• Ms. Meredith Alexander, alexanderm@krsd.us

    Instructional Supervisor for Team Scholastics and the 9-12 history department

     

    Experience and Accomplishments: Ms. Alexander taught 8th-grade mathematics for nine years in Willingboro and Deptford, NJ. In 2011, Ms. Alexander was selected as Monongahela Middle School’s Teacher of the Year. From 2007-2011, Ms. Alexander also served as the district Project Director for an NJDOE multi-year, million-dollar grant called the INCLUDE grant. During this time, Ms. Alexander and her colleagues developed pedagogy around the Universal Design for Learning framework. Ms. Alexander has presented workshops at many local, state, and national conferences on this framework.

     

    Education and Studies:  Ms. Alexander graduated from Rowan University where she received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary Education and Liberal Studies, Mathematics and Science.  She was a member of the Kappa Delta Pi honors fraternity and graduated with Cum Laude honors. A few years later, Ms. Alexander pursued her Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership through Seton Hall. This time she graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. She has been serving as an Assistant Principal and Instructional Supervisor since June 2012. During this time she has worked with students from Pre-K to 12th grade.

     

     

    Ms. Rachael Anderson, andersonr@krsd.us

    Instructional Supervisor, 7-12 English-language Arts and Multicultural Learners Program

     

    Ms. Rachael Anderson currently serves as the 7-12 Instructional Supervisor for English Language Arts (ELA) for grades 7-12 and as the Elementary Supervisor for the Social Studies, Science, English Language Arts, mathematics and Special Education for grades 1-6 at South Harrison School district through a shared curriculum service.

     

    Experience and Accomplishments: Ms. Anderson taught pre-school and elementary school for seventeen years in a variety of classroom settings, including as a Montessori teacher with students ages 2.6 to 6 years of age and in Kindergarten in a public- school setting. She also served as a reading specialist for students in grades 1 through 6 in that district. She was also awarded the Swedesboro-Woolwich School District Teacher of the Year honor in 2006 and again in 2009.

     

    Ms. Anderson has been an instructional supervisor for the Kingsway Curriculum team since its inception. During her tenure at Kingsway, she has supervised the following curricular programs: math, science, world language, and visual and performing arts at the middle school and high school. Currently, Ms. Anderson is also the supervisor of Kingsway’s Community and Education Program (CER), which includes enrichment programs for students K through 12th grade. During the 2017-2018 school year Ms. Anderson served as the assistant principal at Kingsway’s Middle School.  In that capacity, she worked with the middle school’s Intervention & Referral Services (I&RS) team, Renaissance program, and served as the middle school’s Affirmative Action officer.

     

    Education and Studies: Ms. Anderson obtained her Pre-Primary Montessori certificate from the Montessori Education Center in her native Ireland. After emigrating to the United States, she received her American Montessori Certification, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Chestnut Hill College, Pennsylvania in 2002. Ms. Anderson is a 2006 recipient of a Master of Arts degree in Reading Education and in 2018 a Masters of Arts degree in School Administration, both from Rowan University.

     

     

     

    Ms. Megan K. Bruder, bruderm@krsd.us 

    Instructional Supervisor, 9-12 Science and S.T.E.M. Academy Supervisor 

     

    Experience and Accomplishments:  Ms. Bruder joined the Kingsway team in 2016.  Ms. Bruder has various experiences in STEM education with a variety of age levels.   She has performed research as to the importance of STEM education and how to best implement this in the classroom.  Ms. Bruder has been an integral part of the development of the School of Health professions; working to establish partnerships with Rowan College of South Jersey for the students.  She has also been heavily involved in the evolution of the STEM academy over the years.  .   Ms. Bruder has also conducted a myriad of interdisciplinary activities with real-world applications that prepare students for college and careers in the STEM field.  With the aid of Ms. Bruder and the academy counselor working in conjunction with students, service-learning has become a pride point for our students. Ms. Bruder has also increased the STEM electives offered to students with the addition of Project Lead the Way course work in Principles of Engineering.  Enrichment opportunities such as Biology Olympiad and Science Olympiad, which has students who have medaled in competitions, and Kingsway's team placed 3rd in the region in 2020.  Ms. Bruder also oversees the curricula from 9-12 for the science department emphasizing the differentiation of instruction to meet all learners' needs as well as real-world application.  Ms. Bruder serves on the KRHS School Improvement Panel, which strives to meet the professional development needs of the high school teachers.  She oversees the New Teacher Program at the high school ensuring that support is provided to the novice teachers and that all teachers are afforded the opportunity for growth at Kingsway.  

