The Newgrange School


To contact a Newgrange staff member via email: first name initial last name

Allen, M.






Mrs. Marcia Allen, M.A. CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist

  • Certified as Speech/Language Specialist by NJ Board of Education
  • NJ license #41YS00401000
  • PA license #SL011155
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence from American Speech-Language and Hearing Association
  • MA in Speech-Language Pathology from The College of New Jersey
  • BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology from The College of New Jersey
  • Member of New Jersey Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NJSHA)
  • Member of American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)



Ms. Sunitha Batchu
Teacher in Mathematics (K-12)

  • Master’s in Mathematics(University of Chennai, INDIA).
  • Master of Philosophy in Mathematics(University of Chennai, INDIA)
  • Diploma in Operations Management.(IGNOU, NewDelhi, INDIA)
  • Diploma in Oracle SQL,PLSQL(INDIA)
  • Training program in Connect Ed for Math(Princeton University)


Bostock, Kathy






Mrs. Kathy Bostock
Assessment and Implementation Coordinator

Teacher Trainer and Presenter – Newgrange Education Center
Director – Children’s Dyslexia Center’s Inc.

  • MA-LD, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.S. Biology, College of Saint Elizabeth
  • Certified Dyslexia Specialist, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Orton-Gillingham Therapist, Fairleigh Dickenson University
  • Orton – Gillingham Trainer
  • Orton – Gillingham Practitioner
  • Wilson Level 1 Trainer, Wilson Language Training
  • Wilson Level 2 Trainer, Wilson Language Training
  • Just Words Trainer, Wilson Language Training
  • Fundations Qualified Presenter, Wilson Language Training
  • LETRS Regional Trainer, Louisa Moats/ Sopris West
  • Project Read – Presenter, Tory Greene/Language Circle
  • Developing Metacognitive Skills, Trainer, Suzanne Carreker/Neuhaus
  • DIBELS – Presenter, Dynamic Measurement
  • NJIDA,Vice President/ Board Member
  • IDA,  (National) Member/State Representative


Bostock, Meredith






Ms. Meredith Bostock

  • B.S. Exercise Science, American Military University (In Progress)
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society
  • Girl’s High School Softball Coach
  • Certified: CPR / First Aid



Ms. Sandra Boyles
Math Teacher

  • Certificate, Mathematics K-12.
  • BS Engineering, University of California, Irvine.
  • MS Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Brana, R.

Ms. Renee Brana
Teacher of the Handicapped

  • B.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • M.A. Teaching, Special Education, College of New Jersey
  • Orton-Gillingham Certification – In Process
  • Project Read and Edmark – Trained



Ms. Monica Bruder
Teacher of the Handicapped

  • Masters of Science in Education, Walden University
  • Wilson Language Trained- Level 1 Certification, Level 2 Trained
  • Orton-Gillingham Trained Through the Newgrange School
  • Trained in Project Read- Framing Your Thoughts Program
  • Trained in Developing Metacognitive Skills Program
  • Trained in Certificate of Comprehension Program
  • Trained In LETRS  Program


Burnston, L.

Linda G. Burnston
Assistant to the School Business Administrator



Ms. Sandee Chalik MS OTR/L
Occupational Therapist

  • Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Health Professions, 2001
  • Faculty Appointment to Dept of Occupational Therapy, Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Health Professions, 2005
  • Certified by the National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, #1057268,
  • Certified by the NJ Board of Education and Licensed in NJ #46TR00296200, and PA #OC008395
  • Certificate in Assistive Technology (CAT), Stockton University, Department of Occupational Therapy, 2008
  • Certified in Sensory Integration by USC/WPS, 2005
  • Training: Community Based Instruction, NJ Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, 2010
  • Training: Introduction to Wilson Reading 2005; Fundations, 2010
  • Training: How Does your Engine Run from Therapyworks, 2003
  • Training: Handwriting Without Tears, 2002
  • Member: Council for Exceptional Children; American Occupational Therapy Association; New Jersey Occupational Therapy Association



Ms. Ilona Chasar
Teacher, Grades K-5

  • Teacher of Students with Disabilities K-12th with Advanced Standing in NJ, PA, and DE
  • Elementary School Teacher K-5 with Advanced Standing in NJ, PA, and DE
  • Preschool Through Grade 3 with Advanced Standing in NJ, PA, and DE
  • Rider University 2012 President’s Award
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society
  • Psi Chi, Psychology Honor Society
  • Bonner Community Scholar volunteering over 1,400 hours tutoring and with people who have disabilities throughout college
  • Rider University Professional Development Award for Outstanding Service to Students with Disabilities (2010 and 2011)
  • Mercer County Changemaker Award (2010)
  • AmeriCorps Member of Excellence (2009) 



