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William Tantum

William Tantum

High School Technology Teacher

Heidi Kabot

Heidi Kabot

Upper Elementary & Middle School Media Specialist and Technology Teacher

Heidi KabotEC Graduate 2001

Upper Elementary & Middle School Media Specialist and Technology Teacher

EC Start Date: 2019

Education: B.A. - Elementary Education, Messiah College
MLIS, University of Pittsburgh

Bio:

Heidi and her husband, Bryan, have three children and live in Midland Park. She enjoys hiking, sports, reading, baking, and going on adventures with her family. She loves to share her love of books and reading with students and to support classroom teachers in curricular instruction. Heidi and her family attend Grace Church in Ridgewood where she serves with the children and coordinates MOPS, a ministry to moms.

Robert DeJulia

Robert DeJulia

IT Support Technician

Robert DeJulia

IT Support Technician

EC Start Date: 2023

Education: B.S. in Computer Science Geneva College
M.S. in Cyber Security, Geneva College

Bio:

Rob is a Geneva College Graduate with a Master’s in Cyber Security and Bachelor’s in Computer Science. Rob likes to make technology more usable while enhancing its benefits to users, as he believes that can glorify God and improve people’s lives. He believes working at Eastern Christian School will allow him to accomplish that, as the school district is committed to providing an excellent school environment and wants to deepen their students’ worldview and calling to be a light in the world. Walking with the Lord daily, even in the smaller details of life, is an important aspect of Rob’s life. Rob goes to Budd Lake Chapel, a non-denominational church, which focuses on growing in one’s relationship with Christ and ministering to others in various ways. In his free time, he likes to read fiction, spend time with friends, practice karate, and game design.

Fernando Garcia

Fernando Garcia

High School Art Teacher

Fernando Garcia

High School Art Teacher

EC Start Date: 2022

Education: BA - Visual Communications, FIT NYC

Bio:

Fernando is married to Claudia Garcia for 20 years. They have two children, Victoria and Samantha, who are enrolled at EC.

He started his passion for fine arts and visual communications at an early age. He studied Advertising Design at the H.S. of Art and Design and F.I.T. State University in NYC. He is a 5x Emmy Award-winning television director/producer with 20+ years of experience in broadcasting productions, event activations, and advertising design. He has substantial experience in the development of live newscast production, talk shows, musical stage performances, special TV programs, & TV/Web commercials.

Fernando previously served at Transformation Life Church in Wood-ridge, NJ for 6 years and is now a member at Bethany Church in Washington Twp. He has always been committed to serving the community and advancing God’s calling.

David Riley

David Riley

IT Support Technician, Boys' JV Basketball Coach

David RileyEC Graduate 2002

IT Support Technician, Boys' JV Basketball Coach

EC Start Date: 2022

Education: B.A - Video Production & Film, Five Towns College

Bio:

David Riley is excited about being back at EC. He is a 2002 graduate of Eastern Christian School and hopes to put back into the community what he got out of it 20 years ago. David has a beautiful & loving wife Cursha, along with three children he adores, one boy Ja’zai, and two girls Janiya, and Jaiya. David is also an ordained Minister of 13 years, his love for Christ and making him known is part of his life’s mission. He is also an educator, a filmmaker, & songwriter. While juggling all these passions you can find him on the basketball court where he plans to help grow the EC basketball team as a coach. For David, coming back to EC is God ordained.

Ben Spoelstra

Ben Spoelstra

Director of Technology

Ben SpoelstraEC Graduate 2007

Director of Technology

EC Start Date: 2018

Education: B.A. - History, William Paterson University
M.I. - Library & Information Science, Rutgers University

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