Middle And High School Faculty

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

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

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 



Lawrence Coven
AP US History Teacher

J.D. Ohio Northern University, B.A. Rutgers University

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. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Philippians 4:6-8

Dorrel Covington
7th Grade Bible Teacher
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 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

Tiny Sara George
6th Grade Teacher

B.S (Bio- Medical 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

Andre Hayes
Middle School & High School History 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. 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

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

Diana Kuyumcu
High School English Teacher

M.A. (English) Rutgers University, B.A. (General Studies) The New School University, (TESOL certificate) The New School, A.A. (Liberal Arts) Bergen Community College

Favorite Scripture Verse: Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  I say to myself, the Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. Lamentations 3:22-24

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:  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

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?  To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God!.  Micah 6:8

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

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; Middle School & High School Theatre Teacher; 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 Noel
AP English Teacher

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

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

Donald Williams
High School Math Teacher; STEM Program Coordinator
B.S. (University of Michigan), M.S. (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Favorite Scripture Verse: God was in Christ, offering peace and forgiveness to the people of this world. And he has given us the work of sharing his message about peace. We were sent to speak for Christ, and God is begging you to listen to our message. We speak for Christ and sincerely ask you to make peace with God.  2 Corinthians 5:19-20


Josiah Panza
6th Grade Teacher

B.S. (Physical Education K-12), Palm Beach Atlantic University

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

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