Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween- In and Around the Hoboken School District

Throughout the district today students, teachers and parents participated in numerous acitivites celebrating Halloween- dressing up in many creative costumes and parading in and around our schools. Our K-8 schools collaborated in our annual Halloween Parade (Wallace, Calabro, and Connors) supported by the Hoboken High Band and Demarest High School had a Halloween Bar-B-Q. Sightings of the infamous "Pink Ladies" and "The Thunderbirds" could be spotted around Wallace School...throughout the day as teachers and administrators also joined in on the festivities of the day. Many district children and parents also participated in the annual Ragamuffin Parade on Washington Street after the school day concluded. 

Halloween has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain.The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture, and is sometimes regarded as the "Celtic New Year." Traditionally, the festival was a time used by the ancient Celtic pagans to take stock of supplies and slaughter livestock for winter stores. The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, now known as Halloween, the boundary between the living and the deceased dissolved, and the dead become dangerous for the living by causing problems such as sickness or damaged crops. The festivals would frequently involve bonfires, into which bones of slaughtered livestock were thrown. Costumes and masks were also worn at the festivals in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or placate them.

Halloween is now the United States' second most popular holiday (after Christmas) for decorating; the sale of candy and costumes is also extremely common during the holiday, which is marketed to children and adults alike.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Curriculum Meeting- October 30

The Curriculum Committee met today in the Brandt Professional Development Center- each group again made moderate progress on units and preparations were made for a fairly big push of activity over the next week. With full day meetings scheduled for this Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the curriculum committee will have some continuous all day sessions bringing back the feel that was generated this past summer. Highlights today included a discussion on expanding the Technology curriculum to include Technology 8.2; a push to create units rather than refine older units; and fully operational rooms with computers and printers for each of the discipline groups (thanks to David Bailey and all the IT crew for their help). The group met from 3pm-4:30pm.


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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Special Academic Programs Committee

On Wednesday, a meeting of the Special Academics Program Committee was held at the Board of Education office. The purpose of this group is to coordinate and communicate the multiple curricula efforts currently underway within the district. The Committee was formed by Dr. Petrosino and will meet weekly. Attending the meeting were Ms. Hillebrand (John Hopkins Expansion), Ms. Dominique (International Baccalaurate Program- Middle Years Program), Ms. Lopez (LitLife, Read 180, Reading First, NCLB), Ms. Kamarsky (Supervisor: English and History), Mr. McKenzie (Supervisor: Mathematics and Science) and Mr. Enrico (Saturday U Program). A quick summary of the meeting:

John Hopkins Expansion Program- Currently students are being identified and prepared for the extrance exam which will be given in mid November. There are also efforts underway for recruitment of teachers for site specific expansion at Calabro and Wallace.

Middle Years Program- Work is underway is assisting students with their "personal projects". In the final year of the programme, each student completes a personal project, a significant piece of work that is the product of the student’s own initiative and creativity. Each project must reflect a personal understanding of the areas of interaction. Students apply the skills acquired through one of these areas as well as approaches to learning.
Students are expected to choose their project, which can take many forms, and take the process through to completion under the supervision of a teacher in the school. This involves: planning , research a high degree of personal reflection. The personal project is assessed by teachers against a set of IB assessment criteria.

LitLife, Read 180, Reading First, NCLB- Professional development is underway for LitLife throughout the district. Training has also been development and is underway for Read 180. Each of these programs were instituted last academic year.

English and History- Monthly meetings are underway in the high school coordinating vertical alignment of the curriculum and this past week as special "State/Presidential Election" was held in Hoboken High School.

Mathematics and Science- Coordination of efforts with Liberty Science Center for professinal development in the High School is being coordinated as well as visits to the elementary schools to coordinate the 8th-9th grade transition.

Saturday U- Posting have been made for positions and an expansion of offerings are well underway. This coming year we will introduce Computer Animation, Geography and a special Cultural program which will include visits to New York City (this program will be enrichment and will be done during the week *not* on Saturday).

Saturday, October 25, 2008

October 25th Curriculum Committee Meeting

The Hoboken Curriculum Committee met on Saturday at the Professional Development Center in Brandt School. The following is a brief summary of each groups accomplishments by discipline.

