Faculty and Staff

TCS teachers 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 

Dr. James Smock

Head of School

Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Nova Southwestern University; M.A. Counseling, Millersville State College; B.S. Bible, Lancaster Bible College

“There is no greater excitement than to see children grow into  young men and women  that honor and serve the Lord!  It has been my privilege to serve the Lord in Christian education for many years. Through those years, I have been blessed to mentor numerous students and see how God has used, and continues to use them in His Church. The opportunity to disciple (mentor) others is both a privilege and an mandate given to us in Scripture.  I believe Timothy Christian School understands that expectation and is excited about discipling their students (the Lord’s most precious resource). I look forward to see how God will use my past experiences to develop future servants who are faithful for the Kingdom.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: We give thanks to God always for all of you, making mention of you in our prayers; constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father. I Thessalonians 1:2-3

Meet the Head of School

jsmock@timothychristian.org

732-985-0300, ext.102

Kimberly Andino

2nd 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

kandino@timothychristian.org

B. AvilaBrenda Avila

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

bavila@timothychristian.org

Nick Badillo

Athletic Director & Varsity Baseball Coach

Bachelors in Biblical Studies & Youth Min. Leadership, Palm Beach Atlantic University; Masters in Counseling, Kean University

“TCS is a great place with great people! I believe that people shape culture and being afforded the opportunity to shape the TCS culture alongside other believers is a blessing. I am honored to be here and know that God has so much more in store for all involved.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: My flesh may fail, my spirit may grow weak, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever, He is mine. Psalm 73:26

Linda BaileyLinda Bailey

Educational 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

lbailey@timothychristian.org

1Y01122 Jonathan Barr

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 answerto everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hopethat 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 goodthan for doing evil. I Peter 3:13-17

jbarr@timothychristian.org

BarryShari Barry

Kindergarten 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

sbarry@timothychristian.org

Karen Bills

K-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

kbills@timothychristian.org

B Bills.William Bills

HS Boys Physical Education Teacher, Varsity Soccer Coach

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

“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

wbills@timothychristian.org

Mike Brennan

High School Art Teacher

A.A.S. in Advertising and Design, Fashion Institite of Technology, B.F.A. in Graphic Design, School of Visual Arts

“We don’t need to look very far today to see that our culture is in desperate need of hope and light and love that is found in Jesus. It’s an honor mentoring and training the next generation of visual artists so they can reflect the heart of our Creator to the world around them. ”

Favorite Scripture Verse: For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.Zephaniah 3:17

mbrennan@timothychristian.org

Ruth BrookmanRuthy Brookman

Piano 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

rbrookman@timothychristian.org

CarrollDavid Carroll

5-12 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

dcarroll@timothychristian.org

Marty Conte

Security Officer

Marty Conte has served as a municipal NJ police officer for 28 years and 6 years as a federal officer with the Department of Defense where he held the rank of Captain in charge of the Police Training Academy. In this position Captain Conte conducted numerous drills with municipal, state and federal law enforcement officers in regards to Active Shooter protocol. He is a certified instructor for Police Response to Active Shooter which also involves training school administrators and staff as well as students in lock down and security procedures. Marty has also served in the US Marine Corps.

Favorite Scripture Verse:For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power,love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

mconte@timothychristian.org

DelmantoAmy Delmanto

5th Grade Teacher, 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

adelmanto@timothychristian.org

Jim DeSenoJim Deseno

Maintenance

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

jdeseno@timothychristian.org

Robin DiFiore

Admin Assistant to the Superintendent

B.S. Business Administration/Management, Bloomsburg University

“I love that my boys and I are blessed to be part of the Timothy family. Just knowing they’re in a Christian environment, has given my husband and I peace of mind. I’m grateful to be part of the team.

