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Roxbury Board of Ed Recognizes Retirees

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Roxbury Board of Ed Recognizes Retirees

Six retirees recognized at the June 17th board meeting  

ROXBURY, NJ (June 21, 2019) The Roxbury Township Board of Education at its meeting Monday night recognized 17 professional and support staff members who have retired throughout the 2018/2018 school year. Collectively, they contributed more than 360 years to the education and support of the students in Roxbury and more than 440 years in education overall. 

The Roxbury administration and board of education wish all retirees the best of luck in their retirement! 

The retiring certificated personnel includes administrators, teachers, and counselors. They are: 

Name

Position/School

Date of Retirement

No. Years in District

Total Years of Service

Lori Baker

Transition Coordinator / Special Services

12/31/18

27.5

27.5

Elizabeth Berger

Business Teacher / Roxbury High School

10/31/18

9

13

Dorothy Fagerlin

School Nurse / Lincoln/Roosevelt School

06/30/19

14

17

Ruth Falvey

Family & Consumer Science Teacher / Roxbury HS

06/30/19

18

28

Cindy Knill

Special Education Teacher / Eisenhower Middle School

06/30/19

29

36

Maureen Milde

Grade 2 Teacher / Nixon School

12/31/18

23.5

29.5

Kathryn Miller

Grade 2 Teacher / Franklin School

06/30/19

10.5

10.5

Joanne Nielsen

Special Education Teacher / Lincoln/Roosevelt School

04/30/19

23

34

Eric Renfors

Assistant Principal / Lincoln/Roosevelt School

12/31/18

12.5

26.5

Jill Scalera

Math Teacher / Roxbury High School

06/30/19

23

31

Brian Sferra

ESL Teacher / Nixon School and Roxbury High School

06/30/19

17

22

Susan Simonet

Assistant Principal / Roxbury High School

08/31/19

28

35

Deborah Skop

LDTC, K-4 / Special Services

10/31/18

28

32

 

The retiring support personnel includes secretaries, maintenance, paraprofessionals, and bus drivers. They are:

 

Name

Position/School

Date of Retirement

No. Years in District

Total Years of Service

Carol McNicholas

Secretary / Transportation Department

12/31/18

30.5

30.5

Janis Petrocelli

Special Education Aide / Roxbury High School

06/30/19

26

26

Sally Rackowski

Bus Driver / Transportation Department

04/30/19

24

24

Rhonda Weaver

Cafeteria Aide / Lincoln/Roosevelt School

10/31/18

19

19

Monday night’s board meeting also recognized two teams from Roxbury High School. 

Members of the RHS Baseball team recognized at the June 17th board meeting The first was the high school baseball team for being North 1 Group 3 State Champions. The students recognized were JJ Beale, Justin Bosland, Beau Braun, Brian Dachowski, CJ Danna, Nick Danna, Matt Dettlo, Ryan DiTrolio, Jack Findlay, Will Findlay, Jakob Giammarino, Derek Henches, Brendon Hoagland, Chandler Keith, Travis Kerr, Landon Monro, Joe Otto, Jared Schimenti, Matt Seminara, TJ Shuman, and Anthony Tye along with coaches Greg Trotter, Kevin Murray, Josh Boyd, and Ryan Roumes. 

Members of the RHS Golf team recognized at the June 17th Board Meeting Also recognized was the high school golf team for being the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference National Division Champions. Those recognized included students Brendan Berman, Cole Brembs, Will Fulton, Tyler Marston, Robbie Sarafin, and Ryan Sclar along with Coach Dave Monaco. 

Another impromptu special presentation was added to the agenda when Freshman English teacher Maria Rispoli had six of her students present their research on various topics. 

9th Grade speakers with teacher Mrs. Rispoli who spoke on the perils of indifference at the local level Rispoli explained, “Students were asked to act locally on an issue of importance that they identified in the world. This is a response to Eli Wiesel’s Peril of Indifference in which he asks us to take action and to make change. They did intensive research. They identified a problem on a global level and they brought it down as far as they could, as close as they could to the local level.” 

Kate Rice, Sarah Rice, Nia Mullengada, Gehad Moustafa, Daniela Palmucci, and Julia Mayor shared their perils of indifference on six different topics. Some of the topics included teen depression, mass shootings, plastics and marine line, adulting classes for students, a share bin for unwanted food, and the dress code. All six explained some of their research and possible ways to make changes in school and community to address these perils. 

PHOTOS ATTACHED (courtesy of Roxbury Township Public Schools)

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For more information, contact: Roxbury Community School coordinator Ann Rhodes at arhodes@roxbury.org or 973-584-7699. 

ABOUT ROXBURY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Roxbury Public Schools is a K-12 school district preparing the children of today for tomorrow. As a dynamic and thriving district, in partnership with a supportive and collaborative community, Roxbury Public Schools inspires and empowers all learners to flourish as ethical and global citizens in the 21st century. The district serves students throughout Roxbury Township, New Jersey, including the areas of Landing, Kenvil, Succasunna, Ledgewood, Mount Arlington, Port Morris, Flanders, and Wharton. Connect with us online at www.roxbury.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/RoxburyPublicSchools.