Faculty and Staff

TCS teacherimage1s are required to meet standards for ACSI teacher certification in his or her field of employment. Faculty members are carefully selected with regard to educational preparation, Christian testimony, personality and scholarship.

TCS teachers are fully-qualified, born-again men and women who have a special understanding and love for their students. They are dedicated to providing students with an academically sound education integrated with the principles of Scripture. Teachers are aware that their influence reaches beyond the textbook and take seriously their responsibility as role models.

Faculty & Staff Directory 

Corinne Alape

Corinne Alape3rd Grade Teacher, MS Girls Soccer Coach, Summer Quest Counselor

B.A. in Elementary Education, Liberty University

“Teaching is a very demanding job but rewarding in so many ways. I love being a positive influence in the lives of my students and having them touch my life in a special way each year.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do no lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Proverbs 3:5-6

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Carolyn Alberino

C. AlberinoFood Service Staff

“I love seeing the kids and talking with them all on a positive note. Food makes everyone happy.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he. Deuteronomy 32:4

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Barbara Amodeo

Food SerB. Amodeovice Staff

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Kimberly Andino

Andino4th Grade Teacher, Varsity Cheerleading Coach

M.A. in Elementary Education, Liberty University; B.A. in Theatre, Messiah College

“I absolutely love that at TCS I get to pray and read God’s Word with my students. Throughout the year we get to grow spiritually as a class. “

Favorite Scripture Verse: I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2

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Donna Arrieta

D. Arrieta5th Grade Elementary Aide

“I love children. I love the enthusiasm as they are learning. I especially love the excitement when they receive Jesus or when they are loving and compassionate with their peers.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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Brenda Avila

B. AvilaHS English Teacher, ESL Teacher

M.A. English as a Second Language, Kean University; B.A. English Secondary Education, Kean University

“To be a Christ centered educator is both a great responsibility and honor.  As a Christ centered educator, I have the ability to impact students in God’s truth.  Ultimately a Christ-centered teacher’s impact on their students will impact society, thus impacting the Kingdom of God for all eternity.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

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Jayne Babij

BabijElementary Principal

M.A. in Biblical Counseling, The Masters College;  B.A. in Psychology, Rutgers University

“I love sharing truth with students and seeing them get excited about what they are learning. I can freely pray and talk about Christ with my students and parents.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness,through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. 2 Peter 1:3

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732-985-0300, ext. 626

Linda Bailey

Linda BaileyEducational Therapist

M.A. Ed., Louisiana Baptist University; PCET (Professionally Certified Educational Therapist with NILD), SEARCH & TEACH Therapist, CDT (Certified Dyslexia Therapist with the International Dyslexia Association)

“I love working at Timothy because both the administration and faculty realize that all students do not learn in the same way. Timothy gives these students the opportunity to develop their skills through the programs offered in the Learning Center. The students who participate in the Learning Center are given help to strengthen the areas where they are weak and to further develop their strengths.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.  As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

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Jonathan Barr

1Y01122 HS Bible and Worldview Studies teacher, Debate Coach

B.S. English Literature, Liberty University

“We live in an affluent and densely populated part of the country. There are thousands of Christian families, yet almost no high schools that effectively train young people from a Biblical worldview. My passion and burden is to serve these families and engage and inspire their children.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened. But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. I Peter 3:13-17

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Shari Barry

BarryKindergarten Teacher

B.A. in Elementary Education, The King’s College

“I love when a child understands a concept for the first time, the expression on their face is priceless.  I love the idea of showing them the love of Jesus and building up their self-confidence.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. Philippians 4:6

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Joseph Beaumont

HS English Teacher

M.A. in English, Rutgers University, College of New Jersey

“I love teaching at Timothy because I can more easily integrate the teaching of course content and the Christian world view.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

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Karen Bills

K. BillsK-12 Physical Education and Health Teacher, Director of After-care

B.S. in Physical Education, The King’s College

“I love the Christian family atmosphere that exists with students, teachers and parents and being part of a K-12 school. I love watching kids blossom in their faith. What is also rewarding and fun is to teach with former students!”

