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Board Office
359 Woodland Road

Madison, NJ 07940

Phone: 973-593-3101

 Science Department Faculty


Mrs. Monica Brady

School: Madison Junior School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): 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 (2016 - 2017): Physics, Astronomy
Education: B.S. Physics, Virginia Military Institute
Appointment Date: 2013
Prior 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 Coach 
Grants Awarded: Madison Education Foundation - Starlab
Quote or Philosophy: Illis quos amo deserviam 
School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): Chemistry, Enriched Chemistry
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
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 (2016 - 2017): 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 (2016 - 2017): 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 (2016 - 2017): 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 
School: Madison Junior School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): Creative Engineering, Engineering Robotics, Integrative STEM, Integrative Programming,Design Squad
Appointment Date: 2016
Prior Experience: A graduate from The College of New Jersey with a degree in Pre-Engineering and Technology Education with K-12 integrated STEM specialization
Extracurricular Involvement:
MJS First Robotics Team Coach, Madison Makers Design and Innovators club Co-Advisor
Quote/Philosophy: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Nelson Mandela 

Ms. Jen Freeman

School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): AP Environmental Science, Physics
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
School: Madison Junior School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): 7th Grade Science
Education: B.S. Biology from George Washington University
Appointment Date: 2015
Prior Experience: 7th grade life science at Park Ridge High School, 6th grade earth and physical science at Westwood Regional Middle School
Enjoys:  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 Sagan


Dr. Mark Ladolcetta 

School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): 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)



Mr. Luis Largo 

School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): AP Physics, Physics
Education: 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: 2007
Prior 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 Advisor
"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 Wilczek 



Ms. Carolyn McCarthy

School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): Biology, Environmental Science, Ecology
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
 Monkemeier,  Sue
School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): Honors Biology
Education: BS Biological Sciences, Douglass College Rutgers University
Appointment Date: 1996
Prior Experience: Director of the Madison Teen Center 1990 – 1998
Chatham High School 1988 - 1989 
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
Awards: Governor's Teacher of the Year 2008, MHS Barrett-Caprio Award 
Quote/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 Yukl 


 Ms. Carole Rawding

School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): 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, Freshmen Girls Lacrosse 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.


Mrs. Catherine Tahlmore

School: Madison Junior School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): 8th Grade Science
Education: B.S. Science/Business, University of Notre Dame
Appointment Date: 2002
Prior Experience: St.Mary's in Denville;  Pope John Paul School, Clifton; Swim Team Coach, Lakeland Hills YMCA
 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 School
Appointment Date: 2016
Teaching (2016 - 2017)Biology, Forensic Science, Environmental Science
Prior Experience: New Brunswick High School
Awards: Woodrow Wilson New Jersey Teaching Fellowship 2015
Quote/Philosophy: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world/" Nelson Mandela 
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Ms. Angela Wylykanowitz

School: Madison High School
Teaching (2016 - 2017): Chemistry, AP Chemistry
Appointment Date: 2015
Prior Experience: 
Extracurricular Involvement:
Quote/ Philosophy
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