Communication Protocol

The Ridgewood Public School District values open communication; therefore, a detailed communication protocol has been created to assist parents and community members in addressing concerns and obtaining information. The channels of communication are designed to support direct, respectful interactions to resolve matters in an effective and timely manner.

When a question or concern arises, the first point of contact listed in the document below usually possesses the information to assist. We recognize that there may be times when the involvement of additional personnel is necessary; therefore, the steps of the communication protocol will ensure that you reach the appropriate contact(s). Please refer to the document below.

Communication Protocol.docx

Contact Information

The lists below contain contact information for key district and school personnel. Contact information for all staff can be found in the staff directory.

Department Supervisors

Mark Ferreri, Supervisor of Social Studies, World Languages, and Business (6-12), 201.670.2800 x20504

Daniel Kilday, Supervisor of Wellness and Family & Consumer Science (K-12), 201.670.2800 x20512

Chris McCullough, Supervisor of Fine and Applied Arts (K-12), 201.670.2800 x20509

Janel Nese, Supervisor of Special Education (PreK-5), 201-445-0642 x10557

Susan Nold, Supervisor of English (6-12), 201.670.2800 x20754

Jeannie O'Neill, Supervisor of Elementary Math and Science (K-5), 201.670.2700 x10509

Ashley Onembo, Supervisor of Math and Computer Science (6-12), 201.670.2800 x20506

Tara Taylor, Supervisor of Science (6-12), 201.670.2800 x20756

Julie Walsh, Supervisor of Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies (K-5), 201.670.2700 x10546

Danielle Wood, Supervisor of Special Education (6-12), 201-670-2700 x10556

Principals

Hawes Elementary School: Shauna Stovell, 201-670-2720

Orchard Elementary School: Mary Ferreri, 201-670-2730

Ridge Elementary School: Michael Piacenza, 201-670-2740

Somerville Elementary School: Dr. Lorna Oates-Santos, 201-670-2750

Travell Elementary School: Brian Ross, 201-670-2760

Willard Elementary School: Caroline Hoffman, 201-670-2770

Benjamin Franklin Middle School:

George Washington Middle School:

Ridgewood High School:

  • Jeff Nyhuis, Principal, 201-670-2800

  • David Bailey, Assistant Principal (Guidance, Curriculum & Instruction), 201-670-2800

  • Basil Pizzuto, Assistant Principal (Administration & Student Services), 201-670-2800

District Administrators

Dr. Leonard Fitts, Interim Superintendent of Schools, 201-670-2700 x10530

Stacie Poelstra, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment, 201-670-2700 x10532

Scott Bisig, Business Administrator, 201-670-2700 x10543

Jaime Murphy, Director of Human Resources, 201-670-2700 x10540

Dr. Michelle Fenwick, Director of Special Programs, 201-670-2700 x10545

Serhiy Morhun, Manager of Information Technology, 201-670-2700 x10507

Michael Reinke, School Safety Security Officer, 201-670-2700 x10549

Marie Alexander, Transportation Coordinator, 201-670-2700 x10537

Charlene Labenda, Public Information Officer, 201-670-2700 x10555