News Brief from the Superintendent

September 7, 2018 


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Pascack Valley Regional
News Brief

P. Erik Gundersen
Superintendent of Schools

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New Year, New Faces

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Each new school year brings a great deal of excitement and energy to our community.  This year, we are happy to welcome many new members to our faculty and staff.  

Below is a list of new teachers in each of our schools.  For a complete list of all new staff, including administration, teacher aides, and support staff, we encourage you to visit our website.

Pascack Hills High School

Vani Apanosian, Special Education Teacher

Stephen Casamento, Guidance Counselor

Jamie Kornitzer, Special Education Teacher

Tracy LaRocca-Ralph, LDTC

Vanessa Martinez, World Language Teacher 

Mauricio Penilla, World Language Teacher

Virena Rossi, English Teacher

Nicholas Scerbo, Social Studies Teacher

Kate Vargo, Special Education Teacher

Pascack Valley High School

William Crispino, Special Education Teacher

Nari Dabis, Special Education Teacher

Laura Ely, Special Education Teacher

Jimena Ladino, World Language Teacher 

Daniel Phillips, English Teacher

Pamela Schwartz, Social Studies Teacher

We hope all parents will take the opportunity to join us for our upcoming Back To School Nights.  While attending, if you encounter one of our new teachers, please join me in welcoming them to the Pascack Valley Regional High School District.

Photo above features several of our new teachers: Top Row (from left to right): Jaclyn Derwin (Regional Instruction and Curriculum Coordinator), Steven Casamento, Daniel Phillips, Mauricio Penilla, Vani Apanosian.  Bottom Row (from left to right): Danielle Nelson, Tracy LaRocca-Ralph, Nari Dabis, Jamie Kornitzer.


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