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Debbie Abitante

Associate Director of Admissions

Department: Admissions

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Emory University, B.A., B.S.; Columbia University, M.S.

How to reach Debbie Abitante:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7309

dabitante@elisabethmorrow.org

Laura Adams Stiansen

Associate Director of Content Strategy and Storytelling

Department: Communications and Marketing

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Rutgers University, B.A.

How to reach Laura Adams Stiansen:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7219

ladamsstiansen@elisabethmorrow.org

Gerard Allen

Dean of Student Life

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: The Evergreen State College, BA

How to reach Gerard Allen:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7153

gallen@elisabethmorrow.org

Alycen Ashburn

Director of Communications and Marketing

Department: Administration, Communications and Marketing

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.; Columbia University, M.S.

How to reach Alycen Ashburn:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7220

aashburn@elisabethmorrow.org

HyunHee Heather Ban

Math Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: SUNY Binghamton, B.A.; Teachers College of Columbia, M.A.

How to reach HyunHee Heather Ban:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7188

hban@elisabethmorrow.org

Lorra Baylis

Violin Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: University of Houston, B.M.; San Francisco Conservatory, M.A.

How to reach Lorra Baylis:

lbaylis@elisabethmorrow.org

Marek Beck

Head of School

Department: Administration

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Oneonta State University, B.S.; University of New England, M.A.; Columbia University, M.S.; Fordham University, Ph.D.

How to reach Marek Beck:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7103

mbeck@elisabethmorrow.org

Josh Becker

Specialist Teacher -Spanish

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Cardinal Stritch University, B.S., M.S.; Mount Mary University, M.A

How to reach Josh Becker:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7209

jbecker@elisabethmorrow.org

James Blumer

Arts Division Administrator, Violin Faculty

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Montclair State University, B.M.; Ithaca College, M.M.; Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst, Graz Austria

How to reach James Blumer:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7133

Valeria Bonasorte

Spanish Teacher, Foreign Language Department Chair

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: St. Peter's University, B.A.; Universidad de Salamanca, Spain, M.A.

How to reach Valeria Bonasorte:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7174

vbonasorte@elisabethmorrow.org

Clara Boudrot

First-Grade Associate Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: New York University, B.M.; Montclair State University, M.A.

How to reach Clara Boudrot:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7252

cboudrot@elisabethmorrow.org

Jon Boudrot

Guitar, Ukulele Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Keene State College, B.S.

How to reach Jon Boudrot:

jboudrot@elisabethmorrow.org

Michele Bower

Director of Curriculum & Secondary School Placement

Department: Administration

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Barnard College, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A., M.A.,

How to reach Michele Bower:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7167

mbower@elisabethmorrow.org

Beth Brennan

Lower School Head

Department: Administration

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: University of Richmond, B.A.; Manhattanville College, M.A.T.; Harvard Graduate School of Education, Advanced Educational Leadership Certification

How to reach Beth Brennan:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7203

bbrennan@elisabethmorrow.org

Maura Byrnes

Director of Institutional Advancement

Department: Administration, Advancement

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Franklin & Marshall College, B.A.

How to reach Maura Byrnes:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7221

mbyrnes@elisabethmorrow.org

Millie Castano

Administrative Operations Coordinator and Administrator, Summer String Festival

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Berkeley College, A.S.

How to reach Millie Castano:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7108

mcastano@elisabethmorrow.org

Ani Chakamian

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Fairleigh Dickinson University, B.A.,M.A.

How to reach Ani Chakamian:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7218

achakamian@elisabethmorrow.org

Janey Choi

Music Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: The Juilliard School, B.M., M.M.; Rutgers University, D.M.A.

How to reach Janey Choi:

jchoi@elisabethmorrow.org

Helene Cierzo

Learning Coordinator

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Credentials: William Paterson University, B.A.; Caldwell College, M.S.

How to reach Helene Cierzo:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7305

hcierzo@elisabethmorrow.org

Eliza Christman-Cohen

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Credentials: Cornell University, B.S.

How to reach Eliza Christman-Cohen:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7310

echristman-cohen@elisabethmorrow.org

Cindy Cohrs-Brandt

Librarian

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Drew University, B.A.; Montclair State University, M.A.T.; Emory University, M.L.S.

How to reach Cindy Cohrs-Brandt:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7769

ccohrs-brandt@elisabethmorrow.org

Will Curry

Music Faculty

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Northwestern University, B.M.

