11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801 ♦ 908.832.7200

meet our staff

Meet our team of enthusiastic educators, counselors and leaders.

We employ a staff of professional, creative individuals who understand and practice our relational approach to individualizing education for each student. Every staff member has a vital role in creating a successful learning experience for your child. Our teaching and professional staff members are licensed according to New Jersey State Department of Education standards. Our teachers are highly qualified and/or content-area certified in the subject matter they instruct.

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Molly Alderman-Person

Instructor-Science

enjoys practicing yoga is the happiest when doing something crafty  loves m...

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Hope Atkinson

Assistant Director

an optimist loves running and the outdoors enjoys time with her family Hope...

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Allison Bausback

Instructor - English

believes smiles matter loves books, the beach and baking dog fanatic and overall...

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Susan Bleignier

Instructor - Art

always carries a sketchbook believes everyone is creative has hiked the Appalach...

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Susan Bucceri

Instructor - Mathematics

loves to spend time at the beach with family enjoys watching children&#39...

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Alisa Cooper-Kopacz

Executive Director

thinks all days are good days believes everyone deserves a second chance is an e...

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Karl Dietel

Instructor - Music

Started playing the piano at age 6 Has performed in 48 states Enjoys spending ti...

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Brittany Estes

School Social Worker 12+

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Todd Fenwick

Instructor-Transition/History

a HAM radio operator loves internet memes raises Seeing Eye puppies for the blin...

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Rachel Geissinger

School Psychologist

loves to run enjoys spending time at the beach with family and friends loves dog...

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Laura Gurry

Instructor - Middle School

spends her summers as a YMCA Art Camp Counselor loves all things purple enjoys s...

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Chris Halloran

Instructor - Science

Loves being outdoors Enjoys fishing and kayaking on the Delaware River He has 3 ...

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Carolyn Horton

Instructor -12+ Program/Transition

Carolyn teaches transition to the underclassmen and is one of the instructors in the 12...

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Miranda Hrehovcik

School Social Worker

Loves hiking and camping with her husband  Always looking for a cute coffee s...

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Peter Jacobson

Maintenance Foreman

enjoys building furniture loves spending time with his children likes talki...

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Tom Jones

Instructor - 12+ Program/Global Issues

Hiker Biker Teacher Preacher Tom spends his day teaching Global Issues to...

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Lisa Leonard

Instructor - Mathematics

Loves cooking and trying healthy recipes   Has twin boys that play ice h...

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David Loveys

Instructor - Mathematics

avid fisherman sports enthusiast loves country music Mr. Loveys has been an...

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Amanda Medina

Supervisor of Counseling Services

  loves to cook and loves to eat enjoys a good TV drama or a riveting fict...

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Lauryn Neary

Instructor - English

loves all types of music and enjoys going to concerts is a huge hockey and New J...

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Eric Petrik

Instructor - 12+ Program/Student Internships

is a family man revels in the outdoors cuts, hauls, splits and stacks firewood ...

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Amanda Rambo

Bookkeeper

  is happiest when with her daughters, husband and family enjoys cooking ...

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Sandy Sanchez

School Nurse

amateur fiber artist perpetual student believes our health is in our hands ...

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Chris Schumann

Principal

Faith Family Fun - sports, politics, travel, Montana Chris believes that co...

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Ryan Smedberg

School Social Worker

has a strong passion for writing in all forms loves the ocean is an avid runner ...

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Cathy Smith

Administrative Assistant

a four season outdoor runner loves gardening an avid reader In her role as ...

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Frances Tardive

Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

an avid reader of suspense novels enjoys gardening and biking loves being a mom,...

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Jenna Vecchione

Instructor - History

her favorite job in the world is being a boy mom to her two young sons. loves to s...

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Brennie Villafane

School Counselor

Loves traveling with her husband and son Mystery novel/Crime show enthusiast I s...

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Patti Willsey

Instructor - English

loves the outdoors likes to laugh and play makes sure to properly punctuate text...

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Recent News

Art throwdown
April 10, 2024

  Hunterdon Prep will have a team participating in this funfilled exciting art ...

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On December 6th, HPS hosted its first therapy dog Meet and Greet event for students.&nb...

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Holiday Hands 2023
December 1, 2023

Many, many thanks to our students and staff for generously supporting the United Way&rs...

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Warm coat drive collection
November 22, 2023

WINTER COAT DRIVE ... sharing warmth, one coat at a time Today Hunterdon Prep studen...

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Welcome back!
September 21, 2023

We are off to a great start at HPS!  There is a sense of optimism and hope filling...

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Paintings by Hannah L.
May 12, 2023

Hannah L. is part of our 12+ program and has been attending classes at Raritan Valley C...

Upcoming Events

Senior class trips (5/28, 5/29, 5/30)

Start: May 28, 2024 End: May 30, 2024

Multi-Day Event

Junior & Senior Prom

May 31, 2024 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Troupe class trip

Jun 3, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Games class mini golf trip

Jun 4, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Awards ceremony

Jun 5, 2024 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Kayak trip (Clinton)

Jun 7, 2024 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

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908.832.7200 ♦ Fax: 908.832.9772 ♦ 11 Spencer Lane ♦ Annandale, NJ 08801
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HUNTERDON PREPARATORY SCHOOL IS A, not-for-profit, day school serving students between the ages of 12 and 21
 from over 40 school districts in New Jersey. We are located near the town of Clinton in west central NJ.

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