Pace Charter School of Hamilton

2014 National Blue Ribbon School
About Us
Message from Chief School Administrator
Mission and Philosophy
Faculty & Staff
Counselor's Corner
Civil Rights
Employment Opportunities


Chief School Administrator Deborah Pontoriero
Administrative Assistant to the CSA Kethy Ordonez
Lower School
Wendy Smith
Lower School
Erin Nero
Intermediate School
Jill Drumn
Middle School
Joe Schick
Special Education,
Assessment, and Food Service Director
Jill Bond
Office Administrator,
Ingrid Trotman
Office Administrator,
Roxanne Lucarini
Office Administrator,
Xiomara Jaquez
Office Administrator,
Claudia Abad-Martinez
Facilities Manager Mauricio Diaz

Lower School Staff

Title Name Email
Kindergarten Teacher Laura Gates
Kindergarten Teacher Joia DiGregorio
Kindergarten Teacher Jennifer Seals
Kindergarten Assistant Turquoise Gaynor
Kindergarten Assistant Joanna Jantz
Kindergarten Assistant Saida Rodriguez
1st Grade Teacher Lidia Soto
1st Grade Teacher Sarah Dintinger sdintinger@pace.charter.k12.nj
1st Grade Teacher Sara Worek
1st Grade Assistant Dunia Espinoza
1st Grade Assistant Lisa Massaro
2nd Grade Teacher Nicole Migliaccio
2nd Grade Teacher Ava Nicolo
2nd Grade Teacher Lindsay Klesney
Basic Skills Teacher Debbie Paragone
Basic Skills Teacher Hallie Cokeley
STEM Teacher Meredith Harrison
Art Teacher Wendy DeAngelis
Music Teacher Nicole Knudson
Health and Physical
Education Teacher
Ashley Averack
School Counselor Sara Walsh
Nurse Kristy Houvig
Custodian Julia Fontanez
Facilities Freddie Young

Intermediate School Staff

Title Name Email  
3rd Grade Teacher Meghan Shaw  
3rd Grade Teacher Kaitlyn Vaccarelle  
3rd Grade Teacher Erin Weigand  
4th Grade Teacher Victoria Roehr  
4th Grade Teacher Kaitlyn Kleinkauf  
4th Grade Teacher Stephanie Rogers  
5th Grade Teacher Elizabeth Ruggiero  
5th Grade Teacher Audra Barnes  
5th Grade Teacher Michele Maloney  
6th Grade Teacher Elizabeth Simpkins  
6th Grade Teacher Mary Mamenko  
6th Grade Teacher Victoria Smith  
Special Education &
Basic Skills Teacher
Melissa Rickey  
Basic Skills Teacher Matthew Sasko  
Paraprofessional Teacher Ashley Roehr  
STEAM Teacher Meredith Harrison  
Physical Education and Health Teacher Ashley Averack  
Music Teacher Nicole Knudson  
Art Teacher Wendy DeAngelis  
School Counselor Sara Walsh  
Nurse Kristy Houvig  
Custodian Aida Moreira  


Middle School Staff

Title Name Email
7th Grade ELA Teacher Gillian Findley
8th Grade ELA Teacher Kate Semkowycz
7th and 8th Grade
Math Teacher
Samantha Wheeler
7th and 8th Grade
Math Teacher
Alana Rodgers
Science and
STEAM Teacher
Matt Buttich
Social Studies Teacher Kyle Kudatzky
Technology Teacher Natasha Unson
Art Teacher Jamie Smith
Gym Teacher Jim Ruzich
School Counselor Jennifer Zhong
Nurse Lisa Hurtado