Rutgers Preparatory School
1345 Easton Avenue | Somerset, NJ 08873
Phone: 732.545.5600

Meet our Faculty

Anna Espinoza

Anna Espinoza

Lower School Music Teacher

What words of wisdom would you pass to your childhood self?

Be happy that mom signed you up for piano lessons! You're gonna thank her later.

What is your favorite city and why?

I fell in love with Boston, Massachusetts on a cold February evening after the most incredible choral performance I had ever been a part of.

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Carole Glantzow Zboray

Carole Glantzow Zboray

Middle School Science Department Chair

What's your proudest moment as a teacher?
One of my proudest moments was when a former 8th grade Science student, who is now a cardiac surgeon, came to speak to my current 8th graders.

What inspires you?
Selfless acts inspire me. Seeing people do things simply because it is the "right thing to do," not because it is "expected" or someone is watching or because of potential "rewards."

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Tim Cohen

Tim Cohen

Upper School History Teacher, International Dean

What's the silliest thing you are passionate about?
International Talk Like a Pirate Day (every September 19th, matey!)

What's your teaching philosophy?
I want my students to make connections - whether it's comparing different eras or cultures, seeing how our perceptions of the past have shaped their own lives, or a thousand other things. History is more than just a jumble of names and facts; it's a living organism that each of us is continually helping to create even as we seek to understand it.

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Nandini Dutta

Nandini Dutta

World Language Department Head

Who is your hero (and why)?
My father. The best human I have ever known. And pretty sure will ever know.

What is your favorite city and why?
London, England. Ancient, modern, history, politics, art, architecture, food, politics: London has everything! Best city ever!

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Wendy Jankowski

Wendy Jankowski

Kindergarten Teacher

What's your proudest moment as a teacher?
When a parent tells me their child has become more self-confident and more willing to try hard things as a result of being in my and my co-teacher's class. Awesome moment!

What's your teaching philosophy?
Kids don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. I strive with my amazing co-teacher to create an environment in which a child feels they are loved and cared for, as well as challenged and supported. At the kindergarten level, we want children to learn to love school, to know making mistakes is ok, to empathize with and care for our fellow classmates and that "we can do hard things!"

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Pablito Lake

Pablito Lake

Upper School Computer Education Chair, Upper School Math Teacher

What's your proudest moment as a teacher?
Seeing students improve.

What's your teaching philosophy?
Give everyone a chance to be successful.

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Dr. Circe Dunnell

Dr. Circe Dunnell

Upper School Visual Arts Teacher

What's your teaching philosophy?
I am not a teacher, I am a guide. As a guide, I try to provide my students with the tools to think and act for themselves, to promote learning, connection, and empathy.

What's your proudest moment as a teacher?
There isn't one moment, however, every time I communicate with a graduate and they tell me how important RPS was to their success in life, that is a wonder.

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William Abrams

William Abrams

Class of '07
Titles: Admission Associate & Athletic Liaison
Degrees: B.S., Utica College of Syracuse
Departments: Athletics, Admission
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 555
Theodora Angelos

Theodora Angelos

Titles: Upper School English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Columbia University
M.A., University of Virginia
Departments: Humanities
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 536
Rob Apgar

Rob Apgar

Titles: Chief Operating Officer
Degrees: B.A., Brown University
M.B.A, Duke University
Departments: Administration, Business Office
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 296
Alyssa Applebaum

Alyssa Applebaum

Class of '99
Titles: Physical Education Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Syracuse University
Departments: Physical Education
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 210
Ana Arias

Ana Arias

Titles: Lower School Spanish Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Monroe College
Departments: World Language, Lower School
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 267
Ralph Avella

Ralph Avella

Titles: Science Department Co-Chair, Upper School Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Seton Hall University
Departments: Science
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 513
Orli Bander

Orli Bander

Titles: Upper School Student Counselor
Degrees: Ed.M., Teachers College, Columbia University
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University
B.A., The University of Alabama
Departments: Student Counseling, Health and Wellness
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 268
Jennifer Bautista Burk

Jennifer Bautista Burk

Titles: Upper School Assistant Principal, Upper School Spanish Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Caldwell College
Departments: World Language, Administration
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 570
Matt Bloom

Matt Bloom

Titles: Upper School English and History Teacher, Boys Basketball Head Coach
Degrees: B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Departments: Humanities, History
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 527
Maria Bowers

Maria Bowers

Titles: School Nurse
Degrees: B.S., Wagner College
Departments: Nurse, Health and Wellness
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 224
Tara Bratek