MATHEMATICS- This Saturday we completed the Drafting a Design from the Big Idea for College Algebra. College Algebra is a course for Grade 12 and is an elective for high school students. We also completed our narrative of the vertical alignment for mathematics curriculum. Also, we reevaluated what is needed to be completed for grades 1-5. Team Members: Howard McKenzie, Mary Sifonios, Louis Taglieri, Barbara Teller, Mark Schartner

WORLD LANGUAGE- We gather all materials needed to start drafting the curriculum for grades 9-12 regular and honors classes. We review the summary of the vertical scope for The World Language k-12 curriculum. This summary was printed and E-mailed to Dr. Petrosino for his review and approval. Our group also evaluated various resources that we are planning to use as part of the curriculum for foreign languages. Another important part of today's work was that we revisited the mapping for grades 11-12. Changes were made to the mapping for regular and honor classes in grades 9 and 10. Also, we discussed the possibility of implementing a new textbook for grades 11-12 that will accommodate and serve the needs of students in the standard and high levels of Spanish for our IB classes.

LANGUAGE ARTS- Today the language arts team completed the Big Ideas for the first grade. They will work towards completion of the Big Ideas for second and third grades, thus completing the Primary school curriculum for Language Arts. The middle and high school Language Arts curriculum is complete through eleventh grade. Today we completed the Big Idea in drafting by design for the Contemporary Literature course offered in the Senior year.There are currently four other courses offered in Senior year which have not been begun.

SOCIAL STUDIES- We completed the 1st draft narrative (attached) on the vertical scope of the curriculum.
We continued working on our existing units. We completed the 8th grade. Additionally we created a plan for upcoming meeting, including completing the 10th and 11th grades over the November break.

SCIENCE- The science group completed Unit 2 for grade 2; initiated unit 1 for grade 2; revised Grade 5 units 1-7, revised grade 4 units 1-3, and revised grade 1 units 1-3. Goals: Type up assessment projects for grades 1-5; Complete revision of grade 1 units 4-10; Complete revisions of grade 5 units 8-910; Complete revisions of grade 4 units 4-10. Curriculum Mapping Team: Meghna Patel, Erin Kraven, Kelly Sogluizzo, Veronica Ramos

ARTS- This summer, the arts committee completed the curriculum mapping for grades K-10. We then began to focus our attention on designing units using the IB Middle Years Program unit planner for grades 6-10. This remains our focus as we enter the fall component of this process. For the elementary years, we designed themes for each grade level based on the trans-disciplinary approach that the IB Organization uses in the Primary Years Program. Although the Hoboken School district does not participate in this component of the IB, the framework is a good model and therefore serves to guide us in the development of this part of the arts curriculum. The trans-disciplinary themes that we developed along with the consultation of various elementary education teachers provided us with a plan for mapping the K-5 arts curriculum. We feel that it simultaneously addresses our desire to create meaningful thematic connections within the arts, while at the same time meeting state standards. Our plan as a team this fall is to divide into our fields of expertise and continue writing complete units for Visual Arts, Music, and the Theatre Arts for grades 6-10. Upon completion of this task, the next item on the agenda is to finalize the mapping for grades 11 and 12, after which we will begin working on the units for those grades. Our goal is to have the curriculum completely in place for these grades in order to then go back and begin writing the arts units for grades K-5, believing that if we know where the students should be by the end of grade 12, vertical scaffolding for the early years will align more authentically.

Art: Fran Cohen and Lynn Fusco
Music: Stephanie Safko
Theater/Dance: Jared Ramos

Friday, October 24, 2008

Dual Language Presentation

On Friday, members of HoLa (Ms. Camille Korschun and Ms. Jennifer Hindman) made a short Powerpoint presentation to administrators in the Hoboken school district centering on the research associated with dual language programs. In addition to research findings, discussion of the importance of dual language programs and 21st Century skills were discussed as well as implementation strategies that have been successful in districts across the country. The meeting lasted approximately 90 minutes and plans for follow up meetings were discussed but not finalized.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hoboken Curriculum Meeting- October 23

Members of the Hoboken Curriculum Committee met today from 3-4:30pm in the Professional Development floor of Brandt School. The committee worked primarily in discipline groups as they completed forms on clarifying the status of each domain area along the vertical K-12 axis. This information will provide a comprehensive view of the progress made to date and will be part of a report given to the Superintendent. In addition to comleting the forms, each domain group worked at developing stragic plans for effective use of this coming Saturday's full day curriculum development meeting.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tools of the Mind Professional Development

