Faculty & Staff


Gary  DeFoe, Principal
E-mail: info@lakelandandoverschool.org

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

Sandi Bloom, Nurse

Kelly Edsall, 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

Carl Van Horn, SP.ED., Certified School Psychologist

Teaching Staff:

Regina Buccino, BA, NJ Certified Special Education Teacher

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

Colin Cummins - BA, Certified Health and Physical Education Teacher

Christopher Farrelly, Music Instructor, Classroom Aide

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

David Noury - Classroom Aide

Michael Stephenson - Classroom Aide

Carl Van Horn - Metal Shop/Small Engine Repair/Welding Instructor

Mel Condit - Chef

Mary Jane Westra - BA, NJ Certified Secondary Social Studies and English Teacher

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

Office Support Staff:

Florence Washer Corbett - Administrative Assistant

Building Maintenance Staff:

Janusz Bergoff, Certified Educational Facilities Manager

Anthony Cerene