Mrs. Janet Ryan

Pre-School Teacher

Education:BA, Elementary Education, Teaching Certificate Pre-K through 6th grade, State University of New York, New Paltz, NY

Verse:Romans 12:2

Mrs. Lindsay Drew

Pre-School Aide

Christian education is crucial for a young child’s heart, it establishes a firm foundation that can be carried throughout life.

Education:AAS in Child Development, Sussex County Community College

Verse:Matthew 6:33, Isaiah 46:4

Mrs. Anne Ficarella

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (5 Days)

Education:BA, Art History and English minor, Columbia University Degree; Masters Degree in Elementary Education, New York University

Verse: Isaiah 26:3-4

Mrs. Joy Kedash

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher (3 Days)

It is my pleasure to introduce children to the joy of learning, a love of school, and a feeling of confidence in all they achieve. My ultimate goal is that each child would experience a Christ-like love in the classroom as we seek to please our loving Father in all we do.

Education:BA, Elementary Education, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Verse:Psalm 100:1-5

Mrs. Tiffany Maher

Pre - Kindergarten Aide

Verse:Romans 8:1

Mrs. Carole Curry

Kindergarten Teacher

My desire is to reach and teach every child where they are and to encourage each child to work to their greatest potential.

Education:BA, Elementary Education, William Paterson College, Paterson, NJ

Verse:Psalm 121:1

Mrs. Anna Williamson

First Grade Teacher

I believe God has made each child special with many gifts and abilities. I believe it is my responsibility to teach and challenge my students from a Christ-centered view with excellence. I will encourage them to use their gifts, talents, and learning to bring glory to Christ.

Education:BS, Elementary Education, minor in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, PA

Verse:Psalm 118:24

Mrs. Jessica Okken

First Grade Aide

Verse:1 Timothy 4: 9-12

Mrs. Chelsey Ritson

First Grade Aide

Verse:Hebrews 3:13

Mrs. Betty Lynn Becker

Second Grade Teacher

As a second grade teacher, working with very impressionable children, it is my responsibility to challenge and encourage these children to learn and build upon their gifts and talents from a Christ-centered perspective.  As I prepare them for third grade, it is my goal that they use all that God has given them to honor and glorify Him, rather than themselves.  I pray daily for my students, that they will know Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. 

Education:BS, Elementary Education, Taylor University, Upland, IN; Additional training in Special Education, William Paterson University, Paterson, NJ

Verse:John 3:16

Mrs. Courtney Salvigsen

Third Grade Teacher

Education:Bachelor of Science in Bible and Elementary Education, Clarks Summit University

Verse:Ephesians 3:20-21, 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Megan Carlson

Fourth Grade Teacher

The Lord our God is at the very center of all learning, and when given the right tools, every student can learn of His creation and all its unique parts.

Education:B.A., English, minor Elementary Education William Paterson University, Paterson, NJ

Verse:2 Peter 1:5-7

Miss Madeline Lenze

Fifth Grade Teacher

With a desire to reach and connect to each child where they are, I am eager to work together with students to reach their academic and spiritual goals and strive towards achieving their greatest potential in order to bring glory to God.

Education:BA, Major in Early Childhood Education, Minor in Bible, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH

Verse:Proverbs 27:17,19

Mrs. Rebecca Toledo

Sixth Grade Homeroom Teacher, Sixth - Seventh Grade Math & Algebra I, Eighth Grade Physical Science

Education:BS in Biology, Montclair State University, NJ; MA in Science Education, Relay Graduate School, NJ

Verse:Colossians 3:23

Miss Anna Poet

Sixth and Seventh Grade Life Science Teacher

Education:BA in Biblical Theology and Elementary Education, Appalachian Bible College

Miss Kim Koppenaal

Seventh Grade Homeroom, Middle School Literature, Sixth and Seventh Grade Bible, Eighth Grade Math

Education:BS in Social Studies with minor in Secondary Education and a MA in Special Education, East Stroudsburg University, PA

Verse:Romans 8:28

Mrs. Abbie Vallimont

Eighth Grade Homeroom Teacher, Middle School History, English & Grammar

I believe that God made each child a unique individual, and as an educator, my goal is to meet the educational needs of each of my students. I desire to provide a learning environment that is secure, caring, and stimulating in which my students can grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. With God’s help, I desire to help each student meet his or her fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas.

