Lower/Middle School (973) 334-4375
Craig High School (973) 334-1234
Admissions (973) 334-1295

Our Staff

Grant L. Jacks, III (Tad Jacks)Head of School
MAS, Administration, The Johns Hopkins UniversityBA, American Studies, Washington CollegeStarted at Craig in 2013TJacks@craigschool.org

Katie BurkeDirector of Development
BA, English, University of Nebraska-LincolnMember of AFP, CASE, NJAISStarted at Craig in 2007KBurke@craigschool.org

John ChismarDirector of Technology
MA, Educational Technology, New Jersey City UniversityMCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer), Greenville TechB.S., Business Administration, West Virginia UniversityMember of NJAIS Technology Steering Committee
Started at Craig in 2004JChismar@craigschool.org

Mary Anne CullariBookkeeper
A.A., Biology, Montclair State UniversityStarted at Craig in 2009MCullari@craigschool.org

Bruce MacNeal Plant/Facilities Manager
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Business AdministrationN.J.N.G., OCS 2nd Lt.Vice Chair of Boonton Planning BoardBoard Secretary of Rockaway Valley Sewerage AuthorityStarted at Craig in 2013BMacNeal@craigschool.org

Karen MeisingerChief Financial Officer
B.S. Accounting, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityMember NJAIS, NBOAStarted at Craig in 2009KMeisinger@craigschool.org

Nicole MoonDirector of Admissions
AA, Communications, Media, Morris County CollegeStarted at Craig in 2014NMoon@craigschool.org

Johnathan PieriHelp Desk & Audio Visual Service
A.S. Computer Security, Lehigh Carbon Community CollegeStarted at Craig in 2015JPieri@craigschool.org

Debra GalloDirector of Marketing
BA in Marketing CommunicationsDebra Gallo and Associates, Inc – President – created 1989Started at Craig in 2010dgallo@craigschool.org

Janet CozineDirector
MA, Learning Disabilities, Montclair State UniversityBachelor of Arts, Special Education, Rowan State UniversityMember International Dyslexia AssociationMember Learning Disabilities AssociationStarted at Craig in 1980JCozine@craigschool.org

Niles J. FurlongAssistant Director
MA, Urban Education, Administration and Supervision, New Jersey City UniversityMA, Counseling, Guidance, New Jersey City UniversityBachelor of Arts, Psychology, Montclair State UniversityCertifications, Principal, Supervisor, Guidance Counselor, Elementary School Teacher, Teacher of the Handicapped and Teacher of PsychologyStarted at Craig in 1996NFurlong@craigschool.org

Sharon AnderleAdministrative Assistant
County College of MorrisSBCC Continuing Education, Astronomy, Computers & MathStarted at Craig in 2010SAnderle@craigschool.org

Julianne BoltSpecial Education Teacher
B.A., Psychology, West Chester UniversityA.A., Liberal Arts-Social Science/Humanities, County College of MorrisCertifications, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Elementary School TeacherStarted at Craig in 2007JBolt@craigschool.org

Blair ButterTeacher
MA, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, College of Saint ElizabethBachelors, English Writing/Elementary Education, William Paterson UniversityStarted at Craig in 2011BButter@craigschool.org

Celeste CaparuloTeacher and Department Head
Music Theory, Royal London AcademyArt Educators of New Jersey Featured Artist and Member12 Miles West Theater Group Director, Montclair, NJStarted at Craig in 1998CCaparulo@craigschool.org

Lauren CharnigaTeacher
M.A., Learning Disabilities, Montclair State UniversityB.A. Special Education, Elementary Education, Kutztown UniversityLDTC Learning Disabilities Teacher-ConsultantStarted at Craig in 1995LCharniga@craigschool.org

Nicole CooperSpecial Education Teacher
B.S. Elementary/Special Education, Seton Hall UniversityStarted at Craig in 2008NCooper@craigschool.org

Kelly DellaFaveSpecial Education Math Teacher
MA, Special Education, Kean UniversityB.A., Special Education, Ramapo College of New JerseyStarted at Craig in 2011KDellaFave@craigschool.org

Elisabeth W. DeyoOrton Practitioner
MA, Educational Administration, Bank Street CollegeB.S. in Early Childhood Education, Wheelock CollegeOrton Gillingham Supervisor/Trainer, Reading, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityStarted at Craig in 2011EDeyo@craigschool.org

Mrs. Alessandra Edwards C-SSWS, C-ACYFSW – Social Clinician
B.A. Social Work, Lehman College CUNYM.A. Social Work/Psychotherapy, New York UniversityStarted at Craig in 2017AEdwards@craigschool.org

Laura GivenTeacher and Department Head
B.A., Early Childhood, Montclair State UniversityDyslexia Specialist, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityOrton Gillingham, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityMember International Dyslexia AssociationFairleigh Dickinson University Orton ScholarStarted at Craig in 2013LGiven@craigschool.org

Jennifer GuthrieTeacher and Department Head
B.S., Family-Child Development, Virginia TechElementary Education, Teacher of the Handicapped, Centenary CollegeStarted at Craig in 2000JGuthrie@craigschool.org

