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The Fall 2022 Herald is Here!

Eastern Christian’s The Herald is a great look at the past 6 months at EC. It includes news from all school campuses, foundation news, alumni news, upcoming events and more! The Herald is a fantastic way for alumni and members of the current school community to learn more about what’s going on at EC. Check out the Fall…

Welcome, Heidi Johnson!

Eastern Christian is pleased to welcome Heidi Johnson as high school theater director. Johnson received her bachelor’s in screenwriting from Grand Canyon University. She recently moved to New Jersey from Arizona to pursue her dream of performing on Broadway. Having attended Christian schools from K-12, she's thrilled to be plugged in to Eastern Christian. She…

“We had a personal loss in the midst of a national tragedy”

From: Personal Interviews, 2020, Previously published in The Herald On September 11, 2001, New York City woke up to a gorgeous, sunny day. It was something Lynda Pasqueretta, newly hired high school front office administrator, remembers vividly. She also recalls a school with no intercom, no key cards and no cell phones. “Life was simpler…

Welcome, Karyn Hytrek!

Eastern Christian welcomes alumna Karyn Hytrek as preschool paraprofessional.  Having attended EC from preschool to high school graduation, Karyn is grateful to be back in Northern New Jersey and back in the EC community. She earned a bachelor’s in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Messiah and is mom to four children who represent the…

Nine EC teachers present master teacher-level projects

On August 22, nine teachers presented their projects to the Eastern Christian Educational Council as part of the school’s innovative Pathway Program. Developed in 2013, the leadership development program represents a distinctive of Eastern Christian and a win-win for teachers and students.  The program provides a way for experienced teachers with a master’s to go…

Welcome, Christina Strange!

Eastern Christian is pleased to welcome Christina Strange as second grade paraprofessional. Strange is New Jersey state certified in World Language and holds a bachelor’s in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing from The College of New Jersey. She also holds a TESOL certificate. Tell us about yourself Born and raised in New…

Welcome, Eileen McGowan!

Eastern Christian is pleased to welcome Eileen McGowan as preschool paraprofessional. McGowan is a loving mother and grandmother of ten. She recently retired after 49 years working in public safety communications and is very excited to be working for Eastern Christian Elementary Preschool. McGowan attends Van Riper Ellis Broadway Baptist Church in Fair Lawn. Tell…

Welcome, Fernando Garcia!

Eastern Christian is pleased to welcome Fernando Garcia as high school art teacher! Garcia, a current EC parent, is a 5x Emmy Award-winning television director and producer with 20+ years of experience in broadcasting productions, event activations and advertising design. He received his associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in Visual Communications at F.I.T. State University in…

Welcome, Faith Kerlen

Eastern Christian is pleased to welcome Faith Kerlen as high school math and physics teacher. Kerlen earned a bachelor's in mechanical engineering from Messiah University. Having grown up in Hawthorne, Kerlen is excited to be back in North Jersey and to be part of the EC community. After graduating from Messiah University with a degree…

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