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

rdifiore@timothychristian.org

732-985-0300, ext.101

Steve DiSebastian 

Senior Bible Teacher

B.A. in English and Secondary Education, Rowan University; Associates in Communication, Camden County Community

“After teaching English for 16 years in a public school, having the opportunity to teach young people about Christ and the Bible and to guide them spiritually is a huge blessing.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37–38

sdisebastian@timothychristian.org

DyerLisa Dyer

Director 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

ldyer@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.107

R. PriceRebecca Fortugno

HS 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

rprice@timothychristian.org

Wendy Gall

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

M.S. 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

wgall@timothychristian.org

Laura Gamadia

2nd Grade Teacher

BA in Elementary Education, Rider University

“Timothy is special because you are able to build relationships with students and families that continue on after the students have left your class, and I love that I can pray with my students and teach them about God’s Word.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Have I not commanded you?  Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

lgamadia@timothychristian.org

Angy Garcia

HS Spanish Teacher

M.A. Spanish Language and Culture, Universidad de Salamaca; /B.A Elementary Education/Bilingual-Bicultural Education, Kean University

“I first joined the TCS family as a parent and it has been a blessing since day one. My family and I love how the TCS is able to provide an exceptional Christ-Centered education. Now, after teaching for 15 years in a public school, I feel honored and blessed to be part of a school that seeks to glorify God in every aspect. I thank God for the opportunity to be part of the academic and spiritual growth of each of my students.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Deléitate asimismo en Jehová, Y él te concederá las peticiones de tu corazón. Encomienda a Jehová tu camino, y confía en él; y él hará. Salmos 37:4-5
Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.  Psalm 37:4-5

agarcia@timothychristian.org

Angeli George 

AP Bio Teacher, Human Anatomy and Physiology Teacher, Biology Teacher, Life Science Teacher

Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with a focus in Kinesiology, Rutgers University

“I love Timothy because they stand for a purpose that is much greater than just receiving a good education. Educating for eternity is a motto I want to live by! The fact that I freely get to express my love for Christ in my classroom makes this nothing less than a dream job for me.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Romans 9:28

ageorge@timothychristian.org

Sini George

Business Office, Accounts Receivable

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

sgeorge@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.104

Madeleine GilmourMadeleine Gilmour

Human 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

mgilmour@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.100

LaShonda Gittens

Business Manager

B.S. Accounting, Seton Hall University, Certified Public Accountant

“I’m excited to be part of the TCS family and to contribute to the success of the school. I firmly believe that God has directed my path to Timothy and has fulfilled my heart’s desire to work in a Christ-centered environment.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8

sgittens@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.103

D. HanlonDenise Hanlon

Food 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

dhanlon@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext. 700

Yetunde Hart

7th & 8th Grade English

B.A. Howard University

“I love to creatively teach students subject matter that will enlighten their mindset and uplift their spirit.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33

yhart@timothychristian.org

Robert Heffner

AP Chemistry Teacher

Ph.D., in Organic Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania; MBA,  Rutgers University; B.S. in Biochemistry, Millersville University

“My passion is conveying to students that God’s Word and Science are not mutually exclusive but were purposed from the beginning to be complimentary and support each other.”

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

Carol HopperCarol Hopper

6th 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

chopper@timothychristian.org

Deb HublerDebbie Hubler

K-12 Media Specialist, Elementary and MS Technology teacher

MLIS, Rutgers University; M.Ed., Educational Media, Temple University; B.A., 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

dhubler@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.510

Mr. HublerHarold Hubler

Maintenance, 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

hhubler@timothychristian.org

Rachel Janho

4th Grade Teacher

B.S. in Elementary Education, Clarks Summit University

“I have been in and around TCS my entire life, so the Timothy community has become a second family to me. Many of my own family members and I are alumni of this school, and we each have our own ties to this place through athletics, staff, and other alumni who have in many ways become our extended family. This community has provided me with support academically as a student, spiritually through mentorship, and now professionally by inviting me back as a teacher and colleague. The Christ-centered atmosphere changes everyday interactions between the faculty, the staff, and the students into uplifting and life-giving connections. Choosing to return to Timothy as a teacher was simply following my heart’s desire to be somewhere where Jesus’ love would be showcased daily.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. Ezekiel 36:25b-28

rjanho@timothychristian.org

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Bethany Lambertson

K4 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

blambertson@timothychristian.org

P. LandisPhilip Landis

HS 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

plandis@timothychristian.org

Barry LupovichBarry Lupovich

HS 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

blupovich@timothychristian.org

Siria Maia

Food Service Staff

“I have worked with children for ten years and I am blessed now to work with the great children at TCS everyday while sharing the love of Jesus Christ.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10

Amanda Makori

5th Grade Teacher, Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

M.Ed. Reading Specialist, Liberty University; B.S. Inclusive Childhood Education, Houghton College

“Teaching at Timothy enables me to share the love of Christ openly with students, parents, and fellow teachers. The welcoming environment, and the kind nature of the students and faculty/staff is what makes Timothy a truly special place!”

