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350 Gerard Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451

www.cssjbronx.org 
Tel: 718-402-8481
Fax: 718-402-8650

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Administration

Meet the Staff

Jaime Guzman, jaimeguzman@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: DePaul University

Graduate School: New York University (NYU)

Years at CSSJ: 12th year

Position: Principal

Hugh Bonnick, hughbonnick@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Jamaica School of Art

Graduate School: Lehman College & Fordham University

Years at CSSJ: 14th year

Position:  Assistant Principal

Dana Sutherland, danasutherland@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: William and Mary

Graduate School: NYU & Queens College

Years at CSSJ: 14th year

Position: Assistant Principal

English Department

Talia Sinkinson, 

taliasinkinson@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Barnard College

Graduate School: Teachers College, Columbia University

Years at CSSJ: 3rd year

Position: 12th grade English Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Poetry Club

Amos Margulies,

 amosmargulies@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: NYU - Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Graduate School: NYU - Steinhardt School of Education

Years at CSSJ: 5th year

Position: 11th grade English Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ: Theater/Open Doors

John DeRosa,

johnderosa@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Lehman College

Graduate School:  Lehman College

Years at CSSJ: 11th year

Position: 10th grade English Teacher 

 

Valerie Kirschenbaum,

valeriekirschenbaum@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Hofstra University

Graduate School:  William Paterson University

Years at CSSJ: 4th year

Position:9th grade English Teacher

 

Math Department

John Garvey, 

johngarvey@cssjbronx.org

Undergrad School: University of Southern California

Graduate School: Teacher's College at Columbia University

Years at CSSJ: 6th year

Position: 10th and 12th grade Math Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ: Chess Club & SJTV

Wan Park, 

wanpark@cssjbronx.org

Undergrad School: Cornell University

Graduate School: UC Berkeley, City College of NY, and Teacher's College at Columbia University

Years at CSSJ: 11th year

Position: 11th and 10th grade Math Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  SJTV

Kara Saunders, 

karasaunders@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: New York University

Graduate School: Relay Graduate School of Education

Years at CSSJ: 3rd year

Position: 9th grade Math Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Math SAT Prep

Science Department

Marian Giordano

mariangiordano@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: New York University

Graduate School: Lehman College 

Years at CSSJ: 5th year

Position: 11th grade Chemistry Teacher

 

Jillian Beale, 

jillianbeale@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Manhattan College

Graduate School: Queens College

Years at CSSJ: 5th year

Position: 10th grade Sustainable Science Teacher

Jeanine Redman,

jeanineredman@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: SUNY Purchase

Graduate School: Bard College

Years at CSSJ: 7th year

Position: 9th grade Science Argumentation Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Yearbook Committee, LGBTQ+ Safe Space & Health Resources Club

Social Studies Department

Barbara Bernstein,

barbarabernstein@cssjbronx.org

Graduate School: Brooklyn Law School

Years at CSSJ:  11th year

Position: 10th grade Global & Law and Justice Teacher

Corey Sapp,

coreysapp@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: University at Albany

Graduate School: Lehman College

Years at CSSJ: 2nd year

Position: 10th Grade Global Studies Teacher

Anthony Bernardo,

anthonybernardo@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: SUNY Purchase

Graduate School: Teacher's College, Columbia University

Years at CSSJ: 8th year

Position: 11th Grade US History Teacher

Jason Schartz, 

jasonschwartz@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: SUNY Albany

Graduate School: Mercy College

Years at CSSJ: 5th year

Position: 9th and 12th grade Social Studies Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Flag Football & Senior Activities Coordinator

Special Education Department

Ina Mufson, inamufson@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Monmouth University

Graduate School: Fordham University

Years at CSSJ: 13th year

Position: Special Education English Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Prom Committee

Tat Seto,  tatseto@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Hunter College

Graduate School: Hunter College

Years at CSSJ:  8th Year

Position: Special Education Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Varsity Girls Softball Co-Coach

Beatriz Reynoso De La Cruz, 

beatrizreynoso@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Fordham University

Graduate School: Long Island University

Years at CSSJ: 6th year

Position: Special Education Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Prom Committee

Pamela Winter,

pamelawinter@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School:  Mercy College

Graduate School:  Long Island University

Years at CSSJ: 5th year

Position: Special Education Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Academic Tutoring

