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  • The Craig School Staff

    Our Staff

  • Administration

    Grant L. Jacks, III (Tad Jacks)
    Head of School

    MAS, Administration, The Johns Hopkins University
    BA, American Studies, Washington College
    Started at Craig in 2013
    TJacks@craigschool.org


    Katie Burke
    Director of Development

    BA, English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Member of AFP, CASE, NJAIS
    Started at Craig in 2007
    KBurke@craigschool.org


    John Chismar
    Director of Technology

    MA, Educational Technology, New Jersey City University
    MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), Greenville Tech
    B.S., Business Administration, West Virginia University
    Member of NJAIS Technology Steering Committee

    Started at Craig in 2004
    JChismar@craigschool.org


    Mary Anne Cullari
    Bookkeeper

    A.A., Biology, Montclair State University
    Started at Craig in 2009
    MCullari@craigschool.org


    Bruce MacNeal 
    Plant/Facilities Manager

    Fairleigh Dickinson University, Business Administration
    N.J.N.G., OCS 2nd Lt.
    Vice Chair of Boonton Planning Board
    Board Secretary of Rockaway Valley Sewerage Authority
    Started at Craig in 2013
    BMacNeal@craigschool.org


    Karen Meisinger
    Chief Financial Officer

    B.S. Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Member NJAIS, NBOA
    Started at Craig in 2009
    KMeisinger@craigschool.org


    Nicole Moon
    Director of Admissions

    AA, Communications, Media, Morris County College
    Started at Craig in 2014
    NMoon@craigschool.org


    Johnathan Pieri
    Help Desk & Audio Visual Service

    A.S. Computer Security, Lehigh Carbon Community College
    Started at Craig in 2015
    JPieri@craigschool.org


    Debra Gallo
    Director of Marketing

    BA in Marketing Communications
    Debra Gallo and Associates, Inc - President - created 1989
    Started at Craig in 2010

    dgallo@craigschool.org

  • Lower School

    Janet Cozine
    Director

    MA, Learning Disabilities, Montclair State University
    Bachelor of Arts, Special Education, Rowan State University
    Member International Dyslexia Association
    Member Learning Disabilities Association
    Started at Craig in 1980
    JCozine@craigschool.org


    Niles J. Furlong
    Assistant Director

    MA, Urban Education, Administration and Supervision, New Jersey City University
    MA, Counseling, Guidance, New Jersey City University
    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Montclair State University
    Certifications, Principal, Supervisor, Guidance Counselor, Elementary School Teacher, Teacher of the Handicapped and Teacher of Psychology
    Started at Craig in 1996
    NFurlong@craigschool.org


    Sharon Anderle
    Administrative Assistant

    County College of Morris
    SBCC Continuing Education, Astronomy, Computers & Math
    Started at Craig in 2010
    SAnderle@craigschool.org


    Julianne Bolt
    Special Education Teacher

    B.A., Psychology, West Chester University
    A.A., Liberal Arts-Social Science/Humanities, County College of Morris
    Certifications, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Elementary School Teacher
    Started at Craig in 2007
    JBolt@craigschool.org


    Blair Butter
    Teacher

    MA, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, College of Saint Elizabeth
    Bachelors, English Writing/Elementary Education, William Paterson University
    Started at Craig in 2011
    BButter@craigschool.org


    Celeste Caparulo
    Teacher and Department Head

    Music Theory, Royal London Academy
    Art Educators of New Jersey Featured Artist and Member
    12 Miles West Theater Group Director, Montclair, NJ
    Started at Craig in 1998
    CCaparulo@craigschool.org


    Lauren Charniga
    Teacher

    M.A., Learning Disabilities, Montclair State University
    B.A. Special Education, Elementary Education, Kutztown University
    LDTC Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant
    Started at Craig in 1995
    LCharniga@craigschool.org


    Nicole Cooper
    Special Education Teacher

    B.S. Elementary/Special Education, Seton Hall University
    Started at Craig in 2008
    NCooper@craigschool.org


    Kelly DellaFave
    Special Education Math Teacher

    MA, Special Education, Kean University
    B.A., Special Education, Ramapo College of New Jersey
    Started at Craig in 2011
    KDellaFave@craigschool.org


    Elisabeth W. Deyo
    Orton Practitioner

    MA, Educational Administration, Bank Street College
    B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Wheelock College
    Orton Gillingham Supervisor/Trainer, Reading, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Started at Craig in 2011
    EDeyo@craigschool.org


    Carol Dispoto
    Administrative Assistant

    Sussex County Community College
    Certificate, Dover Business College
    Started at Craig in 2013
    CDispoto@craigschool.org


    Mrs. Alessandra Edwards 
    C-SSWS, C-ACYFSW - Social Clinician

    B.A. Social Work, Lehman College CUNY
    M.A. Social Work/Psychotherapy, New York University
    Started at Craig in 2017
    AEdwards@craigschool.org


    Laura Given
    Teacher and Department Head

    B.A., Early Childhood, Montclair State University
    Dyslexia Specialist, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Orton Gillingham, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Member International Dyslexia Association
    Fairleigh Dickinson University Orton Scholar
    Started at Craig in 2013
    LGiven@craigschool.org


