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Arthur T. Poulos, Ph.D. - Chemistry & Mathematics

Arthur T. Poulos, Ph.D.

Ph.D. and M.S. in Physical Chemistry, Northwestern University. B.S. with distinction in Chemistry and Magna Cum Laude, Duke University. Post-doctoral studies at the University of California-Santa Cruz in photochemistry and spectroscopy. Seven years of experience teaching inorganic chemistry at Rutgers University.

President of Optomechanical Enterprises, a research and consulting firm specializing in real-time detection of chemical species in mixed media. Extensive contract research experience conducted for NASA, NSF, USAF, DOE, and EPA, small businesses, and universities.

Danette N. Poulos - Elementary Mathematics & English

Danette N. Poulos - Elementary Mathematics & English

Mrs. Poulos is a co-founder of SciCore Academy and serves as the Vice-Principal. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Westminster Choir College.

After working as a product coordinator at Bristol Myers Squibb Company, she served as Vice-President of Poulos Technical Services, a research and consulting company in the field of real-time detection systems.

At SciCore, Mrs. Poulos is responsible for marketing, student discipline, and student activities. She also teaches elementary-level mathematics and English.

Goska Costello - Pre-K & Kindergarten Reading, Elementary Science

Goska Costello

Goska Costello is very passionate and deeply cares about quality instruction in science and mathematics. She is a big supporter of hands-on learning experiences. Her science classes are filled with extremely messy, fun, and inspiring projects, demonstrations, and experiments.

She holds a BS degree in chemistry from Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. She gained her teaching experience working alongside Mrs. Poulos during SciCore's Summer Reading Enrichment Programs.

She has years of experience in the business field, being the successful owner of a health food store in Ewing, NJ. Mrs. Costello enjoys being around young children and having a positive impact on their young lives. When not in the classroom, she enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her two sons.

Christopher Poulos - Admissions and Middle School Humanities

Christopher Poulos

Christopher Poulos teaches elementary and middle school humanities courses, which include English, World Geography, and World History. Mr. Poulos graduated from Duke University with a degree in Sociology and a certificate in Markets and Managing.

He now serves as both an administrator and a teacher for the school, directing and advising for decisions on marketing, advertising, and admissions. Mr. Poulos believes in the Socratic Method, teaching students to gather their own research and complementing the class textbook with information from various sources to enhance historical knowledge.

In English class, he has the students combine practicing essay writing and reading comprehension in assignments to help them build skills in persuasive writing.

Mrs. Sindhu Mundayat - Chess

Sindhu Mundayat

Mrs. Mundayat is a pharmacy graduate from India who completed her Modular Access to Higher Education degree from Kent and Canterbury University in the UK. She has been teaching for the last ten years and believes it has been a great opportunity to share what she knows and see them succeed.

She teaches chess in a fun and interactive way, allowing the children to enjoy learning the multi-faceted and mind-expanding game of chess.

Jaroslaw Radzimierski - Physical Education Teacher

Jaroslaw Radzimierski - Physical Education Teacher

Jaroslaw Radzimierski, the founder of Viva Ballroom Dance Fitness Studio, is an award-winning ballroom dance professional, choreographer, and independent dance coach based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. With an internationally recognized history in teaching, judging, and competing in International Style Standard ballroom dancing and a career that saw him reach the finals of many major U.S. competitions in the Professional Rising Star Standard division, Jaroslaw is now well known as a world-class dance instructor and DVIDA adjudicator specialized in International Style Standard, Latin, American Smooth and American Rhythm styles. He is also the main coach of Penn State University’s Competitive Ballroom Team. As a teacher, Jaroslaw’s prestigious international experience as a competitive dancer — combined with his kind personality and warm sense of humor — makes him a patient, experienced, knowledgeable and empathetic mentor. His student-centric approach to guiding dancers at all levels is underpinned by his remarkable gift for sharing his love of dance and inspiring students to reach their full potential as dancers and beyond, meanwhile motivating and coaching them for wider life success.

Denise Stearns - Art Teacher

Denise Stearns - Art Teacher

Mrs. Stearns is a Graduate of DuCret School of the Arts with extensive fine arts education. Having studied under a world-renown portrait artist, she acquired both the artistic skill and business sense to exhibit work in Sportsman Galleries with watercolors of antique fishing lures and equipment. She enjoyed a career in Graphic Design, working in the layout, creation, and production of printed material. Her teaching career began with an art program devoted to a central Jersey Homeschooling Association, which led to a request to teach at Metuchen Christian Academy. She taught grades 4 through 8 for 7 years while also teaching at Perth Amboy Assumption Catholic School grade Pre-K thru 8. Over the last year, Mr. Stearns has worked as a lead Pre-K teacher in East Brunswick. The arts provide a child with challenges and the ability to convey problem-solving skills.

It is my pleasure to provide the best artistic experience that compels a student to exceed through expression and build confidence in all that they do at SciCore. Mrs. Stearns is married, with two adult sons. She has also devoted much of her musical skills to singing in worship teams, playing piano, and working with Youth.

Tanny Salinas - Spanish

Tanny Salinas - Spanish

Mrs. Salinas has been teaching English to pre-K to college-age Spanish-speaking students for more than six years. She also has much experience writing as a health and sports journalist for various publications. Mrs. Salinas uses various techniques to engage the students by getting to know their own culture and comparing it to Latin culture, as well as integrating Latin cultural and geographical information into the lessons.

Monika Swarnkar - Programing

Monika Swarnkar

Mrs. Swarnkar is a highly motivated, organized, and achieved individual with seven years of work experience which includes teaching students from grade school to college level. She received a bachelor of technology in computer Science at Rajasthan Technical University in Kota, India and a post-graduate diploma in business administration at the Symbiosis Center for Distance Learning. She is also a professional henna artist and has received a level one certificate in Mulesoft software as well as a certificate officiating her as a professional scrum master. Throughout her years in the field, she has taught and coached children and young adults in programming at the academic and competitive level. Teaching is her passion and she tries to break down complex programming topics in small part with the agile methodology teaching technique.

Eric Schreier - Mathematics and SAT Prep

Eric Profile

Mr. Schreier received his education in mathematics from Rutgers University and Thomas Edison State University. He has a wealth of experience teaching mathematics over the past eleven years, in both SAT/ACT test preparation and pre-algebra through calculus to middle and high school students. He has helped students improve their test scores substantially, sometimes within a month or two, and has worked with students starting at all score ranges. He most enjoys the challenge of matching a student's learning style while teaching, approaching any given problem from multiple perspectives and learning modalities.

In his past experience, Mr. Schreier has also taught ballroom dance for several years, and served in the New Jersey Army National Guard for over thirteen years.

Nicholas Lipari - AP Pre-calculus and Honors Physics 1

Mr. Lipari graduated magma cum laude from The College of New Jersey with his B.S. in Computational Physics and Minor in Mathematics. He currently teaches AP Precalculus and Honors Physics I. Mr. Lipari also does theoretical condensed matter physics research at the University of Pennsylvania,where he studies non-traditional computing systems.

Catherine Doyle - Music and History

Music Teacher at SciCore for over 10 years: General music, vocal singing, instrumental music (Recorder, Hand Chimes, Percussion Ensembles.  Other subjects taught at SciCore: Math (Pre-K) Algebra, Vocabulary (Middle School), History (Pre-K – 2nd Grade), Reading (K), Creative Play, Art, Penmanship, and Storytime (Pre-k – 2nd Grade).  Outside activities include: Choir Director and Flutist for St. Anthony’s Church, Private Instructor lessons given for Flute, Piano, and Vocal students.