Lakeview Learning Center
We provide a NJDOE certified teaching staff in all academic and career/technical subject areas. In addition most of our staff have advanced degrees.
Heading up our staff as Supervisor of Special Education is Jacqueline Swanson. She has been on the Lakeview Learning Center staff since 1990, starting as a special education classroom teacher. Jacqueline's educational background includes a B.A. in psychology from Rutgers College/Rutgers University, where she was elected into Psi Chi, an honorary society for psychology majors. While at Rutgers, she completed her secondary field requirements in natural/physical and mathematical sciences. She earned an M.A. degree in special education at New Jersey City University, an M.A. in educational psychology and Professional Diploma in School Psychology from Kean University, and an M.A. in educational administration also from Kean University. She holds Teacher of the Handicapped, School Psychologist, Supervisor, Principal, and Chief School Administrator certifications. She is highly qualified to teach English, social studies, math and science.
Todd Agresta has been part of our staff since 2001 and is a recipient of the Ruth K. Newman Award for Excellence in recognition of outstanding contribution and dedication in providing educational services to children with special needs. He studied at both William Paterson University and New Jersey City University and is also a NJDOE-trained job coach. Todd is the active defensive coordinator for Montclair State University's Football team and has been able to use his background and coaching experience to work effectively as a teaching assistant.
Don Anderson joined the Lakeview staff in 1996. He earned his B.A. in English from Rutgers College/Rutgers University, and an M.A. in Special Education from New Jersey City University. Don has also completed post graduate studies in art education at NJCU. Not only is he a certified Teacher of English but in addition holds a Teacher of the Handicapped certification and is highly qualified to teach English, social studies, art and Spanish.
Breanne Gildersleeve is our cosmetology teacher. She began her employment at Lakeview Learning Center in 2016. Breanne has a true passion for the beauty industry. She attended cosmetology school at Capri Institute and subsequently worked in a hair salon in Hasbrouck Heights. She loved beauty school so much that she decided to continue her education and begin the teacher training program to empower upcoming students in the profession. She began her teaching career at Capri Institute and worked there for a little shy of nine years. Breanne obtained her teaching certificate through NJCU. She has the opportunity to teach cosmetology at Lakeview Learning Center where she provides an exciting opportunity for the students.
Gabriela Guzman is our school social worker. She earned her Associate Degree in Early Childhood/Special Education at Hudson County Community College. Gabriela continued her undergraduate studies in psychology and received her B.A. in Psychology from NJCU. She continued her studies at Rutgers University and earned her MSW. She began her professional career after earning her MSW working with at-risk adolescents who suffered from trauma, worked with DCPP as a Substance Abuse Assessment Counselor, private tutor for children with autism spectrum disorder, and counseling children and families for Hackensack Meridian Health.
Thomas Mormilo joined our staff in 2013 to coordinate and teach automotive technology with a focus on training students for a variety of occupations within the automotive industry. He has 32 years of current employment experience in the automotive industry. His automotive background includes over 90 manufacturer certifications from Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan and Ford Motor Company as well as a current automotive service excellence (ASE) certificate. He has work experience in the following car lines: Honda, Jeep, Chrysler, Dodge, Nissan, Lexus, Toyota, Hyundai, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile and Suzuki. He has a B.A. in environmental studies from Ramapo College and is NJDOE certified to teach environmental education and automotive technology.
Our school secretary Judy Rienstra has been with us over 20 years and runs the front office. It goes to say that the daily operation not only runs well but with a smile.
Ray Sadr is a certified special education and math teacher. He joined Lakeview Learning Center as our math teacher and has been teaching and/or private tutoring math since 1994. He received his B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Connecticut. His graduate studies began at Eastern Connecticut State University and he is presently working towards his M.A. in special education at New Jersey City University. He is certified to teach math in both Connecticut and New Jersey.
George Swanson Jr. has been with Lakeview Learning Center for over 20 years. He has received an AA degree in culinary arts and a BS in food service management from Johnson & Wales University. He has also earned an MA in special education from New Jersey City University. He is a certified teacher of the handicapped and highly qualified in the areas of English, math, science, history, culinary arts and food service management. George is presently coordinator and instructor of our culinary arts program. He brings to Lakeview his experience as a teacher and as an owner/operator in the restaurant industry to our campus in our very own culinary arts lab environment.