    Jennifer Guthrie
    Teacher and Department Head

    B.S., Family-Child Development, Virginia Tech
    Elementary Education, Teacher of the Handicapped, Centenary College
    Started at Craig in 2000
    JGuthrie@craigschool.org


    Harriet Hughes-Rex
    Speech Language Specialist

    M.A., Audiology and Communications, Communications and Hearing, Speech Pathology, Kean University
    B.A. Speech and Hearing, Kean University
    Member New Jersey Speech-Hearing Association
    Member Morris County Speech-Hearing Association
    Member Bergen County Speech-Hearing Association
    Started at Craig in 2003
    HRex@craigschool.org


    Lynn Imperatore
    Teacher and Department Head

    Bachelor of Science, Special Education, Fordham University
    Certification, Teacher of the Handicapped, William Paterson College
    Started at Craig in 1985
    LImperatore@craigschool.org


    Cheryl Kaplan
    Speech and Language Pathologist

    Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
    Supervisory Certification, Kean University
    MA, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Montclair State University
    Bachelors, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Teacher of Handicapped, Montclair State University
    Member American Speech and Hearing Association
    Member New Jersey Speech and Hearing Association
    Member Morris County Speech and Hearing Association
    Started at Craig in 2002
    CKaplan@craigschool.org


    Casey Kirkpatrick
    Teacher

    MA, Special Education (in progress), New Jersey City University
    Bachelor, Sociology, Communications, Indiana University
    Bachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
    Started at Craig in 2012
    CKirkpatrick@craigschool.org


    Nancy LaBeau
    Teacher

    M.B.A., Marketing, DePaul University
    B.S., Design/Env. Anal., Cornell University
    Certified Level Orton Gillingham practitioner, Certified by the Academy of Orton Gillingham Practioners and Educators (AOGPE).
    Member New Jersey International Dyslexia Association
    Member Association of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
    Started at Craig in 2012
    nlabeau@craigschool.org


    Ellen Meisenbacher
    School Nurse

    B.S. Nursing Science, Seton Hall University
    Certification, School Nurse, Caldwell College
    New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services-Licensed Registered Nurse
    New Jersey State School Nurses Association
    Started at Craig in 2000
    EMeisenbacher@craigschool.org


    Brielle Miller
    Special Education Teacher

    MA, Education, The College of Saint Elizabeth
    Bachelor of Science, Child Development, Mount Ida College
    Special Education Certificate, The College of Saint Elizabeth
    Started at Craig in 2011
    BMiller@craigschool.org


    Jamie L. O’Connor
    LPC-Social Clinician

    M.A. Counseling, Eds, Mental Health Counseling, Seton Hall University
    B.A. Psychology, University of Maryland
    Started at Craig 2016
    joconnor@craigschool.org


    Carol K. Radis
    Reading/Phonics (Orton Gillingham) Teacher

    MA, Education, Goucher College
    B.A. with honors, Anthropology, Drew University
    Certification, Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Certification, Orton, Dyslexia Specialist Initial Orton Gillingham Teacher, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Certification, Teacher of the Handicapped, Montclair State University
    Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, Montclair State University
    Author, SWELL: Sight Words Easily Learned by Letters
    Member New Jersey International Dyslexia Association
    New Jersey Educators Association
    Started at Craig in 2011
    CRadis@craigschool.org


    Mary Ranieri
    Math Department Chair

    B.A., Elementary Education, NJ Standard Cert., Kean University
    Certificate, Math K-12, William Paterson University
    Provisional Teacher of the Handicapped, New Jersey City University, University of Phoenix
    Started at Craig in 2003
    MRanieri@craigschool.org


    Deborah Reese
    Teacher

    Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University
    Orton Gillingham Specialist, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Special Education Teacher, New Jersey City University
    Started at Craig 2003
    DReese@craigschool.org


    Tracy Rosky
    Teacher and Department Head

    B.A. Elementary Education, William Paterson University and School of Visual Arts
    Teacher Certification, Alternate Route K-5, Alternate Route Teacher Training
    Started at Craig in 2013
    trosky@craigschool.org


    Jennifer Schilling
    Teacher

    Master of Fine Arts, Music, State University of New York, Purchase
    Bachelor of Music, Performance, Gordon College
    Associate of Fine Arts, Psychology, Bradford College
    Started at Craig in 2013
    JSchilling@craigschool.org


    Terrence Snowdon
    Teacher

    B.A., University of Delaware
    William Paterson University
    Certification: Read Naturally, Project Read Report Form, Read Naturally Written Expression
    Started at Craig in 2004
    TSnowdon@craigschool.org


    Linda Wallace
    Teacher and Department Head

    M.A., Special Education, Rutgers University
    B.A., Special Education, Kean College
    Orton Gillingham, Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Member Intrnational Dyslexia Association
    Published: Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words, Teacher’s Manual
    Started at Craig in 2000
    LWallace@criagschool.org


    Joan Williams
    Teacher

    Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Guidance, Syracuse University
    Started at Craig in 2001
    JWilliams@craigschool.org

