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Doug    Douglas Volovar, Director of Athletics and Supervisor of Health & Physical Education
Mr. Volovar was recently appointed to the position of Director of Athletics and Supervisor of Health & Physical Education for the Pittsgrove Township School District.  He began this new role effective January 29, 2021.  Previously, Mr. Volovar served in the district as the Assistant Principal at Arthur P. Schalick High School. He served in this capacity from May 1, 2013 until January 28, 2021. Prior to joining the Pittsgrove Township School district, Mr. Volovar was an employee of Millville Public Schools.  His position in the Millville Public School district was as a Vice Principal of Attendance and Discipline at Millville Senior High School. He maintained this position for five years. Mr. Volovar also worked in the Cumberland Regional school district for eight years. While at Cumberland Regional, he was a teacher of Health & Physical Education and also the Coordinator of the Health & Physical Education department. During his eight years at Cumberland Regional, he also coached many sports including basketball, football, golf as well as track & field. He began his journey in education by working for the state as a Health & Physical Education teacher at the YCS schools in both Atlantic and Cape May Counties.  Mr. Volovar earned his undergraduate degree from Rowan University in Health and Exercise Science. He holds a master’s degree from Wilmington University in School Leadership. Mr. Volovar is a graduate of Cumberland Regional High School.



 Melissa  Melissa Bonham, Supervisor of Instruction (STEM)      
Melissa Bonham joined the district as the Instructional Supervisor for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in September 2015. Prior to her employment at Pittsgrove, Ms. Bonham was an Agriculture and Biology Teacher for Cumberland Regional High School for 8 years. While at C.R.H.S., she served as a coach for the girl’s tennis team for 5 years, co-advisor for A-Team Tutoring, and on a host of committees. In 2014 she was named the district’s Teacher of the Year. In addition, Ms. Bonham worked as a researcher for the Rutgers Agricultural Research and Extension Center in Upper Deerfield from 2000 to 2007.  Ms. Bonham, a lifetime area resident, is a graduate of Cumberland Regional High School, and earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Monmouth University in 2001. In 2005, she completed her Master’s of Science in Biology from Rutgers University. She completed the Supervisor Certification Program through Rowan University in May 2015. 

  Robert     Robert Rosenheim, Supervisor of ELA and Humanities

Robert Rosenheim was appointed as the ELA and Humanities Supervisor of the Pittsgrove Township School District in July 2018. His responsibilities include facilitating professional development, evaluating faculty, and the development and implementation of ELA and humanities curricula. Prior to joining the Pittsgrove Township School District, Mr. Rosenheim served as a Supervisor of Teaching and Learning for the Kingsway Regional and South Harrison Township School Districts. Furthermore, Mr. Rosenheim taught at the elementary and middle school levels for public district schools in southern New Jersey, and served as an Elementary Instructional Supervisor for a turnaround charter school in Camden, NJ. He has chaired several district curriculum-writing committees, led numerous professional development workshops, and has served as a faculty mentor, instructional team leader, department chair, and curriculum lead. Mr. Rosenheim holds a B.A. in English and American History from Rutgers University, a M.S.Ed. in Reading, Writing, and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, and an Ed.M. in Educational Leadership, Organization, and Policy from Teachers College, Columbia University. Most recently, Mr. Rosenheim completed an advanced graduate certificate in the Data Wise Improvement Process at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University.


   Ronda Brown, Supervisor of Special Education

Dr. Ronda Brown joined the Pittsgrove Township District in July 2021.  Prior to her role as the Supervisor of Special Education, Dr. Brown served as an Adjunct Professor, Supervisor of Student Teachers, Instructional Coach, and Mentor for Stockton University's School of Education since 2015. She currently remains as an adjunct instructor for Stockton while fulfilling her daily responsibilities to the Pittsgrove Township School District.  Dr. Brown is a native of Philadelphia, PA where she also attended graduate school at Temple University for Educational Leadership.  Throughout her career, Dr. Brown has held several district administrative positions and enjoys working with educators, families, and community partners.  In her relaxing time, Dr. Brown enjoys hanging out with family, reading a good book, cooking delicious meals, and traveling.


 Michelle    Michelle Deaver, Supervisor of Student Services

Mrs. Deaver currently serves as Supervisor of Student Support Services for the district.  Her responsibilities include working directly with families in transition, ensuring educational stability for students and addressing residency concerns.  She is responsible for homebound instruction, has case management of students eligible for special education and related services, counsels when appropriate, and conducts services as a social worker.  She is also the Coordinator for 504 Compliance for PTMS and APSHS.  Mrs. Deaver earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.  She holds a Master's degree from Widener University in Social Work.  She also has a license in Social Work.  Mrs. Deaver continued Graduate studies at Wilmington University and obtained her certification in Supervision.

 


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