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.
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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.
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Mr. Michael C. Shera, Assistant Principal
Mr. Shera earned his B.A. 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 M.A. 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. Currently, Mr. Shera is working towards obtaining his Ph.D. in Teacher Education and Teacher Development at Montclair State University. Mr. Shera has served in his current role as Assistant Principal since July of 2011.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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