Science Department FacultySchool: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): 8th Grade ScienceEducation: Masters in Teaching and Learning, Nova Southeastern University; B.S. Education, West Chester UniversityAppointment Date: 2007Prior Experience: Union Avenue Middle School, Irvington; Immaculate Conception High School, MontclairExtracurricular Involvement: : MJS Lacrosse Coach; U10 Softball Coach; Field Hockey OfficialMrs. Brady enjoys the outdoors kayaking, tent camping, hiking and whitewater rafting with her family."All we can ask for is your personal best every day. Even when you don't feel like it."School: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Physics, AstronomyEducation: B.S. Physics, Virginia Military InstituteAppointment Date: 2013Prior Experience: Served over 8 years in the US Army as an Apache Attack Helicopter pilot; Captain, Company Commander, and OIF veteran.Extracurricular Involvement: Weight Room Supervisor, Assistant Wrestling CoachGrants Awarded: Madison Education Foundation - StarlabQuote or Philosophy: Illis quos amo deserviamSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Chemistry, Enriched ChemistryEducation: B.S. Biology, M.A.T. Montclair State University, T.O.S.D. New Jersey City UniversityAppointment Date: 2013Prior Experience: Randolph High School, Bergenfield High SchoolMs. Carlson enjoys training her Australian Shepherd dogs to do dog agility which they compete in on weekends.Quote/Philosophy: We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." Marie CurieMrs. Kelley DeRosaSchool: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): 6th Grade ScienceAppointment Date: 2016Education: Kean College BS in Earth Science Education K -12 & Masters in Educational Technology from Ramapo CollegePrior Experience: Lawton C Johnson Summit Middle School in Summit, teaching Grade 8 Earth Science and Grade 8 Integrated ScienceExtracurricular Involvement: An Advisor to science clubs, Currently Assistant Treasurer for Marching Dodgers Booster ClubQuote/Philosophy: Mrs. DeRosa's goal is to have her young science students quickly realize that we usually learn together in the classroom. but what we are talking about is in the real world all around us, every day.
Ms. Karen DeTrolioSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): AP Biology, BiologyEducation: BS, Biological Science, Minor in Education, Rutgers University - Cook College, ED. M. Biology Education, Rutgers University - Graduate School of EducationAppointment Date: 2015Prior Experience: 2007 Student Teaching Madison High School,2008 - 2015 Science Teacher Bernards High SchoolExtracurricular Involvement: Student Council CoAdvisorAwards/Honors: Student Council Teacher of the Year (2014), National Honor Society Honorary Teacher Inductee (2013), Somerset Hills Educational Professional of the Year (2012), U.S. Green Ribbon Award to Bernards High School (2012)Grants: SHEF Grant (Trout in Classroom Project), Renewable Energy Lab Kit (DonorsChoose.org), Target Field Trip Grant (LSC Cardiac Classroom Trip), Rain Garden won by AP Environmental students, SHEF Grant (Digital Photography in Lab), Project Learning Tree Grant (Compost Project), Rain Barrel Donation (Rutgers University)Quote/Philosophy: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson MandelaSchool: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): 6th Grade ScienceEducation: B.A. Elementary Education/English, Kean UniversityAppointment Date: 2003Prior Experience: St. Joseph's in West Orange and St. Patrick's in Chatham.Extracurricular Involvement:Green Team Advisor, Chaperone forMJS School Activities, MEA School Representative, Volunteer for Kids Central at Madison YMCAAwards: Teacher of the Year 2001Quote/Philosophy: "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge." Albert EinsteinSchool: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Creative Engineering, Engineering Robotics, Integrative STEM, Integrative Programming,Design SquadAppointment Date: 2016Prior Experience: A graduate from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Pre-Engineering and Technology Education with K-12 integrated STEM specializationExtracurricular Involvement:MJS First Robotics Team Coach, Madison Makers Design and Innovators club Co-AdvisorQuote/Philosophy: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson MandelaSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): AP Environmental Science, PhysicsEducation: BS in Environmental Science, Rutgers University; M.A.T., St. Peter's CollegeAppointment Date: 2007Prior Experience: Columbia High School in MaplewoodScience Rules! @jenfreeman75School: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): 7th Grade ScienceEducation: B.S. Biology from George Washington UniversityAppointment Date: 2015Prior Experience: 7th grade life science at Park Ridge High School, 6th grade earth and physical science at Westwood Regional Middle SchoolEnjoys: Spending time with friends and family, connecting with nature, and staying active with ultimate frisbee and crossfit!Philosophy/Quote: "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." - Carl SaganSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Honors ChemistryEducation: B.S. Chemistry, Catholic University of America; PhD. Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of TechnologyAppointment Date: 2007Prior Experience: Livingston High School; Laboratory Coordinator/Adjunct Professor, NJITExtracurricular Involvement: Head Coach Cross Country, Head Coach Boys and Girls Winter Track and Field, Head Coach Girls Spring Track and FieldQuote/ Philosophy: Be Prepared! (Boys Scout Motto)School: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): AP Physics, PhysicsEducation: B.S. Industrial Engineering, The Colombian School of Engineering (Colombia); M.Ed. Physics Education, Rutgers University; M.Ed. Spanish Education, University of Granada (Spain).Appointment Date: 2007Prior Experience: Physics Instructor, Rutgers University; Logistics Projects Engineer, The Colombian Logistics Corporation; Quality Assurance Engineer, Plastymet S.A.Extracurricular Involvement: Harvard Model Congress, Science League Coordinator, Interact Club AdvisorQuote/Philosophy:"If you wish to understand the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration." Nikola Testa" In physics, you don't have to go around making trouble for yourself-nature does it for you." Frank WilczekSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Biology, Environmental Science, EcologyAppointment Date: 2015Prior Experience: 2012 - 2015 Biology Teacher Toms River High School EastExtracurricular Involvement: Co-Advisor for NJ Science LeagueAwards or Grants: Project Infuse (2014 - 2017)Quote/Philosophy: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." LaoziSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Honors BiologyEducation: BS Biological Sciences, Douglass College Rutgers UniversityAppointment Date: 1996Prior Experience: Director of the Madison Teen Center 1990 – 1998Chatham High School 1988 - 1989Extracurricular Involvement: Student Council CoAdvisor, MHS PLCCoordinator, MHS ScIP Committee Member, District Budget Advisory Committee Member, District Assessment Committee MemberGrants Awarded: Madison Education Foundation - Living Elements,Madison Education Foundation (Spring 2016) The Great OutdoorsAwards: Governor's Teacher of the Year 2008, MHS Barrett-Caprio AwardQuote/Philosophy: "The glass is half full with more than enough in it to quench your thirst!" "Go Dodgers!""Hope and optimism can eventually become a self-fulfilling prophecy if combined with effective problem solving." Gary YuklSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Honors Physics, Enriched PhysicsEducation: B.S. Penn State University, M.Ed. Rutgers UniversityAppointment Date: 1987Prior Experience: Technical Sales Representative, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Science Teacher, Neumann Prep SchoolExtracurricular Involvement: Project Aware Advisor, Physics Team Advisor, Freshmen Girls Lacrosse CoachAwards: Barret-Caprio Award recipient, Governor's Teacher Award recipientGrants Awarded: MEF (Madison Educational Foundation) Grants to enhance Physics Instruction at MHSQuote/ Philosophy: Ask Questions, Seek Answers.School: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): 8th Grade ScienceEducation: B.S. Science/Business, University of Notre DameAppointment Date: 2002Prior Experience: St.Mary's in Denville; Pope John Paul School, Clifton; Swim Team Coach, Lakeland Hills YMCAEnjoys:The outdoors especially going to the beach, swimming, running, and hiking. She loves spending time with her husband, Gary, and 2 sons, David and Timmy.School: Madison High SchoolAppointment Date: 2016Teaching (2016 - 2017): Biology, Forensic Science, Environmental SciencePrior Experience: New Brunswick High SchoolAwards: Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship 2015Quote/Philosophy: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world/" Nelson MandelaSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching (2016 - 2017): Chemistry, AP ChemistryEducation:Appointment Date: 2015Prior Experience:Extracurricular Involvement:Quote/ PhilosophySchool: Madison Junior SchoolCourses Taught: 7th Grade Science, Consumer Life ScienceAppointment Date: 2014Prior Experience: Summer Institute for Gifted, Stuart Country Day School, Princeton; New Brunswick Middle School, Rutgers University SPARK Program (CSI)Extracurricular Involvement: Special Education Advisory CommitteeAwards: Teacher of the Year New Brunswick Middle School, Rutgers Sigma Xi Middle School Science Teacher of the Year for Somerset and Middlesex Counties, Maitland Simmons Scholar, News 12 NJ TV appearance-Rutgers Science Explorer Bus.Making Science Fun; Home News Tribune article- SPARK Crime Scene Investigation Course.Grants Awarded: Genetic Disorders Research Grant - Bristol MeyersSquibb, John Marshall's Mobile Weather Lb Assembly Grant- New Brunswick Education Foundation,Quote or Philosophy: "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." Ralph Waldo Emerson