Today Hoboken District Kindergarten teachers and teacher aides met in the Professional Development Center (PDC) at Brandt School for an introduction to the Tools of the Mind curriculum program. The focus of the 2.5 hour presentation by Dr. Petrosino centered on theoretical foundations of the curriculum, peer review research findings, and practical day to day questions concerning implementation. There was an extensive Question and Answer period as well as an opportunity to interact with some Pre-K teachers currently engaged in both professional development and implementation of "Tools of the Mind" in the district's Pre-K program.

Attending: Aligo, Victoria; Alt, Megan; Avalos, Maria; Bini, Nancy; Coppola, Adriana; Della Fave, Isabel; DiVincent, Lea; Heslin, Maureen; Lamberty, Marylin; Lerdo, Aimee; Littzi, Jill; Marchesani, Romy; Monaco, Victoria; Morales, Maryke; Murphy. Mariluz;

Osei-Bonsu, Charlotte; Perkovic, Dolores; Purwin, Rosemary; Rodriguez, Sol; Roman, Ada; Schwartz, Elizabeth; Simone, AnnaMaria; Soliman, Zakia; Sturdivant, Katrina; Tarabocchia, Kim; Tomlinson, Beth; Torre, Michelle; Vacca, Cecilia; Willis, Louise; Yula, Donna

Owl Pellet Investigations at Connors

On Thursday, October 16, 2008, Mrs. Carol Shields, a senior curriculum and professional development specialist at Stevens Institute of Technology, visited Mrs. DeGennaro’s fourth grade class at Connors School. She provided the students with owl pellets which enabled them to have a hands-on experience to capture a full understanding of their lesson on owls.
Prior to her visit, Mrs. DeGennaro taught the children about owls, introduced vocabulary, read several owl stories, and showed a video entitled See How They Grow: Forest Animals, (Dorling Kindersley Vision).
The children worked in small groups and eagerly got to work dissecting the owl pellets. They reconstructed the skeleton of the owl’s prey. At first, some students were squeamish and reluctant to attempt this activity, but soon got into it with great enthusiasm and excitement. Science truly came to life!
I used the terms related to owls as our spelling words for the week, had the children write stories about the life of an owl, used a copy of National Geographic Explorer (October 2007) which centers on Owls and supports this lesson beautifully, made owls out of toilet paper holders, and taught the students a short poem about owls. The children also wrote letters to Ms. Shields thanking her for her assistance. They also created owl booklets.
However as they say, the proof is in the pudding, and asking my students to explain the various concepts learned with full understanding was perhaps, the best part of this learning experience.
Our bulletin board on display in the hallway was created by the students and captures the essence of what they have learned.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Petrosino Gives Opening Keynote

On Tuesday October 14th Dr. Petrosino gave an introductory keynote address at The University of Michigan's dedication ceremonies for the Instructional Development and Educational Assessment (IDEA) Institute. The address was titled " The UTeach Natural Science Program: Challenges and Success in Modeling University Collaboration in STEM Teacher Preperation" centering on his work with the nationally recognized UTeach Natural Sciences Teacher Preparation program. Launched through the generosity of benefactors Rob Horwitz and Cathy Redlich, the IDEA Institute is a collaborative effort between the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts and the School of Education. The work of the IDEA Institute is built on the concepts of forming interdisciplinary and intergenerational "teaching groups" in order to take on the large and complex problems in education, comparable to the way in which "research groups" have enabled people to take on the important problems in their various fields. Dr. Petrosino was joined by colleagues Valerie Otero (University of Colorado), Nora Sabelli (SRI International) and Hilda Borko (Standford University).

Petrosino also met with faculty, graduate students and staff at the University of Michigan and spoke about the efforts and advances in Hoboken concerning the comprehensive curriculum effort currently underway. His interactions will be incorporated into efforts with the Hoboken Curriculum Committee.