Favorite Scripture Verse: Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

amakori@timothychristian.org

Kristi Anne McInerney

Elementary Principal

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction, Baptist Bible College, B.A. in Elementary Education, Rowan University

“Teaching is my passion. To be able to teach and challenge children in academics and share the love of Jesus with them is my goal. I love being able to inspire not only students to want to know more, but to grow closer to Him.”

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

kmcinerney@timothychristian.org 
732-985-0300, ext. 200250

McKayLaura McKay

Middle School/High School Principal

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

lmckay@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.109

Gladibel Medina

MS Life Skills Teacher

M.D., Rutgers University

“TCS has been our family for 10 years as we have three daughters who attend. The educators are committed to Christian education and preparing our children for success.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: And whatever you do, do it heartily as to the Lord. Colossians 3:23

gmedina@timothychristian.org

Ella MendalskiElla Mendalski

Admissions 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

emendalski@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.110

B.MillerBette Miller

School 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

bmiller@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext. 111

Barbara Nelson

MS & HS Theatre Teacher, HS Creative Writing, HS Essay Writing, Yearbook Advisor

B.A. in Theatre, Campbell University

“Teaching is the opportunity to listen to what someone wants to learn and give a portion of what you have to help them build an education. I love watching the moment when a student sees the tools in their hands, and through my guidance, knows exactly how to use them to create their own art. Then we begin to learn from each other.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. Corinthians 3:15

bnelson@timothychristian.org

NiedzielskiChristina Niedzielski

Guidance 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

cniedzielski@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.611

Linda Pierre

Middle School Coordinator

B.A. in Communication; Associates in Liberal Arts, Kean University

“I absolutely love being around children, they are all unique in their own way.  I believe that every child should be heard and respected.  I enjoy listening to their perspective on daily topics, while watching them grow in Christ.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

lpierre@timithychristian.org

732-985-0300, ext. 410

RabideauAlison Rabideau

Kindergarten 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

arabideau@timothychristian.org

Jeanne Ramunda 

1st 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

jramunda@timothychristian.org

RayAmelia Ray

Director 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

aray@timothychristian.org

Jessica RengulbaiJessica Rengulbai

MS 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

jrengulbai@timothychristian.org

Kyle Robbins

HS Math Teacher

B.A. Mathematics, Minor: Religion, Rutgers University

“Timothy is special because it embodies a community of believers each resolved to glorify Christ in our generation by providing a Christ centered education for students. More personally, Timothy is special to me as a place that is willing to invest in me as I grow as a teacher and grow personally in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Favorite Scripture Verse:  Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him: Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him. For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God. Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Rom. 6:8-11

krobbins@timothychristian.org

Yvette Rodriguez

Business Office, Accounts Payable

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

Yrodriguez@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.103

Chris SciaccaChristine Sciacca 

1st 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

csciacca@timothychristian.org

Dale SimmonsDale Simmons

HS 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

dsimmons@timothychristian.org

SpiessDina Spiess

Elementary Administrative Assistant

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

dspiess@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.210

D. StawickDavid Stawick

MS 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

dstawick@timothychristian.org

J. ThompsonJackie Thompson

4th 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

jthompson@timothychristian.org

Matthew Tkachuk

HS English & History Teacher, Asst. Debate Coach

Ed.M. English, Rutgers University, B.A. English and History, Rutgers College

“It brings me joy to experience the community of believers that God has brought together at TCS. I’m thrilled to work alongside dedicated individuals who care about each student’s spiritual, academic, social, and physical well-being.”

Favorite Scripture Verse: For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

mtkachuk@timothychristian.org

B. ToussaintBetty Toussaint

Elementary 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

btoussaint@timothychristian.org

TwomblyElizabeth (Betty) Twombly

School 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

btwombly@timothychristian.org
732-985-0300, ext.112

WalkerTerry Walker

MS Science, MS Journalism, 8th Grade Computer, 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

twalker@timothychristian.org