Favorite Scripture Verse: The Lord God is a sun and shield. The Lord gives grace and glory no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.  Psalm 84:11

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William Bills

B Bills.Athletic Director, HS Boys Physical Education Teacher, Varsity Soccer Coach

B.S. Health and Physical Education, The King’s College; M.Ed. Administration and Supervision in Physical Education, College of New Jersey

“I love teaching because it gives me the opportunity to change lives.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

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Shalen Bishop

Shalen BishopMS Principal

Ed.D Educational Leadership, Administration, and Policy; M.S. Educational Administration and Leadership, Pepperdine University and University of Scranton

“The opportunity to cultivate a loving and Christi-centered school culture is imperative. I want to be at a school where I can invest in my students and teachers. Also, I think TCS is incredible and I can’t wait for my son to attend in a few years.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9

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732-985-0300, ext. 636

Ruthy Brookman

Ruth BrookmanPiano teacher, Accompanist

B.S. in Bible, Bachelor of Church Music, Philadelphia College of Bible (Cairn)

“Each child is a new adventure in teaching and sharing the love of music.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: In everything give thanks for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus! 1 Thessalonians 5:18 

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David Carroll

Carroll5-12 Band Director, MS Bible Teacher

B.A. in Music Education, Associate in Arts, Florida State University, North Texas State University

“TCS is a great environment which unashamedly honors our Lord Jesus Christ in all things. To be able to share His love and encouragement every single day is such a blessing to me, and I hope to those the Lord places under my influence.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Now this is eternal life; that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. John 17:3

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Pamela Clayton

Pam Clayton 2nd2nd Grade Teacher

B.A. in Elementary Education, Kean University

“Timothy’s story is one of God’s small miracles in this big world. The staff has been an important influence to so many individuals over the years.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33

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Francis Decker

Francis Decker6th Grade Math, Science, and Social Studies Teacher, Varsity Basketball Head Coach, Varsity Baseball Assistant Coach

B.A. in Inclusive Childhood Education, Houghton College

“Teaching allows me to connect with young people as we work together to strengthen their hearts and minds in preparation for lifelong learning. Timothy is a second home to me. I am a proud alumnus, and have spent the majority of my developing years at TCS as the faculty and staff poured into me. I now have my chance to do the same for the students that I get to teach and work with. There are few schools in our area that foster the connection between faculty and student like TCS does, and that is why it is known for creating such a special and authentic environment.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,  neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: 38-39

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Amy Delmanto

Delmanto5th Grade Teacher, Varsity Girls Soccer Coach, MS Track & Field Coach

B.S. in Elementary Education and Psychology, The College of New Jersey

“Timothy Christian holds a special place in my heart. I am a 1993 graduate of Timothy Christian.  I also met my husband Aaron here at TCS.  He was in the graduating class above me.  Both of our parents believed strongly in the value of Christian Education and made many sacrifices for us to attend TCS.  I am so thankful for the Biblical Worldview and excellent education that I received here at TCS.  I am grateful to have the opportunity to be back here teaching so that I can be a part of sharing God’s Word with the next generation.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

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Jim Deseno

Jim DeSenoMaintenance

A.A. in Electronics, Raritan Valley Community College

“I enjoy working with the children, faculty and staff in a Christ-centered atmosphere.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  Here is a trustworthy saying: If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
2 Timothy 2:11-13

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Lisa Dyer

DyerDirector of Advancement

M.A.in Counseling, Boston College; B.A. in Psychology and Studio Art, Bucknell University

“I am truly grateful to God for the privilege of serving Him at Timothy Christian School. It is a blessing to be able to work with an administration, faculty and staff who have a heart for serving God by teaching, training and loving their students. I have a passion for sharing the ministry of Timothy Christian School with others. It is a joy to work with parents, alumni and donors. I love being part of helping TCS become the best it can be to fulfill its’ mission of equipping students to live productive God-glorifying lives. I am blessed to have my 3 children attend TCS. What they are receiving at Timothy, they cannot get anywhere else! They are gaining an excellent Christ-centered education that includes not only excellent academics, but also teachers who love the Lord, pray with them, pray for them and are modeling what it means to walk with the Lord. My children are truly being discipled for Christ.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: For it is by grace you have been saved through faith – and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

