Faculty & Staff

LAS students with Gracie, therapy dog in training.

Lakeland-Andover School has a dedicated, caring, and experienced staff.  The staff includes:

  • Certified special education teachers
  • Wilson Reading Specialist
  • Certified school psychologists and social workers
  • Drug and Alchohol Counselor
  • Medical Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Speech Therapist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Instructional aides with incredible backgrounds in art, music, fitness, wood shop, auto mechanics, culinary arts, and computer technology
  • Administrative personnel
  • Supervisor of instruction
  • Support staff

We are fortunate that each staff member has unique talents, hobbies and interests they are eager to share with the students.  The staff members are committed to working together as a team and have unique opportunities to collaborate on lessons, projects, and trips.  They strive to know each student as an individual.

Administration/Counseling/Support Staff:

Gary DeFoe - MA, Certified School Principal & Executive Director

Sandi DeFoe - Nurse & Assistant To The Director

Nicole Baker - Doctor of Psychology, NJ Certified School Psychologist

Leslie Malnak - MSW, LCSW, LCADC, Certified School Social Worker, NJ Certified Elementary Teacher and Secondary English Teacher

Dr. Markel - Consulting Physician

Stephanie Neufeld - Speech Therapist

Peter Pallis - MA., Certified School Social Worker, Certified School Principal, Certified School Administrator

Teaching Staff:

Regina Buccino - BA, NJ Certified Special Education Teacher

Stephanie Cawein - M. Ed., NJ Certified Special Education Teacher

Jacqlyn O'Lecki - BA, NJ and PA Certified Music Teacher

Chuck Mills - MS, NJ Certified Teacher of Industrial Arts, NJ Certified Teacher of Audio/Visual Production Technology

Suzanne Montgomery - MA, NJ Certified Art Teacher, Certified Wilson Reading Instructor

Jack Wyman - BA, NJ Certified Teacher of Industrial Science, Wood shop, Furniture Building

Kirk Kandel - BS, Certified Health and Physical Education Teacher, Certified Special Education Teacher

Robin Moro - BA, NJ Certified Teacher in Elementary Education,
NJ Certified Teacher of Students with Disabilities, NJ Certified Teacher
in English

David Noury - Classroom Aide

Dennis Kirchner - Classroom Aide

Michael Stephenson - Classroom Aide

Mel Condit - Classroon Aide & Chef

Office Support Staff:

Florence Washer Corbett - Administrative Assistant

Building Maintenance Staff:

Janusz Bergoff - Certified Educational Facilities Manager

Anthony Cerene