Girls Basketball Coach John Sterling was honored at the Board of Education Showcase of Success on January 19th for his achievement of 500 career victories. During an illustrious 28 year career as a Girls Basketball Coach, Mr. Sterling amassed an amazing 500-147 record at Bogota, Wood-Ridge, and Secaucus High Schools. As a ten year coach at Secaucus High School, Coach Sterling has compiled a record of 172-49, leading the team to the Hudson County Tournament championship in 2014. On three different occasions the team has made trips to the North 2, Group 1 finals. In the photograph above, Coach Sterling is surrounded by his team members after being awarded a plaque on behalf of the Board of Education.
At the Board of Education Meeting of January 19th, the Board approved the hiring of Interim Secaucus High School Assistant Principal Dan DiGuglielmo and Huber Street School Secretary Kimberly Pascarello. During a 41-year distinguished career in North Arlington, Mr. DiGuglielmo had served as elementary and middle school mathematics and Basic Skills Mathematics Teacher, Assistant Principal at North Arlington High School, and Principal at North Arlington Middle School. He was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award in 1984, and in 1996 was elected to the North Arlington Athletic Hall of Fame. Mrs. Pascarello worked in District over the past eight years as a Classroom Aide. In the picture above, Mr. Dan Di Guglielmo and Mrs. Kimberly Pascarello pose for a picture after their appointment with Board of Education President Jack McStowe, Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani, Huber Street School Principal Linda Wilhelm, Secaucus Middle School Principal Robert Valente, and Director of Curriculum Dr. Hope Blecher.
Joining the school district in the capacity of Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds effective January 16th is Mr. Mario Cofini. Mr. Cofini received his Associates Degree from Bergen County Community College in Business Management. He earned certification as an Educational Facilities Manager from Rutgers University. For the past thirteen years, since January 2004, Mr. Cofini has been employed as Director of Buildings and Grounds with the Perth Amboy School District. In this capacity he had oversight of 18 buildings consisting of over 2 million square feet. In addition he developed and administered a $16 million dollar department budget. Mr. Cofini also serves as an adjunct professor at Rutgers University where he instructs coursework leading to the attainment of a Certified Educational Facilities Management Program. In the photograph above, Mr. Cofini is welcomed to District by Middle School Principal Rob Valente, Clarendon School Principal Steve Viggiani, School Business Administrator Grace Yeo, Huber Street School Principal Linda Wilhelm, and Interim Superintendent Kenneth Knops.