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Staff

Staff 2017-08-23T13:27:36+00:00
Cathy BorysewiczSchool Social Worker
Certification(s):
NJ School Social Worker, Teacher of the Handicapped and Speech Correctionist

Education:
BS Speech Pathology & Audiology, M.Ed. Guidance and Counseling – both from The College of New Jersey

Years in Education: 30

At The Education Academy Since: September, 1997

Personal Statement:
Being an employee at The Education Academy is like working with your extended family. The genuine kindness and commitment that I witness every day has made a huge difference for so many students. I love working here and am inspired daily!

Christina DennisonInstructional Aide
Certification(s):
Ocean County Substitute; CPI Certified

Education:
Ocean County College

Years in Education: 11

At The Education Academy Since:
January 31, 2017

Personal Statement:
I believe every child has the ability to learn. I find working with these amazing children very rewarding.

Jane FrankInstructional Aide
Certification(s):
Associates Degree Ocean County College; CPI Certified

Education:
1 year Special Education Studies Georgian Court College

Years in Education: 19

At The Education Academy Since:
February, 2007

Personal Statement:
I believe with the right opportunities and encouragement every child can succeed. The reward for teaching is in each child’s success.

Connie FreundSchool Secretary
Education:
High School, Computer Courses

Years in Education: 17

At The Education Academy Since:
March, 2005

Personal Statement:
The Education Academy provides a wonderful, nurturing environment for all the students. It is my good fortune to be a part of such a caring, loving staff.

Cathy GavaghanBusiness Manager
Certification(s):
Certified Public Accountant

Education:
BBA from Temple University

Years in Education: 22

At The Education Academy Since:
December, 1995

Personal Statement:
The Education Academy provides a safe, friendly and nurturing environment for each of its students. The entire staff is dedicated to each child’s well-being and success.

Jane GillespieInstructional Aide
Certification(s):
Associate Degree; County Substitute Teaching Certificate; CPI Certified

Education:
Associates in Liberal Arts, Alphonsus Jr. College

Years in Education: 25

At The Education Academy Since:
September, 1992

Personal Statement:
It is a joy working with a dedicated and professional staff. Working and helping the children is fulfilling and rewarding.

Dawn Marie HollyTeacher
Certification(s):
Teacher of the Handicapped; Certified Safe Crisis Management Instructor; CPI Certified

Education:
Bachelor of Arts Degree – Kean College Pursuing Masters Degree at Georgian Court College

Years in Education: 22

At The Education Academy Since:
October, 2002

Personal Statement:
I have a passion for teaching students with special needs, particularly students with behavioral disorders. It is my belief that collaboration among teachers and other professionals is the key to students’ success.

Cynthia KaneSupervisor of Instruction
Certification(s):
General Elementary Ed. (K-8), Teacher of the Handicapped, Supervisor; CPI Certified

Education:
MA Special Education and Supervisor Certification, BA Psychology, Georgian Court, AS Dekalb College & Ocean County College

Years in Education: 28

At The EducationAcademy Since:
October, 2005

Personal Statement:
I believe children should feel empowered to learn. Working in an environment that nurtures academic, social and emotional growth in students is very rewarding.

Julie KiylerTeacher
Certification(s):
MA Teacher of the Handicapped; CPI Certified

Education:
AS Ocean County College; BA Glassboro State College, MA Marygrove College

Years in Education: 14

Years at The Education Academy: 2

Personal Statement:
My philosophy of Education is that every child can learn if given the proper guidance and materials to help foster knowledge.

Maryanne LaDucaSpeech Pathologist
Certification(s):
Speech Correctionist, Teacher of the Handicapped, Teacher of the Deaf, P.R.O.M.P.T. Trained; CPI Certified

Education: BA & MA, Kean College of New Jersey

Years in Education: 31

At The Education Academy Since:
October, 1999

Personal Statement:
I enjoy working with students of all ages. Helping them to become effective communicators while speaking is one of my goals.

Stacy M. MathisPhysical Education / Health Teacher
Certification(s):
Health/Physical Education Elementary; CPI Certified

Education: Rowan College – Bachelor of Arts, Ocean County College – Associate of Arts

Years in Education: 21

At The Education Academy Since:
August, 2005

Personal Statement:
I enjoy challenging each student and watching them learn, grow and take pride in themselves. It is the most rewarding job I could ever hope for.

Janet MolyneuxInstructional Aide
Certification(s):
Pursuing Associates Degree; CPI Certified

Education:
Ocean County College

Years in Education: 16

At The Education Academy Since:
February, 2004

Personal Statement:
I have worked with students of all ages at The Education Academy. A wonderful opportunity to experience the different needs of the individual student, and to get to know them better.