  • High School

    Dr. Eric M. Caparulo 
    Director

    Doctorate, Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University
    MA, Administration, Montclair State University
    MA, Teaching, Montclair State University
    Certified Principal, Supervisor, Teacher of Psychology, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Online Instructor
    Published writer and presenter for NJIDA and NJAIS
    Test item writer for ETS: PRAXIS Special Education
    Started at Craig in 1992
    ECaparulo@craigschool.org


    Tiffany Brown 
    School Psychologist

    Ed.S., Educational Specialist in a school and Community Psychology, Seton Hall University
    MA, Psychological Studies, Seton Hall University
    BA, Elementary Education, University of Hartford
    Certified School Psychologist, State of NJ
    Trained Cogmed Facilitator
    Experienced in Social Thinking Program, leading social skills groups, behavior management, psychological assessments, and referral services
    Background counseling with students with learning disabilities, IEP development, and IEP implementation
    Started at Craig High in 2011
    TBrown@craigschool.org


    Monal Bhakta 
    Science

    Bachelor of Science, Biology, Rutgers University
    Bachelor of Science, Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior, Rutgers University
    Certified Teacher of Biology
    Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    Genomic Research published in National Library of Medicine
    Started at Craig in 2007
    MBhakta@craigschool.org


    Karen Blount 
    Reading Specialist

    Bachelors, Education & Special Education, Lesley University
    Certified Teacher of Orton Gillingham and Teacher of the Handicapped
    Previous positions in public schools and Orton Gillingham Instructor
    Started at Craig 2011
    KBlount@craigschool.org


    Sean Norton
    Physical Education and Health

    BA from Fairleigh Dickinson University
    Certified Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    Previous School Teaching Experience includes the Gramon School and Montville High School
    Assistant Football Coach, Boonton High School
    Started at Craig High in 2017
    SNorton@craigschool.org


    Susan Gallagher
    English

    Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education Specialization in English, Caldwell University
    Certified Teacher of English and Certified Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    Member of several Honor Societies including: Alpha Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Kappa Delta Epsilon
    Experience Teaching Grades 8 through 12
    Educated and former Licensed Practical Nurse
    Started at Craig in 2016
    SGallagher@craigschool.org


    Jeffrey Jacobs 
    History

    MA, Education and Special Education, Montclair State University
    MA, Teaching, Montclair State University
    Bachelor of Arts, Graphic Arts Communications, Carnegie Mellon U.
    Certified Teacher of Social Studies and Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    Craig High Yearbook Advisor
    Business Specialist, Mentor & Training Facilitator, Apple Store Short Hills
    Started at Craig in 2006
    JJacobs@craigschool.org


    Daniel Marchioni 
    Spanish
    Bachelor of Arts, William Patterson University
    Certified Teacher of Spanish
    Teacher of Italian
    Teacher of Students with Disabilities
    Started at Craig in 2002
    DMarchioni@craigschool.org


    Paige Bank 
    English

    MA of Arts, Reading, Montclair State University
    Bachelor of Arts, Secondary English Education, University of Hartford
    Previous Courses taught include creative writing, journalism, poetry, and all HS Lit Courses
    Certified as Teacher of English
    Prior Summer Camp Director in Rockaway
    Kapp Delta Pi Education Honor Sociery Member
    Started at Craig in 2015
    Pbank@craigschool.org


    James Caldwell Simpson 
    Science

    MA, Special Education, Montclair State University
    BS in Physics and Chemistry, Univ. of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Post Graduate Studies in Education, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa
    Certified Teacher of Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Earth Science, Teacher of Students with Learning Disabilities, MSU
    NJ Highly Qualified Status in Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science
    Started at Craig in 2000
    JSimpson@craigschool.org


    Kate Tartaglia
    Visual and Performing Arts

    BA in Art Education from Kean University
    Lambda Alpha Sigma (Academic Honors)
    Certified NJ Teacher of Art
    Prior HS Courses taught include Studio Art, Drawing, Ceramics, 3-D Design, and Digital Photography
    Started at Craig in 2016
    KVentre@craigschool.org


    Jodi Chitticks 
    Math

    BA in Mathematics from College of St. Elizabeth’s
    Teacher of HS Mathematics, Finance and Business
    Extensive experience with various math techs including graphing calculator, geometer sketchpad, Khan Academy
    Craig High School Cross Country Coach
    Started at Craig in 2007
    JChitticks@craigschool.org


    Dawn DeSimone 
    Director of College Counseling and Placement

    President of LD Resource Group, LLC
    Marymount Manhattan College, Communications Major
    Founder of the Extra Supports Parent Network for West Morris Regional High School District
    Started at Craig in 2002
    DDeSimone@craigschool.org


    Deborah Maas 
    Administrative Assistant

    Indian River Community College
    Executive Secretary, Floresta Elementary School, Florida
    Guidance Clerk, Ft. Pierce Central High School, Florida
    Started at Craig in 2004
    DMaas@craigschool.org

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The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus

15 Tower Hill Rd
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.4375 | Fax 973.334.2861
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Craig High School

310 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288
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The Craig School Admission and Administration office

10 Tower Hill Road
Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.1295 | Fax 973 334 1299
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