Mr. George Chis-Luca
Health and Physical Education

  • K-12 Health and PE certification
  • First Aid and CPR Certification
  • Drivers Education Certification
  • Masters in Administration and Supervision
  • Supervisor Certification



Ella Collins Bing
Teacher Assistant

  • Associates Degree in Liberal Arts
  • Wilson 1 Certified



Ms. Colleen Connolly

  • B.S. James Madison University
  • Wilson Reading Level 1 Certification – In Process



Ms. Carol Cooper-Braun
Language Arts/Social Skills

NVLD Program Coordinator

  • Teacher of the Handicapped Certification
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, special education specialization
  • Bachelor of Arts in English
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification
  • Trained in Developing Metacognitive Strategies
  • Trained in LETRS, Language Essentials
  • Trained in Framing Your Thoughts, Project Read
  • Received instruction in teaching social skills from Dr. Jed Baker, Dr.Tony Attwood, Dr. Ami Klin, Dr. Fred Volkmar, and Dr. Andrea Footerman


Corvo-Miller, S.






Ms. Susan Corvo-Miller
Speech and Language Pathologist

  • Member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • Member Kappa Delta Pi – a national education honor society
  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist in NJ and PA
  • Teaching Certification as a Speech Language Specialist in NJ and PA
  • Teaching Certification Secondary English in NJ and PA
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) American Speech and Hearing Association
  • Various grants received involving speech/language materials, a computer and computer software.
  • MA The College of New Jersey, Speech Language Pathologist
  • BS Penn State University, Secondary English Education



Ms. Jeanne Cruz
Job Coach/Permanent Substitute

  • B.S. Biopsychology, Rider University
  • NJ Elementary Education K-5 Certification, Rider University
  • PA Instructional I K-6 Certification


Julie Denes-Perry






Julie Denes-Perry
Administrative Assistant



Ms. Liliana Falvo-Broselli
Language Arts

  • Teacher of the Handicapped, NJ
  • Curriculum, Instruction, Supervision, M.A.
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification



Ms. Ronelle Favocci
Math Teacher – K – 5

  • B.S . Psychology  Richard Stockton College
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification
  • Teacher of language arts
  • Everyday Math Trained
  • Highly Qualified teacher of math



Miss Erin Flynn
Language/NVLD Department

  • B.S. Education/Health and Physical Education
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification
  • Trained in Letters program
  • Trained in Framing Your Thoughts and DMS writing systems
  • Currently training in Orton-Gillingham reading system



Mr. Scott Fort
Teacher of Social Studies

  • BA – Geography – Trenton State College
  • MA – Geography/Computer Cartography
  • NJ Teachers Certificate – Teacher of Social Studies K-12



Mr. Robert Graham
Teacher of Heath Physical Education

  • BS Degree, Trenton State College
  • Teacher of Health and Physical Education
  • Teacher of Driver Education
  • Member of  NJAHPERD
  • Member of  AAHPERD
  • Wilson language trained



Mrs. Joan Grande
Elementary/Social Studies Specialist

  • Bachelor Degree in Historical Studies
  • Wilson I trained: Level I
  • Wilson II trained: Level II



Mr. Andrew Haines
Technology Teacher

  • B. Mus. Ed. Westminster Choir College ‘04
  • Regional Operations Planning and Implementation Coordinator, Dell Computers ’04-‘07
  • Advanced training in Apple digital media applications; GarageBand, iMovie, iWeb, LogicPro, FinalCut
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification



Mrs. Jennifer Haines
Music Teacher/ Reading Teacher

  • Bachelors in Music Education Westminster Choir College ‘03
  • Candidate, M. Music Education, Specializing in Music in Special Education Westminster Choir College ‘11
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification
  • Orton-Gillingham trained



Ms. Becky Higgins, MSW
School Social Worker

  • Masters in Social Work degree from Stony Brook University with a concentration in direct practice
  • Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Bachelors Degree with a concentration in child and family studies
  • 18 years experience working as a counselor for children with special needs
  • Specialized training includes Family Systems Theory and Group Work with Children



Mrs. Sharon Joachim
Self Contained NVLD Program
Language Arts/Mathematics

  • Highly QualifiedTeacher of the Handicapped Certified
  • Columbia University, Teachers College
  • B.A., Wheaton College (Norton, M.A.)
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certified
  • Orton-Gillingham Trained through the Newgrange School
  • Morphology Trained through the Newgrange School
  • 17 yrs. Teaching Exp./ 5yrs. at Newgrange