How to reach Will Curry:

wcurry@elisabethmorrow.org

Alexander Roland Diaz

Theater Director

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: University of the Arts, Philadelphia, B.F.A.

How to reach Alexander Roland Diaz:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7115

adiaz@elisabethmorrow.org

Desere Diaz

School Nurse

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Thomas Edison State University, B.S.N.

How to reach Desere Diaz:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7109

ddiaz@elisabethmorrow.org

Scott Dommenge

Administrative Assistant to the Head of Early Learning

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Emory University, B.A.

How to reach Scott Dommenge:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7301

sdommenge@elisabethmorrow.org

Nancy Dorrien

Assistant to the Lower School Head and Associate Director of Secondary School Placement

Department: Admissions

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Saint Thomas Aquinas College, B.S.; Mercy College, M.S.; Certified Administrative Professional, IAAP, Organizational Management

How to reach Nancy Dorrien:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7202

ndorrien@elisabethmorrow.org

Wayne du Maine

Director of Bands

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Credentials: The Juilliard School, B.M.; The Juilliard School, M.M.

How to reach Wayne du Maine:

wdumaine@elisabethmorrow.org

Melissa Ebeling

First-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Roanoke College, B.A.; Iona College, M.S.

How to reach Melissa Ebeling:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7762

mebeling@elisabethmorrow.org

Sarah Ehatamm

Mathematics Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Villanova University, B.S.; Vanderbilt University, M.B.A.

How to reach Sarah Ehatamm:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7175

sehatamm@elisabethmorrow.org

Andy Escala

Fourth-Eighth Grade Physical Education Teacher, Athletic Director

EMS Class of 1983

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Jacksonville University, B.S.; Columbia University, M.A.

How to reach Andy Escala:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7171

aescala@elisabethmorrow.org

Trish Felix

Development and Stewardship Manager

Department: Advancement

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: University of Richmond, B.A.

How to reach Trish Felix:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7210

tfelix@elisabethmorrow.org

John Ferrari

Percussion Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: SUNY Stony Brook, D.M.A., M.A.

How to reach John Ferrari:

jferrari@elisabethmorrow.org

Molly Finch

Early Childhood Head Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Credentials: Rhodes College, B.A.; Concordia University, M.A.

How to reach Molly Finch:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7339

mfinch@elisabethmorrow.org

Paul Foelding

Maintenance Staff

Department: Maintenance

How to reach Paul Foelding:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7138

pfoelding@elisabethmorrow.org

Carissa Garcia

Early Childhood Head Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Temple University, B.M.; Teachers College, Columbia University, M.A.

How to reach Carissa Garcia:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7331

cgarcia@elisabethmorrow.org

Elizabeth Gildersleeve

Middle School Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Connecticut College, B.A.; Hunter College, M.A.

How to reach Elizabeth Gildersleeve:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7173

egildersleeve@elisabethmorrow.org

Amelia Gold

Associate Head of School & Director of Arts

Department: Administration

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Credentials: The Juilliard School, B.M.

How to reach Amelia Gold:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7139

agold@elisabethmorrow.org

Beth Goldman

Second-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Iowa State University, B.A.; Bank Street College of Education, M.A.

How to reach Beth Goldman:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7725

bgoldman@elisabethmorrow.org

Michelle Goldstein

Early Childhood Head Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Credentials: State University of New York at Buffalo, B.A.; Long Island University, M.S.

How to reach Michelle Goldstein:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7730

mgoldstein@elisabethmorrow.org

Amy Goodwin

First-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Framingham State College, M.A.; University of Nevada, B.S.

How to reach Amy Goodwin:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7251

agoodwin@elisabethmorrow.org

Laura Greenlees

Third Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: The Catholic University of America, B.S.; Columbia University, M.A.

How to reach Laura Greenlees:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7208

lgreenlees@elisabethmorrow.org

Liza Hards

Director of Auxiliary Programs

Department: Auxiliary Programs

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Cornell University, B.S.; William Paterson University, M.Ed.

How to reach Liza Hards:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7334

lhards@elisabethmorrow.org

Elizabeth Harriman

Interventionist

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Lewis and Clark College, B.A.; Institute of Health Professionals at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH-IHP) M.S.

How to reach Elizabeth Harriman:

eharriman@elisabethmorrow.org

Jillian Henthorn

Auxiliary Programs Associate

Department: Auxiliary Programs

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Fordham University, B.A.; New York University, M.A.

How to reach Jillian Henthorn:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7336

jhenthorn@elisabethmorrow.org

Andrea Hughes

Registrar/Database Manager

Department: Technology

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Union County College, A.S.