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732-985-0300, ext.651

Jessie Elsaesser

J. elsaesserHS Math Teacher, JV Volleyball coach, Varsity Track & Field Coach

B.S. in Mathematics, Liberty University

“I really enjoy being able to teach students to appreciate math and understand why it is so important.  Math is a powerful tool that teaches our minds to think in a way that nothing else can.  I love seeing students challenge themselves and then being able to realize that they are capable of so much more than they thought.  Math provides lots of opportunity for training our minds to think critically and analyze things and I love to be able to help students understand that.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3

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Edward Fitzgerald

Eddie FitzgeraldHS Bible and History Teacher, MS Science Teacher, Soccer, Debate, Track & Field Coach

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with cognates in Philosophy and Biblical Studies, Liberty University

“Timothy has been a part of my life growing up as a student and athlete, and now professionally as a teacher and coach.  As an institution it has been influential in my growth and development and continues to be an important place to me. While some of the individuals that have made it special can change faces or positions, the commitment in love through Christ has stayed consistent.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful. Colossians 3:15

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Wendy Gall

HS Computer Science Teacher, MS Programming and Robotics teacher, Robotics FTC Team Manager/Coach

M.A. in Computer Science, Rutgers University; B.A., Rochester Institute of Technology

“I love getting to know the kids and their families. It is especially fun to teach siblings of prior students and see how the whole family has grown. What a blessing it is to be part of a family’s life over many years! I love Timothy because of its rich and long history of being faithful to God and His word through so many generations.  Buildings, leaders, personnel, programs, and teaching methods change, but the word of the Lord endures here.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children. Psalm 78:5-6

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Sini George

Business Office, Accounts Receivable Part- time

Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy, Baruch College

“Timothy is both a school and a place of fellowship.  Both the staff and families come together to pray for those in need.  I am blessed to have been on the receiving end.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct Thy paths. Proverbs 3:6

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732-985-0300, ext.647

Madeleine Gilmour

Madeleine GilmourHuman Resources Administrator, After-care

Union County College, College of St. Elizabeth

“I feel like I have the best of both worlds – interaction with students and parents and, of course, our wonderful staff/faculty. I love the flow of home, church, school with no disconnect. I have always felt the dedication of the teachers is what makes TCS special.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

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732-985-0300, ext.610

Denise Hanlon

D. HanlonFood Services Supervisor

NRA ServSafe certified

“All four of my children graduated from Timothy Christian School and my family has many fond memories of good times here. My desire is to give back to Timothy by being a blessing to the students and staff at lunch time.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts; and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalm 139:23-24

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732-985-0300, ext. 619

Zerlene Hanson

Business Office

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732-985-0300, ext.644

Hubert Hartzler

Dr. HartzlerSuperintendent

Ph.D. in Educational Administration, University of Missouri at Kansas City; B.A. in Bible and Christian Education, Calvary Bible College

“I am passionate about providing Christian Education for families. In the great commission, Jesus commanded us to “make disciples of all nations…teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20). The Christian School provides the opportunity to teach the commands of Christ as recorded in His Word for over 30 hours each week to our students.”

“There are three things that make Timothy special. First, the great diversity of our student body is such that many nations and ethnic groups are represented in our school family. Second, the love of our faculty, students and parents is demonstrated for each other in our school community. Lastly, our faculty, staff and administration are all truly committed to providing an excellent Christ-centered education for our students.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: As  you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain. Philippians 2:16

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732-985-0300, ext.607

Miriam Hartzler

1Y02255HS Principal, Varsity Girls Volleyball Coach, Varsity and JV Girls Basketball Coach, Assistant Track & Field Coach

M.S. in Education with emphasis in Physical Education, Health, and Coaching, Clarks Summit University; B.S in Bible and Secondary Social Studies

