Woodmont School Team
1. Mr. Doug Stech – Doug is in his thirteenth year as Woodmont’s school counselor and is responsible for planning and implementing all character education and school climate and culture work for the school, in collaboration with Principal Dominic Esposito and other team members. This collaborative work has resulted in Woodmont earning recognition as a New Jersey School of Character and National School of Character in 2016, as well as Promising Practice awards in each of the last two years.
2. Mrs. Debi Jarvie – Debi was called to teaching in 1981, making the education of the youngest of our learners her life’s work. She graduated from Seton Hall University with an Elementary, Early Childhood and Teacher of Reading degree. In her classrooms, Debi focuses on the entire child, including their academic, social and emotional health. She has also prides herself on developing a strong connection with families, and has assisted Woodmont as a school in doing so. Recently, Debi initiated a Bring A Friend Program to enhance volunteerism, the Woodmont Gardens to strengthen community, and she also serves as an active PTA Liaison, connecting our various PTA Committees directly with our staff. Debi is a proud mother of an LLD teacher and a 17-year-old son, and a wife of 35 years.
3. Miss Briana Orefice – Briana is an elementary art educator in the Montville Township Public Schools. At Woodmont Elementary she collaborates with colleagues on initiatives related to climate and culture, school beautification and integrating art into other subject areas. Her teaching philosophy involves engaging students holistically, by identifying themselves and their role in the school, the community and the world.
4. Mrs. Toni Ann-Raj – Toni-Ann became Woodmont’s media specialist in 2009. During her tenure at Woodmont School, she has participated in a variety of school and community based committees, including the School’s Culture and Climate Committee. Toni-Ann is always teaching life lessons or new applications to her students. She focuses on helping students understand their “digital footprint” and use technology in creative, caring and collaborative ways. In addition, as a member of Woodmont’s School Media Team, she Woodmont’s School Media Team, she helps to foster and promote school and community togetherness by creating and developing a variety of fun and engaging videos. In these videos, the students are the stars with cameo appearances by school and district staff, as well as parents. Not only are these videos fun for all, they also have an underlying message of character education, and have become central to Woodmont’s branding and school identity.
5. Mr. Dominic Esposito – Dominic Esposito has served as Woodmont’s Principal for the past five years after previous successful work as a teacher and Assistant Principal in other districts before arriving in Montville Township as Woodmont’s leader. He has led Woodmont’s successful transformation and branding efforts that began with a focus on school culture and climate, and has since included an academic transformation that has moved Woodmont into the top tier of schools in the NJSLA assessments.