Meet Our Administration Team
EDWARD GRANDE, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
(732) 574-9600, Extension 3392
Mr. Grande serves the district as the Superintendent of Schools. Prior to his current position, he served as Interim Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, The Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the K-12 Content Area Supervisor of Mathematics, World Languages, Science, Business, and Technology for the Clark Township School District. In addition, he has taught Mathematics at Arthur L. Johnson High School and assumed a number of extracurricular responsibilities, including serving as a class advisor and an advisor to the student council. Mr. Grande has also taught and advised students at the college level during evenings and on weekends and is currently a doctoral student in the Education Leadership Program at Teachers College, Columbia University.
R. PAUL VIZZUSO, SCHOOL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR/BOARD SECRETARY
(732) 574-9600 Ext. 3354
Mr. Vizzuso is experienced as a Business Administrator/Board Secretary in both K-8 and K-12 educational settings. He is responsible for the district finances; managing the Business Office; and overseeing Transportation, Food Service, and Plant Operations. He also brings to the position experience in corporate finance and accounting. His educational credentials are an Undergraduate Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Educational Administration. Mr. Vizzuso holds certifications as a School Business Administrator, a School Administrator, and a Qualified Purchasing Agent. He is a member of the North Jersey Chapter of the New Jersey Football Officials Association, IAABO Board 33 Basketball Officials, NJI Lacrosse Officials Association, and NJ State Baseball Umpires Association.
JENNIFER FEELEY, PRINCIPAL, ARTHUR L. JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL
(732) 382- 0910
Mrs. Feeley began her educational experience in the Clark Public School District in the Fall of 1993 as a high school Science teacher, Varsity basketball coach, and softball coach. She began her administration career as a teacher leader of science and music for the middle and high school sixteen years ago. This led to her appointment as the Assistant Principal of Arthur L. Johnson High School. She served in the role as Principal of Carl H. Kumpf Middle School for nine years and, in July 2017, returned to ALJ to serve as Principal. Mrs. Feeley resides in Monmouth Beach with her husband, John.
JOSEPH CARDINALE, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ARTHUR L. JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL
(732) 382- 0910
Mr. Cardinale joined the Clark Public Schools in the Summer of 2020. Prior to joining Arthur L. Johnson as the Assistant Principal, he taught Business Education at Cedar Grove High School for the last 13 school years. During his tenure at Cedar Grove, he was selected as the 2015 Teacher of the Year, while also receiving the All-School Council’s version of the award, known as the “Panther Pride Award”. In addition to his time in the classroom, Mr. Cardinale was a head varsity baseball coach from 2011-2020, as well as an assistant varsity girls’ basketball coach from 2012-2020. Mr. Cardinale was also involved with the Yearbook, National Business Honor Society, as well as the Syracuse University Project Advance Orange Invitational charity volleyball tournament. He played college baseball at Drew University, where he received a B.S in Economics and Finance. Several years later, he received his M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. A 2003 West Essex High School graduate, Mr. Cardinale currently resides in Lincoln Park, NJ.
RICHARD DELMONACO, PRINCIPAL, CARL H. KUMPF MIDDLE SCHOOL
(732) 381-0400 Ext. 4102
Mr. Delmonaco began working in the Clark Public School District in September 1998 as an English teacher at the Carl H. Kumpf Middle School. After that, he served as a fifth grade teacher at Frank K. Hehnly School before returning to Kumpf three years later to teach Science and Math. During his final year of teaching at Kumpf, Mr. Delmonaco also served as the Middle School Supervisor before becoming principal of Kumpf in September 2006. After two years at Kumpf as the principal, Mr. Delmonaco moved to Arthur L. Johnson High School as the principal. Mr. Delmonaco also served as the Administrator in charge for the Clark Pre-school Annex (CPA). Prior to teaching, Mr. Delmonaco worked in the private sector as an accountant and operations manager, before changing careers. Mr. Delmonaco returned to Kumpf to serve as principal in July 2017.
AMANDA CLARKE, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, CARL H. KUMPF MIDDLE SCHOOL
(732) 381- 0400
Ms. Clarke joined the Clark School District in September of 2000. She taught language arts and coached softball at Kumpf Middle School for ten years and has been the Assistant Principal at Kumpf for the past seven years. Ms. Clarke received her BS in Education and English from Seton Hall University in 1999 and her MA in Educational Leadership from Fairleigh Dickinson University in 2007.