“I love caring for my students.  I remember teachers that cared for me and those were the classes that I seem to remember the most positive lessons from. It has been said, they will not care how much I know until they know how much I care.  Growing up is challenging and I love walking through the high school journey with students as they grow and develop into the person that God has called them to be.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from him.  Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62:6

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732-985-0300, ext.641

Brenda Heitz

HeitzK4 Elementary Aide

B.S. in Elementary Education

“I love it when students understand and discover something and they have an “ah ha” moment.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. Deuteronomy 13:4

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Carol Hopper

Carol Hopper6th Grade Teacher

Christian Education, Evangelical Teacher Training Certificate, Baptist Bible College

“I love the people I work with here and the family atmosphere.  I love seeing the students growing up and still getting to interact with them. I love the freedom to speak the Word in Spirit and in Truth.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17

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Debbie Hubler

Deb HublerK-12 Media Specialist, Elementary and MS Technology teacher

MLIS, Rutgers University; M Ed, Educational Media, Temple University; BA, Elem. Education, Eastern University

“I first learned about Timothy when I was an admissions counselor for a Christian college.  I learned that students from Timothy came to us prepared for the college learning environment.  When a teaching position became available I was invited to join the faculty of this school which had been respected by outsiders as academically outstanding.  I believe we honor God when we strive for excellence in all we do.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.  Matthew 5:16

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732-985-0300, ext.629

Harold Hubler

Mr. HublerMaintenance, Bus Driver

B.S. in Recreation and Camp Administration, LeTourneau College, A.A. in Aviation, Hesston College

“What makes Timothy special is that it’s Christ-centered. All its programs are geared toward Christ who is the source of all wisdom and learning.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word. After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven. Hebrews 1:1-3

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Bethany Lambertson

LambertsonK4 Teacher, HS Softball Coach

B.S. in Elementary Education, Liberty University

“I attended TCS since I was in second grade and have worked here ever since. TCS has helped develop me into the person I am today.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.   Romans 12:12

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Philip Landis

P. LandisHS Science Teacher, Chess Club

B.S. in Applied Physics, M.S. in Physics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

“I love to see the lightbulb come on when a student finally understands something that confused them before.  I love to hear them say, “Is that all there is to this?  That’s so easy!”

Favorite Scripture Verse: His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. 2 Peter 1: 3-4

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Claire Lingenfelter

C. LingenfelterHS Spanish Teacher

B.A. in Linguistics and Romance Studies, Minor in German, UNC Chapel Hill

“It’s a privilege and thrill to get to talk about and explain to students a topic I love (Spanish) every day.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

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Barry Lupovich

Barry LupovichHS History Teacher

M.A. in Guidance & Counseling; B.A. in History

“I like seeing students make connections from the past to the present. At Timothy, I am able to teach my students to view history though the Bible which brings God’s plan to light.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3

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Laura McKay

McKayHS Science Teacher, Director of Student Life, Director of Operations, Advancement Assistant

Ed.S. in Educational Leadership, Liberty University; M.S. in Biomechanics ,Temple University; B.S. in Physical Education, The King’s College

“Timothy is home to me. It is where I received my K-12 education and where the Lord has called me to minister ever since graduating from college. I count it a privilege to pour into the lives of children at the place that poured into me. I want to tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, His power and the wonders He has done so that they will know God and set their hope on Him.” Psalm 78:4-7

Favorite Scripture Verse: Now unto Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think according to the power that worketh in us. Ephesians 3:20

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732-985-0300, ext.609

Ella Mendalski

Ella MendalskiAdmissions Coordinator, Administrative Assistant, MS Discipleship Group Leader

A.A., Union County College; Secretarial School; Medical Transcription

“My daughter has received love, help and encouragement during her education here.  She has had opportunity to live out God’s word in school and learn that it works.  She has developed a love for learning and has found a place to belong and a strong Christian character.  I love working here because I know I am making a difference growing the Kingdom of God.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are changed, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.  2 Corinthians 3:16-18