How to reach Andrea Hughes:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7130

ahughes@elisabethmorrow.org

Annie Hur

First-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Cornell University, B.S.; Bank Street College of Education, M.S.

How to reach Annie Hur:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7216

ahur@elisabethmorrow.org

Micaella Ipsan

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: CUNY Lehman College, B.A.; Alfred University, M.S.

How to reach Micaella Ipsan:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7308

mispan@elisabethmorrow.org

Ben Johnson

NuVuX Design Education Fellow

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Credentials: California Polytechnic State University, B.A.

How to reach Ben Johnson:

bjohnson@elisabethmorrow.org

Ani Kalayjian

Head of Cello Department

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Mannes College of Music, B.M.; Royal Northern College of Music, England, M.M.

How to reach Ani Kalayjian:

akalayjian@elisabethmorrow.org

Chris Kapsalis

Interim Director of Technology

Department: Administration, Technology

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How to reach Chris Kapsalis:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7501

ckapsalis@elisabethmorrow.org

Debbie Keefe Johns

Music Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: New England Conservatory of Music, B.M.

How to reach Debbie Keefe Johns:

djohns@elisabethmorrow.org

Puja Kothari

Fourth-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Boston University School of Management, B.S.

How to reach Puja Kothari:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7207

pkothari@elisabethmorrow.org

Maya Lee

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Credentials: Barnard College of Columbia University, B.A.; Northwestern University, M.S.

How to reach Maya Lee:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7224

mlee@elisabethmorrow.org

Gene Love

Third-Eighth Grade Physical Education Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Credentials: Montclair State University, B.S.

How to reach Gene Love:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7178

glove@elisabethmorrow.org

Lori Lowell

Kindergarten Head Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: SUNY at Purchase, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.

How to reach Lori Lowell:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7785

llowell@elisabethmorrow.org

Lauren Mactas

Head of Early Learning

Department: Administration

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Credentials: Pratt Institute, B.A.; Hunter College, M.A.; Bank Street College of Education, M.A.

How to reach Lauren Mactas:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7304

lmactas@elisabethmorrow.org

Kara Makohon-Moore

Science Teacher, Director of Faculty Develop Institute, Lower School STEAM Chair

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Johns Hopkins University, M.S.; Oakland University, B.S.

How to reach Kara Makohon-Moore:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7287

kmakohon-moore@elisabethmorrow.org

Becky Margel

Kindergarten Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Hunter College, M.A.

How to reach Becky Margel:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7340

bmargel@elisabethmorrow.org

Michelle Margolin

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Credentials: Fairleigh Dickinson University, A.S.; New York University, B.S.

How to reach Michelle Margolin:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7311

mmargolin@elisabethmorrow.org

Molly McGarry

Director of Annual Giving

Department: Advancement

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: York College of Pennsylvania, B.A.

How to reach Molly McGarry:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7230

mmcgarry@elisabethmorrow.org

Kathleen McGowan

Literacy Specialist

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: New York University, B.A.; Hunter College, M.S.; Fairleigh Dickinson University, Orton-Gillingham Certified Dyslexia Teacher

How to reach Kathleen McGowan:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7217

kmcgowan@elisabethmorrow.org

Fred Meehan

Maintenance Staff

Department: Maintenance

How to reach Fred Meehan:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7138

fmeehan@elisabethmorrow.org

David Messler

Math Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: SUNY Stony Brook, B.A.; B.S.

How to reach David Messler:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7118

dmessler@elisabethmorrow.org

Ali Meyers

Twos Associate Teacher

EMS Class of 2011

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: American University, B.S.

How to reach Ali Meyers:

ameyers@elisabethmorrow.org

Angelique Morelli

Director of Alumni Relations

Department: Advancement

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Fordham University, B.A.; Iona College, M.A.

How to reach Angelique Morelli:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7226

amorelli@elisabethmorrow.org

Samantha Morra

Technology Integrator

Department: Technology

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Montclair State University, B.A.; Montclair State University, M.A.; New Jersey City University, M.S.

How to reach Samantha Morra:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7181

smorra@elisabethmorrow.org

Xenia Murillo

Learning Specialist

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Broward College, B.S.; Columbia University, M.A.

How to reach Xenia Murillo:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7140

xmurillo@elisabethmorrow.org

Rurik Nackerud

Technology Integrator

Department: Technology

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs/Dr./Mx

Credentials: Western Oregon University, B.A.; Concordia University, M.A.T.; Portland State University, Ed.D.

