Edison Township Public Schools

312 Pierson Avenue | Edison | New Jersey 08837 | Phone: (732) 452-4900
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Anti-Bullying Information

In January 2011, Governor Christie signed into law new legislation that is intended to strengthen standards for preventing, reporting, investigating and responding to incidents of bullying among students. The new law includes major changes to:

·        Definition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) (HIB definition - Gujarati translation - Spanish translation)

·        District staff function

·        Policy and procedures

·        Programs

·        Training requirements

·        Public reporting

                                http://www.state.nj.us/education/students/safety/behavior/hib/

 

The Public Schools of EdisonTownship are committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its students and staff. The following information is being provided to the parents and community as we join together to safeguard and support our children in an environment that is positive and conducive to learning.

The District prohibits all acts of harassment, intimidation and bullying.

Click links to view the following Board policies:

Expectations for Pupil Conduct Board Policy #5500

Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) Board Policy #5512

 
 
Hate Crimes and Bias-Related Acts Board Policy # 8465 
 
Click here to download the district HIB Training PowerPoint
 
Click here to download the HIB REPORTING FORM

                                          District-Wide Anti-Bullying Programs for 2013-2014

  October 7-11, 2013: “Week of Respect”
  October 21-25, 2013: "School Violence Awareness Week" 
   
 
   January 20-24, 2014: “No Name-Calling Week”
                                                

Resources 

  US Dept of Health and Human Services Website includes comprehensive information and tips on what adults can do and what children
  can do to prevent bullying:http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2011/03/20110301a.html

 

  National Crime Prevention Council – Website on Cyber-bullying: http://www.ncpc.org/topics/cyberbullying

 

  BetterKidz.Com - “Encouraging Respectful Behavior” -http://www.betterkidz.com/references/encouraging-respectful-behavior.html

 
  New Jersey State Bar Foundation
 
 
Anti-Bullying Websites 
 
http://www.antibullying.net - a website for parents who are concerned about the impact of bullying on their children now and in the future.
 
http://www.stopbullying.gov - a website designed for kids, teens, young adults, parents and the community. The website addresses cyberbullying and offers ideas on how to stop bullying.
 
http://www.bullying.org - the website is dedicated to increasing the awareness of bullying and to preventing, resolving, and eliminating bullying in society.
 
http://pacerkidsagainstbullying.org - an interactive, creative, and relevant bullying prevention website. This site is created for and by children.
 
http://netbullies.com - this website covers topics including why kids net bully. The website teaches prevention tactics against net bullying, information for schools, parents, the media, the police, and others in the community.

                                                                                                                                                   

Early Learning Center School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Christopher Conklin, Administrator-in-Charge

Jannette Ball, Assistant Principal - Phone: 732-650-5200 ext.5295

Tina Carrino
, Anti-Bullying Specialist & School Psychologist

Dawn Netzel, Supervisor

Jill Deakyne, Paraprofessional
 
Maureen McMullan, Teacher Representative
 
Debbie Stevens, Nurse

Maria Lopez, Parent Representative

 

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FDR School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Christopher Conklin, Administrator-in-Charge

Jannette Ball, School Anti-Bullying Specialist  Phone:  732-452-2939

Angela Stewart, Anti-Bullying Specialist & School Social Worker 

Lurdes Luis, Head Secretary

Bonita Calloway, School Nurse

Stephanie Geraci, Teacher Representative

Jocelyn Waga, Parent Representative


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Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Steven Preville, Principal

Traci SolaskyGuidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5300 ext.6001 Fax:732-650-5302

Kim Plodzien, 5thGrade Teacher-Alternate School Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5300 ext.6001

Scott Ryan, Teacher Representative

Jessica Hegedus, Parent Representative

Maria Steinheber, 3rdGrade Special Education Teacher
 
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(Click the image above to watch the video "Be the G") 

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James Madison Intermediate School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Michael J. Duggan, Principal

Margaret Huber, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2960 ext.3400 Fax: 732-452-2964

Joann Dulina, Curriculum Resource Teacher

Robert Buccino, Teacher Representative

Cathy Shaw, Teacher Representative
 
David Cherence, Teacher Representative
 
Barbara Coscarelli, Teacher Representative
 
Elizabeth Chang, Head Secretary

Paul Jenney, Facility Manager

Marion Mateicka, Nurse

Cindy Bonito, Parent Representative
 
Ameeka Borka, Parent Representative

 

                                                                                                                                                           

James Madison Primary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Rosemary Schutz, Principal

Lia Abernathy, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2990 ext.6100 Fax:732-452-2994

Patricia Ellerman, Teacher Representative
 
Nicole Petruzzi, Teacher Representative
 
Gina Alcaide, Parent Representative
 
Michelle Sadarangani, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

James Monroe Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Lynda Zapoticzny, Principal

Erin Bennett, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2970 ext.6200 Fax: 732-452-2975

Cynthia Reif, Teacher Representative

Cheryl Bell, Teacher Representative

Debra Sheehan, Teacher Representative

Lisa Romeo, Teacher Representative

Virginia Pattie, Teacher Representative
 
Michelle Levine, Nurse

Ruby Barbhuiya, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

John Marshall Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Ami Hoffman, Principal

Douglas Ford, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5370 ext.6300 Fax: 732-650-5376

Kelly Amabile, Teacher Representative
 
Kristie McDonald, Teacher Representative

Catherine Pellicane, Curriculum Resource Teacher

Sharon Hochman, School Nurse
 
Amy Donner, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

Lincoln Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Jill Cavuto, Principal

Kenneth Slusser, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5270 ext.6400 Fax: 732-650-5275

