Middle And High School Faculty

Carol Hopper
6th Grade Teacher

Christian Education, Evangelical Teacher Training Certificate, Baptist Bible College

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

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

Tara Leahy
Middle School Math Teacher

B.A. (Education), Messiah College

Favorite Scripture Verse:  But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.  I Samuel 12:24

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

Angeli Johnson
AP Biology , Human Anatomy and Physiology , Biology & Life Science Teacher

B.S. (Exercise Science with a focus in Kinesiology) , Rutgers University

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

Andre Hayes
High School English and Middle School Civics Teacher

M.S. (Teaching English to Students of Other Languages), Nyack College; B.S. (Adolescent Education with English Concentration), Nyack College

Favorite Scripture Verse: Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.  Proverbs 22:6

Dr. Ruth Fong
High School Computer Science Teacher & Robotics Coach

Ph.D. (Engineering Science), University of Oxford, M.Sc. (Neuroscience), University of Oxford, B.A. (Computer Science), Harvard University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.  Matthew 11:28-30

Dennis McNulty
Old Testament and Bible Doctrine Teacher, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach

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
Middle School & High School Theatre Teacher, High School Creative Writing, HS Essay Writing, Yearbook Advisor

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

Dr. Joanne J. Noel
AP English Language & Composition

Ph.D, Union Institute & University, D.Min, New Brunswick Seminary, M.A Rutgers, M.Div, New Brunswick Seminary, B.A Queens College;

Favorite Scripture Verse: The Lord is my light and my salvation. Psalm 27:1

Fatima Mulroy
School Counselor

M.A. (Education for School Counseling), Georgian Court University, B.A., Long Island University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God,Until He has mercy on us. Psalms 123:1-2

Josiane Martinez
High School Math 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

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

Farris Alfanik
High School Math Teacher

M.S. (Biomedical Science), Rowan University, B.S. (Exercise Science and Sport Studies), Rutgers University

Favorite Scripture Verse: Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then I am strong . 2 Corinthians 12:10

Jonathan Barr
High School Bible and Worldview Studies teacher, Debate Coach

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

Steve DiSebastian
Senior Bible Teacher

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

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

Dr. Robert Heffner
AP Chemistry Teacher

Ph.D. (Organic Chemistry), University of Pennsylvania; (M.B.A) Rutgers University; B.S. (Biochemistry), Millersville University

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

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

Barry Lupovich
High School History Teacher

M.A. (Guidance & Counseling); B.A. (History)

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


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

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