How to reach Rurik Nackerud:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7719

rnackerud@elisabethmorrow.org

Stephanie Nebel

Science Faculty, Sixth-Grade Team Leader

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Bryn Mawr College, A.B.; University of Delaware, M.S., Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, M.S.Ed.

How to reach Stephanie Nebel:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7120

snebel@elisabethmorrow.org

Seth Odei-Danso

Executive Assistant to the Head of School

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Greenhill College (GIMPA), B.S.

How to reach Seth Odei-Danso:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7122

sodeidanso@elisabethmorrow.org

Everhard Paredes

Violin Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Credentials: Manhattan School of Music, B.M.

How to reach Everhard Paredes:

eparedes@elisabethmorrow.org

Isaac Park

Cello Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Manhattan School of Music, B.M., M.M.

How to reach Isaac Park:

ipark@elisabethmorrow.org

Keila Pernia

Director of Human Resources

Department: Administration, Business

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Caldwell College, B.S.

How to reach Keila Pernia:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7104

kpernia@elisabethmorrow.org

Samantha Pianko

Third-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Monmouth University, B.S.

How to reach Samantha Pianko:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7236

spianko@elisabethmorrow.org

Ned Pinger

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

Department: Administration, Business, Operations

Credentials: Dartmouth College, B.A.; UCLA Anderson School of Management, M.B.A.

How to reach Ned Pinger:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7107

npinger@elisabethmorrow.org

Melinda Popiel

Spanish Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: SUNY Oswego, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A.

How to reach Melinda Popiel:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7121

mpopiel@elisabethmorrow.org

Natasha Pronga

Fourth-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Saint Joseph's University, B.A.; Saint Joseph's University, M.A.

How to reach Natasha Pronga:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7239

npronga@elisabethmorrow.org

Rebecca Rain

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Clark University, B.A.; Sunbridge College, M.S.

How to reach Rebecca Rain:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7313

rrain@elisabethmorrow.org

Andrea Rankin

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Credentials: Mount Holyoke College, B.A

How to reach Andrea Rankin:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7214

arankin@elisabethmorrow.org

Caitlin Read

Director of Enrollment Management

Department: Administration, Admissions

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Providence College, B.A.; Manhattan College, M.A.; CUNY, M.F.A.

How to reach Caitlin Read:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7211

cread@elisabethmorrow.org

Melanie Reich

Controller

Department: Business

Credentials: University of Miami, B.B.A.

How to reach Melanie Reich:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7106

mreich@elisabethmorrow.org

Jacqueline Riley

Fifth-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Cook College, B.S., William Paterson University, M.A.T.

How to reach Jacqueline Riley:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7179

jriley@elisabethmorrow.org

Julia Rios

Advancement Services Manager

Department: Advancement

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Pace University, B.A.

How to reach Julia Rios:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7225

jrios@elisabethmorrow.org

Cesar Rodriguez

Fifth-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Lehman College, B.A.; Fordham University, M.S.

How to reach Cesar Rodriguez:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7154

crodriguez@elisabethmorrow.org

Mary Ann Rota

Math Chair

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Westfield State College, B.S.; Bank Street College of Education, M.S.

How to reach Mary Ann Rota:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7793

mrota@elisabethmorrow.org

Jon Roth

Trambone Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Montclair State University, B.M.

How to reach Jon Roth:

jroth@elisabethmorrow.org

James Ruff

Director of Facilities

Department: Maintenance

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Credentials: Rutgers University, B.A.; Montclair State University, M.A.

How to reach James Ruff:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7138

jruff@elisabethmorrow.org

Claire Saal

Librarian

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Rutgers University, B.A.; Rutgers University, M.L.I.S.

How to reach Claire Saal:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7114

csaal@elisabethmorrow.org

Misako Sato

Violin Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Mannes College of Music, B.M., M.M.

How to reach Misako Sato:

msato@elisabethmorrow.org

Theresa Schneider

Gardening Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: University of Delaware, B.S.; San Francisco State University, M.A.; Baylor University, M.H.A.; US Army War College, M.S.S.

How to reach Theresa Schneider:

tSchneider@elisabethmorrow.org

Phoebe Search

Director of Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging

Department: Administration

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Harvard College, B.A.; Bank Street College of Education, M.S.