Education:BS, Special Education Ages 3-21, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA

Verse:Philippians 4:13, Proverbs 3:5-6

Pastor Scott Stine

Eighth Grade Bible

I want to help shape a BIblical worldview in my students by walking with them through the redemptive story of Scripture, that their minds would be transformed to think how God wants them to, and their hearts would rest in Jesus the friend of sinners.

Education:BA, Religion - Trevecca Nazarene University; MTS, Doctrine and History - Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary; PhD student, Theology - Columbia Biblical Seminary

Verse:John 17:3

Mrs. Shannon Baloche


It is my desire to support the students and teachers of NCS to help them achieve their best as we are called to do in Colossians 3:23-24.

Education:BA, Communications, Messiah College; CE, Passaic County College

Verse:Jeremiah 29:11

Mrs. Holly Carr

Spanish Teacher (Grades 4-8)

God made us to learn about His world and how to serve Him in it.

Education:BA, Sociology, Douglass College-Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ.

Verse:2 Cor. 10:4-6

Mrs. Leah Christensen

Art Teacher

All subject matter must be taught from the aspect of God as creator, sustainer, and savior of the universe.

Education:Diploma, Interior Design, Berkeley College

Verse:Psalm 73:25

Mrs. Arin Gunn-Russell

Music Teacher

Education:BS in Elementary Education and Communications, Rider University, Lawrenceville, NJ

Verse:Mark 11:24

Miss Rebecca Myhren

Computer Teacher

Education:BA, English with a minor in American Sign Language and Interpreting, Liberty University, VA

Verse:2 Timothy 4:1-8

Mrs. Christen Mazzarella

Resource Room Teacher

Education:BA in Special Education, William Paterson University, NJ

Verse:Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Jessica Quinn

Physical Education Teacher

I am so overjoyed to be able to be teaching students every day and sharing God’s Word. I believe that as their teacher, my goal is to educate them, most importantly, for loving God and being Christ-like in their behaviors towards their friends, family, teachers, and others.

Education:BA, Elementary Education, Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ; Certified Personal Trainer

Verses:Lamentations 3:22-24, Psalms 100:5, Isaiah 40:31, and Philippians 1:6

Mrs. Nanette Turner

Library Teacher (PS-5th grade)

As Librarian, each student will be encouraged to grow in Christ and community while enhancing research skills and character development.

Education:BS with majors in Elementary Education and English, Caldwell University, NJ

Verse:1 Samuel 12:24

Mrs. Rhoda Vreeland

Special Services

Education:BS Elementary Education, MS Special Education, Centenary College, NJ

Mrs. Janet Robbins

Administrative Assistant

Education:BA Social Work, Asbury College, Wilmore, KY

Verse:Psalm 84:1-12

Mrs. Gina Seifert

Administrative Assistant

Education:BS, Elementary Education, minor in Media and Communication Technology, East Stroudsburg University, PA

Verse:Isaiah 41:10

Mrs. Donna DiSarno


Encourage and assist students in understanding who they are and equip them to stand in a fallen world.

Education:Rutgers University

Verse:2 Corinthians 12:9

Mrs. Donna Grossman

School Nurse

Education:BSN Nursing, Suny, Stonybrook University; Masters in Human Services, Marriage Family Counseling, Liberty University, VA

Verse:Romans 8:35-39

Mrs. Courtney Bescherer

Office Assistant

Verse:Hebrews 6:19

Mrs. Joanne Holcomb

Office Assistant

Education:Nursing, Mountainside Hospital School of Nursing, Montclair, NJ

Verse:Psalm 103:1-5

Mr. Thomas Krause


Verse:Colossians 3:23-24