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. I have been the pre-k 2 teacher here at Edgarton Christian Academy for 5 years. I am also the mom of two boys. One who graduated from ECA, and one who is currently attending ECA.  One of the most rewarding parts about this job is watching the children learn and grow. The change in each and every child from September to June is unbelievable! I feel blessed to be a part of the Edgarton team, and to have the opportunity to work with such amazing children everyday!

Gallo, Jessica

PK3A Teacher

Bio

Hi! My name is Jessica Gallo. I have been the PK3A teacher at ECA since 2019. I currently hold a BA in Elementary Education and American Studies from Rowan University. I have one beautiful daughter named Emma who is my absolute pride and joy. I love working with children and seeing their eyes brighten when they discover something new. Watching them grow and mature is one of my favorite things! I am so grateful to have the opportunity to teach at ECA with the best children, families and staff!

Fisher, Valerie

PK3B Teacher

Bio

I am Valerie Fisher. Since 2013, I’ve had the honor of working for ECA. I began as a classroom assistant before becoming Edgarton’s PK3B teacher. I’m working on a degree in early childhood education in addition to teaching. One of my three children graduated from ECA, while the other two are still enrolled. I’m grateful to have the chance to work with such extraordinary students and I’m proud to be a part of such a remarkable Christian school. I’m incredibly appreciative when grown-up kids recall the enjoyable times they shared with me in preschool. “A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart” – Unknown.

Schiapelli, Kristen

PK4A Teacher/Head Teacher

Bio

I am currently the PK 4A teacher and head teacher for our preschool staff at Edgarton Christian Academy. I graduated from Rowan University in 2006. I have been teaching at Edgarton since we opened 12 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 mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially.

Musterel, Karri

PK4B Teacher

Bio

My name is Karri Musterel.  This is my eighth year teaching preschool at Edgarton Christian Academy and my fourth year teaching PK4. 

My goal is to provide the children with a loving, engaging classroom that gives them lots of opportunities to learn through play.  The activities are designed to give the children a chance to explore, strengthen fine motor skills, and gain independence.  I consider it a great privilege to watch the children learn and grow.

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 16 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 and this is my 4th year in Kindergarten.  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

My name is Susan Caione.This is my 12th year teaching 1st grade
here at Edgarton Christian Academy. I received my BS in Elementary
Education (K-8) from West Chester University in 1996. Previously, I
have taught Kindergarten, Pre-K4, and 3rd grade, culminating in a
total of 21 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

My name is Marita Cifaloglio.  I’m excited to apply 30 years of skills and experiences with my 2nd graders. I look forward to the privilege of helping to shape young minds and make a difference in their lives. I am passionate about teaching and helping students come to love learning.

Fabian, Jacquelyn

3rd Grade Teacher

Bio

I started teaching third grade at Edgarton in 2020.  As an undergraduate, I attended Centre College, where I double majored in history and music.  Upon leaving Centre, I attended Rutgers University to earn teaching degrees in elementary education and music.  In subsequent years, I earned a Masters Degree in Special Education from Drexel University.  I spent several years teaching in South Jersey and Philadelphia before coming to Edgarton.  I have two daughters who attend Edgarton and we feel so blessed to be part of the Edgarton family.  My goal is to foster a love of learning in my students and to help them reach their full potential as learners.

Post, Ashley

4th Grade Teacher

Bio
My name is Ashley Post and I am the 4th grade teacher here at Edgarton Christian Academy. This will be my second year teaching at ECA. I graduated from Rutgers New Brunswick with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, and a Master’s Degree in Education. My goal is to create a creative environment in which all students can learn and grow, regardless of their learning differences. In order for students to progress, I think it is important to challenge them at times. No growth can take place if a child always remains in their comfort zone. Through praise and reassurance I hope to help my 4th graders reach their full potential!

 

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

These last five years have found me as part of the family at Edgarton Christian Academy.  This is truly a place where students are taught to respect God and others, and to learn what it means to be part of a caring community. 

My path to ECA has been an interesting one. I was raised in a missionary home in South Africa.  On returning to the States, I completed college at Mid-America Nazarene University in Olathe, KS.  Following graduation, I married my husband and became his ministry partner. God has blessed us with beautiful children, their spouses, and their children. What at amazing heritage this is. 

My teaching experience has included teaching in many different settings here in New Jersey. I love to read, write and encourage, and I make it my goal to pass those loves on to my students.

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 a science learning club called Science Explorers with the lower school (2-5),  Maker’s Space club for the upper school (6-8), and Chess/Rubik’s Cube club for the upper school (6-8). My science classroom participates in the state-wide program “Trout in the Classroom” where we raise baby fry and then release them into the Toms River. I am also the NJHS and Student Council advisor and organize several chapter service projects throughout the school year.

Duross, Veronica

7th Grade Homeroom/ Math Teacher 5-8

Bio

I am currently the Regular Math teacher for students in grades 5 through 8.  I have been teaching at Edgarton Christian Academy since its opening in 2012. I am a graduate of Seton Hall University and am certified in Elementary Education and Highly Qualified in Middle School Mathematics. I believe that by providing a variety of methods and strategies, every student is capable of learning.

Zappariello, Stephanie

8th Grade Homeroom/ SS Teacher/ Head Teacher

Bio

I have been a teacher at ECA since 2012. My education includes a BA in Accounting from Immaculata University and a NJ Teaching Certificate from Rowan University. As a Christian middle school social studies teacher, I believe history is not a mere collection of facts and dates but a powerful tool for understanding the world. By connecting historical events to moral and ethical lessons, I aim to instill in my students a sense of empathy, critical thinking, and a broader perspective on the world. My students learn to appreciate the sacrifices of those who came before us, understand the values that have shaped our nation, and become informed and responsible citizens who can positively impact the future.

