High School Administration

Montville Township High School

Administration

 

Mr. Douglas Sanford, Principal

After obtaining a Bachelor's degree from Loyola College, Mr. Sanford began his career in education as a math teacher at a private school in Baltimore, Maryland. Having been born and raised in Westfield, New Jersey, he returned to his home state and continued his career at St. Peter's Preparatory School. During his time at St. Peter's Prep, he obtained a Master's degree from St. Peter's College in School Administration and transitioned into administration as a Summer School Principal. Shortly thereafter, he returned to his alma mater, Westfield High School, as an Assistant Principal. In 2009, he became Principal of Delaware Valley Regional High School. In his role as Principal he contributed to many advancements and successes within the school including curriculum development, facilities and technology upgrades, enhanced communication, and improved student outcomes. On July 1, 2011 he assumed the position of Principal of Montville Township High School. Currently, he is working towards obtaining his Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Seton Hall University.

Contact information – email: douglas.sanford@montville.net and phone: ext. 2601

 

Mr. Kenneth Nadzak, Assistant Principal

Mr. Nadzak earned his Bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education from the University of Central Florida and Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Scranton. Mr. Nadzak spent several years teaching Social Studies in Florida and New Jersey before becoming an Assistant Principal at MTHS in July, 2013.  Mr. Nadzak is currently an active member of the School Improvement Panel (ScIP) and the School Climate Committee.  He is looking forward to pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in the near future.

Contact information – email: kenneth.nadzak@montville.net and phone: ext. 2602

 

Mr. Michael C. Shera, Assistant Principal

Mr. Shera earned his BA from the University of Scranton, graduating in 1997 with a double major (Secondary Education: English & English Literature).  That fall, he began teaching English at Bayley-Ellard High School where he also served as an advisor to many clubs and activities.  Later, he assumed the role of Coordinator of Student Affairs.  In 2002, Mr. Shera began teaching English and serving as English Department Chairperson at Morris Catholic High School, his alma mater.  During this time, Mr. Shera completed his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision at Seton Hall University (May 2003).  Beginning in the fall of 2004, Mr. Shera joined the faculty of Montville Township High School as an English Teacher, teaching primarily Juniors.  Also at Montville, Mr. Shera served as the Drama Club Advisor beginning in 2005; he directed several musicals at the school including Singin’ In the Rain and Merrily We Roll Along; both of these plays were nominated for Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Educational Impact. Continuing his education between 2008-2010, Mr. Shera earned 30 additional graduate credits in Education from Marygrove College and The College of New Jersey. In addition, Mr. Shera was nominated by the Montville Township School District as the nominee for the Princeton University Prize for Distinguished Secondary School Teaching in 2009. Mr. Shera has served in his current role as Assistant Principal since July of 2011.

Contact information – email: michael.shera@montville.net and phone: ext. 2603

 

Mr. William Koch, Supervisor of Athletics, Physical Education, Health, & Nurses

Mr. Koch earned his B.A. in Physical Education and Health from Springfield College in 2006. He obtained a M.A. in Education in 2011 and a M.A. in Educational Leadership in 2016, both from Centenary College. Mr. Koch began his teaching career in January, 2007 at Jefferson Twp. Middle School. In addition to teaching, Mr. Koch has been a Head Boys Cross Country Coach, an Assistant Wrestling Coach, and an Assistant Boys Lacrosse Coach throughout his tenure as a teacher in Jefferson Twp. Mr. Koch has also been the Head Wrestling Coach at Pope John XXIII High School, and an Assistant Wrestling Coach at, both, Boonton High School and Mount Olive High School. Mr. Koch holds his Supervisor and Principal certificate for the State of New Jersey, as well as, a provisional Certified Athletic Administrators license from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association.

Contact information – email: william.koch@montville.net and phone: ext. 2631

 

Ms. Leslee J. Scheckman, Director of Guidance K-12

Ms. Scheckman completed her undergraduate degree at Montclair State University with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in Reading.  Additionally, she completed her Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist at Kean University.  Throughout her career, Ms. Scheckman continued her educational pursuits with a focus on administration and supervision, special education and pre-school. Ms. Scheckman has been an educator in Westfield, Hillsborough, Carteret, and for the past eight years she was the Director of Guidance in the Morris School District. Prior to that, her experience included teaching, school counseling with a focus on college and careers, and twelve years in business management/consulting where she worked with school districts on the west coast and throughout the north and southeast.

Contact information – email: leslee.scheckman@montville.net and phone: ext. 2646

 

 

Subject Area Supervisors

 

Mr. Edward Fleischman, Supervisor of Fine, Practical, & Performing Arts

Mr. Fleischman received his B.M. in Music Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. After graduation he was offered the position of Director of Concert Operations at The Juilliard School, NYC, where he managed all of the school’s music, dance, and drama performance spaces. After several happy years there, the classroom beckoned, and he successfully transitioned into teaching music in the Butler and, then, Summit Public Schools, teaching general music, band, and orchestra to all grade levels, K-12. He received his Master’s Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University, and soon afterwards was appointed the Orchestra Director at New Providence Middle and High Schools. During his tenure in New Providence, his ensembles were awarded superior rankings at music festivals, he mentored new teachers, developed curriculum, and led professional development classes. Mr. Fleischman was appointed Supervisor of The Arts for Montville Township Public Schools in July 2013.

Contact information – email: edward.fleischman@montville.net and phone: ext. 2640

 

Mrs. Lisa Howard, Supervisor of World Language & ESL

Mrs. Howard, a former Italian teacher, joined Montville Township Public Schools in July 2013. She began her career in education at her alma mater, Northern Valley Regional High School in Old Tappan, New Jersey, where she worked closely with her colleagues to develop an articulated Italian program. Later, Mrs. Howard worked at Ridge High School in Bernards Township, New Jersey, for eleven years. During her tenure at Ridge High School, she taught all levels of Italian including AP Italian Language and Culture, wrote curriculum, facilitated staff development courses, and mentored new teachers. She received her Bachelor's degree in Italian from Rutgers University and her MAT from Montclair State University. Inspired by her passion for education and the relationships she formed with her colleagues and students over the years, she returned to Rutgers to receive her certification to become a curriculum supervisor. Her goal is to share her experiences and passions in education with her colleagues at Montville to enrich classroom instruction.

Contact information – email: lisa.howard@montville.net and phone: ext. 2639

 

Dr. Sandra Schwartz, Supervisor of Math, Science & Business

Dr. Schwartz graduated in 1995 from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Science with a concentration in fisheries management.  She continued her education by receiving a Masters of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction: Computers, Mathematics, and Science in 2004 from Kean University.  In 2012, she earned her Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from College of Saint Elizabeth.  In 2013, she joined the Montville Township School District as the Science, Math and Business Supervisor.

Contact information – email: sandra.schwartz@montville.net and phone: ext. 2638


Mr. David Tubbs, Supervisor of Humanities

Mr. Tubbs is an alumnus of Montville Township High School ('91) and member of the MTHS Social Studies Department since 2006.  He has been working in education since 1997 teaching courses at all academic levels.  Mr. Tubbs is trained as an Advanced Placement test grader for the College Board and has worked as a consultant in the process of creating standardized assessments.  He earned a B.A. from Rutgers College in Political Science/History and M.A. from St. Peter's Graduate School of Education in Teaching & Supervision/Administration.  Mr. Tubbs, a Montville resident, enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters, reading, tinkering, listening to music (particularly Jimmy Buffett), travel, and going to museums.

Contact information – email: david.tubbs@montville.net and phone: ext. 2637

 

Last Modified on January 20, 2017
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