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Marie Dimetry

Marie Dimetry

Grades 5-6 Math Teacher

Marie Dimetry

Grades 5-6 Math Teacher

EC Start Date: 2022

Education: BA - Business Administration, Alexandria University / Egypt
BA - Mathematics, NJCU
MA - Mathematics Education, NJCU

Bio:

Marie is happily married to Mina Dimetry. They have 3 boys and they are all EC students. The Dimetry’s family all serve and attend St. Mary Coptic orthodox church in Belleville. Marie has been teaching for over a decade and has taught high school, college, and now middle school.

Ben Carapezza

Ben Carapezza

Freshman & Sophomore Dean, High School Mathematics Teacher

Ben Carapezza

Freshman & Sophomore Dean, High School Mathematics Teacher

EC Start Date: 2022

Education: B.S. - Education & English, Seton Hall University
MBA, Rutgers University
M.Ed. - Educational Leadership, American College of Education

Bio:

Ben has spent the majority of his professional career in education, serving as a 6th and 8th grade math teacher. Outside of the classroom, Ben’s enjoyment for sports has put him on the sidelines as a soccer coach, while his enjoyment of the arts has had him behind the scenes running the sound crew for numerous plays and musicals. Ben holds a BA in English and in Education from Seton Hall University, an MBA from Rutgers University, and a Masters in Educational Leadership from American College of Education.

Ben is married to his amazing wife, Cayla. They have four children: Ella, Violet, Jude, and Lucy. Ben and his family are active members of Cornerstone Christian Church where Ben volunteers as a kid’s church teacher.

Ben is excited about his role at EC. He is incredibly passionate about all things education, and has an even greater enthusiasm for sharing God’s grace and love with others. Being able to work in an environment where these two passions intersect is incredible. He is really looking forward to the opportunity to walk alongside young people and help them navigate the ups and downs of life and, ultimately, grow and develop in who they are in Christ.

Faith Kerlen

Faith Kerlen

High School Math & Physics Teacher

Faith Kerlen

High School Math & Physics Teacher

EC Start Date: 2022

Education: B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Messiah University

Bio:

Faith grew up in Hawthorne and is excited to be back in North Jersey and a part of the EC community. After graduating from Messiah University with a degree in engineering, Faith felt led to become an educator. She loves to encourage students to unashamedly pursue their interests and passions, particularly in the STEAM fields. A self-proclaimed nerd, Faith enjoys all things math, numbers, engineering, puzzles, and design. She is passionate about encouraging students to integrate their personal faith into all aspects of their lives–inside and outside the classroom. When not teaching, one can find Faith listening to music or singing, traveling or planning her next trip, attending Zumba classes, and spending time with family and friends.

Emily Bradley

Emily Bradley

Grade 8 Math Teacher

Emily Bradley

Grade 8 Math Teacher

EC Start Date: 2019

Bio:

Emily is excited to be at EC teaching 8th grade math! She grew up in the Albany area of New York and has lived in Rochester for the last four years where she taught high school math. When she’s not teaching, she can be found outside hiking, biking, or reading a good book in her hammock.

Esther Kim

Esther Kim

High School Mathematics Teacher

Esther Kim

High School Mathematics Teacher

EC Start Date: 2018

Education: B.A. - Economics, Columbia University
M.A. - Secondary Mathematics, Teachers College, Columbia University

Bio:

Esther is born in Korea and came to the States as an international student. She has a husband and two children in the family. Her children, Timothy and Jamie, are attending EC. Kim’s family also has a puppy name Hope, and they are hoping that one day Hope would be able to potty trained and do some tricks.

Esther loves to paint and listen to music when she gets a chance. Timothy and Jamie enjoy archery, and they compete nationally.

Esther is grateful for EC, where teachers teach students with mission and love in their heart. She is happy to teach and send her children to EC.

Kristen Rudd

Kristen Rudd

High School Mathematics Teacher

Kristen Rudd

High School Mathematics Teacher

EC Start Date: 2013

Education: B.S. - Mathematics, Grove City College

Bio:

Kristen is married to EC alumnus Timothy, and has two young children. She has been teaching at EC since graduating from Grove City College, took a year off to be at home, and then returned to the math classroom. She has long been interested in making math a more attainable subject for learners of all types. She has spent time working in the STEAM program and with the Robotics Club at EC, and in her spare time enjoys reading to her kids and going on walks and runs.

Ian Zacharias

Ian Zacharias

High School Mathematics Teacher

Ian Zacharias

High School Mathematics Teacher

EC Start Date: 2012

Education: B.A. - Mathematics, Eastern University
M.S.E. - Educational Theory & Practice, Arkansas State University

Bio:

Ian is passionate about teaching mathematics to his students. He strives to teach in a way that helps students find the joy in mathematics. He loves coming along side students and helping them learn and grow. Ian sponsors the Rubik’s Cube and Board Game electives on the High School campus. Ian was born in Maryland and moved to New Jersey after college to get married to his wife Melody (also an EC teacher). Ian and his wife have three kids, Eli, Bennett, and Emma. Ian and his Family attend Covenant Church in North Haledon.

Everett Henderson

Everett Henderson

Grade 6 Math and Science Teacher

Everett Henderson

Grade 6 Math and Science Teacher

EC Start Date: 1999

Education: B.A. - Art, William Paterson University
Post Baccalaureate Elementary Education, William Paterson University

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