Landis, Christina

Religion Teacher 5-8

Bio

I have taught Bible at Edgarton Christian Academy for the past 3 years to the upper school. I am a 2007 graduate of Drexel University and have worked several years in children’s ministry. 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. I look forward to teaching your children and watching them grow as children of God. 

My husband, daughter, puppy and I live in Hammonton and we enjoy spending family time on the beach, on the boat or in the poconos.

DellaRova, Lauren

6th-8th Grade Language Arts

Bio

My name is Mrs. Lauren DellaRova, and I am new to ECA this year. I am a K-12 certified educator; my previous experience includes teaching 7th and 8th grade English in a public school and educating all ages in homeschool individual and group settings. I believe that every child is uniquely created by God with specific strengths and weaknesses. My job is to bolster strengths and empower students to tackle their weaknesses in the areas of literature, grammar, and composition. My goal is that every child develops a love of literature and is able to effectively communicate through writing.

Anderson, Irene

Art Teacher K-8

Bio

I am Irene Anderson, the art teacher at Edgarton Christian Academy since its inception in 2012. My BA degree in education enables me to meet the needs of all my awesome artists in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. Prior to Edgarton, I was the history teacher for grades fifth through eighth in a parochial school for twenty five years. Art teaches students thinking skills, use of tools, organization, and problem solving. My goal is to expose the children to the elements of art: color, shape, line, form, texture, and perspective. It brings joy to my heart everyday that I get to 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 seventeen years,  twelve 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.  A majority of my students test into Spanish 2 or Honor’s Spanish in high school!

Floriani, Lauren

Phys Ed Teacher PK-8

Bio

My name is Mrs. Lauren Floriani. Although this is my first year teaching Physical
Education at Edgarton, I have had my Health and Physical Education certification for
over 20 years. This past school year I had the pleasure of assisting the upper school
teachers as an aide and establishing a rapport with them and their students. I believe
physical education will initiate lifelong fitness and wellness, increase problem solving
techniques and communication skills while encouraging teamwork, sportsmanship and
individual success. My main goal in class is to not only promote movement but to also
help students be conscious of how significant it is to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sollenberger, Christina

Music Teacher PK-8

Bio

I am the Music Teacher for all grade levels at ECA: Pk2 through 8th
Grade. I also direct the Christmas concerts, the Passion Play, and
the Spring Musical. Additionally, I give private lessons in violin and
piano.
I am a lifetime violinist and singer from a young age. I studied
violin performance at Temple University’s Esther Boyer College of
Music.
I began as a classroom aide at ECA in 2017, assisting in a number of
grades while also supporting the music teacher as a voice coach for
the Spring Musical and director of a 1st and 2nd grade choir.
I moved into my position as the Music Teacher starting in the Fall of
2021.
As a proud ECA Mom of 2 kids (1 graduate) since 2013, I know firsthand
what this incredible school has to offer, and I’m honored to be a part of its
faculty.
I believe the words of Shinichi Suzuki that “music exists for the purpose of
growing an admirable heart”. Every child has music inside them, and it’s
my job to bring it out as musical performers and appreciators.

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.

Curcio, Deborah

Reading Specialist

Bio

I started working as a Reading Specialist at ECA in 2021 after serving as a Reading
Specialist and Literacy Coach in the public schools. My education includes a BA in
Elementary Education as well as a MA in Reading Education. I am also trained in
Fundations, Spire, LLI and Readers’ and Writers Workshop.
In my small groups I focus on the specific needs of my students. I work hard to
differentiate learning so that each student’s unique skills are emphasized and their
needs are strengthened.
I believe that all children are unique and must have a stimulating educational
environment where they can grow. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere
where students can meet their full potential and become lifelong learners.

Roberts, Ronald

Security Coordinator

Bio

I was the Physical Education teacher at ECA from January 2022-June 2023. I am fortunate to serve as the School Safety & Security Coordinator beginning September 2023. I have extensive experience in law enforcement and emergency management planning, preparedness, and response during my former career at the State level. It is our goal to provide a safe and secure school environment for all students and staff and be the best prepared educational institution. I graduated from Richard Stockton College of N.J. in 1997 with a B.A. degree in Criminal Justice and Seton Hall University in 2004 with an M.A. degree in Human Resources Training and Development.

Acevedo, Jailene

Aide

Allonardo, Jennifer

Aide

Baldiserra, Veronica

Aide

Baranovska Iryna

Aide

Bracco, Carolyn

Aide

Bradway, Lauren

Aide

Brennan, cassandra

Aide

Capriotti, Gianna

Aide

Cardillo, Lauren

Aide

Cetin, Jenna

Aide

Corrado, Carol

Aide

Coughlin, Candy

Aide

Cuperez, Eddie

Maintenance

Cuperez, Mildred

Aide

Darr, Diane

Nurse

DeSimone, Cecilia

Aide

DiPietro, Valerie

Aide

Fallon, Dorothy

Aide

Heipp, Madison

Aide

Huesser, Hannah

Aide

Hunt, Abby

Aide

Meehan, Jen

Technology

Miller, Karen

Kitchen Staff

Mojica, Iris

Aide

Molloy, Sarah

Aide

Munyon, Michele

Kitchen Staff

Panichelli, Kathleen

Aide

Pender, Sheridan

Aide

Prior, Mary

Nurse

Trout, jean

Aide

White, Anna

Aide

White, Margaret

Aide

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

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