Wallace Elementary School
Wallace Winter 2016 Climate Survey-Staff Members
Wallace Winter 2016 Climate Survey-Students (Grades 1-6)
Mr. Martin Shannon is the principal of Wallace School. A “born and raised” member of the Hoboken community, Mr. Shannon begins his fifth year as a school administrator and brings a wealth of experience to his new position. He attended Seton Hall University and then earned his graduate degree from Saint Peter’s University. Previously, he served as vice principal at Wallace and Connors, as well as the district’s director of athletics. A proud alumnus of Hoboken High School, Mr. Shannon both played on and coached for some of the district’s historic state championship football teams. His teaching experience includes middle and high school language arts. Mr. Shannon looks forward to using his unique knowledge of the community, his network of relationships throughout the district, and his skills as an educational leader to ensure the students of Wallace School are provided with a top-notch education that lays the foundation for a lifetime of success.
Mr. Charles Bartlett is the vice principal of Wallace School. After attending the Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Bartlett started his career teaching English at Eastside High School in Paterson, New Jersey. After eight years in the classroom, he transitioned to the position of testing coordinator and subsequently earned a graduate degree in educational leadership from Saint Peter’s University. After serving as a supervisor of language arts for Paterson, he became the supervisor of language arts and humanities for Hoboken in November of 2013. At the start of his third year as a school administrator, Mr. Bartlett is looking forward to serving the Wallace School community and ensuring it continues to grow and maintain its current course on a path to educational excellence.
Hudson Matullo, a 5th grader from Wallace Elementary School, won a Gold Medal and the Merideth Lippman Memorial Award for her “Window Busters” science fair investigation. Hudson researched various types of window protection that would enable glass windows to hold up during superstorms.
Brandon Lyons, a 10th grader from HJSHS, won a bronze medal for his research on the “Effect of Social Interactions on Caloric Intake in Mice.” He found that, on average, mice living alone consumed more calories than mice coupled together.
1st place for best play, which allows us to participate in the national competition in Lincoln, NE in June 2016. Ms. Miller's class performed a 40-minute section of Almost, Maine by John Cariani.
Brittney Colon won Best Actress
Brandon Lyons won won Best Actor
Students won the following "Superior" awards:
Gina Rotondi - Comedic Monologue
Brandon Lyons - Dramatic Monologue
Brittney Colon - Dramatic Monologue
Hannah Mack - Dramatic Monologue
Aishah Tapia - Dramatic Monologue
Brandon Lyons & Te Janea Bradley-Johnson - Dramatic Pairs Scene
For Almost, Maine the cast /crew consisted of Brittney Colon, Brandon Lyons, Te' Janea Bradley-Johnson, Aliyah Ramos, Hannah Mack, Ivelisse Lorenzo, Andrew Moya, Aishah Tapia, Gina Rotondi, David Rivera, with Isiah Watson, Angel Molina, and Arturo Liranzo running sound cues and lighting. The play had to be completely student run.
Ms. Miller is proud of her students who worked hard and presented themselves in a professional manner. The following students won awards:
Gina Rotondi won 4th place for Comedic Monologue.
Brittney Colon won 3rd Place for Comedic Monologue.
Brandon Lyons, Jeane Cummins, and Te'Janea Bradley Johnson won 4th place in the scene category (3 or more actors) for the play A Raisin in the Sun.
What is most impressive is that Brandon Lyons won BEST ACTOR out of the entire competition for his portrayal of Walter Lee in A Raisin in the Sun. He will now get to attend the Governor's Awards Ceremony in Trenton in May to receive an additional award.
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