Larry Baldini, Facility Manager

Ann Timper, School Nurse

Brian Appelman, Teacher Representative

Brian Grzybowski, Teacher Representative

Ronald Zapoticzny, Teacher Representative

Christina Barilka, Teacher Representative

Melissa Ferro, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

Lindeneau Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Brian Farrell, Principal

Kristin Johnson, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5320 ext.6501 Fax: 732-650-5322

Maritza Mosley-AvilesCurriculum Resource Teacher- Alternate School Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5320 ext.6501

Nicole Brotspies, Teacher Representative

Lisa Rosenfeld, Teacher Representative

Jennifer Westdyke, Parent Representative

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Martin Luther King Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Diane Wilton, Principal

Melanie Nunziata, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2980 ext.6601 Fax: 732-452-2982

Mansi Patel, SchoolPsychologist-AlternateSchoolAnti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2980 ext.6601

Richard Angulo, Teacher Representative

Diane Cohen, Teacher Representative

Gina Glazier, Teacher Representative
 
Jessica Milton, Teacher Representative
 
Andrea Riese, Teacher Representative

Deborah Vilensky, Teacher Representative

Jigisha Patel, Teacher Representative

Neha Laliwala, Parent Representative

Cindy Meisner, Nurse

Bryan Bowler, Facility Manager

                                                                                                                                                           

Menlo Park Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Dr. Karen Wetherell, Principal

Megan Harrison, Guidance Counselor & Ani-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2910 ext. 6700 Fax: 732-452-2911

Donna Abatemarco, Curriculum Resource Teacher -Alternate School Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2910 ext. 6700

Helene Goldstein, Teacher Representative

Jennifer Oshinski, Teacher Representative

Carynn Hale, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

Washington Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Dalia Mirrione, Principal

Lora Scammacca, Guidance Counselor & Anti Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5280 ext. 6800 Fax: 732-650-5283
 
Julie.Bateman, Curriculum Resource Teacher - AlternateSchoolAnti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5280 ext. 6800

Kristen Glus, Teacher Representative

Alanna Tasca, Teacher Representative

Christine Abbatemarco, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

Woodbrook Elementary School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Nicole Cirillo, Principal

Kimberly SlizewskiGuidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2901 ext. 6900 Fax: 732-452-2904

Jennifer Smith, Curriculum Resource Teacher

Annette Inglese, Teacher Representative

Hema Rangaswami, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

John Adams Middle School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Joan Valentine, Principal

Dr. Barbara HailesGuidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2920 ext. 3023 Fax: 732-452-2922
 
Joann Murphy, Head Counselor-Alternate School Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2920 ext. 3006
 
Daniel Kelly, Assistant Principal

Chris White, Teacher Representative

Pear Sintumuang, Guidance Counselor
 
Ruchika Juneja, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

Herbert Hoover Middle School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Brian McGrath, Principal

Nicole Davis Head Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2940 ext. 3100 Fax: 732-452-2949

Dr. Kelly Rappa, Assistant Principal -Alternate School Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2940 ext. 3100

Shannon Marasco, Teacher Representative

Susan Denton, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

Thomas Jefferson Middle School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Antoinette Emden, Principal 

Elizabeth Ferry, Guidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5290 ext. 3220 Fax: 732-650-5295
 
Antoinette Emden, Principal - Alternate Anti-Bullying Specialist

Kenneth Saggese, Assistant Principal Alternate Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5290 ext. 3202 Fax: 732-650-5295

Kimberly McCoy, Head Guidance Counselor

Michelle Zaremba, Teacher Representative

Brian Biondi, Teacher Representative

Nicole Montilus, Teacher Representative

Christine Hamaid, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

Woodrow Wilson Middle School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Patricia Cotoia, Principal

Alyssa MonasterskyGuidance Counselor & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2870 ext. 3301 Fax: 732-452-2876

Michelle Kowaleski, Head Guidance Counselor -Alternate School Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2870 ext. 3301

Daniel Karatz,Teacher Representative

Lori Holzhauer, Teacher Representative

Bruce Boikess, Teacher Representative

Scott Zederbaum, Parent Representative

 

                                                                                                                                                           

Edison High School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Charles Ross, Principal

Joseph A. Ferrara, Assistant Principal & Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5200 ext. 5223 Fax: 732-650-5259

Matthew Weber,  Assistant Principal - AlternateSchoolAnti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-650-5200 ext. 5223
 
Mark Blevins, Teacher Representative
 
Arlene Rosenthal, Guidance Counselor

Michael Westbrooks, Parent Representative

                                                                                                                                                           

John P. Stevens High School Safety Team Members & Anti-Bullying Specialist

Gail Pawlikowski, Principal

Robert Urbanovich, Assistant Principal- Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2800 ext. 2837
 
Dr. Anthony Shallop, Assistant Principal & Alternate School Anti-Bullying Specialist - Phone: 732-452-2800 ext. 2840 Fax: 732-452-2863

Giuseppe Ilaria, Teacher Representative

Debbie Stevens, Parent Representative

Joan Hill, Guidance Supervisor

                                                                                                                                                           

Dr. Richard O’Malley, Superintendent

Ms. Margaret DeLuca, Chief Academic Officer/Secondary Administrator

District Affirmative Action Officer

Ms. Ann Marie Griffin-Ussak, Chief Academic Officer/Elementary Administrator

Mr. Christopher Conklin, Assistant Superintendent for Pupil-Special Services

Mr. Daniel Michaud, Business Administrator

Mr. Peter Pitucco, Director of Human Resources

Dr. Sandra Reid, District Anti-Bullying Coordinator - Phone: 732-452-4900 ext. 4955