JOSEPH BELTRAMBA, PRINCIPAL, VALLEY ROAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mr. Beltramba has worked in the Clark School District since 2002. He has been the Principal of the Valley Road School since 2007. He held the position of Principal in the Frank K.Hehnly School from 2002-2007. Prior to these positions, he held the position of Vice Principal (1991-1997) and then Principal (1997-2002) of the Bedminster Township Public School. Mr. Beltramba’s career began in the Haledon Public School in 1977, where he worked through 1988 as a teacher and taught various subjects to students in grades 3-8. He was assigned as the Vice Principal of the Haledon Public School from 1988-1991. Mr. Beltramba earned two Master’s degrees from William Paterson College in Educational Administration (1989) and Special Education (1981). He received his BA degree from William Paterson College with concentrations in special education and K-8 teaching in 1977.
SHIRLEY BERGIN, PRINCIPAL, FRANK K. HEHNLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Mrs. Bergin joined the Clark School District in July of 2002. She began her career in Clark as the Principal of Valley Road School before moving to her current position as Principal of Frank K. Hehnly School. Prior to her employment as a School principal in the district, Mrs. Bergin worked in the South Brunswick School District as an Assistant Principal and Interim Elementary School Principal. She also taught in South Brunswick as a special education teacher for students in grades Kindergarten through Grade 6. Mrs. Bergin currently resides in Ocean County with her husband.
MALLORY APPLEBAUM, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
FKH: 732-428-1907 Ext. 5105
VRS: 732-428-1584 Ext. 6108
Miss Applebaum joined the Clark Public Schools’s administrative team in November 2015, where she serves as the elementary assistant principal. Prior to joining Clark, she worked in the Westfield Public School District as an intermediate school math teacher. During her time in Westfield, Miss Applebaum had a variety of leadership roles and headed many extracurricular activities. Most notably is her work as the coordinator of the district’s New Staff Institute and the founder of the second-year cohort, a program that has been featured in School Leader magazine. Mallory also worked closely with the students as the choreographer of the spring musical and the advisor of the school homework club. Miss Applebaum completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of Michigan in Elementary Education with a Mathematics Specialization, and she received her Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University. She currently resides in Hoboken, New Jersey.
JONATHAN ROMAN, SUPERVISOR OF PUPIL PERSONNEL SERVICES/SCHOOL COUNSELING
732-574-9600 Ext. 3263
Mr. Roman began working for the Clark Township Public Schools during the summer of 2021. Prior to joining the district, he worked as a high school counselor at Roxbury High School for two years and at Morris Hills High School for ten years. In addition to working with his students on all of their academic, college and career, and social/emotional needs, during his twelve years as a high school counselor he was able to hold many different roles. He served as the NCAA Eligibility Center contact and core course coordinator, co-coordinator of the AP program, leader of the senior scholarship process and Senior Awards Night, co-leader of the Summer College Essay Writing workshop, and was also a counselor for the Math and Science Magnet and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) programs. Mr. Roman was the inaugural AVID counselor in his school and developed the school counseling curriculum for the program. At Morris Hills, he was also a boys soccer assistant varsity coach for his entire tenure and was selected as the 2014-2015 Educational Specialist of the year in the first year that the award was given.
Professionally, he was also active in the Morris County Professional Counselor Association, serving as the treasurer and longtime executive board member. Mr. Roman has also worked as a private college counselor and essay coach and was a camp counselor, supervisor, and ultimately director at a local day camp.
He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Honors Program) with a minor in Political Science from Muhlenberg College and subsequently earned his Master of Arts in Counseling (concentration in School Counseling) from Montclair State University. At Muhlenberg, he was a four-year member of the varsity soccer team. Currently, he holds State of New Jersey certifications as a School Counselor, Substance Awareness Coordinator, Supervisor, and Director of School Counseling Services. Mr. Roman currently resides with his fiancee Marla and their rescue puppy Violet.
NICOLE VIOLA, SUPERVISOR OF SPECIAL SERVICES
732-574-9600 Ext. 3333
Nicole Viola embarked upon her teaching career with the Clark Public School District in 2004 as a Resource Room Teacher at Valley Road Elementary School. Since 2005, Nicole has taught at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School, spending the duration of her teaching years as a Special Education Language Arts Teacher. While at Kumpf, Miss Viola has been an active member of the faculty, working as an Academic Coordinator, Homework Club Advisor, Track Coach, New Teacher Mentor, and Sports Chaperone. She was awarded the honor of Teacher of the Year and served on CHK’s Schools to Watch Committee. During the summers, Miss Viola has been employed as both a Teacher and Supervisor of the district’s Extended School Year program.
Nicole holds a BA in Communication Studies from Montclair State University. Additionally, she is a summa cum laude graduate from Montclair State University with a MA in Educational Administration.
Miss Viola holds certifications as a Supervisor, Teacher of the Handicapped, Teacher of English, and Teacher of Elementary Education. She currently resides in Colonia, New Jersey.