Debra A. Nademus, RN, BCSchool Nurse
Certification(s):
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse; CPI Certified

Education:
Ocean County College RN Program, Stockton College of NJ

Years in Education: 23

At The Education Academy Since:
February, 1994

Personal Statement:
I have met and treated so many wonderful people, both staff and students during my time at The Education Academy. Being part of this amazing program that has helped so many people provides the kind of job satisfaction that enables me to say I love my job!

Gregory G. NeavesComputer Consultant
Certification(s):
Electronics & Computer Degree, CDC, Xenix, Certs; CPI Certified

Education:
Brookdale Community College, Union Technical Institute

Years in Educatio: 12

At The Education Academy Since:
September, 2005

Personal Statement:
The staff at The Education Academy are the very best at what they do. I hope to make a difference in the children’s learning experience.

Kim Pearson-PesciottaOccupational Therapist
Certification(s):
National Board Certification for Occupational Therapy, Registered Occupational Therapist, State of NJ, Handwriting Without Tears Level 1 Specialist; CPI Certified

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, Medical College of Virginia

Years in Education:
18, 10 years in medical settings

At The Education Academy Since:
July, 2001

Personal Statement:
All individuals can learn when given the opportunity to practice. I enjoy the excitement and pride in their eyes when they reach their goals.

Laura Ellen PetrowskiOffice Manager
Certification(s):
Katharine Gibbs Executive Secretary Program

Education:
Fairfield University, CT; Ocean County College, NJ

Years in Education: 18

At The Education Academy Since:
March, 1998

Personal Statement:
It has been my privilege to witness many success stories — opportunities abound because of our wonderful program & staff. The smiling faces encountered here are priceless — what a blessing!

Linda A. PhillipsDirector/Principal
Certification(s):
Bachelor of Arts Social Studies – Rutgers University; Masters of Science in Educational Leadership-Monmouth University; School Administrator, Principal, Supervisor, Teacher of Social Studies, Teacher of Elementary Education; CPI Certified

Education:
B.A. Social Studies; MSED Educational Leadership

Years in Education: 26

At The Education Academy Since:
July, 2015

Personal Statement:
Every student can be successful. As an educator, I will provide a secure and caring environment that motivates, inspires and supports students and staff.

Joseph PinnisiInstructional Aide
Certification(s):
CPI Certified
Education: 1

Years in Education:
Since May 23, 2016

Years at The Education Academy:
May 23, 2016

Personal Statement:
The Education Academy (T.E.A.) is by far my favorite place of employment. A true feeling of “a family” atmosphere. I’m the happiest I’ve been in a while at work.

Angelica RaderTeacher
Certification(s):
Reading Specialist K-12, Elementary Education K-6, Special Ed K-12; CPI Certified

Education:
BA in Education from Drexel University, MA in Education from La Salle University, MA in Education Administration, Capella University

Years in Education: 8

Years at The Education Academy: 2

Personal Statement:
I believe all students can learn and succeed. As their teacher, it is my responsibility to find creative ways to reach them and push them to improve both academically and socially.

Kimberly J. RuschTeacher
Certification(s):
Teacher of the Handicapped; CPI Certified

Education:
Bachelor of Arts from Kean College of New Jersey

Years in Education: 23

At The Education Academy Since:
December, 1995

Personal Statement:
Creating an environment where students can thrive both academically and emotionally has been my goal since the onset of my teaching career. I truly enjoy my job.

Christen RussellBehaviorist
Certification(s):
BCBA, K-5+ Teacher of students with disabilities; CPI Certified

Education:
MS in Psychology

Years in Education: 18

At The Education Academy Since:
March, 2017

Personal Statement:
I believe all students can be successful with the right supports.

Dawn SiscoInstructional Aide
Certification(s):
Elementary School Teacher K-6, Teacher of Students with Disabilities; CPI Certified

Education:
BA Stockton University, Teacher Certification at New Jersey City University

Years in Education: 13

Years at The Education Academy: 2

Personal Statement:
I believe each child has the potential for greatness

Janice L. SloaneInstructional Aide
Certification(s):
County Substitute Teaching Certificate, CPI Certificate, CPR – AED; CPI Certified

Education:
Associate of Science, Ocean County College

Years in Education: 25

At The Education Academy Since:
September, 2004

Personal Statement:
Every child is a blank canvas, with the right tools and encouragement they become individual masterpieces.

Laura J. StarnerTeacher
Certification(s):
Teacher of the Handicapped Certificate; CPI Certified

Education:
BA, Glassboro State College

Years in Education: 26

At The Education Academy Since:
September, 2001

Personal Statement:
My goal is for the children to feel successful in school every day. Once children are comfortable, they will grow in character as well as in academics.