• 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. 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: david.gelber@montville.net 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. 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

     

     

    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: leslee.scheckman@montville.net and phone: ext. 2646

     

    Dr. Jessica Clarke, Supervisor of World Languages & ESL

    Dr. Clarke graduated from Gettysburg College in 1995 with a B.A. in both French and Spanish. While at Gettysburg, she lived and studied abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico and in Rennes, France. Pursuing both her love of languages and education, she went on to earn her Master of Arts in Teaching with a concentration in English as a Second Language from Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth. In 2014, she earned her Doctorate of Educational Leadership from the College of St. Elizabeth. Dr. Clarke has taught French, Spanish and ESL at every level from K-12 in both public and private schools. Dr. Clarke was an instructor at Dwight-Englewood School and at public schools in Montville, Millburn, and Mountain Lakes. Additionally, Dr. Clarke served as Instructional Supervisor for the Hanover Park Regional High School District. Her goal is to share her academic and professional experiences in education with her colleagues in Montville to enrich classroom instruction.

    Contact information – email: jessica.clarke@montville.net and phone: ext. 2639

     

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

    Mr. Fleischman earned his B.M. degree from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University. 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 in the Butler and then, Summit Public Schools, teaching general music, band, and orchestra. During that time, he earned his Master’s Degree in Music Education from Montclair State University. In 2007, he assumed the position of Orchestra Director at New Providence Middle and High School and then completed the Post-Masters Principals Certification program at Kean University. 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. 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

     

    Mr. Wayne Guarino, Supervisor 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: wayne.guarino@montville.net 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: 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 22, 2018