•  Science Department Faculty



    Mrs. Monica Brady
    School: Madison Junior School
    Teaching (2017 - 2018): 8th Grade Science
    Education: Masters in Teaching and Learning, Nova Southeastern University; B.S. Education, West Chester University
    Appointment Date: 2007
    Prior Experience: Union Avenue Middle School, Irvington; Immaculate Conception High School, Montclair
    Extracurricular Involvement: :  MJS Lacrosse Coach; U10 Softball Coach; Field Hockey Official
    Mrs. 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 School
     Teaching: Chemistry, Environmental Science
    Education: B.S. Biology, M.A.T. Montclair State University, T.O.S.D. New Jersey City University
    Appointment Date: 2013
    Prior Experience: Randolph High School, Bergenfield High School
    Hobbies: Ms. 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 Curie
    Mrs. Kelley DeRosa
    School: Madison Junior School
    Teaching: 6th Grade Science
    Appointment Date: 2016
    Education: Kean College BS in Earth Science Education K -12  & Masters in Educational Technology from Ramapo College 
    Prior Experience: Lawton C Johnson Summit Middle School in Summit, teaching Grade 8 Earth Science and Grade 8 Integrated Science
    Extracurricular Involvement: An Advisor to science clubs, Currently Assistant Treasurer for Marching Dodgers Booster Club
    Quote/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 DeTrolio
    School: Madison High School
    Teaching: AP Biology, Biology
    Education: BS, Biological Science, Minor in Education, Rutgers University - Cook College, ED. M. Biology Education, Rutgers University - Graduate School of Education 
    Appointment Date: 2015
    Prior Experience: 2007 Student Teaching Madison High School, 
    2008 - 2015 Science Teacher Bernards High School 
    Extracurricular Involvement:  Student Council CoAdvisor
    Awards/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 Mandela 


    Miss Patrice Donnelly

    School: Madison Junior School 
    Teaching: 6th Grade Science
    Education: B.A. Elementary Education/English, Kean University
    Appointment Date: 2003
    Prior Experience: St. Joseph's in West Orange and St. Patrick's in Chatham.
    Extracurricular Involvement:Green Team Advisor, Chaperone for
     MJS School Activities, MEA School Representative, Volunteer for Kids Central at Madison YMCA 
    Awards: Teacher of the Year 2001
    Quote/Philosophy: "It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge."  Albert Einstein 

    Ms. Jen Freeman

    School: Madison High School
    Teaching: AP Environmental Science, Physics, Astronomy
    Education: BS in Environmental Science, Rutgers University; M.A.T., St. Peter's College
    Appointment Date: 2007
    Prior Experience: Columbia High School in Maplewood
    Science Rules!  @jenfreeman75



    Mr. Zachary Kovach
    School: Madison Junior School
    Teaching: 8th Grade Science
    Education: B.A. Biology, Ed.M. Rutgers University
    Appointment: 2019
    Past Experience: Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights teaching 7th Grade Life Science, Somerville High School teaching Biology and Anatomy


    Dr. Mark Ladolcetta 

    School: Madison High School
    Teaching: Honors Chemistry
    Education: B.S. Chemistry, Catholic University of America; PhD. Environmental Science, New Jersey Institute of Technology
    Appointment Date: 2007
    Prior Experience: Livingston High School; Laboratory Coordinator/Adjunct Professor, NJIT
    Extracurricular Involvement: Head Coach Cross Country, Head Coach Boys and Girls Winter Track and Field, Head Coach Girls Spring Track and Field
    Quote/ Philosophy: Be Prepared! (Boys Scout Motto)



