Science Department FacultyMrs. Monica BradyBradyM@madisonnjps.orgSchool: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching (2017 - 2018): 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: Chemistry, Environmental ScienceEducation: 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 SchoolHobbies: 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 CurieMrs. Kelley DeRosaSchool: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching: 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: 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: 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 High SchoolTeaching: AP Environmental Science, Physics, AstronomyEducation: BS in Environmental Science, Rutgers University; M.A.T., St. Peter's CollegeAppointment Date: 2007Prior Experience: Columbia High School in MaplewoodScience Rules! @jenfreeman75Mr. Zachary KovachSchool: Madison Junior SchoolTeaching: 8th Grade ScienceEducation: B.A. Biology, Ed.M. Rutgers UniversityAppointment: 2019Past Experience: Columbia Middle School in Berkeley Heights teaching 7th Grade Life Science, Somerville High School teaching Biology and AnatomySchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching: 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: Enriched Biology, ForensicsAppointment 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 (2017 - 2018): Honors BiologyEducation: BS Biological Sciences, Douglass College Rutgers University MA: Master of Arts and Education- Educational Leadership, Management, Policy, Administration and Supervision, Seton Hall University, May 2017Appointment Date: 1996Prior Experience: Director of the Madison Teen Center 1990 –1998, Chatham High School 1988 - 1989, 2017 Supervisor of Extended School Year Program for Madison Public SchoolsExtracurricular Involvement: Student Council CoAdvisor, MHS PLC Coordinator, 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 Outdoors Part 1Awards: Governor's Teacher of the Year 2008, MHS Barrett-Caprio AwardQuote/Philosophy:"Hope and optimism can eventually become a self-fulfilling prophecy if combined with effective problem solving." Gary YuklSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching: 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, Interact Club Advisor, Assistant Golf 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.
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 LegrandSchool: Madison High SchoolTeaching: Enriched Chemistry, AP ChemistryAppointment Date: 2015School: 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