Upper School Faculty

  • Mr. joseph ferrara, grade 5                                                                                                            ferraraj@sjsusa.org            CLASS PAGE/HOMEWORK                                                                                            

    Mr. Joseph Ferrara joined the SJS family as the new fifth grade teacher in January 2021. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Kean University with a minor in Earth Science. Mr. Ferrara enjoys teaching students and has coached a variety of sports. When he is not in the classroom, you can find him in the flower shop helping customer visions become a reality. Joseph enjoys playing tennis and watching sports. He loves being with his family and friends. Mr. Ferrara is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle parish and volunteers for many charitable organizations, such a Relay for Life.

  • Mr. Marcel Hart, Grade 6 and Math 6-8                                                                                                      hartm@sjsusa.org

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    Mr. Marcel Hart joins the SJS faculty after an extensive career in the West New York Public Schools. He has a Master's Degree from New Jersey City University and a Bachelor's Degree from Metropolitan State University, Denver, Colorado. Mr.Hart also holds a Master's of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is a K - 8 NJDOE certified teacher and highly qualified in Mathematics. Mr. Hart is proficient in Google classroom and Promethean Board for classroom instruction. Mr. Hart is an active member of Our Lady of Grace Church, Fairview. He also enjoys playing chess and will serve as the Advisor to the Chess club. 

  • Mrs. Victoria Aquino, SCience grades 6 - 8                                                                             aquinov@sjsusa.org  

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    Mrs. Victoria Aquino rejoins the Saint Joseph School instructional team as the Upper School Science teacher for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Mrs.Aquino has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Springfield College, Massachusetts and a Paralegal Certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mrs. Aquino is a NJDOE certified Elementary School Teacher with Subject Matter Specialization in Science for grades 5 - 8 and she also holds NJDOE Elementary School Teacher certification for grades K - 5. She rejoins the SJS faculty after serving a successful term at the Buehler Challenger and Science Center located in Paramus, NJ. Mrs. Aquino is an active parishioner of Saint Joseph Church.  

  • Ms. Adrienne Zuccaro, Grade 8 and Spanish 5-8                                                                                zuccaroa@sjsusa.org
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    Ms. Adrienne Zuccaro brings thirteen (13) years of teaching experience in both the Catholic and public school settings.  Her love of language is evident at Saint Joseph School. Ms. Zuccaro is an accomplished linguist; fluent in English, Italian and Spanish. She earned her Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from Caldwell University and holds an undergraduate degree from there as well.    Ms. Zuccaro enjoys supporting her family’s business, spending time with friends, and caring for her three dogs:  Bello, Nika, and Colita.

  • Ms. lorraine logerfo, English/Literature grades 6-8                                                            logerfol@sjsusa.org

    Grateful for restored health, glad for the energy to face new challenges, and appreciative of the St. Joseph School leadership, staff and parents’ spirit of collaboration,  Ms. Logerfo returns to teaching after a three year pause.  Ms. Logerfo has taught Language Arts and Literature in Union City at Mother Seton School, in Hackensack at Holy Trinity, and in Rochelle Park and Boonton at Sage Day. She is certified as an NJ Educator K-8 and as a High School Teacher of English, with a BA from WPU. Ms. Logerfo is proud of her children and their spouses, enamored of her grandchildren, and delighted at God’s knack for creating new personalities.

  • Mr. Paul Juszcyk, Social Studies Grades 6-8                                                                                        juszcykp@sjsusa.org

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    Mr. Juszcyk holds a BA degree in Communications and a Master Degree in Social Sciences with a concentration in History. He is the Co-founder of the The Saturday Afternoon Poets and author of four poetry books. He is also published in various magazines and anthologies and conducts writing workshops and guest lectures at various schools, libraries and other venues. Mr. Juszcyk is certified in Elementary Education and Social Sciences. He was honored as “Teacher of the Month” in 2003 and has won praise for improving Terra Nova test scores and for his expertise as a teacher of Social Studies, Language Arts and Religion.