Tara Bratek

Titles: Middle School Administrative Assistant
Degrees: B.A., Montclair State
Departments: Administrative Support
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 263
Kimberly Castellano

Kimberly Castellano

Titles: Upper School Spanish Teacher
Departments: World Language
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 522
Kelly Castelluccio

Kelly Castelluccio

Titles: Business Office Associate
Degrees: B.S., College of Staten Island
Departments: Business Office
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 254
Corey Cheung

Corey Cheung

Titles: Middle School History Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Trinity College
Departments: Humanities
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 546
Joe Chodl

Joe Chodl

Titles: Upper School Principal
Degrees: B.A., University of Illinois
M.A., Michigan State University
Ed.D., University of Minnesota
Departments: Administration
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 203
Tim Cohen

Tim Cohen

Titles: Upper School History Teacher, International Dean
Degrees: B.A., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of Vermont
Departments: Humanities
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 523
Alicia Conroy

Alicia Conroy

Titles: Technology Teacher
Degrees: B.A., William Paterson University
M.L.I.S., Drexel University
SLMS, Rutgers University
Departments: Computer Science
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 583
Jill Cooper

Jill Cooper

Titles: Upper School History Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Bucknell University
Ph.D., Rutgers University
Departments: Humanities
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 268
Barbara Corbin

Barbara Corbin

Titles: First Grade Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of Virginia
M.T., University of Virginia
M.Ed., Rutgers University
Departments: Lower School
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 325
Manuela Curutchet

Manuela Curutchet

Class of '10
Titles: Upper School World Language Teacher
Degrees: B.A., The New School
Departments: World Language
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 529
Maddison Davey

Maddison Davey

Titles: Middle and Upper School Science Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Swinburne Institute of Technology
B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., Rutgers University
Departments: Science
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 555
Karen De Nise

Karen De Nise

Titles: Assistant to the Head of School
Departments: Administrative Support
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 225
Duane Dietz

Duane Dietz

Titles: Controller
Degrees: B.S., York College of Pennsylvania
Departments: Business Office
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 221
Domenica D'Imperio

Domenica D'Imperio

Titles: Middle School Humanities Teacher, Middle School Learning Specialist
Degrees: B.A., Ramapo College
M.A.T., Monmouth University
Departments: Humanities
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 561
Britten Dixon

Britten Dixon

Titles: Upper School Arabic and Spanish Teacher, Coordinator of Global Programming
Degrees: B.A., Middlebury College
M.A., University of Texas at Austin
Departments: World Language
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 548
Graig Domanski

Graig Domanski

Titles: Upper School Assistant Principal, Upper School Math Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Rutgers University
M.S., National University
Departments: Administration, Math
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 425
Circe Dunnell

Circe Dunnell

Titles: Upper School Visual Arts Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., University of Massachusetts/Amherst
M.A., New York University
Ed.D, Rowan University
Departments: Visual Arts
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 526
Nandini Dutta

Nandini Dutta

Titles: World Language Department Head
Degrees: B.A., Jawaharlal Nehru University
M.A., University of New Mexico
M.A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Departments: World Language
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 566
Kacy Epps

Kacy Epps

Class of '09
Titles: Physical Education Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Montclair State University
Departments: Physical Education
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 354
Anna Espinoza

Anna Espinoza

Titles: Lower School Music Teacher
Degrees: B.M., Rutgers University
Departments: Music, Dance and Theater
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 547
Rachel Falzon

Rachel Falzon

Titles: Upper School Visual Arts Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
M.F.A., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art
Departments: Visual Arts
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 520
Debra Fehl

Debra Fehl

Class of '84
Titles: Middle School Humanities Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Rollins College
Departments: Humanities
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 546
Nicholas Foil

Nicholas Foil

Titles: Upper School Math Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Furman University
M.S., Northern Illinois University
Departments: Math
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 511
Audrey Forte

Audrey Forte

Titles: Admission Office Assistant
Departments: Admission
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 261
Katherine Frangos

Katherine Frangos

Titles: Digital Marketing Specialist
Degrees: M.A., American College Greece
B.S., Lesley University
Departments: Marketing and Communications
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 208
Susan Gantz

Susan Gantz

Titles: Director of Advancement
Degrees: B.A., University of Virginia
M.B.A., St. John's University
Departments: Advancement
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 222
Hannah Garrow

Hannah Garrow

Titles: Humanities Department Co-Chair, Upper School English Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Williams College
M.A., New York University
Departments: Humanities
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 541
Amalia Gelpi