Mrs. Myra Kay McCowan
Elementary Education
Teacher of the Handicapped

  • B.S. Education/Blue Mountain College
  • Certification and Masters in Special Education through Grand Canyon University
  • Orton Gillingham trained for Multisensory I, II, III, IV, V, and VI Education through Fairleigh Dickinson College
  • Trained in Project Read
  • CONNECT-ED participant
  • QUEST participant



Dr. Lorraine McKay
High School Science

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, SUNY at Buffalo
  • University at Buffalo Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, National Institutes of Health
  • Nine years pharmaceutical research experience
  • Graduate, New Pathways to Teaching in New Jersey, New Jersey City University
  • NJ Standard Teaching Certificate: Biological Science, Highly Qualified status
  • Active in National Science Teacher’s Association, New Jersey Science Teacher’s Association



Mrs. Dana Morris
Language Arts Literacy and Literature Teacher

  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification
  • Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism and English Literature/Writing from Rider University
  • Masters in English Literature from National University
  • Masters in Teaching from National University (March 2011)


Mrs. Betty Anne Nixon
School Nurse

  • Master of Science in School Nursing
  • New Jersey Certified School Nurse
  • Monmouth University
  • New Jersey Certified Forensic Nurse-CSA
  • Licensed Registered Nurse since 1993 with experience in medical surgical, maternal-child, community health, pediatric emergency, and forensic nursing.



Mrs. Carol P. Paine
Elementary Education Teacher
Teacher of the Handicapped

  • M.Ed  Boston University School of Education
  • B.S. Boston University School of Education
  • Certified Wilson Reading Teacher Level 1 and 2
  • Developing Metacognitive Skills trained
  • LETRS trained
  • Framing Your Thoughts-Project Read trained
  • CONNECT-ED Phase I-Design Team and a participant
  • (Consortium that focuses on science and math education)
  • CONNECT-ED Phase II-Leadership Team-To develop Professional Learning Communities



Mrs. Corin Rosenberg
Teacher of the Handicapped
Elementary Education Teacher K – 8
Self Contained Teacher

  • Masters degree in Special Education
  • Teacher of the Handicapped certification, grades K-12
  • Elementary Education certification, grades K-8
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 certification
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 2
  • Trained in Developing Metacognitive Skills
  • Trained in Framing Your Thoughts
  • Trained in LETRS



Ms. Nicole E. Scheller
Teacher of Language Arts and Transition Coordinator
Teacher of Students with Disabilities
Elementary Teacher K – 5

  • M.S.Education – Teaching Urban Adolescents with Disabilities – Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY
  • B.A. Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH
  • New York City Teaching Fellow 2003-2005
  • Member Transition Coordinators Network of New Jersey
  • Advanced Certified Teacher in New Jersey and New York
  • Wilson Language Trained- Level 1 Certification, Level 2 Trained
  • Orton-Gillingham Trained Through the Newgrange School
  • Trained in Project Read- Framing Your Thoughts Program
  • Trained in Developing Metacognitive Skills Program
  • Certificate of Comprehension Program
  • Trained In LETRS  Program



Dr. Geri Silver
Teacher of Biological Science

  • B.S. CUNY-Brooklyn College
  • PhD SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn
  • Postdoctoral Fellow-Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Fellowships: NIH Postdoctoral Fellow;
  • Special Fellowship, Leukemia Society of America
  • Highly Qualified Teacher of Science
  • Certifications in Biological Science and Chemistry



Mr. Rick Smith
School Counselor

  • MA in School Counseling from The College of New Jersey
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • BA in English Writing & Secondary Education from Rider University
  • CPR & AED Certified
  • 15 seasons of experience coaching high school athletics



Ms. Arleen Thompson
Art Teacher

  • Kutztown State University; Art Education
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Major: Art Education
  • Minor: Aesthetic Education
  • Holy Family College – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Major: Elementary Education
  • Certification:  The State of New Jersey
  • Elementary Education K-8
  • The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • Art Education K-12


Vandermark, B.





Mr. Brian Vandermark
Permanent Substitute Teacher

  • B.A. Education, Jersey City State College; Minor Behavioral Science
  • Certifications:
  • Teacher of the Handicapped (K-12)
  • Wilson Introductory Course
  • Bryman School Data processing Certification
  • Professional trainings at Newgrange



Mrs. Monica Whittaker
Teacher of the Handicapped
NVLD/Language Arts Teacher

  • Teacher of the NVLD Program
  • Highly Qualified in the subject of Language Arts
  • Orton-Gillingham trained through the Newgrange School
  • Wilson Language Trained: Level 1 Certification


Carl Jr Winrow






Carl Jr. Winrow
Sr. Custodian


Winter, A.







Ann Winter
Executive Assistant