Jennifer Loving, 

jenniferloving@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Juniata College 

Graduate School:  University of Ulster & Hunter College

Years at CSSJ: 3rd Year

Position: Special Education Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ:  Deloitte Academy & Academic Tutoring

Frank Ayala, frankayala@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Utica College of Syracuse University 

Graduate School:  Law:  SUNY Buffalo School of Law/Special Education:  Hunter

Years at CSSJ: 1st Year

Position: Special Education Teacher

Jason Caporale, 

jasoncaporale@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Widener University

Graduate School:  Pace Universitu

Years at CSSJ: 1st Year

Position: Special Education Teacher

Art & Health

ESL & Foreign Language

Lucia Pichardo, 

luciapichardo@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: City College of New York

Graduate School: Hunter College

Years at CSSJ: 11th year

Position: ENL and Foreign Language Teacher

Anthony Rubino, 

anthonyrubino@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: School of Visual Arts

Graduate School: Touro College

Years at CSSJ: 6th year

Position: Visual Arts and Health Teacher

Clubs at CSSJ: Judo

Physical Education

Joshua Kurchin, 

joshuakurchin@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Southern New Hampshire University

Graduate School: CUNY Brooklyn College 

Years at CSSJ: 7th year

Position: Physical Education Teacher and Athletic Director

Clubs at CSSJVarsity Boy's Baseball Coach

Guidance and Social Work

Celeste Hill, celestehill@cssjbronx.org

Graduate School: Mercy College

Years at CSSJ: 16th year

Position: Guidance Counselor

Sherry Ann Jenkins, sherryannjenkins@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Lehman College

Graduate School: Columbia College

Years at CSSJ: 12th year

Position: Social Worker

Clubs at CSSJ:  Yearbook Club, Student Council

 

Katie Nolan, katienolan@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: New York University

Graduate School: New York University

Years at CSSJ: 13th year

Position: Social Worker

 

Liz Conde, elizabethconde@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School:  Rutgers University

Graduate School: Adelphi University

Years at CSSJ: 3rd year

Position: Single Shepherd Social Worker

Jose A. Vazquez, josevazquez@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School:  Nyack College

Graduate School: College of New Rochelle

Years at CSSJ: 3rd year

Position: S1ngle Shepherd School Guidance Councelor

Anabel Burgos, anabelburgos@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School:  Lehman College

Graduate School: Manhattan College

Years at CSSJ: 3rd year

Position: Single Shepherd Guidance Counselor

Office Staff

Sue-Ann Rosch, sueannrosch@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: St. Thomas Aquinas College

Graduate School: New York University (NYU)

Years at CSSJ: 17th year

Position: Founding Principal, Retired, and Director of Scholarship Programs

Clubs at CSSJ:  College Prep Club

Barbara Sonnessa, 

barbarasonnessa@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Baruch College

Years at CSSJ: 13th year

Position: School Business Manager

Ruth Esbri

ruthesbri@cssjbronx.org

Years at Gerard Campus: 2nd year

Position: Principal's Secretary

Candida Cocco, 

candidacocco@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Universidad de Technologia "Rufino Blanco Fombona", Miranda, Venezuela

Years at CSSJ: 4th year

Position: Parent Coordinator

Support Staff

Vernon Martin, 

vernonmartin@cssjbronx.org

High School: Clifton High School

Years at CSSJ: 16th year

Position: School Aide

Feliciana Perez, 

felicianaperez@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: Bronx Community College

Years at CSSJ: 14th year

Position: Paraprofessional

Mamataz Khan, 

mamatazkhan@cssjbronx.org

Graduate School: Bangladesh, Chi University

Years at CSSJ: 16th year

Position: Paraprofessional

Library

Technology

Elizabeth Correa-Richterman,

elizabethcorrea-richterman@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: 

Universidad de Atlantico (Barranquilla, Columbia)

Graduate School:  Universidad Autonoma de Mexico & Pratt Institute

Years at Gerard Campus: 14th year

Position: School Librarian

Matt Connors, mattconnors@cssjbronx.org

Undergraduate School: 

Graduate School:  

Years at CSSJ:

Position: Technology Coordinator

Health Clinic

Reina de la Barca

Undergraduate School: Universidad de la Habana

Graduate School:  Universidad de la Habana

Years at Gerard Campus: 11th year

Position: Medical Provider