Administration, Faculty & Staff

Exceptional Educators

Newark Academy is guided by a talented and experienced group of educators. The Administrative leadership team is charged with implementing Newark Academy’s mission through intentional and fiscally prudent management of day-to-day operations. Academic Department Chairs, who are also members of the faculty, work closely with administrative leaders to develop and execute NA’s curriculum which provides students with both content mastery and essential skills acquisition. Working collaboratively, both leadership groups rely on the expertise of Newark Academy’s masterful faculty who form deep intellectual and supportive connections with our students. Members of the NA faculty members are lifelong learners, modeling a depth of intellectual curiosity for their students. Averaging 16 years of teaching experience, NA faculty members possess mastery of their subject matter, belief in student dialogue as a tool for intellectual discovery and commitment to helping each student explore his or her potential.
Administrative Leadership Team

List of 21 members.

  • Photo of Donald Austin

    Donald Austin 

    Head of School
    Georgetown University - A.B.
    New York University - M.A.
    New York University - M.Phil.
  • Photo of John Amosa

    John Amosa 

    Director of Athletics
    University of Auckland - B.A.
    Michigan State University - MAED
  • Photo of Tom Ashburn

    Tom Ashburn 

    Middle School Principal, Assistant Director of Summer Session
    Marist College - B.A.
    College of Saint Elizabeth - M.A.
  • Photo of Nancy Celente

    Nancy Celente 

    Director of Summer Programs
    Delaware Valley College - B.S.
    College of St. Elizabeth - M.A.
  • Photo of Richard DiBianca

    Richard DiBianca 

    Upper School Principal
    Colgate University - B.A.
    St. John's College (MD) - M.A.
    University of Chicago - Ph.D.
  • Photo of Keith Fischer

    Keith Fischer 

    Director of Admission and Enrollment Management, Varsity Football Head Coach
    Dickinson College - B.A.
  • Photo of Pegeen Galvin-Scott

    Pegeen Galvin-Scott 

    Dean of Students
    Williams College - B.A.
    Middlebury College - M.A.
  • Photo of Sam Goldfischer

    Sam Goldfischer 

    Director of Business and Finance
    Rutgers University - B.A.
  • Photo of Lisa Grider

    Lisa Grider 

    Assistant Head of School for External Affairs
    Western Kentucky University - B.A.
    Texas Christian University - M.A.
  • Photo of Sarah Guelich

    Sarah Guelich 

    Director of Human Resources, Boys' and Girls' Varsity Cross Country Head Coach
    Rowan University - B.A.
    Kean Universtiy - M.A.
  • Photo of Gardy Guiteau

    Gardy Guiteau 

    Director of Equity & Inclusion
    Brandeis University - B.A.
    University of Massachusetts-Amherst - M.Ed.
  • Photo of David Kapferer

    David Kapferer 

    Director of Technology
    Lehigh University - B.A.
    Wilkes University - M.S.
  • Photo of Robert Mallalieu

    Robert Mallalieu 

    Director of Library Services
    East Stroudsburg University - B.A.
    University of Vermont - M.Ed./L.S.
  • Photo of Kirsti Morin

    Kirsti Morin 

    Middle School Counselor
    Mary Washington College - B.A. in Humanities and Education
    Seton Hall - Masters in School Counseling
    Drew University - M.Lit
  • Photo of Lisa Mulligan

    Lisa Mulligan 

    Director of Development
    Upsala College - B.A.
  • Photo of Traci Osterhagen Brock

    Traci Osterhagen Brock 

    Dean of Faculty
    University of Florida - B.A.
    University of Florida - M.Ed.
    Lewis & Clark College - ABD
  • Photo of Lou Scerra

    Lou Scerra 

    Director of Institutional Research and Strategy, Boys' and Girls' Varsity Tennis
    Duke University - Fuqua School of Business - M.B.A.
    Dartmouth College - A.B.
    Fordham University - M.A.
    Emerson College - M.F.A.
  • Photo of Carol Spooner

    Carol Spooner 

    Director of Counseling
    Ursinus College - B.A.
    Acadia College - M.Ed.
    Chestnut Hill College - M.S. in Counseling Psychology
  • Photo of Jeffrey Vinikoor

    Jeffrey Vinikoor 

    Director of Studies; Dean, Class of 2024
    Princeton University - B.A.
    Columbia University - M.A.
  • Photo of Renee Walker

    Renee Walker 

    Director of Communications and Marketing
    Rutgers University - B.A.
    Columbia University - M.S.
    Rutgers University - Ed.D.
  • Photo of Kerry Winiarski

    Kerry Winiarski 

    Director of College Counseling
    Duke University - B.S.
    Ohio State University - M.S.
Academic Department Chairs

List of 7 members.

  • Photo of Elaine Brodie

    Elaine Brodie 

    Chair, Arts Department
    University of Hartford - B.F.A.
    Temple University - M.F.A.
  • Photo of Caitlin Ciampaglio

    Caitlin Ciampaglio 

    Chair, Science Department
    Montclair State University - M.S.
    Montclair State University - B.S.
  • Photo of Rochelle Edwards

    Rochelle Edwards 

    Chair, Humanities Department Chair; Upper School E&I Coordinator
    Rice University - B.A.
    Ohio Northern University - J.D. with distinction
    University of South Carolina - Ph.D. (ABD)
  • Photo of Diana Fernandes

    Diana Fernandes 

    Chair, Health Department
    Montclair State University - B.A.
  • Photo of Mary Lysinger

    Mary Lysinger 

    Chair, Language Department
    University of Pittsburgh - B.A.
    University of Pennsylvania - M.A.
    Université de Bordeaux III - M.A., D.E.A
    Seton Hall University - MA/EdS
  • Photo of Neil Stourton

    Neil Stourton 

    Chair, English Department
    University of York - B.A.
    University of Warwick - M.A.
    University of Cambridge - P.G.C.E.
  • Photo of Michael Thayer

    Michael Thayer 

    Chair, Math Department
    Rutgers University - B.A.
    University of Chicago - Ph.D.
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