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​“Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” 
— Rita F. Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

6-8 Grade ELA
Cynthia Norkus

Nina Jones

6-8 Mathematics

Khristina Schultz

Ginger DeMent

6-8 Science

Tonya Hassel


Tara Tyson


John Thorp


Enriqueta Duncan


Lisa Strassle

Ashley Fabien

First Grade

Jennifer Turchyn

Pallas Gruben

Second Grade

Tiffany Varley

Samantha Vallone

Third Grade

Anna Washack

Sandra Malvasio

Fourth Grade Homeroom

Arlene Faloba

Erin Ruscigno

4/5 Mathematics & Science

Fifth Grade Homeroom

Candace Ledet

Nicole Virgilio

​4/5 ELA & Social Studies

Sixth Grade Homeroom

Khristina Schultz

Seventh Grade Homeroom

Ginger DeMent

Eighth Grade Homeroom

Cynthia Norkus

DaVisha T. Pratt

Principal/Head of School

Donna Torres
School Business Administrator/ Board Secretary/Facilities Manager

Dennis Daniels

Dean of Students/Facilities Supervisor/HIB Specialist

​Dawn Cobb-Fosness
Vice Principal of Instruction and Pupil Services

Kristin Zink

Data Analyst/Assessment Supervisor

Patricia Callahan​
Administrative Assistant

Donna Comforti
School  Secretary

Angela Martinez
Bilingual Secretary

Kim Franzo
School Nurse

George Swain

Sontori Nicholson

Brittany Kieslor, MSW, LSW
​School Social Worker

Edgar A Arroyo
IT Department

​​Administrative Staff Members


​Transforming our community one child at a time

601 Grand Ave
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
(732) 988-4227