Upper School Faculty

  • Mrs. Nicole Caraballo, grade 5                                                                                                         caraballon@sjsusa.org

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    Mrs. Nicole Caraballo has her BS from Dominican College and has been teaching grades 5 and 6 in Catholic school for three years. She was a facilitator for the Archdiocese ELA Curriculum Mapping project and brings a wonderful enthusiasm to her classroom.  She and her husband enjoy nature, hiking, and spending time with their new son.

  • 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                 

    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. Margarethe Trias, English/Literature grades 6-8                                                                         Triasm@sjsusa.org

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    Ms. Trias holds a Master of Arts degree in Educational Administration and a BA in English Literature. She has served as a Middle School Humanities Coordinator and teacher. She has taught English literature to students in both the Elementary and Middle grades. 

    Ms. Trias brings an international school background to her new position having taught in the Philippines and served as a team member for the external review team, AdvancED, West Tokyo International School. Ms. Trias is the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher in the Performance Evaluation as an English teacher for Middle School. She may be familiar to SJS students having briefly served as the SJS Aftercare Supervisor.

  • 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.