Faculty & 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.

HEAD OF THE SCHOOL

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

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

Dr. James Smock
jsmock@timothychristian.org

Faculty & Staff

Maribel Cintron
K4 Teacher

B.A. (Biblical Counseling & Psychology), Pillar College

Favorite Scripture Verse: Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins. 1 Peter 4:8

Alejandra Donoso
K4 Teacher Aide
Graphic Designer, Colegiatura, Medellin-Colombia, Child Development Associate (CDA), Union County College
 
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 
Shari Barry
Kindergarten Teacher

B.A. (Elementary Education), The King’s College

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

Junia Morisset
Kindergarten Teacher

B.A. (Psychology), Long Island University, M.A. (Early Childhood Education), Hunter College.

Favorite Scripture Verse: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10

Sharon Chen
1st Grade Teacher

M.M.C (Mass Communications), University of South Carolina

Favorite Scripture Verse: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 

Alison Rabideau
1st Grade Teacher

M.A. (Teaching Reading), Grand Canyon University, B.A. (Elementary Education and English Language and Literature), Gordon College

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

Alejandra Cevallos
2nd Grade Teacher

B.A. (Banking and Finances), Ecuador in Universidad Tecnica Particular de Loja (UTPL - Ecuador), Child Development Associate CDA Credential (Council of Professional Recognition)

Favorite Scripture Verse: Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 

 

 

Suby Mathew
2nd Grade Teacher

B.Com, M.G. University, M.B.A. (Human Resource Management), Sikkim Manipal University

Favorite Bible Verse: And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of the Christ may rest upon me. 2 Corinthians 12: 9-10

Emily Stevenson
3rd Grade Teacher

B.A. (Psychology and Philosophy), College of Saint Elizabeth (now Saint Elizabeth University) 

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 

 

 

 

 

Amy Arnold
4th Grade teacher

New Jersey Teacher Certification (Elementary School Teacher K-6) (Teacher of the Handicapped K-12), B.A. (Educator of Individuals with Disabilities), Kean University

Favorite Scripture Verse: For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Shweta Paul
4th Grade Teacher
Diploma (School Management and Leadership), Harvard Business School, Diploma (Early Childhood Education), North American Montessori Center, M.A., India, B.E., India
 
Favorite Scripture Verse:I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
Amy Delmanto
5th Grade Teacher

M.A. (Curriculum and Instruction), Grand Canyon University, B.S. (Elementary Education and Psychology), The College of New Jersey, 

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

Jessie Jankowsky
5th Grade Teacher

M.A. (Education), Rutgers University, B.S. (Elementary Education), Liberty University 

Favorite Scripture Verse: "And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men" Colossians 3:23

Kristi McInerney
Elementary Principal

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

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

Sarah Dickerson
Administrative Assistant

Liberal Arts (Elementary Education), Eastern Nazarene College

Favorite Scripture Verse: Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8

Sabrina Carty
Elementary Aide

Yolanda Adrian
High School Spanish Teacher

B.A. (Early Childhood and Primary Education), Universidad Metropolitana, PR

Favorite Scripture Verse: I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Holly Arnesen
High School Biology Teacher

M.A. (Teaching), Liberty University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16

Jonathan Barr
High School Bible and Worldview Studies Teacher

B.S. (English Literature), Liberty University

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 good than for doing evil. I Peter 3:13-17

 
Fabian Buenano
HS Math Teacher

B.S. (Sport Management and Psychology), Rutgers University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. Romans 12:2

 

James Carr
Middle School & High School Computer Science Teacher

B.S (Electrical Engineering) & B.S (Computer Science), Washington University, MBA Rutgers University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4 

Dorrel Covington
MS Bible Teacher
Master of Divinity, Liberty University, M.A. (Theological Studies), Liberty University, B.S. (Business Management), Pillar College
 
Favorite Scripture Verse: Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4
Juliana Dagnall
Middle & High School History Teacher

B.A. (History Honors and Secondary Education), Kean University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ. Colossians 3:24

Steve DiSebastian
Senior Bible Teacher

M.Div, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, B.A. (English and Secondary Education), Rowan University; A.A (Communication), Camden County College

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

Tiny Sara George
6th Grade Teacher

B.S. (Biomedical Engineering), Anna University, India 

Favorite Scripture Verse: Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2

Jenna Hanna
ESL Teacher

B.S. (Elementary Education), Clarks Summit University

Favorite Scripture Verse: You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

Nyrie Janho
7th & 8th Grade Teacher

B.S. (Education), Liberty University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Nathasha Jayawardene
High School English Teacher

B.A. (General), University of Colombo

Favorite Scripture Verse: But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things will be added unto you. Matthew 6:33

 

 

Philip Landis
High School Science Teacher

M.S. (Physics), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, B.S. (Applied Physics), Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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

Tara Leahy
Middle School Math Teacher

B.A. (Education), Messiah College

Favorite Scripture Verse: He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17 

Doug MacMillan
Guidance Counselor

B.S. (Marketing), Messiah College

Favorite Scripture Verse: He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

Josiane Martinez
High School STEM Teacher

M.A. (Electrical Engineering), Columbia University; B.A. (Electrical Engineering & Physics), Duke University

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

Laura McKay
Middle School/High School Principal

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

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

Dennis McNulty
High School Bible Teacher

B.A. (Biblical Studies), Pillar College

Favorite Scripture Verse: Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. Hebrews 10:35

Barbara Nelson
High School English Teacher; Secondary Curriculum Coordinator

M.Ed (Curriculum and Learning: Teaching Writing PreK-12), William Patterson University of New Jersey, B.A. (Theatre), Campbell University

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

Matthew Ng
6th Grade Literature and Social Studies & 6th-8th Grade Boys PE
B.S. (Exercise Science), Rutgers University
 
Favorite Scripture Verse: "4 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
Linda Pierre
Middle School & High School Vice-Principal

M.A. (Educational Leadership), Purdue University, B.A. (Communication) , A.A (Liberal Arts), Kean University

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

Erwin Rodriguez
Middle School & High School Dean of Students

B.S. (Business Administration), Montclair State University; MBA, Jersey City University

Nicole Serianni
MS/HS English & Yearbook Advisor

B.A. (English) (Secondary Teaching Certification), Messiah University

Favorite Scripture Verse: If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians 13:1-3

Derwin Sierra
8th-12th Grade Art
Stephen Van Ness
Middle School English Teacher

B.S. (Secondary English Education), Cairn University

Favorite Scripture Verse: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Jo Andersen
K4-7th Grade Art
BA (Honors) Fine Art 
Glasgow School of Art, Scotland 
 
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 shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5‭-‬6 
Ruthy Brookman
Elementary Music, Piano teacher, Accompanist

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

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

LeeAnna Colonnello
5-12 Band & Choir Director, Middle School Bible Teacher

B.A. (Biblical Theology) (Minor in Christian Education), Zion/Northpoint

Favorite Scripture Verse: But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9

Debbie Hubler
K-12 Media Specialist, Elementary and Middle School Technology Teacher

M.L.I.S., Rutgers University; M.Ed. (Educational Media), Temple University; B.A. (Elementary Education), Eastern University

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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Derwin Sierra
8th-12th Grade Art
Elizabeth Simmons
Elementary Instrumental Music

M.A. (Urban Studies), Long Island University, B.A. (Urban Studies), Hunter College, New York, Carnegie-Hall (Weill Music Institute), Music Education, Rutgers-Mason Gross School of the Arts

Favorite Scripture Verse: I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5