This trip (airfare, lodging, ground transportation and food) came at no cost to the Hoboken School District.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dedication of Columbus Statue 1937 (Roselli and Sinatra)/The NJ Italian American Heritage Commission

From "The Jimmy Roselli Story" by David Evanier a fine biography on Hoboken's Jimmy Roselli and a wonderful historical narrative of Hoboken during the first part of the 20th Century..."When they finally shared the stage for the first and last time- at the dedication (presided over by Mayor Barney McFeeley) of the Christopher Columbus Statue in the Christopher Columbus Park in Hoboken on October 12, 1937-Sinatra was on his way. Roselli was twelve; Sinatra was twenty-two. Today Roselli's house looks down into the park." Today marks the 71st anniversary of both the dedication of the statue in Columbus Park as well as the only time Mr. Roselli and Mr. Sinatra performed in public.

The NEW JERSEY ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE COMMISSION* raises public awareness of the rich and varied culture, positive achievements and traditions of Italy, the Italian people, and Italian Americans as these have contributed to American, western and world civilization.

The Commission carries out its responsibilities through public and privately sponsored resources and programs. These activities are designed to enhance and develop better understanding and appreciation for youth and adult Italian Americans and the public at large regarding the global and new world experiences of Italians and Italian Americans. These informed persons constitute an ever-increasing number of ambassadors to spread the message of understanding, respect and appreciation of Italian heritage and culture to the general public in New Jersey.

The more than two million descendents of Italian immigrants in New Jersey form a vast untapped reservoir for the development of leadership talent. Sharing a common purpose, they will be the essential driving force to develop and sustain the work and goals of the Commission. Knowledge of the unique past and present global contributions and accomplishments of the inhabitants of the Italian peninsula both before and after its unification in 1861, form a necessary foundation for a complete understanding of the contributions and accomplishments of Italian Americans to the new world and to New Jersey. The Commission engages in the development, support and production of educational programs, forums, seminars, publications and exchanges for schools and the private and public sector audiences throughout the state. The Commission brings long overdue recognition to Italian accomplishments that have improved the quality of life for all, be it the sciences, jurisprudence, the fine and performing arts, technology, medicine, literature, philosophy, trade and commerce. This largest immigrant group to New Jersey at the turn of the nineteenth century represents in deed and symbolizes as a model for others, how America, as the world's oldest flourishing democracy, was built on the love, sweat and tears of its immigrant ethnic peoples.

Our great nation and state were built by numerous emigrant groups. Thus, respect for all ethnic groups is a cornerstone of our values. For more information see:

*Founded as: New Jersey Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian HeritageCultural and Educational Programs, P.L. 2001 Chapter 343 C.18A 4-42The New Jersey Commission on Italian and Americans of Italian Heritage Cultural and Educational Programs is a body operating under its own by laws, policies and positions consistent with the requirements set forth in -PL 2001, Chapter 343 C.18A4-42 of the New Jersey legislature. It serves the Department of Education and the public at large to provide curricular resource guides, information and other resources to assist in meeting the requirements of the law for the study of the culture, history, contributions and heritage of Italians and Americans of Italian heritage


Saturday, October 11, 2008

Curriculum Committee- Saturday October 11

Today marked the first Saturday meeting for the Hoboken Curriculum Project. The Committee reformed in groups that were developed this past summer and picked up where things were left off in late August. Committees on the Language Arts, Science, Technology, Mathematics, Social Studies, and "specials" met in Brandt on a beautiful fall day from 9AM to 3PM. Among the many new activites ondertaken today included initial work on the Holocaust curriculum for the first grade. The team is utilizing the developed curriculum mapping to integrate children's literature as well as other activities across the curriculum for each month. The guides provided to the group by the New Jersey Commission on Holocaust Education have proven to be very helpful and interesting.

Friday, October 10, 2008

College Day at Hoboken High School

Thursday was "College Day" at Hoboken High School. Over 45 Universities, Colleges, and Community Colleges were on hand to distribute material and answer questions by Hoboken High School junior and senior class members. The event started at 9AM and concluded at noon with extremely high participation. Principal Dr. Lorraine Cella along with her administrative staff, counselors and teachers worked extensively with state and local area institutions to assure the success of this event. Recent data indicate that approximately 94% of Hoboken High School graduates went on to post secondary education.