     

    Prior to joining the dragon family, Ms. Bruder served the Black Horse Pike school district as a chemistry teacher leader for ten years.  There she fostered her passion for STEM and began a STEAM academy similar to the one at Kingsway.  Ms. Bruder has specialized in enriching competitive opportunities over the years. She has personal experience with the SeaPerch competition where her previous students placed first among the Philadelphia Regional area.  Ms. Bruder oversaw the development of interdisciplinary curricula to better serve students’ needs.  These included the development of an organic garden, libraries, and proposals for land development. Ms. Bruder has worked for the Health Careers Opportunity Program, which was an enrichment program for underprivileged students aimed at closing the opportunity gap.   These students gained exposure to health careers and were given tools they needed to succeed during the school year such as mathematical reinforcement, which was one of the supports she provided.  Women in STEM fields is also an area in which Ms. Bruder has developed a passion, working with the Girls Scouts and participating in STEM seminars for teen girls.  Ms. Bruder also conducted PLCs on different pedagogical strategies.  She has mentored numerous teachers in various disciplines.  She was also the National Honor Society and Science Club advisor for five years.   

     

    Education and Studies: Ms. Bruder graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gwynedd-Mercy College where she received her B.S. in Biology/Pre-Medicine with a Secondary Education certification in Biology. Ms. Bruder continued her studies at the University of Pennsylvania where she graduated Cum Laude with a Master’s Degree in Chemistry Education.  Here, she studied under the educational innovator, Rick Moog.  He is credited with the development of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL).  Additionally, Ms. Bruder attended the New Jersey Expedited Certification for Education Leadership.

     

     

     

    Ms. June Cioffi, cioffij@krsd.us 

    Instructional Supervisor, 7-12 Physical Education and Health

     

    Ms. June Cioffi currently serves as the Director of Athletics and supervises the Health and Physical Education Department for grades 7-12 at Kingsway Regional School District. Ms. Cioffi also currently serves as the Tri-County Conference secretary and is on various committees within the conference. She is on the executive committee of the TouchDown Club of South Jersey, Secretary of the South Jersey Field Hockey Coaches Association, Vice President of the South Jersey Coaches Association and served on the NJSIAA Strategic Planning Committee. 

     

    Education and Studies: Ms. Cioffi graduated from Rowan University in Glassboro, NJ where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Physical Education. She continued her education at Rowan University and earned a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership.

     

    Experience and Accomplishments: Ms. Cioffi taught for five years in the Black Horse Pike Regional School District where she served as a Health and Physical Education teacher as well as Driver’s Education. During her time teaching, she served as the head field hockey coach for Highland and Timber Creek High Schools and assistant girl’s track coach at Triton High School. Shortly after, Ms. Cioffi became the Director of Athletics and Supervisor of Health and Physical Education at Timber Creek High School. She served on the Olympic Conference Executive Committee, chairperson of field hockey and wrestling, secretary for the conference, and led the sportsmanship committee. Ms. Cioffi had the pleasure of witnessing Timber Creek High School Athletics grow into a South Jersey Group III powerhouse winning several Olympic Conference, South Jersey, and State Championships over the years. Ms. Cioffi spent four years in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove School District as the Director of Athletics and Supervisor of the Health and Physical Education Department K-12. She implemented the FitnessGram Program in the middle school and revised the entire department's curriculum. She was able to initiate many upgrades to the Athletic Department’s facilities and athletic programs. She started a school and community-wide slogan and increased the level of school spirit and pride in athletics. While at Kingsway, the athletic programs continue to soar and achieve conference, sectional, and state championships. Kingsway continues to win the Tri-County Conference All-Sports Award year after year. Over the last few years, Ms. Cioffi is proud to have been a part of implementing Unified Physical Education to the Kingsway District and the athletic department has added Girls Wrestling, which is the largest program in the State of New Jersey, Girls Golf, and a Dance Team. Ms.Cioffi was honored as Athletic Director of the Year in 2010 and 2016 and in 2021 received the NJSIAA South Sectional Award of Merit. 

     

     

    Mr. Balvir Singh, singhb@krsd.us

    Instructional Supervisor, 7-12 Mathematics, Business and Technology

     

    Mr. Balvir Singh, M.Sc., is the 7-12 Instructional Supervisor for the Mathematics, Business & Technology departments. Mr. Singh also oversees the district’s Business Leadership Academy.