Harriet Hughes-RexSpeech Language Specialist
M.A., Audiology and Communications, Communications and Hearing, Speech Pathology, Kean UniversityB.A. Speech and Hearing, Kean UniversityMember New Jersey Speech-Hearing AssociationMember Morris County Speech-Hearing AssociationMember Bergen County Speech-Hearing AssociationStarted at Craig in 2003HRex@craigschool.org

Lynn ImperatoreTeacher and Department Head
Bachelor of Science, Special Education, Fordham UniversityCertification, Teacher of the Handicapped, William Paterson CollegeStarted at Craig in 1985LImperatore@craigschool.org

Cheryl KaplanSpeech and Language Pathologist
Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)Supervisory Certification, Kean UniversityMA, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Montclair State UniversityBachelors, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Teacher of Handicapped, Montclair State UniversityMember American Speech and Hearing AssociationMember New Jersey Speech and Hearing AssociationMember Morris County Speech and Hearing AssociationStarted at Craig in 2002CKaplan@craigschool.org

Casey KirkpatrickTeacher
MA, Special Education (in progress), New Jersey City UniversityBachelor, Sociology, Communications, Indiana UniversityBachelor of Science, Computer Engineering, Illinois Institute of TechnologyStarted at Craig in 2012CKirkpatrick@craigschool.org

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

Kimberly McGroartyAdministrative Assistant
American School of Business-certificateJoined Craig in 2019

Ellen MeisenbacherSchool Nurse
B.S. Nursing Science, Seton Hall UniversityCertification, School Nurse, Caldwell CollegeNew Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services-Licensed Registered NurseNew Jersey State School Nurses AssociationStarted at Craig in 2000EMeisenbacher@craigschool.org

Brielle MillerSpecial Education Teacher
MA, Education, The College of Saint ElizabethBachelor of Science, Child Development, Mount Ida CollegeSpecial Education Certificate, The College of Saint ElizabethStarted at Craig in 2011BMiller@craigschool.org

Jamie L. O’ConnorLPC-Social Clinician
M.A. Counseling, Eds, Mental Health Counseling, Seton Hall UniversityB.A. Psychology, University of MarylandStarted at Craig 2016joconnor@craigschool.org

Karen PompilioScience Teacher
M.A., Science Education, Walden UniversityB.A., Anthropology William Paterson UniversityCertification, Elementary EducationElementary Education with Science Specialization 5-8Started at Craig in 2017kpompilio@craigschool.org

Carol K. RadisReading/Phonics (Orton Gillingham) Teacher
MA, Education, Goucher CollegeB.A. with honors, Anthropology, Drew UniversityCertification, Orton Gillingham Teacher Trainer, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityCertification, Orton, Dyslexia Specialist Initial Orton Gillingham Teacher, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityCertification, Teacher of the Handicapped, Montclair State UniversityLearning Disabilities Teacher Consultant, Montclair State UniversityAuthor, SWELL: Sight Words Easily Learned by LettersMember New Jersey International Dyslexia AssociationNew Jersey Educators AssociationStarted at Craig in 2011CRadis@craigschool.org

Mary RanieriMath Department Chair
B.A., Elementary Education, NJ Standard Cert., Kean UniversityCertificate, Math K-12, William Paterson UniversityProvisional Teacher of the Handicapped, New Jersey City University, University of PhoenixStarted at Craig in 2003MRanieri@craigschool.org

Deborah ReeseTeacher
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State UniversityOrton Gillingham Specialist, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversitySpecial Education Teacher, New Jersey City UniversityStarted at Craig 2003DReese@craigschool.org

Tracy RoskyTeacher and Department Head
B.A. Elementary Education, William Paterson University and School of Visual ArtsTeacher Certification, Alternate Route K-5, Alternate Route Teacher TrainingStarted at Craig in 2013trosky@craigschool.org

Jennifer SchillingTeacher
Master of Fine Arts, Music, State University of New York, PurchaseBachelor of Music, Performance, Gordon CollegeAssociate of Fine Arts, Psychology, Bradford CollegeStarted at Craig in 2013JSchilling@craigschool.org

Terrence SnowdonTeacher
B.A., University of DelawareWilliam Paterson UniversityCertification: Read Naturally, Project Read Report Form, Read Naturally Written ExpressionStarted at Craig in 2004TSnowdon@craigschool.org

Linda WallaceTeacher and Department Head
M.A., Special Education, Rutgers UniversityB.A., Special Education, Kean CollegeOrton Gillingham, Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityMember Intrnational Dyslexia AssociationPublished: Prefixes, Suffixes, Root Words, Teacher’s ManualStarted at Craig in 2000LWallace@criagschool.org

Joan WilliamsTeacher
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, Guidance, Syracuse UniversityStarted at Craig in 2001JWilliams@craigschool.org

