Ms. Halperin-Krain is a Jersey Girl through and through! Having grown up in North Jersey and graduating from an Essex County High School, Ms. Halperin-Krain continued her education by earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish & Communications from Rutgers College, New Brunswick. After working in the private sector for a number of years, Ms. Halperin-Krain returned to another New Jersey school, Montclair State University, earning a Master of Arts in Teaching Degree with a focus in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Halperin-Krain then worked as an inclusion teacher in the Livingston School District and as a kindergarten, fourth grade and sixth grade teacher in the Orange School District. After relocating with her husband and two children to Monmouth County, Ms. Halperin-Krain accepted a position at Joseph C. Caruso School in the Keansburg School District. While there, Ms. Halperin-Krain earned her administrative certifications in Supervision, Principal, and School Administrator through NJEXCEL. Over her thirteen years in Keansburg, Ms. Halperin-Krain worked as Whole School Coordinator, District Data and Assessment Coordinator, District Data and Assessment Supervisor and Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for grades Pre-K through 12. Joining the District in 2016 as Director of Literacy, Ms. Halperin-Krain is excited to continue her career with the talented teachers and administrators in Plumsted.
Mr. Sean Gately
Mr. Gately was appointed Business Administrator/Board Secretary of Plumsted Township School District in August 2010. Prior to his current service in Plumsted, Mr. Gately served as the Business Administrator/Board Secretary in Teaneck Public Schools and Spring Lake Heights School District. Mr. Gately also served as the Director of Support Operations for the East Brunswick Public Schools and a Staff Accountant for the Paterson Public Schools. Mr. Gately earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Indiana University and an accounting degree from William Paterson University.
Mrs. Funes began her career in the Plumsted Township School District in 2012, as a School Psychologist and a member of the Child Study Team. Mrs. Funes was primarily based at Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School, but assisted students throughout the district. Alongside her role as a School Psychologist, Mrs. Funes spent three years as the elementary school drama director, allowing her to work with more students and families. Prior to joining Plumsted School District, Mrs. Funes held various counseling related occupations and worked with all ages, from Preschool through Adulthood. Mrs. Funes earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from East Stroudsburg University, her Master of Arts in School Psychology from Marist College, and her Supervisor Certification from Kean University. Mrs. Funes is passionate about educating and advocating for students while maintaining strong family-school connections.
Principal, New Egypt High School
Mr. DeMarco spent ten years as a Special Education teacher at New Egypt High School. He received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Supervision from New Jersey City University in December of 2009. He was appointed as the Assistant Principal of New Egypt High School in October of 2010 and Assistant Principal of New Egypt Middle School in August of 2011. Mr. DeMarco also obtained a Master’s Degree in Special Education from New Jersey City University in 2005, and completed his undergraduate degree in Marketing in 1999 from Rowan University. He served as a varsity assistant coach in football, basketball, and baseball for 8 years at New Egypt High School.
Assistant Principal, New Egypt High School
Mrs. Videla completed her Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 from Hofstra University. She has dedicated the majority of her career to New Egypt High School where she started in 2000. Prior to New Egypt, Mrs. Videla taught one year at Mount Saint Mary Academy, in Watchung, and two years at Roselle Park High School. During her tenure as a Physical Education and Health teacher for New Egypt High School, Mrs. Videla developed the Physical Education and Health Curriculums and acted as lead teacher for her department. Mrs. Videla coached several sports over the years for New Egypt, but her accomplishments as varsity softball coach from 2000-2009 are what she is most proud of. Under her leadership, the team won 6 Conference Championships, 1 Rancocas Valley Elite Tournament Championship, 1 Ocean County Tournament Championship, 3 Sectional State Championships, and 1 Group I State Title . Mrs. Videla completed her Master’s in Administration and Supervision from Georgian Court University in 2006 and will now serve as New Egypt High School’s Assistant Principal.
Principal, New Egypt Middle School
Mrs. Caldes was appointed Principal of New Egypt Middle School in 2007 after completing one year in the Plumsted Township School District as the Assistant Principal of New Egypt High School. Prior to coming to Plumsted, Mrs. Caldes was Principal in the Union Beach Public School District and Vice Principal in the Howell Township Public Schools. Mrs. Caldes began her career in Brick Township as an elementary school teacher. She then left Brick Township to teach and pursue professional opportunities in the Howell Township Public Schools. Mrs. Caldes has her master’s degree in administration and supervision from New Jersey City University and received her bachelor’s degree in education and psychology from Georgian Court University.
Principal, Dr. Gerald H. Woehr Elementary School
Mr. Therien came to Plumsted Township School District in 2014 after serving as Principal of Bay Head Elementary School for eight years. Prior to being named Principal, he taught Math, Science, and Social Studies for nine years to grades four through eight at Bay Head Elementary School, sixth grade at Ocean Gate Elementary School, and supplemental kindergarten at H. and M. Potter School in Berkley Township.
Mr. Therien received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Elementary Education from Georgian Court College. Mr. Therien continued his post graduate studies at Georgian Court University where he earned a Masters Degree in Supervision, Administration, Curriculum Design and Development, and Principal’s certification.