Curriculum Committee Moves into Brandt

Today the Hoboken Curriculum Committee officially moved into more permanent facilities in Brandt School according to Dr. Petrosino. The committee will utilize four classrooms, a library and two computer labs as they set about the next stage of the curriculum revision process. This dedicated area will also be utilized for other district training and professional development activities. The area will have high speed internet access, a teachers lounge, work desks, computer stations, and the technical specifications to make small group presentations and conduct within district workshops. The Curriculum Committee is excited about having a dedicated location where texbooks, guides, and resources can be housed. The following assignments have been made for the 2008-2009 academic year:

RM 210- Language Arts
RM 300- World Language/Arts
RM 303- Social Studies
RM 307- Technology
RM 308- Science/Mathematics
RM 305- Library/Resource Room
Teachers Lounge

Thursday, October 9, 2008

John Lennon's Birthday

On the occassion of what would have been John Lennon's 68th birthday it may be an appropriate time to reflect on his view of schooling. In his song "Working Class Hero" recorded in 1970, Lennon articulates a notion of alienation, class, and social status... a message that resonates independent of generational mileposts and points to the incredibly powerful role that schooling has on the developing child.

Refering to "Working Class Hero", U.S. Representative Harley Orrin Staggers heard the song on WGTB and lodged a complaint with the FCC. The manager of WGTB faced a year in prison and a $10,000 fine, but defended his decision to play the song saying, "The People of Washington are sophisticated enough to accept the occasional four-letter word in context, and not become sexually aroused, offended, or upset."

Working Class Hero
John Lennon

As soon as you're born they make you feel small
By giving you no time instead of it all
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Till you're so $#@*&+# crazy you can't follow their rules

A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Then they expect you to pick a career
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

Keep you doped with religion and sex and TV
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
But you're still $#@*&+# peasants as far as I can see
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

There's room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
A working class hero is something to be
A working class hero is something to be

If you want to be a hero well just follow me
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hoboken Family Alliance- Open House

Representatives from nearly all Hoboken public and private schools as well as a fair representation of other providers in northern Hudson County were on hand in the Hoboken High School gym for the annual Open House sponsored by the Hoboken Family Alliance. The Hoboken Public School District had displays by Calabro School, Connors School, Wallace School, and our Pre-Kindergarten Program. Building principal's were on hand to answer questions and provide information to interested parents and community members. In addition, representatives from HoLa (Hoboken Dual Language Program) were on hand to field questions and gauge district support for a dual language program.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Reminder: Hoboken All School Open House

Attention to all parents---there will be an All School Open House tonite, Tuesday, October 7, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at Hoboken High School (800 Clinton St, between 8th and 9th). This Open House is especially useful for parents trying to reconcile school options for their children that exisit in the City of Hoboken. The Open House is sponsored by both the Hudson County Alliance of Independent Schools as well as the Hoboken Family Allicance. Representatives and parents will be available so that you may ask questions and learn more about various public and private school programs in Hoboken. For more information go to

World War II Veterans Voices Heard

Students from Ms. Rachel Grygiel's US History course along with help from Mr. Doug MacAulay's video production group, took part in an extensive interviewing of a number of Hoboken residents who served their country during World War II. The project will develop some public service announcements for the forthcoming World War II monument in Hoboken as well as a documentary project in which the voices and stories of these citizens will be shared with the public formally for the first time.

From the student handbook for the course: “In conjunction with the Library of Congress American Folklife Center Veterans’ History Project, HHS history students will interview WWII Veterans. This is the first stage in preserving the stories and memories of veterans from our town. In the following stages, students will work with veterans from all military conflicts from Korea to Iraq to share their stories with their families and the community.” All interviews will be sent to be stored at the National Archives in Washington DC.

Once editing and final production is done, look for the clips on the educational access channel on cable television (Channel 77). From a curriculum perspective, this project clearly integrates technology, history and the use of narrative in an extended project based activity. This is consistent with NJCCC standards as well as an example of the types of activities anticipated with the eventual adoption of the new curriculum.

For more information on the Veterans’ History Project:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Schedule of Meetings for Hoboken Curriculum Committee: Fall 2008

Today was the first Fall meeting of the Hoboken Curriculum Committee. The meeting was held in the High School library from 3-3:30pm and consistent primarily of organizational issues. Dr. Petrosino and the Committee agreed to the following meeting times with the understanding that this was a fairly aggressive schedule and that modifications would be considered as the semester progresses. Petrosino also spoke about an upcoming meeting with the Deputy of Education in Trenton and updating progress on the curriculum made at the end of the summer.

