The New Road Schools management team is comprised of a diverse group of experienced professional educators, many of whom have been with New Road Schools for over 25 years. Together, they represent over a century of experience in special education.

Leadership

Annette Hockenjos, M.A., Executive Director
Michele Rieman, M.A., Joseph Vilanova, M.A., New Road School of Somerset
Diane O’Donnell, M.A., Douglas Bower, M.A., New Road School of Ocean County
Carol Padgitt, M.A., New Road School of Parlin

Faculty

New Road Schools employs talented and caring teaching professionals who support our mission, values, and beliefs about student potential. All academic classrooms are led by highly qualified, certified special education teachers, and supported by one or more para-professional teaching assistants. Career training classes are taught by well-rounded and experienced instructors with demonstrated expertise and personal experience in their instructional area, and are specially trained to work with special needs students.

Each is familiar with a variety of teaching styles to allow for flexible instruction of our diverse student body.

All of our team members — from part-time aides to therapists to administrators — bring an admirable passion and energy to their work on a daily basis.

Most importantly, our entire team has a shared sense of responsibility for helping our students become independent and high-functioning adults in their communities.

Faculty at each campus location:

Parlin Faculty

  • Teachers 17
  • Para-Professionals and Assistants 30
  • Social Workers 1
  • School Psychologist/Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) 1
  • Speech & Language Therapists 4
  • Reading Specialist 1
  • Orton Gillingham Teacher 1
  • Occupational Therapists 3
  • Physical Therapist 1 (Consultant)
  • SLE Coordinator 1
  • Nurse 1

Somerset Faculty

  • Teachers 13
  • Para-Professionals and Assistants 28
  • Social Workers 3
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) – 1 Consulting
  • Speech & Language Therapists 3
  • Reading Specialist 1
  • Orton Gillingham Teacher 1
  • Math Specialist 1
  • Science Teacher 1
  • Social Studies Teacher 1
  • Physical Education Teacher 1
  • Occupational Therapists 2
  • Physical Therapist 1
  • SLE Coordinator 1
  • Nurse 1

Ocean Faculty

  • Curriculum Coordinator 1
  • Teachers 10
  • Para Professionals and Assistants 18
  • Social Worker 1
  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) – 1 (Consulting)
  • Speech & Language Therapists 1
  • Physical Education/Health Teacher 1
  • Reading Specialist 1
  • Occupational Therapists 1
  • Physical Therapist 1 (Consultant)
  • SLE Coordinator 1
  • Art Teacher 1Music Teacher 1
  • Nurse 1