District Staff Recognition

Staff Recognition
Picture: Newly Hired Staff Members

On Monday, October 17, the Board of Education recognized numerous staff members. Specifically, we congratulated and recognized staff members who have completed 25 years of service, as well as those who have been newly tenured, newly promoted, and recently hired. The Pascack Valley Regional High School District Board of Education can not thank our staff enough for the great things they have done and will continue to do!

Below is a complete listing of those who were recognized:

25 Years of Service

  • Patricia Corkery: Executive Assistant to the Superintendent 
  • William Lynch: Mathematics Teacher – PV 
  • Christie Rossig: Student Assistance Counselor – PV
  • Marianne Simak Executive Secretary to the Principal – PH

Photo: Staff who have been in-district for 25 years.

Newly Tenured

  • Vani Apanosian Special Education Teacher - PH 
  • Steven Casamento School Counselor - PH 
  • Jamie Cohen Special Education Teacher - PH 
  • Laura Ely Special Education Teacher - PV 
  • Jimena Ladino Spanish Teacher - PV 
  • Vanessa Martinez Spanish Teacher - PH
  • Daniel Phillips English Teacher - PV
  • Tracy Ralph Learning Disabilities Teacher/Consultant - PH 
  • Nicholas Scerbo Social Studies Teacher - PH
Photo: Newly Tenured Staff posing together.

Recently Promoted Staff Members

  • Gabrielle Holland Teacher Assistant Executive Secretary - Region II 
  • Lisa Leili Teacher Aide/ Site Mentor General Secretary Main Office - PH 
  • Jill McCabe General Secretary Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent 
  • Alison Petaccia Science Teacher Assistant Principal - PH 
  • Patricia Uszenski General Secretary Executive Secretary Guidance - PV 
  • Susan Vicchio Site Mentor Executive Secretary – Buildings & Grounds
Photo: Recently Promoted Employees

Newly Hired Staff Members

  • Alex Agnelli Part-time Night-Custodian – PV 
  • Nicole Alpern Family & Consumer Science Teacher – PV
  • Dave Asani Night Custodian – PH 
  • Joseph Belger Special Education Teacher - PV
  • Joseph Bellafiore Electrician – District 
  • Kelsey Brentnall Science Teacher – PV
  • Florian Caco Night Custodian – PH
  • Michelle Chakansky Special Education Teacher – PV 
  • Mona Conjour Site Mentor (Milestones)
  • Heather Fisher Transportation Supervisor & Tuition Bookkeeper 
  • Krista Flinn General Secretary – Guidance PV 
  • Genci Gega Night Custodian – PH
  • Megan Graziano Supervisor of Instruction for Science & Technology Education
  • Kimi Ismaili Night Custodian – PH 
  • Lena Leacock Media Specialist – PV 
  • Janet Murray Attendance Officer – PV 
  • Nicole Ortiz General Secretary – Main Office PV 
  • Dilma Panarello Siempra World Language Teacher – District
  • Olivia Payne Special Education Teacher – PV 
  • Alexa Petzold School Counselor – PH
  • Derek Piccini Assistant Principal – PH
  • Michelle Ramirez Confidential Secretary – Technology, Communications & Business
  • Joseph Spafford Athletic Director & Supervisor of Physical Education – PV

Photo: Newly Hired Employees

COVID19 Updated Guidance

Sept 2022


The New Jersey Department of Health recommends that students with the following symptoms or combination of symptoms be promptly isolated from others and excluded from school:


  • At least two of the following symptoms: fever (measure or subjective), chills, rigors (shivers), myalgia (muscle aches), headache, sore throat, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, congestion, or runny nose;


  • At least one of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new olfactory disorder, or new taste disorder.


  • A medically supervised  negative  COVID19  PCR test or Rapid Antigen test is required to return to school for symptomatic individuals, even with an alternate diagnosis such as a positive strep or influenza swab.  This requirement for testing is for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status. We can not accept home tests at this time to rule out COVID19.

  • Please notify the attendance officer or the school nurse office if your child is exhibiting Covid-19 compatible symptoms. 


  • Please notify your school Nurse

  • Student will need to remain home for 5 days from symptom onset (symptom onset is considered day “0”)

  • Days 6-10: Students may return ONLY if no symptoms and fever free for 24 hours.  They must wear a well fitted mask at all time, indoor and outdoors, during this time frame while at school.

  •  Regardless of immunization status of other family members, those who are COVID 19 positive should be isolated from others in the household, if possible, for the full 10 days

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