The meeting schedule:

Thursday Schedule (all meetings are from 3-4:30pm)
October 9
October 23
October 30
November 13
November 20
December 11
December 18

Saturday Schedule (all meetings are from 9am-3pm)
October 11
October 25
November 1
November 15
November 22
December 13

Fall Break Schedule (all meetings are from 9am-3pm)
Monday November 3
Tueesday November 4
Wednesday November 5
Thursday November 6 (if necessary)

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Working at the Car Wash Yeah- Fundraiser for Demarest Student Council Fund

On Saturday, between 8:30AM and 3:30PM, students from Demarest High School organized and took part in a car wash in order to raise funds for Student Council activities. The students braved changeable weather all day as weather conditions varied between sunny, overcast, rainy and crisp--- The students reached their financial goal and tentative plans are in place for a spring car wash in April. The car wash would not have been possible without the voluntary participation of a number of Demarest teachers and the help of the Demarest custodial staff.

Trenton Visit- NJ Schools Development Authority

Today, Superintendent Raslowsky, Director of Operations Calligy and Asst. Superintendent Petrosino visited Trenton to meet with members of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA) and the Department of Education (DOE) on issues centering on 2008 New Funding Allocation and Capital Plan for SDA District. The meeting centered on issues relating to the Thomas G. Connors Elementary School modernization project as well as consideration for future prioritization of district facilities. For instance, discussions concerning the Long-Range Facilities Plan (LRFP) were discussed and debated for the optimal utilization of Connors School along with a formal presentation on the district's Design Review Status was communicated. Additional discussions revolved around construction and funding timelines. Some discussion on land utilization, open space and Hoboken's unique status was also discussed with agreement that further discussion should take place in the near future.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

HoLa Meeting

Today Ms. Camille Korschun, Ms. Jennifer Hindman, Superintendent Raslowsky and Dr. Petrosino met to discuss a proposed dual language program (Spanish-English) as an educational option to the Hoboken families within the public schools. HoLa () is committed to establishing a strong tradition of excellence through a two-way dual language educational model in which both Engkish and Spanish will be used as tools on instruction in delivering a challenging academic program to a student body composed of native speakers of both languages. Exceptional dual language education will be provided through a rigerous curriculum that meets or exceeds the State of New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. Further discussions are being proposed. HoLa will have a booth at the Hoboken Family Allicance Open House on Tuesday, October 7th from 5-8pm at Hoboken High School.

2008-2009 Curriculum Committee Approval

The following teachers were recommended and approved for appointment to the Curriculum Committee at a value not to exceed $3330.00 per teacher for the 2008 / 2009 school year. Total not to exceed $125,000.00. Line item# 11-000-221-104-12-1033-000

Jayshree Amin, Tasha Leggard, Jill Littzi, Lea Gualario, Michele McGreivey, Robin Piccapietra, Paul Huggins, Christopher Munoz, Stephanie Safko, Susan Imholz, Jared Ramos, Mark Taraszkiewicz, Ryan Sorafine, Jennifer Suyat, Erin Kraven, Donna Yula, Helen DeRose, Derek England, Louis Taglieri, Patricia Hack, Adriana Coppola, Joanne Ariyan, Martin Shannon, Jenisa Wilson, Frances Cohen, Damien DeBenedetto, Janice Shikham, Kathleen Kelly-Ynoa, Mark Schartner, Mary Sifonios, Cara Killen, Romy Marchesani, Fiona Stephens, Roseangela Perez, Elise Rosenberg, Melanie Alberto-Kolmer, Edward Barfield Isabel Bruno Veronica Ramos, Victoria Chodos, Geidy DeLaRosa, Juliana Addi, Barabara Teller, Meghna Patel, Anabel Gomez, Lynn Fusco, Robert Meyers, Tania Trinidad-Payamps, Tara Donnelly, Patrick Ciriello, Gabriela Taglieri-Garcia, Bess Mitsakos, Marni Rosenblum, Adriana Coppola, Kelly Sogluzzio, Andrea Canonico, Kevin Metcalfe, Beth Tomlinson, Denise Toles, Shawn Kolmer, Amy Casciano, Vincent Cassesa