GUS KALIKAS, ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
(732) 382-0910 Ext. 3194
Mr. Kalikas has been a part of the Clark School District as a student athlete, teacher, coach, and now administrator since 1986. He became an English teacher and a coach at Arthur L.Johnson High School in 1999. In 2008, he was named Supervisor of Athletics, Health, and Physical Education for the Clark School District and he has worked in this capacity since. Prior to that, Mr. Kalikas was employed as an English teacher and a coach with the Elizabeth School District and as a football coach at Keyport High School. He still resides in Clark with his wife, Noel, and his two sons.
CHRISTINE CASALE BROSKI, SUPERVISOR OF EDUCATIONAL INITIATIVES
(732) 574-9600 Ext. 3355
Christine Casale Broski joined the district in 2007 as a middle school language arts teacher at Carl H. Kumpf Middle School. During her time at Kumpf, Ms. Broski served as the advisor to the National Junior Honor Society as well. In addition to being named Teacher of the Year twice, she earned the distinction of Middle Level Educator of the Year by the New Jersey Association of Middle Level Education.
Ms. Broski was also the team leader for the sixth grade team, which earned the recognition of Team of Excellence. In her time as team leader, she led the team in an interdisciplinary unit partnering with L’Oreal and the Clark community. She also led the team in the implementation of Career Day, an initiative to prepare students for their futures.
Ms. Broski has presented at the New Jersey Association for Middle Level Education’s annual conferences, the New Jersey School Boards Association Conference as well as several in-district workshops. She has served on her district’s Instructional Council and Schools to Watch Committee. Ms. Broski earned a B.A. with high honors from The College of New Jersey in English/Journalism and Professional Writing. She also has obtained a M.A. in Instruction and Curriculum and Supervisor’s Certification from Kean University. She currently resides in Watchung with her husband Rich.
YURI DIAZ, 6-12 SUPERVISOR OF HUMANITIES (ENGLISH, SOCIAL STUDIES, WORLD LANGUAGES, & K-12 ESL)
(732) 574-9600 Ext. 3254
Ms. Diaz initiated her teaching career with the Clark Public School District in 2007, as a World Language teacher at Arthur L. Johnson High School. During her teaching tenure, Ms. Diaz served as Spanish Honor Society Director, designed curricula for beginner to AP language level courses, and was an active member of the following school and district-wide committees: Evaluation Advisory, Middle States, National Honor Society Faculty Council, and Instructional Council. She has also served as a Spanish teaching adjunct at Rutgers University, a New York City Youth Mentor, and a volunteer with the Human Rights Campaign.
Ms. Diaz earned her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, where she double majored in Spanish and Latin American Civilization and Culture Studies. She also holds Masters degrees in Foreign Language Education and Educational Administration & Supervision from The Graduate School of Education-Rutgers University.
NEETU VARSHNEY, 6-12 SUPERVISOR OF STEAM (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, AND MATHEMATICS)
(732) 574-9600 Ext. 3124
Mrs. Varshney is an enthusiastic educator who is joining the Clark Public School District in the fall of 2019 as the STEAM supervisor. She has taught mathematics at the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools (UCVTS) since July 2005. As an Advisory Board member of UCVTS, Mrs. Varshney resolved numerous issues related to curriculum, scheduling, and assessments. She also headed the Leadership Council as well as the School Assessment Committee. During her teaching tenure, she served as an advisor for Math League, Student Government, and various other clubs. Mrs. Varshney was nominated as the 2012-2013 Teacher of the Year for the Academy for Allied Health Sciences.
Mrs. Varshney has her NJ Supervisor certification and also possesses teaching certificates for Mathematics and Computer Science Technology. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Master's degree in Information Technology. Mrs. Varshney completed her Educational Leadership program at Thomas Edison State University in 2014 and currently resides in Edison with her husband and two children.
LORI KOWALSKI, SUPERVISOR OF WELLNESS AND SCHOOL NURSING/SCHOOL NURSE
(732) 381-0400 Ext. 4104
Mrs. Kowalski has been a part of the district as the preschool nurse since 2010 and as an administrator since October 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s in Nursing from Villanova University and began her nursing career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Upon attending night school, she completed her Master’s in Public Health from New York University and advanced to coordinator of admission screening.
During her child rearing years, she was the on-call supervisor for a home health care agency and taught Lamaze, nutrition, infant care, and pregnancy exercise classes. In 1992, she began her career in education as a volunteer Pre-K teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle Byzantine Catholic Church. After many years of substituting in local school districts, she completed her school nurse certification in pursuit of her lifelong dream of being a school nurse. Lori resides in Westfield with her husband, Steve, and sons, Stephen, Dean, and Kurt.