OCSD STAFF PROFILES

 

Kelly Donato

KELLY DONATO
Personnel Services Manager

 

How long have you been with Ocean City School District?
7 years.

What is your education background?
2002 graduate of Ocean City High School and a Bachelor of Science in Business/Accounting from Stockton University. Completed a Human Resources Professional Certification through Rutgers University.

What do you love about your job?
I love interacting with people and my position allows me to connect with our staff on a personal level. I enjoy being a source of support who can help navigate through their individual, unique needs whether it be career advancement, a life event or providing a listening ear. Personnel is a constantly evolving environment and I appreciate the different challenges each new day brings.

What's a fun fact about you?
I am a violinist and also an avid camper. I love music, the outdoors and spending time with my family finding new adventures.

Do you have a Favorite quote?
Never let anyone treat you like a yellow Starburst - you are a pink Starburst!

What was your favorite subject in school?
Math

 

     


How long have you been with Ocean City School District?

6 years.

What is your education background?
Dr. Lauren Gunther began her education career in elementary education. From there she became an instructional reading specialist and then content area supervisor. BA in psychology & elementary education, MA Educational Leadership and holds a Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Adjunct faculty at Stockton University.

What do you love about your job?
Having a great sense of pride for the district and being part of the Ocean City community. Working with students and faculty to create opportunities and continuously improve. Building positive relationships with each interaction.

What's a fun fact about you?
My family and I travel to a new national park each summer exploring America the beautiful!

What was your favorite subject in school?
Reading & Writing

 

 

Dr Lauren Gunther

DR. LAUREN GUNTHER
Director of Student Services

     

Geoff Haines

GEOFF HAINES
K-12 Athletic Director

 

 

How long have you been with Ocean City School District?
12 years.

What is your education background?
Bachelors degree in history and masters degree in school administration.

What do you love about your job?
Getting to work with great student athletes and coaches.

What's a fun fact about you?
I spent five years as a professional baseball umpire and umpired one major league spring training game.

Do you have a Favorite quote?
Don't get bitter...get better!

What was your favorite subject in school?
US History

 

     


How long have you been with Ocean City School District?

7 years.

What is your education background?
Attended Richard Stockton College of NJ (now Stockton University) and received a degree in Accounting. Also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of NJ.

What do you love about your job?
I love being able to help students, staff and the community on a daily basis.

What's a fun fact about you?
I enjoy spending time with my family in the outdoors and on the water.

What was your favorite subject in school?
Math

 

 

Timothy Kelley

TIMOTHY KELLEY
School Business Administrator

     

Michael Mattina

MICHAEL MATTINA
OCIS Principal

 


How long have you been with Ocean City School District?

7 years.

What is your education background?
Master of Education in School Leadership
Master of Education in School Counseling

What do you love about your job?
While I am passionate about learning and all of the opportunities a quality education can offer, I have always loved the human aspect of my job as well. Getting to know the students and staff each year is both a privilege and a pleasure. Listening to the stories, ideas, aspirations, and jokes of my OCIS family is definitely a highlight of my job.

What's a fun fact about you?
I love camping with my wife, two children, and two dogs.

Do you have a Favorite quote?
"... it ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!" - Rocky Balboa

What was your favorite subject in school?
Psychology

 

     


How long have you been with Ocean City School District?

20 years.

What is your education background?
BA in World Language Education (Spanish) from the College of New Jersey
MA in Educational Leadership from the College of New Jersey
Doctoral Program working towards an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from American College of Education

What do you love about your job?
Working with students and being part of a wonderful staff in OC. I am blessed to be involved in almost every aspect of district operations and enjoy helping our students gain the tools and skills necessary to be successful in whatever endeavor they choose.

What's a fun fact about you?
I am a father of three and spend most of my free time coaching my children in various sports.

Do you have a Favorite quote?
You'll never walk alone.

What was your favorite subject in school?
Anything related to languages or technology

 

 

Curt Nath

CURT NATH
Director of Academic Services

     

Wendy O'Neal

WENDY O'NEAL
OCHS Acting Principal

 


How long have you been with Ocean City School District?

7 years.

What is your education background?
Physical Education/Health Teacher in NY and NJ - 13 years
Athletic Director - 10 years
Vice Principal - 7 years

What do you love about your job?
The students and faculty/staff- ultimately the people I encounter every day. Situations change, but the people are the greatest asset. The strong school community encourages everyone to be the best versions of themselves.

What's a fun fact about you?
I was the first female to play Little League baseball in an all-male league in New York.

Do you have a Favorite quote?
Aim high, work hard and love your family!

What was your favorite subject in school?
Science

 

     


How long have you been with Ocean City School District?

10 years.

What is your education background?
Holy Spirit High School
Rowan University, Undergraduate
Wilmington University, Masters
American College Of Education, Doctorate
Delsea School District- Middle School Science Teacher
Egg Harbor Township School District- Assistant Principal/Principal
Ocean City School District- Principal

What do you love about your job?
Making the children smile and laugh while learning and having fun.

What's a fun fact about you?
I attended the University Of Coventry in England for a semester in college. My favorite semester!

Do you have a Favorite quote?
Life is like a mirror, smile at it and it will smile back at you!

What was your favorite subject in school?
Math

 

 

Cathleen Smith

CATHLEEN SMITH
OCPS Principal

     

Annemarie Wagner-Fehn

ANNEMARIE WAGNER-FEHN
Special Education Services Supervisor

 


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