Science Department Faculty

Mrs. Monica BradyMrs. 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.
Christine CarlsonMs. Christine Carlson
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 DeRosaMrs. 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.

Karen DeTrolioMs. 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 
Patrice DonnellyMiss 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 
Jen FreemanMs. 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

Zachary KovachMr. 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

Mark LadolcettaDr. 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)
Carolyn LieuMs. 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 MonkemeierMs. 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 
Carole Rawding 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 TestermanDr. 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 Achievement and Behavior through Creating Teacher Learning Communities, Improving L2 Student Writing by Integrating Computer-Aided Instruction with Face-to-face 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 what 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
Angela WylykanowitzMs. Angela Wylykanowitz
School: Madison High School
Teaching: Enriched Chemistry, AP Chemistry
Appointment Date: 2015
Barbara Zabel
Ms. 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