    Ms. Carolyn Lieu

    School: Madison High School
    Teaching: Enriched Biology, Forensics
    Appointment Date: 2015
    Prior Experience: 2012 - 2015 Biology Teacher Toms River High School East
    Extracurricular Involvement: Co-Advisor for NJ Science League
    Awards or Grants: Project Infuse (2014 - 2017)
    Quote/Philosophy: "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." Laozi
     Suzanne Monkemeier
    School: Madison High School
    Teaching (2017 - 2018): Honors Biology
    Education: BS Biological Sciences, Douglass College Rutgers University MA: Master of Arts and Education- Educational Leadership, Management, Policy, Administration and Supervision, Seton Hall University, May 2017
    Appointment Date: 1996
    Prior Experience: Director of the Madison Teen Center 1990 –1998, Chatham High School 1988 - 1989, 2017 Supervisor of Extended School Year Program for Madison Public Schools
    Extracurricular Involvement: Student Council CoAdvisor, MHS PLC Coordinator, MHS ScIP Committee Member, District Budget Advisory Committee Member, District Assessment Committee Member
    Grants Awarded: Madison Education Foundation - Living Elements, Madison Education Foundation (Spring 2016) The Great Outdoors Part 1
    Awards: Governor's Teacher of the Year 2008, MHS Barrett-Caprio Award 
    "Hope and optimism can eventually become a self-fulfilling prophecy if combined with effective problem solving." Gary Yukl 


     Ms. Carole Rawding

    School: Madison High School
    Teaching: Honors Physics, Enriched Physics
    Education: B.S. Penn State University, M.Ed. Rutgers University
    Appointment Date: 1987
    Prior Experience: Technical Sales Representative, Diamond Shamrock Corporation, Science Teacher, Neumann Prep School
    Extracurricular Involvement: Project Aware Advisor, Physics Team Advisor, Interact Club Advisor, Assistant Golf Coach
    Awards: Barret-Caprio Award recipient, Governor's Teacher Award recipient
    Grants Awarded:  MEF (Madison Educational Foundation) Grants to enhance Physics Instruction at MHS
    Quote/ Philosophy: Ask Questions, Seek Answers.

    Janet Testerman  

     Dr. Janet Testerman


    School: Madison High School

    Teaching: Physics, Enriched Physics

    Education: B.A., M.Ed. Rutgers University; Ph.D. University of Miami

    Appointment Date: 2019

    Prior Experience: Assistant Professor, Gulf University for Science and Technology, Kuwait; Teacher: Physics, AP Physics, AP World History, AP Psychology, Earth Science, ESL, Biology, Naples, Florida

    Grants Awarded: Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science: Improving Student Acheivement and Behavior through Creating Teacher Learning Communities, Improving L2 Student Writing by Integrating Computer Aided Instruction with Face-toFace Pedagogy, Fellowship, University of Missouri, St. Louis: Gender Issues in the Middle East,Teachers as Advisors Program, Naples, Florida

     Quote/Philosophy: "People will forget what you said, people will forget waht you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."-Maya Angelou




    Mr. Eric Weiss


    School: Madison High School
    Teaching: AP Physics, Standard Physics
    Education: BSEE Penn State University, J.D. Duquesne University
    Appointment Date: 2019
    Prior Experience: Science teacher at Somerville, Clifton, Pequannock and Verona High Schools teaching AP, Honors, CP and Applied Physics, High Exposure Analyst at AIG, Selective Insurance and Crum & Forster, practicing attorney.
    Extracurricular Involvement: At Risk Mentor Program, Interact Club 
    Quote/ Philosophy: “The more I live, the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize, the less I know.” – Michel Legrand


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    Ms. Angela Wylykanowitz

    School: Madison High School
    Teaching: Enriched Chemistry, AP Chemistry
    Appointment Date: 2015
    Barbara Zabel
    School: Madison Junior School
    Courses Taught: 7th Grade Science, Consumer Life Science 
    Appointment Date: 2014
    Prior Experience: Summer Institute for Gifted, Stuart Country Day School, Princeton; New Brunswick Middle School, Rutgers University SPARK Program (CSI)
    Extracurricular Involvement: Special Education Advisory Committee
    Awards: 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 Meyers
    Squibb, 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