• Mission Statement
     
    Mark DeBiasse
    Supervisor of Humanities
     
          Welcome! Mark DeBiasse is the Supervisor of Humanities for the Madison Public Schools. He came to Madison in 2004 after teaching social studies at Columbia High School for 12 years. His journey in Madison began as History Department Chairperson, a position he held until 2012 when a restructuring led to a consolidation of the Language Arts and History departments and he was hired to lead the new Humanities program. Mark is a graduate of Bucknell University (BA) and The George Washington University (MA) and Drew University (D.Litt) where he completed a dissertation on politics in the early American republic. Mark has also completed the NJEXCEL program for advanced administrative certification through which he obtained NJ Principal Certification (CE). 
     
         Mark strongly believes in the power of experiential learning as an essential compliment to engaging and rigorous classroom instruction. You can see evidence of this in the many of the "hands on" projects he has organized in conjunction with the Madison Historical Society and Museum of Early Trades and Crafts as well as through the Service Learning Program that he initiated and directed in Madison for several years before his promotion to Humanities Supervisor.
     
         Mark is a third generation Madisonian who enjoys hiking, music, golf and the company of his wife Kathryn, son Jordan and faithful Lab Rocksie. 
     
         Mark is always receptive to parent contact and is easily reached via school email at debiassem@madisonnjps.org or on office telephone (with voicemail option) at (973) 593-3117 X3134.  Please feel free to contact him with any concerns or questions.  Students seeking assistance can often find Mr. DeBiasse in the Humanities Office (E-33).  However, he is often observing classes, at meetings, at one of the other school buildings or out in the community, therefore, making an appointment is always a good idea.
     
       Thank you for visiting and feel free to write or call with questions about the program!
     
     For more information, you can also visit the Humanities Department website.