Pace Charter School of Hamilton

2014 National Blue Ribbon School
About Us
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Mission and Philosophy
Faculty & Staff
Counseling Corner
Pace C.A.R.E.S.
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Title Name Email
Chief School Administrator Deborah Pontoriero
Principal, Lower School Wendy Smith
Supervisor, Lower School Erin Nero

Vice Principal, Intermediate School

Jill Drumn
Vice Principal, Middle School Joe Schick
Special Education & Testing Coordinator Jill Bond
Director of Educational Technology Brian Bollinger
Office Administrator, LS & IS Ingrid Trotman
Office Administrator, LS & IS Roxanne Lucarini
Office Administrator, MS Xiomara Jaquez
Admin Assistant to Superintendent Kethy Ordonez

Lower School Staff

Title Name Email
Kindergarten Teacher Laura Gates
Kindergarten Teacher Joia DiGregorio
Kindergarten Teacher Ava Nicolo
Kindergarten Assistant Saida Rodriguez
Kindergarten Assistant Turquoise Gaynor
Kindergarten Assistant Joanna Jantz
First Grade Teacher Sara Worek
First Grade Teacher Jennifer Seals
First Grade Teacher Lidia Soto
First Grade Assistant Lisa Massaro
First Grade Assistant Dunia Espinoza
Second Grade Teacher Sarah Dintinger sdintinger@pace.charter.k12.nj
Second Grade Teacher Nicole Migliaccio
Second Grade Teacher Lindsay Klesney
Basic Skills Teacher Debbie Paragone
STEM Teacher Meredith Harrison
Art Teacher Wendy DeAngelis
Music Teacher Nicole DiBenedetto
Health and Physical Education Teacher Ashley Averack
School Counselor Sara Baumgartner
Nurse Kristy Houvig
Custodian Julia Fontanez
Facility Manager Maurico Diaz

Intermediate School Staff

Title Name Email  
3rd Grade Teacher Meghan Shaw  
3rd Grade Teacher Erin Weigand  
3rd Grade Teacher Paige Deibel  
4th Grade Teacher Stephanie Rogers  
4th Grade Teacher Victoria Roehr  
4th Grade Teacher Kaitlyn Seymour  
5th Grade Teacher Jess Petrik  
5th Grade Teacher Chelsea Goldstein  
5th Grade Teacher Michele Maloney  
6th Grade Teacher Elizabeth Simpkins  
6th Grade Teacher Victoria Smith  
6th Grade Teacher Mary Mamenko  
Basic Skills Teacher Elizabeth Simpkins  
Special Education & Basic Skills Teacher Elizabeth Ruggiero  
Special Education & Basic Skills Teacher Melissa Rickey  
STEAM Teacher Meredith Harrison  
Physical Education and Health Teacher Ashley Averack  
Music Teacher Nicole Dibenedetto  
Art Teacher Wendy DeAngelis  
School Counselor Sara Baumgartner  
Nurse Kristy Houvig  
Custodian Freddie Young  
Facility Manager Maurico Diaz  

Middle School Staff

Title Name Email
7th Grade ELA Teacher Gillian Findley
8th Grade ELA Teacher Kate Semkowycz
7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher Samantha Wheeler
7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher Alana Rodgers
Science and STEAM Teacher Matt Buttitch
Social Studies Teacher Kyle Kudatzky
Technology Teacher Natasha Unson
Art Teacher Jamie Smith
Gym Teacher Jim Ruzich
Music Teacher Nicole DiBenedetto
Basic Skills Teacher Hallie Cokeley
Basic Skills Teacher Leanne Taylor
School Counselor Sara Baumgartner
Nurse Lisa Hurtado
Custodian  Aida Moreira
Facility Manager Maurico Diaz