St. Peter School is comprised of 22 full and part-time instructors, 5 aides, 3 part time nurses, and a part-time qualified school counselor. Among our 15 full-time instructors, all have either full or provisional state teaching certifications in either New Jersey. Additionally, 30% of our full-time instructors have Master’s degrees in education related disciplines.
Using only full time instructors, our teacher-student ratio for grades K-8 is 1:17. We focus on keeping ratio’s even smaller through the innovative use of part time instructors and aides, utilizing several part-time teachers to subdivide larger classes in grades 4-8 for more optimal instruction. For instance, the average class size for English Language Arts instruction (Reading/Writing) in grades 6-8 is approximately 12-15 students per class. A typical science lab, which would occur at least once per week in grades 6-8, has approximately 15 students in it. Classes in grades 5-8 are further subdivided through accelerated math, science, and honors literature classes.
Even though our resources are limited we are committed to ensuring reasonable class sizes to maximize the quality of instruction in core disciplines.
Faculty and Staff
|Principal, Religion (Grade 5)||Mrs. Kathy O’Callaghan|
|School Secretary||Mrs. Linda Kelley|
|PreK||Mrs. Cathy Viola|
|Kindergarten||Mrs. Linda Lammers|
|Grade 1||Mrs. Tracy Roseboro|
|Grade 2||Mrs. Monica DiBease|
|Grade 3||Mrs. Mary Notos|
|Grade 4||Mrs. Tracy Hall|
|Grade 5||Ms. Mary Campanell|
|Grade 6||Mrs. Wendy Tell|
|Grade 7||Mrs. Shereal Valisno|
|Grade 8||Mrs. Kathleen Newman|
|Art||Mrs. Anne Allende|
|S.T.E.M./Technology||Mrs. Jennifer Marisi|
|Latin||Mr. John Rotondi|
|Social Studies (7-8)||Mr. Jeffrey Elbertson|
|Music||Mrs. Sarah Pearson|
|Physical Education||Ms. Crystal Atkinson|
|Lead School Nurse||Mrs. Angela George|