Chain of Command / How to Effectively Communicate with School Officials

  • Parents are often discouraged when they attempt to communicate with Central Office administrators and are sent back to building-based officials in order to resolve a problem their child may be experiencing in school. To prevent that frustration, parents can become informed about the “Chain of Command”, or where to begin the communication sequence. Many parental questions are easily and completely answered by communicating directly with the educator in charge of the class or program. Each situation should first be addressed at whatever level the initial action was taken with appeals moving on to the next level on the chain of command. The easiest way to communicate is via email; email addresses can be found on the Directory page. A phone call would be the next preferable way to communicate

    On Matters Involving Instruction (Primary and Middle School)

    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. Case Manager (If Applicable)
    3. School Counselor
    4. Principal (Middle School) Mr. James T. Pierson (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1516
      • Secretary, Ms. Maria Lemus
    5. Principal (Primary School) Ms. Maria Iozzi (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1530
      • Secretary,  Ms. Gisela Montalvo-Acevedo
    6. Office of Curriculum & Instruction (Central Office)
    7. Assistant Superintendent, Mr. Luigi Laugelli (732) 758-1510
      • Secretary, Ms. Meliza Lemus
    8. Office of Pupil Personnel Services (Central Office)
    9. Supervisor, Ms. Jenny Hurd, (732) 758-1520
      • Secretary, Ms. Michelle Case

    On Matters Involving Athletics or Extra-Curricular Activities (Middle School)

    1. Club Advisor or Coach (732) 758-1500
    2. Athletic Director, Mr. Isaace Nathanson, (732) 758-1500
    3. Principal, Mr. James T. Pierson, (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1516
      • Secretary, Ms. Maria Lemus

    On Matters Involving Student Discipline (Primary and Middle School)

    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. School Counselor
    3. Vice Principal (Middle School) Ms. Maura Harrington (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1515
    4. Vice Principal (Primary School) Ms. Dena Russo, (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1530
    5. Principal (Middle School) Mr. James T. Pierson, (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1516
      • Secretary, Ms. Maria Lemus
    6. Principal (Primary School) Ms. Maria Iozzi (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1530
      • Secretary Ms. Gisela Montalvo-Acevedo

    On Matters Involving Preschool – Primary School, United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church

    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. Case Manager (If Applicable)
    3. Preschool Education Program Office
      Supervisor, Ms. Mary Valdivia, (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1536
      • Secretary, Ms. Cruz Roolaart 

    On Matters Involving Preschool Providers – Monmouth Day Care Center, Acelero, CYMCA

    1. Classroom Teacher
    2. Case Manager (If Applicable)
    3. Preschool Education Program
      • Site Director, Acelero Head Start, (732) 842-8190
      • Site Director, Community YMCA, (732) 747-4111
      • Site Director, Monmouth Day Care Center, (732) 741-4313
    4. Preschool Education Program Office
    5. Supervisor, Ms. Mary Valdivia, (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1536
      • Secretary, Ms. Cruz Roolaart 

    On Matters Involving Facilities and Building & Grounds (Maintenance/Custodial/Grounds)

    1. Principal
    2. Director of Facilities, Mr. Tom Berger (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1505
    3. Business Office, Central Office
      Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Ms. Debra Pappagallo, (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1508
      • Secretary, Ms. Martine Porcello

    On Matters Involving Transportation (Central Office)

    1. Transportation, Ms. Ivelis Menter, (732) 758-1500 Ext. 1502
    2. Business Administrator/Board Secretary, Ms. Debra Pappagallo (732) 758-1500, Ext. 1508
      • Secretary, Ms. Martine Porcello

    To Resolve all Matters Only After You have Followed the Levels Outlined Above (Central Office)

    • Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jared Rumage, (732) 758-1507
      • Secretary, Ms. Nancy Godlesky