Middle & High School Staff

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