a self-taught artist, I have honed my skills to help my students understand the elements of art. My strong art program has helped my students practice creativity and develop their talents. It brings joy to my heart everyday as I witness the excitement art brings into their lives.

Claudio, Yvette

Spanish Teacher PK-8

Bio
Hola, My name is Señora Claudio, I am the Foreign Language Teacher here at ECA. I have been teaching Spanish for thirteen years, eight years here at ECA and 5 years at Notre Dame Regional School. Previous to teaching Spanish, I taught preschool for ten years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English. I pride myself in specializing in managing students and maximizing learning opportunities in a diverse classroom setting. One of my favorite quotes is by Iganio Estrada, “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn”. I feel this quote sums up my philosophy as a teacher.

Lopresti, Elizabeth

Phys Ed Teacher PK-8

Bio

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Lopresti, and I’m so excited to be Edgarton’s Physical Education Teacher. As someone with career aspirations to work in a college athletic department, educating the students at ECA parallels not only my career goals but my passion for integrating student development and athletics. I graduated from Rowan University in 2019 with a Duel-Degree in Marketing and Management; further, I graduated with my Master of Arts in Education with a concentration in Higher Education from Villanova University in May 2021.

Sollenberger, Christina

Music Teacher PK-8

Bio

I am a lifetime violinist and singer from a young age. As a violin performance major at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of Music, I studied under Barbara Sonies, the Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Opera and Ballet Company Orchestra, and Helen Kwalwasser, head of the violin department. I have played in the Temple Symphony Orchestra and many chamber ensembles inside and outside of school. Since then, I have worked as a private teacher of both voice and violin. While in the employ of ECA since 2017 as a classroom aide in a number of different grades, I have volunteered time as a private voice coach for the spring musicals, “Seussical” and “Beauty and the Beast” and have directed a 1st and 2nd-grade choir. I am excited to continue my career at ECA growing the music curriculum as its new Music Teacher.

Glogau, Delores

Reading Specialist

Bio

Presently I am the Reading Specialist of ECA where I have served for the past four years. Previously I served as a Resource Room and In-class Support teacher in the public school system. My educational background includes a BA in Special Ed and Elementary Education, an MA as a Reading Specialist, a Certified Dyslexia Therapist (CRT), and a Wilson Fundations trained teacher. It is my belief that every child needs to be given the opportunity to develop to his or her fullest potential. I help them achieve this by teaching those with challenges to read. When a child is able to read he or she possesses the world and it becomes theirs to explore.

Matlack, Michelle

Nurse

Bio

I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in nursing from Rutgers University in 1999. I spent some time working in the hospital as a medical-surgical nurse at Jefferson University Hospital and then at Underwood Memorial Hospital. I also specialized in orthopedics under Rothman Institute. I recently earned my certification through the Rowan program to become a Certified School Nurse. I have two children, one is in eighth grade here at Edgarton Christian Academy and my daughter is a junior at OLMA. I value the education my son is getting here at ECA and I think the staff is excellent and really take their time with the children. I love working with children and I enjoy joking around with them and their smiles make me happy every day. I take my job very seriously but I also think it’s important to have fun with the children and I enjoy helping them every day.

Acevedo, Jailene

Aide

Alimenti, nick

Maintenance

Allonardo, Jennifer

Aide

Baldiserra, Veronica

Aide

Brennan, cassandra

Aide

Bryant, Nicole

Aide

Caione, Morgan

Aide

Cetin, Jenna

Aide

Cigala, Helen

Aide

Corrado, Carol

Aide

Coughlin, Candy

Aide

Cuperez, Mildred

Aide

Curcio, Deborah

Aide

Darr, Diane

Nurse

DeFeo, MaryAnn

Aide

DeSimone, Cecilia

Aide

Encina, Rafael

Maintenance

Garcia, Andrea

Aide

Hansen, Sue

Aide

Howe, Renee

Office

Marino, Zoe

Aide

Meehan, Jen

Technology

Melesio, Karina

Aide

Miller, Karen

Aide

Mojica, Iris

Kitchen Staff

Munyon, Michele

Kitchen Staff

Nanni, Susan

Kitchen Staff

Panichelli, Kathleen

Aide

Pierce, Zaneta

Aide

Sbrana, Julianna

Aide

Snoke, Heather

Aide

Stephens, Cynthia

Aide

Thomson, Nichole

Aide

White, Anna

Aide

Board of Trustees

NamePosition
Leo HagertyPresident
Ken SavelaVice President
Teri GodlewskiSecretary
John SabellaTreasurer
Kathleen VallaMember at Large

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