How to reach Phoebe Search:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7182

psearch@elisabethmorrow.org

Eleni Siderias

Middle School Head

Department: Administration

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: St. John’s University, B.A.; Columbia University, M.A., M.Ed.,

How to reach Eleni Siderias:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7102

esiderias@elisabethmorrow.org

Joe Sidney

Maintenance Staff

Department: Maintenance

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How to reach Joe Sidney:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7138

jsidney@elisabethmorrow.org

Nicole Siegel

Fifth-Grade Teacher, English Department Chair

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Cornell University, B.A.; Lesley College, M.A

How to reach Nicole Siegel:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7177

nsiegel@elisabethmorrow.org

Julie Silverman

Twos Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Indiana University, B.S.

How to reach Julie Silverman:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7306

jsilverman@elisabethmorrow.org

Rachel Simonson

Kindergarten Head Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Pace University, B.A.; College of Santa Fe, B.A.

How to reach Rachel Simonson:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7766

rsimonson@elisabethmorrow.org

Brittany Sklar

Violin Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Curtis Institute of Music, B.M.

How to reach Brittany Sklar:

bsklar@elisabethmorrow.org

Craig Smith

Maintenance Staff

Department: Maintenance

Pronouns: He/Him/His

How to reach Craig Smith:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7138

csmith@elisabethmorrow.org

Ginny Smith

Physical Education/Health Teacher, Coach

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: East Stroudsburg University, B.S.

How to reach Ginny Smith:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7307

gsmith@elisabethmorrow.org

Sarah Smith

Art Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: University of Hartford, B.F.A.

How to reach Sarah Smith:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7180

ssmith@elisabethmorrow.org

Sam Smithline

Art Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Syracuse University, B.S.; Columbia University, M.A.

How to reach Sam Smithline:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7749

ssmithline@elisabethmorrow.org

Rebecca Sonia

Dance Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

How to reach Rebecca Sonia:

rsonia@elisabethmorrow.org

Emily Spaeth

Twos-Fourth Grade Music Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Ithaca College, B.A.

How to reach Emily Spaeth:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7745

espaeth@elisabethmorrow.org

Hong Su

Kindergarten Instructional Specialist

Department: Technology

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Rutgers University, B.A.; New Jersey City University, M.A.

How to reach Hong Su:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7733

hsu@elisabethmorrow.org

Liza Tonetti

Sixth-Grade History Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Boston University, B.A.; Bank Street College of Education, M.S.

How to reach Liza Tonetti:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7136

ltonetti@elisabethmorrow.org

Dinka Varaiya

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: SNDT College, B.A.

How to reach Dinka Varaiya:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7222

dvaraiya@elisabethmorrow.org

Cristina Varriale

Counselor

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Siena College, B.A.; St. John's University, M.S.; Fordham University, M.S.

How to reach Cristina Varriale:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7169

cvarriale@elisabethmorrow.org

Michael Virzi

Director of Operations & Planning

Department: Administration, Operations

Credentials: University of Massachusetts, B.S.

How to reach Michael Virzi:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7115

mvirzi@elisabethmorrow.org

Janis Wein

Third-Grade Teacher

Divisions: Little School, Grades 1–4

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Barnard College, B.A.; Bank Street College of Education, M.A.

How to reach Janis Wein:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7720

jwein@elisabethmorrow.org

Adams Williams

Latin Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Credentials: Ohio State University, B.A.

How to reach Adams Williams:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7149

awilliams@elisabethmorrow.org

Margot Wilsterman

Associate Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten

Credentials: Connecticut College, B.A.; University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, M.S.

How to reach Margot Wilsterman:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7312

mwilsterman@elisabethmorrow.org

Seojin Yang Yang

Cello Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Yonsei University, B.M.; Mannes College of Music, M.M.

How to reach Seojin Yang Yang:

syang@elisabethmorrow.org

Lisa Yoler

Gardening Teacher

Divisions: Chilton House, Age 2–Kindergarten, Little School, Grades 1–4, Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Georgetown University, B.S.; Rutgers University, M.A., Master Gardener

How to reach Lisa Yoler:

lyoler@elisabethmorrow.org

Nicole Zdanowski

Science Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: 7172

Credentials: Prescott College, B.A.; University of Northern Colorado, M.A.

How to reach Nicole Zdanowski:

(201) 568-5566 ext. 7172

nzdanowski@elisabethmorrow.org

Pat Zuber

Flute Teacher

Divisions: Morrow House, Grades 5–8

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Credentials: Temple University, M.M.; University of Illinois, B.A.

How to reach Pat Zuber:

pzuber@elisabethmorrow.org

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