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High School Administration

Last Updated: 7/17/2019 12:19 PM

Montville Township High School



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: and phone: ext. 2605

Mr. David Gelber, Assistant Principal

Mr. Gelber joined Montville Township High School in January 2018 as an Assistant Principal. Mr. Gelber began his career in education as a Business Education teacher. Mr. Gelber moved into an administrative role as the Coordinator of Student Support Services in the Morris School District where he served as the 504-coordinator, Harassment Intimidation & Bullying (HIB) Coordinator, and oversaw Master Schedule development. Mr. Gelber served as Assistant Principal at Saddle Brook Middle/High School where he worked with staff to improve and expand instructional programing and opportunities for all students. At Montville Township High School, Mr. Gelber is currently an active member of the School Improvement Panel (ScIP), District Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC), 504 & I&RS committees, facilitates Emergency Response Committee, and helps coordinate assessment and standardized testing schedule. Mr. Gelber earned his Master’s Degree in Educational Administration, and he is currently working towards earning his Doctorate in Educational Leadership. Mr. Gelber is completing his dissertation, which focuses on ways that secondary schools can make students' transitions to high school more successful.

Contact information – email: and phone: ext. 2603

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.  Prior to his appointment as Assistant Principal in 2013, Mr. Nadzak spent several years teaching Social Studies.  An active member of our School Improvement Panel (ScIP) and the Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB) team, Mr. Nadzak is also proud of his work with ShopRite STARS, OneMontville, the Sustainable Jersey Committee, and the Kindness Closet initiative.  He is looking forward to pursuing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership in the near future.

Contact information – email: and phone: ext. 2602


Subject Area Directors & Supervisors


Ms. Leslee J. Scheckman, Director of School Counseling, K-12

Ms. Scheckman completed her undergraduate degree at Montclair State University with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a minor in special education.  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, career education, and school counseling. Ms. Scheckman has been an administrator in the Montville Township School District since 2013. Prior to her time in Montville, Ms. Scheckman was the Director of Guidance for eight years in the Morris School District. In the earlier years of her career, Ms. Scheckman was an educator in Westfield, Hillsborough, and Carteret. Ms. Scheckman's experience includes teaching, school counseling with a focus on college and careers, administration, 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: and phone: ext. 2646

Ms. Tamar Spitzer, Supervisor of World Languages & ESL

Ms. Spitzer graduated from the University of Maryland in 2001 with a B.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures. While at Maryland, she received a full scholarship to study abroad at the University of Vienna, Austria, refining her love of languages, education, and culture. She went on to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in English as a Second Language from Kean University, as well as supervisor and principal certifications through the NJEXCEL program. Ms. Spitzer began her administrative career in Fair Lawn, NJ and has also been an administrator at Morristown High School and the School District of the Chathams. Additionally, Ms. Spitzer serves as a trainer for the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) within Montville Township School District. Her goal is to contribute to Montville Township School District by working with teachers and students to establish themselves as culturally sensitive global citizens. 

Contact information – email: and phone: ext. 2639

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

Mr. Fleischman graduated from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University, with a B.M. in Music Performance. After graduation, he became the Director of Concert Operations at The Juilliard School, NYC, where he managed all of the school’s music, dance, and drama performances and related events. After a successful tenure there, he transitioned into public education teaching general music, band, and orchestra in the Butler and Summit Public Schools. During that time, he continued his graduate studies, and he earned his Master’s Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University. His teaching career culminated in becoming the Orchestra Director at New Providence Middle and High School.  His ensembles were regularly awarded outstanding and superior rankings at competition festivals. Continuing his professional growth he completed the Post-Masters Principals Certification program at Kean University. Mr. Fleischman was appointed Supervisor of The Arts for Montville Township Public Schools in July 2013.

Contact information – email: and phone: ext. 2640

Mr. Wayne Guarino, Director of Athletics, Physical Education, Health, & Nurses

Mr. Guarino earned his B.A. in History and a minor in Secondary Education from Saint Peter’s College in 2007. He obtained a M.A. in Education in 2011 from The College of New Jersey and a M.A. in Educational Leadership in 2016 from Montclair State University. Mr. Guarino began his teaching career at Montville Township High School in January of 2009. In addition to teaching, Mr. Guarino has served as the Head Bowling Coach, and Assistant Baseball and Assistant Girls Tennis Coach. He has also enjoyed being part of the Football program - coaching at the Freshman, JV, and Varsity levels. Currently, he holds his Supervisor and Principal certificates for the State of New Jersey. Mr.Guarino began in his supervisory role in January 2018, and he is looking forward to pursuing a Certified Athletic Administrators license from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators’ Association.

Contact information – email: and phone: ext. 2631

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: 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: and phone: ext. 2637