New Teachers

Friday, October 19th, 2018
welcome
The start of the new school year not only brings a whole new grade of students to campus, but it also adds several new members to our outstanding troop of CHS staff. This year’s exceptional staff lineup includes eighteen new full-time staff members, as well as two teachers covering for those on maternity leave. Now that they are more than a month into the new school year and CHS is in full-swing, we asked for their perspective on the transition to the district and learned a bit about a few of our brand-new members of the CHS community.

New to our social studies department this year is U.S. history teacher Miss Scheibling. She grew up in Long Valley, New Jersey and attended West Morris Central High School and then Bloomsburg College. After working in a law firm for a couple years, she decided to go back to school to become a teacher. What she loves most about CHS so far is the outgoing and welcoming staff and student body. She also enjoys teaching yoga and running marathons in her free time.

Another new addition to our social studies department is Miss Kosch, who teaches the courses U.S. II and World Studies. After growing up in Bergen County, she received a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Bucknell University, and then began working in Washington D.C. However, she found her calling in teaching and moved back to New Jersey to receive her master’s degree, which she received for social studies and special education teaching. Miss Kosch also loves to bake, and one of her specialties are her homemade salted caramel brownies and snickerdoodles (watch out Mrs. McHugh!). And as much as she loves the wonderful CHS community, she could definitely use a helping hand figuring out which printer to use.

Math teacher Miss Spano began teaching Algebra 1 and 2 at CHS this year. After growing up in Hillsborough, New Jersey, she received her BS in math and secondary education at The College of New Jersey. She found her passion for teaching after working at Mathnasium, and has always loved math and problem-solving. She is thankful for the sense of community CHS possesses, and felt welcome upon her arrival, but, like most of us, she had difficulty learning the rotating schedule. Miss Spano loves to travel to exotic, foreign places across the globe, including Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, and Italy, and eagerly awaits her next opportunity at adventure.

Mr. Reddan is yet another new social studies teacher at CHS. Being a New Jersey native himself, Mr. Reddan has lived in West Caldwell his entire life and attended Seton Hall University and then Montclair State University--receiving a BA in history and then a master’s in teaching. His motivation for teaching and his passion for history are directly related, as he wants to pass his knowledge in the lessons of history on to the future leaders of society. He spends his free time reading lots of history, of course, and also watching baseball, and spending time with friends, family, and his two dogs, Winston and Honey.

Teaching biology and exercise physiology at CHS this year is Mr. Czepiga, who grew up in Lawrenceville, NJ. After graduating college with a BS in Exercise Science, he pursued a career in physical therapy. However, he quickly discovered that this career path wasn't for him, and, after getting involved coaching football, decided to go back to receive his master’s and teaching certification from Rider University. He loves the student community at CHS, although struggled with the adjustment from 87 minute blocks at his old school to teaching 57 minute class periods. Interestingly enough, Mr. Czepiga enjoys playing video games, some of his favorites including Fifa and the Battlefield series, and considers himself quite good.

This was just a glimpse of the many amazing new staff members at CHS this year. As you can see, they are all very eager to be a part of the CHS family, so make sure to welcome them to our halls!