Meet Our Coaches
The Curriculum Coach Team
The curriculum coaches include seven lead teachers, who represent various content areas across the district: science, math, English, history and world languages as well as our full time and shared time programs. This group serves as the liaison between faculty and administration, updating curriculum/common exams, facilitating collegial discussions and keeping a repository of resources for their colleagues. These are passionate and dedicated educational leaders at the forefront of their field.
The following teachers serve as the district's curriculum coaches for the 2021-2022 school year:
English, Theresa Clark, AAHS
Ms. Clarke has been a member of the English faculty at Allied Health & Science since 2007. A graduate of
Monmouth University, Ms. Clarke holds a B.A. in English and a M.A. in Teaching. The focus of Ms. Clarke’s
teaching philosophy is high expectations for all learners in preparation for college studies.
History, Jessica Cappadona, MAST
Jessica Cappadona holds a B.S. in Adolescent Education with a concentration in Social Studies as well as a M.A.
in History both from St. John's University. She is proud to be a faculty member at the Marine Academy of
Science & Technology where she currently teaches United States History I as well as the college level dual
enrollment courses American History 101 and 102.
Math, Justine Lane, CHS
Justine Lane has been a math teacher in the MCVSD district for 12 years and was an electrical engineer before
joining the district. As the Math Curriculum Coach she will be focusing on transitioning the math curricula to
Atlas and providing support to MCVSD math teachers.
Science, Danielle Jensen, BTHS
Dr. Danielle Jensen, has a BS and MS in molecular biology and a doctorate in eLearning; she has been a
member of the science department at Biotechnology High School (BTHS) for 14 years. She currently serves as
the IB Biology and research teacher at BTHS, as well as the senior mentorship coordinator.
World Languages, Karen Britto, CHS
Ms. Britto began her teaching career as a teaching assistant in Pine Bush, New York and later a middle school
Spanish teacher in the same district. She taught 6th grade Spanish and Social Studies at the Ranney School in
Tinton Falls and has worked at Communications High School since 2014. She teaches Spanish, advises the
Class of 2022 and is currently pursuing her administrative certificate.
Full Time CTE Programs & Physical Fitness, Peter Borchardt, HTHS
Peter Borchardt started his career at MCVSD in 2004 as a technology instructor at High Technology High School. He presently teaches A.P. Computer Science and Digital Electronics and is the school's
yearbook advisor. Mr. Borchardt has a Masters in Educational Leadership from Thomas Edison
University, and a BA in Computer Science from Rutgers University.
Shared Time CTE Programs, Darin Muly, Shared Time
Mr. Muly has been a member of the Shared Time culinary arts staff for over 20 years.
The Diversity Coach Team
The diversity coach team includes three lead teachers, who represent our full-time and shared-time divisions: Christine Rockwell-Wardlow, Clare Ng and Victoria Law. This group will provide curriculum focused PD opportunities during in-service days/faculty meetings, present initiative focused PD for new teachers and develop workshops to ensure faculty professional growth in understanding the role of social and cultural factors in both teaching and learning. They will actively research new pedagogies, curricula, and best practices that address common classroom challenges in teaching about cultural competence, awareness of racial microaggressions, identity, social difference, and inequality, and train faculty and staff on how to incorporate these into their classrooms.
Ms. Stefanie Garguilo serves as the district's SEL coach, guiding and developing the district's Character Strong curriculum and supporting its implementation throughout the district. She works with teachers, counselors and administrators to support the integration of SEL into the fabric of each school. Ms. Garguilo helps support students in need of SEL intervention and coordinates the infusion of SEL standards with colleagues under the direction of the Director of School Counseling & Special Education. Ms. Garguilo started her career as an English teacher and 10 years later pursued a career as a school counselor. Currently, she works at AAHS and has been there since 2016.