     

    Experience & Accomplishments: Mr. Singh has eleven years of experience as a mathematics teacher in grades 7th through 12th at public schools. He has teaching experience in resource, inclusion, general, honors, and alternative school classrooms. As an adjunct instructor at the local community college, he has taught statistics, calculus, and linear algebra courses. Over the years, Mr. Singh has also served as a Class Advisor, Student Council Advisor, Robotics Club Advisor, mentor teacher for new teachers, and cooperating teacher for student teachers. From 2008 to 2012, Mr. Singh spearheaded his district’s PLC team, Connect-Ed, with support from Rider University’s Teaching and Learning Center. As a member of the Connect-Ed consortium at Rider University, he worked collaboratively with K-12 teachers to design and present STEM units that integrate core science concepts across grade levels and disciplines. Mr. Singh has maintained an active professional presenter profile through his participation at in-district workshops, Rider & Princeton Universities’ joint summer institutes, and AMTNJ and NJEA conventions. Mr. Singh has presented his research on the students’ experiences in the Collaboration based Dynamic Geometry environments at the International Conference of Mathematics Educators in Hamburg, Germany. Recently, Mr. Singh joined a team of Mathematics Educators from the U.S. as part of the Teachers2Teachers Global program and visited Galapagos, Ecuador to provide professional development to public school teachers through the Ecuadorian Ministry of Education.

     

    Education and Studies: Mr. Singh earned his B.A. in Mathematics & Education from The College of New Jersey. As an undergraduate, Mr. Singh took a special interest in Mersenne Primes, leading to his Independent Study work where he checked the primality of integers up to 999,999,999,999 and studied the efficiency of various algorithms using JAVA language. Mr. Singh completed his M.Sc. in Pure Mathematics from Rutgers University. During his graduate studies, Mr. Singh further cultivated his computer programming skills and became adept at visualizing data through the creations of 3D models and animations using Mathematica and Maple programs. Mr. Singh continued his professional studies at Rowan University, leading to the Supervisory Certificate. Currently, Mr. Singh is a Ph.D. candidate at Rutgers University in the Mathematics Education program, where he is focusing on Learning, Cognition, Instruction, and Development.

     

     

    Ms. Charae Whetstone, whetstonec@krsd.us

    Instructional Supervisor, 7-12 Special Education and Visual & Performing Arts departments 

     

    Ms. Charae Whetstone currently serves as the 7-12 Instructional Supervisor for Special Education and Visual and Performing Arts departments. In her role as the Special Education Supervisor, Ms. Whetstone works collaboratively with both the district administrative team and Child Study Teams to ensure the alignment of curriculum, to provide fitting supports to meet the needs of a diverse population of learners, and to develop special programs. A continued effort is the collaborative development of Community-Based Instruction and Structured Learning Experiences for students in Kingsway’s Special Program STEP (Structured Transitional Education Program).



    Experience and Accomplishments: Ms. Whetstone taught Special Education for 16 years in various classroom settings and subject areas, and at multiple grade levels (Pre-K through 12th). During her time as a teacher, Ms. Whetstone was honored as Teacher of the Year.  She served as Department Chair and Literacy Content Lead and spearheaded several successful school-wide initiatives including the Three for Me Program, which strove to increase parental involvement and improve climate and culture within the school.  Always an active member of the school and local community, Ms. Whetstone coached both girls’ basketball and cheerleading and worked as a lead teacher for the Boys and Girls Center of America. In 2017, Ms. Whetstone was trained and certified by the New Jersey State Department of Education as a Teacher Coach with a focus on Social-Emotional Learning and behavioral interventions.  She spent the next few years providing professional development and consultation to teachers, staff, parents, and school administrators within the Camden City School District.

     


    Education and Studies: Ms. Whetstone graduated from The College of New Jersey, where she received her B.S. in Special Education, with minor studies in Psychology. During her undergraduate experience, Ms. Whetstone provided reading intervention and instruction to at-risk students within the Ewing and Trenton School Districts. She assisted with the coordination of summer sports camps at TCNJ and The New Jersey Special Olympics. Ms. Whetstone continued her education at Rowan University, where she was a member of the National Honor Society of Graduate and Professional students. She received an M.A. in School Administration and a certificate in Supervision.