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732-985-0300, ext.613

Mayra Mesa

M.. MesaMS English and Literature Teacher, Assistant MS Volleyball Coach

B.A. in Linguistics/Education, Montclair State University

“Timothy is special and I love it here because it feels like “home.” It is a place that enables the students to grow a Christ-like character while receiving a fine education that prepares them for life. I don’t feel that I work here, it feels like I am coming home to spend time with family!“

Favorite Scripture Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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Bette Miller

B.MillerSchool Nurse, Nurse Mentor for Educational Services Commission of New Jersey

BSN in Nursing, Rutgers University College of Nursing; RN, Johnson and Johnson School Nurse Fellow

“I love School Nursing because it is an excellent opportunity to care for students, relieve medical and emotional symptoms ,  prevent problems and injury, connect with medical resources and to help them maintain good health in order to be able to do their best at learning .  I enjoy being able to listen to students, provide a place of comfort and relief and to give information and training that can improve their lives and equip them for making wise decisions in their future  lives. Timothy is very special because here I can read Scripture, pray with students, explain God’s solutions to life issues and give the plan of Salvation.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

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732-985-0300, ext. 618

Christina Niedzielski

NiedzielskiGuidance Counselor

M.A. in Counselor Education; B.S in Management Science/Marketing, Kean University

“I love working with students and helping them work through any issues or concerns they may have. I love working at Timothy because I am free to pray and use the Word of the Lord when working with students.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

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732-985-0300, ext.622

Rebecca Price

R. PriceHS English Teacher

B.A. in English and Sociology
“I love teaching because it is part of Jesus Christ’s ministry. Teaching helps advance God’s kingdom by allowing teachers to embody Christ and to show love and light to students that do not know God.

Every person is an advocate for Christ and exudes his love. This love makes Timothy a place that truly fulfills Christ-centered education.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. 1 John 4:15-18

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Alison Rabideau

RabideauKindergarten Teacher

B.A. in Elementary Education and English Language and Literature, Gordon College

“I love working with children. They are so bright and say really amazing things. My own teachers impacted my life in many ways. They taught me to love learning, to work hard, and how to be more like Christ. I hope I can have a similar impact on my students.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then My faithful love for you shall remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,’ says the Lord, who has mercy on you. Isaiah 54:10

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Jeanne Ramunda 

Jeanne Ramunda1st Grade Teacher, Reading Specialist, Summer Quest Director

M.S. Reading Specialist, Kean University; B.S. in Education, University of Dayton

“I love, love teaching the little ones to read and open a whole new world for them. TCS is my family! I love watching “my kids” grow up. The faculty is my second family.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young. Isaiah 40:11

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Amelia Ray

RayDirector of Elementary/Vocal Music

B.S. in Music Education/M.Mus. Church Music, Bob Jones University

“I love students of all ages and want to inspire them to love music throughout their whole lives. I enjoy celebrating the joy of music throughout my different classes, and love watching the “light bulb” turn on as they get it. Challenging students to be more like Christ through the use of music is special to my heart and I love to experience these joys with them!”

Favorite Scripture Verse: I will sing to the Lord, because he has dealt bountifully with me. Psalm 13:6

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Jessica Rengulbai

Jessica RengulbaiMS and HS Math Teacher

B.S. in Mathematics, B.S. in Middle School Education, Gordon College

“The charm of Timothy lies in its dependence on God and its dedication to the students. Every student in the school is prayed for by a faculty member which is indicative of the motivation of the staff – to show God’s love to the students and serve the students to the best of our abilities. The small class sizes allow for closer relationship and mentorship to the students we are blessed to have in our classroom.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
1 Corinthians 10:13

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Yvette Rodriguez

Business Office Manager

Union County College

“I love working at TCS because decisions made have “God-sense”. No non-sense. Our work reflects who God is.  Our work reflects our faith, as we continue to move forward in being good stewards of the gifts and talents He has awarded to each of us. Timothy is special because we can say the name of Jesus Christ and confess he is our Lord and Savior.  We can freely confess His name in all things.  My children have this freedom at TCS.  They learn and apply biblical principals in every subject. Even in the office, I am still learning and applying God’s word on a daily basis.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17