Amalia Gelpi

Titles: Spanish Teacher
Degrees: M.Ed., William and Mary
B.A., Swarthmore College
Departments: World Language
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 524
Scott Gill

Scott Gill

Titles: Upper School Student Counselor
Degrees: B.A., Rider University
M.S.W., Rutgers University
L.C.S.W.
Departments: Student Counseling, Health and Wellness
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 239
Carole Glantzow Zboray

Carole Glantzow Zboray

Titles: Middle School Science Department Chair
Degrees: B.S., Rutgers University, Cook College
Departments: Science, Middle School Science
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 220
Lisa Gomes

Lisa Gomes

Titles: Lower School Teacher
Degrees: B.S., Kean University
Departments: Lower School
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 236
Christina Goodman

Christina Goodman

Titles: Lower School Assistant Teacher
Degrees: M.A., Rutgers University
B.A., Rutgers University
Departments: Lower School
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 236
Vanessa Gustin

Vanessa Gustin

Titles: Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher
Departments: Lower School
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 211
Ben Hawkins

Ben Hawkins

Titles: Upper School Humanities Teacher
Degrees: B.A., University of Michigan
M.S., London School of Economics
M.A., Columbia University
Departments: Humanities
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 540
Barbara Heath

Barbara Heath

Titles: Director of Human Resources
Departments: Human Resources
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 243
Jacquelyne Hern

Jacquelyne Hern

Class of 2011
Titles: Upper School Student Counselor
Degrees: B.S., Haverford College
Departments: Student Counseling, Health and Wellness
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 268
Rosa Irizarry

Rosa Irizarry

Titles: Administrative Assistant to College Counseling
Degrees: B.A., Rutgers University
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 253
Wendy Jankowski

Wendy Jankowski

Titles: Kindergarten Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Seton Hall University
M.Ed., Rutgers University
Departments: Lower School
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 265
Emily Kalkus

Emily Kalkus

Titles: Upper School Math Teacher
Degrees: M.Ed., Virginia Tech
B.S., Virginia Tech
Departments: Math
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 571
Mary Beth Keane

Mary Beth Keane

Titles: Lower School Administrative Assistant, Director of Early Birds Program
Degrees: B.S., College of Notre Dame of Maryland
Departments: Lower School, Administrative Support
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 229
Mary Klinger

Mary Klinger

Titles: Director of Athletics, Head Coach - Varsity Girls Basketball
Degrees: B.S., Douglass College - Rutgers University
Departments: Athletics
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 215
Sandi Klinger

Sandi Klinger

Titles: Third Grade Teacher
Degrees: B.F.A., Montclair State University
M.A., Kean University
M.A., Marygrove College
Departments: Lower School
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 292
Ryan Klipstein

Ryan Klipstein

Class of '07
Titles: Director of Athletic and Community Programs, Upper School Humanities Teacher, Head Coach - Varsity Boys Lacrosse
Degrees: B.A., Bucknell
Departments: Humanities, Athletics
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Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 512
Tara Klipstein

Tara Klipstein

Class of '81
Titles: Director of Admission Grade 9 - 12, Director of International Admission
Degrees: B.A., Douglass College - Rutgers University
M.Ed., Rutgers School of Education
Departments: Admission
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 279
Shelley Krause

Shelley Krause

Titles: Co-Director of College Counseling: Junior and Senior Seminar
Degrees: B.A., Brown University
M.Ed., University of Pennsylvania
Departments: College Counseling
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 278
Robert Kuchar

Robert Kuchar

Titles: Upper School History Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Hamilton College
Departments: Humanities
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 568
Terry Ladd

Terry Ladd

Titles: Director of Marketing and Communications
Degrees: B.A., Michigan State University
M.C.I.S., Rutgers University
Departments: Marketing and Communications
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 245
Pablito Lake

Pablito Lake

Titles: Upper School Computer Education Chair, Upper School Math Teacher
Degrees: B.S., NJIT
M.S., NJIT
Departments: Computer Science
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 545
Mike Lamb

Mike Lamb

Titles: Physical Education Department Chair, Assistant Athletic Director, Head Coach - Varsity Wrestling
Degrees: B.A., Rutgers University
Departments: Physical Education, Athletics
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School: 732.545.5600 ext. 209
Katherine Lauder

Katherine Lauder

Titles: Lower School - JK Teacher
Degrees: B.A., Rutgers University
Departments: Lower School
Email:
Phone Numbers:
School: 732.545.5600 ext. 266
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