Dr. Eric M. Caparulo Director
Doctorate, Educational Leadership, Nova Southeastern UniversityMA, Administration, Montclair State UniversityMA, Teaching, Montclair State UniversityCertified Principal, Supervisor, Teacher of Psychology, Teacher of Students with Disabilities, Online InstructorPublished writer and presenter for NJIDA and NJAISTest item writer for ETS: PRAXIS Special EducationStarted at Craig in 1992ECaparulo@craigschool.org

Tiffany Brown School Psychologist
Ed.S., Educational Specialist in a school and Community Psychology, Seton Hall UniversityMA, Psychological Studies, Seton Hall UniversityBA, Elementary Education, University of HartfordCertified School Psychologist, State of NJTrained Cogmed FacilitatorExperienced in Social Thinking Program, leading social skills groups, behavior management, psychological assessments, and referral servicesBackground counseling with students with learning disabilities, IEP development, and IEP implementationStarted at Craig High in 2011TBrown@craigschool.org

Monal Bhakta Science
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Rutgers UniversityBachelor of Science, Environmental Policy, Institutions, and Behavior, Rutgers UniversityCertified Teacher of BiologyTeacher of Students with DisabilitiesGenomic Research published in National Library of MedicineStarted at Craig in 2007MBhakta@craigschool.org

Karen Blount Reading Specialist
Bachelors, Education & Special Education, Lesley UniversityCertified Teacher of Orton Gillingham and Teacher of the HandicappedPrevious positions in public schools and Orton Gillingham InstructorStarted at Craig 2011KBlount@craigschool.org

Sean NortonPhysical Education and Health
BA from Fairleigh Dickinson UniversityCertified Teacher of Students with DisabilitiesPrevious School Teaching Experience includes the Gramon School and Montville High SchoolAssistant Football Coach, Boonton High SchoolStarted at Craig High in 2017SNorton@craigschool.org​

Susan GallagherEnglish
Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education Specialization in English, Caldwell UniversityCertified Teacher of English and Certified Teacher of Students with DisabilitiesMember of several Honor Societies including: Alpha Chi, Sigma Tau Delta, Kappa Delta EpsilonExperience Teaching Grades 8 through 12Educated and former Licensed Practical NurseStarted at Craig in 2016SGallagher@craigschool.org

Jeffrey Jacobs History
MA, Education and Special Education, Montclair State UniversityMA, Teaching, Montclair State UniversityBachelor of Arts, Graphic Arts Communications, Carnegie Mellon U.Certified Teacher of Social Studies and Teacher of Students with DisabilitiesCraig High Yearbook AdvisorBusiness Specialist, Mentor & Training Facilitator, Apple Store Short HillsStarted at Craig in 2006JJacobs@craigschool.org

Daniel Marchioni SpanishBachelor of Arts, William Patterson UniversityCertified Teacher of SpanishTeacher of ItalianTeacher of Students with DisabilitiesStarted at Craig in 2002DMarchioni@craigschool.org

Paige Bank English
MA School Leadership, Montclair State University, MA Reading, Montclair State University, BA Secondary English Education, University of HartfordPrevious Courses taught include Academic Writing, Creative Writing, Journalism, Speech, Poetry, Test Preparation, and all High School Literature CoursesCertified as: Teacher of English, Reading Specialist, Supervisor, Principal, Superintendent, Google Educator Level 1 & Level 2, CPR/AED/ First AidStarted at Craig in 2015Pbank@craigschool.org

James Caldwell Simpson Science
MA, Special Education, Montclair State UniversityBS in Physics and Chemistry, Univ. of Stellenbosch, South AfricaPost Graduate Studies in Education, University of Stellenbosch, South AfricaCertified Teacher of Physics, Chemistry, Physical Science, Earth Science, Teacher of Students with Learning Disabilities, MSUNJ Highly Qualified Status in Physics, Chemistry, Physical ScienceStarted at Craig in 2000JSimpson@craigschool.org

Kate TartagliaVisual and Performing Arts
BA in Art Education from Kean UniversityLambda Alpha Sigma (Academic Honors)Certified NJ Teacher of ArtPrior HS Courses taught include Studio Art, Drawing, Ceramics, 3-D Design, and Digital PhotographyStarted at Craig in 2016KVentre@craigschool.org

Jodi Chitticks Math
BA in Mathematics from College of St. Elizabeth’sTeacher of HS Mathematics, Finance and BusinessExtensive experience with various math techs including graphing calculator, geometer sketchpad, Khan AcademyCraig High School Cross Country CoachStarted at Craig in 2007JChitticks@craigschool.org

Dawn DeSimone Director of College Counseling and Placement
President of LD Resource Group, LLCMarymount Manhattan College, Communications MajorFounder of the Extra Supports Parent Network for West Morris Regional High School DistrictStarted at Craig in 2002DDeSimone@craigschool.org

Deborah Maas Administrative Assistant
Indian River Community CollegeExecutive Secretary, Floresta Elementary School, FloridaGuidance Clerk, Ft. Pierce Central High School, FloridaStarted at Craig in 2004DMaas@craigschool.org


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Main Office
The Craig Lower/Middle School Campus

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

Craig High School

310 Lathrop Ave
Boonton, NJ 07005
Phone 973.334.1234 | Fax 973.334.1288

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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