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732-985-0300, ext.614

Debbie Rooney

D. RooneyHS Art Teacher

B.A. in Fine Arts, New Jersey City University; Associates in Liberal Arts, Raritan Valley Community College

“I love Timothy Christian School, because the people at Timothy care about each other!  A teacher will help guide and pray with students.  I like that students, teachers and staff prays for each other.   Timothy Christian School has teachers and staff that believe and live by the truth – the word of God.  Timothy teaches much more than the subject matter curriculum, but teaches meaningful lessons in how to live a Godly life.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, but acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will set your paths straight. Proverbs 3: 5-6

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Christine Sciacca 

Chris Sciacca1st Grade Teacher

M.A. in Elementary Education, Richmond College

“I love teaching the little ones how to read, write and use God’s Word.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

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Emily Scoles

1Y02376Yearbook Advisor

B.A. Bachelors of Science in Biology, Evangel University

“I love interacting with the students and being able to impact their lives.”

Favorite Verse:  

Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report, if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:6-8

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Dale Simmons

Dale SimmonsHS Bible, Psychology and Accounting Teacher

B.A., Northeastern Bible College

“I love interacting with students on an informal basis and sitting and discussing life issues with them.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6

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Dina Spiess

SpiessElementary Administrative Assistant

Favorite Scripture Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengths me. Philippians 4:13

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732-985-0300, ext.646

David Stawick        

D. StawickMS History and Bible Teacher

M. Ed, Philadelphia Biblical University

“I love working at Timothy because I believe it is something that God called me to do for Him.  I like to see the lights “go on.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58

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Jackie Thompson

J. Thompson4th grade teacher

B.A. in Elementary Education and English Language and Literature, Gordon College

I love teaching because I love to bring out the best in my students. I enjoy creating a warm classroom environment where students feel known and respected. This sets the tone for students to achieve high academic and personal goals.

I love the community at Timothy. The parents, students, and staff at Timothy are so supportive and caring. I have experienced this as a teacher and as a parent of a student at Timothy. Last year my kindergartner had an emergency appendectomy. During her recovery she received cards, surprises, and prayers from the Timothy community. She could not wait to get back to school and told me several times how loved she felt. I wouldn’t want her to go to school anywhere else!

Favorite Scripture Verse: For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

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Betty Toussaint

B. ToussaintElementary and MS Art Teacher

B.A. in Art, The City College of New York

“I love Timothy because it is a place where children can learn about God’s word and His love while receiving a great education.  Timothy is special because it provides a Christ-centered education where children can grow spiritually and learn how to live Godly lives as they mature as students and as individuals.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengths me. Philippians 4:13

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Elizabeth (Betty) Twombly

TwomblySchool Nurse

B.S. in Nursing, TCNJ

“I like that the teachers are followers of Jesus. It is special to me because all 6 of my siblings and I attended here. I attended from 1969-1979.  I am working in what used to be my 1st grade classroom.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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732-985-0300, ext.618

Terry Walker

WalkerMS Science and Physical Education Teacher, MS Girls Volleyball Coach, MS Girls Basketball Assistant Coach, MS Track and Field Coach

B.S. in Health and Physical Education, East Stroudsburg University

“I love kids. They are so unpredictable. The smallest things can excite them or upset them. You see this daily in the classroom. Although it can be challenging, it also brings great joy when you see their countenance change because they’ve succeeded or when a few words of encouragement or extra attention makes all the difference between success and failure for them.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. The Lord shall preserve thy going and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. Psalm 121:1-8

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Helen Yue

1Y02216Timothy International Program (TIP) Coordinator

B.A., Wuhan University, China

“I love TIP students! I have the passion to take care of them. I feel Timothy is like home; everyone here is loved by God and by the faculty and staff.  I can get help from everyone whenever needed.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Luke 18:27

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732-985-0300, ext.611