Melissa Picciano, Supervisor of Special Services


Curtis Kentner, Child Study Team Secretary

Mr. Curtis Kentner, originally from western New York State, began his career in electronics in the US Navy, before moving on to work in healthcare as a field service representative for a medical equipment company and then transitioned into computer support for a startup. During his time there, he was involved in most departments, ultimately landing in an operations role. When that company headed for sale, he did some woodworking and restoration of an historic building in Morristown while completing his bachelor’s degree in computer science. Before accepting this position, he worked at a large local transportation company, managing their computer systems and other technology needs.

Kate Rinaldi, School Psychologist

Kate Rinaldi is a school psychologist and case manager for Ridgedale Middle School. She works with students on strengthening coping skills and building self-advocacy skills, with parents on partnering in their children's education, and teachers to support the learning and emotional health of all students. Kate has a M.A. in Educational Psychology and a certification in school psychology and believes strongly in partnering with all stakeholders to best service all students.


Lori-Jane Dolan, Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C)

Lori-Jane Dolan has been a member of the  Florham Park schools as the Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant (LDT-C) since 2005.  Prior to becoming an LDT-C, she taught general education for 10 years at the elementary level.  LJ continued her education after her master's and has a supervisors and NJ Principals Certificate.  Lori-Jane has worked with students, staff and parents in all three Florham Park schools. In addition to her LDT-C and case management responsibilities she is the chair of the I&RS committees at both Briarwood and Brooklake school.

Kathleen Perez-Garrity, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Kathleen Perez-Garrity, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), is excited to join the Florham Park Child Study Team as the school social worker. Kathleen received her Masters of Social Work from New York University and worked for several years as a pediatric social worker in hospitals in both NY and NJ. Most recently, Kathleen was employed as a school social worker for the Bloomfield School System where she collaborated closely with school staff, families, and students to ensure that students’ academic, social-emotional, and behavioral needs were met.

Dave Burrows, Speech-Language Pathologist

Dave Burrows has worked in the Florham Park School District for 15 years.  He currently works with students from 4th to 8th grade. He earned his B.A. in English Literature from the State University of New York at Geneseo and his M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from William Paterson University. He has worked as a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist for 21 years in a variety of settings including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, private practice, and public schools. He has presented at the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) national convention and taught Communication Disorders at William Paterson University.  Additionally, as a member of ASHA, he participates in ongoing continuing education to remain up to date on current trends in the treatment of a variety of communication and language disorders.

Anna Nowacki, Speech-Language Pathologist

Ms. Nowacki has worked as a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist for over 25 years.  She been employed in the Florham Park School District for the past 16 years working with students both at the elementary and preschool level.  She also has experience in the medical profession having worked in a hospital and rehabilitation center setting, in private practice and as an Adjunct Professor and Clinic Supervisor for undergraduate students.  The variety of settings has led her to appreciate communication across the age span. She enjoys working with students and their families to help them progress. As a member of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), she participates in ongoing continuing education to remain up to date in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders.  


Danielle Manger, Occupational Therapist

Danielle Manger has been a part of the Florham Park Schools’ family as the district’s occupational therapist  since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Quinnipiac University and her Advanced Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from A.T. Still University. Danielle has been a member of The American Occupational Therapy Association since 2001. Danielle loves kids and has a passion for child development as well as helping people of all ages engage in meaningful “occupation.” Engagement in meaningful occupation facilitates success and happiness. This passion drives her to continually seek out professional learning opportunities as well as collaborating with colleagues and parents to best meet the needs of her students.

Gina Cicarelli, Physical Therapist

Gina Cicarelli has worked as a licensed physical therapist for 19 years.  She has been the district physical therapist since 2007. Prior to working as a school based physical therapist, she worked in a variety of settings and has experience working in acute/hospital based therapy, outpatient orthopedics, aquatic therapy, outpatient pediatrics and Early Intervention.  She has worked with patients of all ages but her passion is for working with children. She received her Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from Columbia University and has an Undergraduate Degree from Skidmore College. In her free time, Gina enjoys teaching group fitness classes, cooking and spending time with her family.  She loves her job because she gets to combine her knowledge of PT with her love for fitness to design creative treatment sessions for the students in Florham Park.

Anna Crumm, Ridgedale School Counselor

Although Anna Crumm is new to the Ridgedale Middle School for the 2020-2021 school year, she is not brand new to the Florham Park School District! Mrs. Crumm previously worked at Brooklake School during the 2016-2017 school year as a leave replacement counselor. Some of you may remember her as Ms. Gurevich, or "Ms. G." Upon completing her leave replacement position at Brooklake School, Anna went on to work with elementary and middle school students in NJ as a School Counselor, as well as a therapist for ages 4 through adulthood. Anna is so excited for the opportunity to return to her true home, Florham Park! Anna received her BA in Psychology from Temple University and her MA in School Counseling from Caldwell University. In addition to being a certified School Counselor, Anna is also a Licensed Associate Counselor in the state of NJ, and a National Certified Counselor. As the School Counselor, Anna works with students, families, teachers, staff, administrators, and community members in a variety of ways to best support the academic and social/emotional needs of the students. Anna works with students individually, in small groups, in the classroom, and as a whole grade level. Anna loves working with middle schoolers and collaborating with teachers, parents, and other stakeholders! In addition to being the School Counselor, Anna serves as the Ridgedale Middle School 504 Coordinator, Testing Coordinator, Anti-Bullying Specialist, I&RS committee member, and Crisis Intervention Team member. Anna is also the Anti-Bullying Coordinator for the Florham Park School District. In her spare time, Anna enjoys reading, listening to music, doing yoga, hiking, traveling, attempting DIY projects, and spending time with her husband and two cats, Batman and Robin!

Karen Ford, Brooklake School Counselor

Karen Ford is the School Counselor for Brooklake Elementary School. She has worked for the Florham Park School District since 2005. Karen received her degree in Psychology from Kean University and Masters in Counseling from Farleigh Dickinson University. She is certified as School Counselor, as well as, a Student Assistance Counselor - Drug/Alcohol and Crisis Counselor and also is also a Licensed Professional Counselor. Karen works with students on academic, social and emotional concerns, as well as, assists students in the building. She loves the middle school age group and enjoys working together with teachers, students and parents. Karen serves as the District Testing Coordinator, Ridgedale Middle School Testing Coordinator, the School Anti-Bullying Specialist, Climate and Culture Coordinator and the School 504 Coordinator. She is on the Intervention and Referral Services Committee, the Crisis Intervention Team and Peer Leadership Advisor. Karen enjoys reading, cooking, doing puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Jessica Fewer, Briarwood School Counselor

Jessica Fewer is excited to be joining the Florham Park School District as the full-time School Counselor for Briarwood Elementary. Jessica received her bachelor's degree in psychology at James Madison University and went on to receive her masters degree in school counseling with a certification in Student Assistance Coordinator (SAC) at The College of New Jersey. Additionally, she is a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC). For over 5 years, Jessica has also worked at Kiddie Academy as an Assistant Teacher. She primarily worked with the pre-school and kindergarten classes to assist in academic development and help in the areas of interpersonal skills and emotional control. Jessica has taken several professional development courses on childhood anxiety, emotional regulation and multicultural counseling. Jessica has experience working with elementary and high school students and has interned at numerous schools throughout central New Jersey. Even though Jessica has great experience with high school students, she feels most comfortable working with the younger grade levels. Jessica is passionate about helping all students succeed academically, socially and emotionally and is very excited to start the school year. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys hiking with her two dogs and watching classic Disney movies.

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