North Haledon School District

High Mountain School
Memorial School
Business Office
Board of Education
Special Services
School Secretaries



Name Title (click for website) Email Phone
Nicholas S. Coffaro Superintendent 973-427-8993
Melissa Tait Principal, Memorial 973-427-8993
Michele Mazzola Principal, High Mountain 973-427-1220
Antonella Lind Director, Curriculum, Instruction
and Student Services 973-427-1200




High Mountain School

Ms. VanderPyl 5th Grade / LAL  
Ms. Vicchio 5th Grade / Math  
Mrs. Albano 5th Grade/Science and SS OnCourse Page
Mrs. Russo 6th Grade/LAL  
Mrs. Gabriele 6th Grade/Math  
Ms. Margiotta 6th Grade/Science and BSI  
Mr. Onove 6th Grade/Social Studies and BSI OnCourse Page
Mr. Abdelmalak 7th & 8th Grade / Science OnCourse Page
Ms. Talarico 7th & 8th Grade / SS OnCourse Page
Mrs. Valdivia 7th Grade / LAL  OnCourse Page
Mrs. Van De Veire 7th Grade / Math OnCourse Page
Mr. Gaffney 8th Grade / LAL  
Ms. Bouma 8th Grade / Math  
Mrs. Klein 6th-8th Grade Advanced Math OnCourse Page
Mrs. Rough 6th-8th Grade Advanced LAL  
Ms. George Special Education Resource  
Ms. Schwenker Special Education Resource OnCourse Page
Mrs. Tanis 7th & 8th Grade / Special Education OnCourse Page
Ms. Murphy Special Education Resource  
Mr. Topolski Special Education Resource OnCourse Page
Mrs. Questa Special Education Resource OnCourse Page
Ms. Kocevski 5th & 6th Grade / Special Education  
Mrs. Lally Art OnCourse Page
Mrs. Taormina Computers / G&T OnCourse Page
Mr. Tinari Gym and Health OnCourse Page
Mr. O'Marra Gym OnCourse Page
Mrs. Khoyan Home Economics OnCourse Page
Mrs. Quinn Library Media  
Mr. Pokryska  Music OnCourse Page
Mrs. Bilbao Spanish OnCourse Page
Mrs. Conover School Counselor  
Ms. Minarovich Student Assistance Counselor  

Memorial School


Teacher Grade or Subject Email Websites 
Mrs. Governale Preschool OnCourse Page
Mrs. Caruso Kindergarten OnCourse Page
Mrs. Peschel Kindergarten OnCourse Page
Ms. Van Horn Kindergarten OnCourse Page
Mrs. Kennedy First Grade OnCourse Page
Miss Frommer First Grade OnCourse Page
Mrs. DeStaso First Grade OnCourse Page
Miss Madison  First Grade OnCourse Page
Miss Cosgrave Second Grade Oncourse Page
Mrs. Losardo Second Grade OnCourse Page
Mrs. Metzler Second Grade OnCourse Page
Miss Bailey Third Grade OnCourse Page
Mrs. Macaluso Third Grade OnCourse Page
 Mrs. Cioletti Third Grade  
Mrs. Weinstein Third Grade OnCourse Page
Miss Stessel Fourth Grade  
Mrs. Coscia Fourth Grade OnCourse Page
Mrs. Dougherty Fourth Grade OnCourse Page
 Mrs. Jones Fourth Grade OnCourse Page
Mrs. Bacchas Primary MD2  
Mrs. Scully Primary MD1 OnCourse Page
Mrs. Morgantini Intensive Reading OnCourse Page
Mrs. McLaughlin Resource Center/Special Education  
Mrs. Cleri  Resource Center/Special Education  
Mrs. Rohllf Resource Center / Special Education  
Ms. Lally Art OnCourse Page
Mrs. Stipelkovich Computers/Gifted and Talented/BSI OnCourse Page
Mrs. Meyers Enrichment / ELL  
Mrs. Haggerty MLS / Spanish  
Mr. Pokryska Music OnCourse Page
Mr. O'Marra Physical Education OnCourse Page
Mrs. Allen School Nurse  
Mrs. Conover School Counselor  
Ms. Minarovich SAC (Student Assistance Counselor)  


Business Office

Name Title Email Phone
Debra Andreniuk Business Administrator / Board Secretary 973-427-8178
Marybeth Miller Assistant to the Business Administrator 973-427-8178
Christine Casano PT Confidential HR Secretary 973-427-8178


Board of Education


Name Title Email
Anthony Griffo Board President
Peter Ten Kate Board Vice President
Chirag Badami Board Member
Louis Colli Board Member
Lucy DeNova Board Member
Heather LaCognata Board Member
Jessica Leto Board Member
Michele Manning Board Member
Joseph Mannino Board Member



Special Services


Name Title Email Phone
Mrs. Veronica Conover School Counselor 973-427-1220



Child Study Team

Name Title Email Phone
Theresa Troisi School Psychologist 973-427-1220
Audrey Dean Social Worker 973-427-1220
Sharon Cubicciotti LDT-C 973-427-1220

Related Services

Name Title Email Phone / Web
Jessica VanDyke Speech / Language Therapist 973-427-1220
Marissa Blakely Speech / Language Therapist Webpage
Andrea Finkelstein Occupational Therapist 973-427-1220
Rachel Secemski Physical Therapist 973-427-1220

School Secretaries


Name Title Email Phone
Deborah Huizing  Superintendent's Secretary /
HMS Secretary 973-427-1220
Linda Panagia  Memorial School's Secretary AM 973-427-8993
Roseann Hood Memorial School Secretary PM 973-427-8993