Phone: 973-669-5301 x. 33144


Degrees and Certifications:

Certifications: Teacher of Science Teacher of Health Degrees: BS - Community Health - WPU MSW - Social Work - Fordham Univ.

Mrs. Debra Franek

Welcome to my "Meet the Teacher" page.

Currently I teach two elective science courses, Dynamics of Health Care in Society and Fundamentals of Health & Wellness.  Both of these classes offer students an opportunity to earn college credit via a partnership with Rutgers University.  These courses are part of Google Classroom and have links to each of the course websites.  My students know how to navigate these sites. Homework can be found on the homework page and is posted on the board daily.

In these courses, the students and I explore health and health careers from different perspectives including individual, patient, health related professional, consumer and public health advocate.  In addition to my teaching background, I bring years of experience as a medical social worker to the classroom.  I am thrilled to have my two professions intertwined in this way.

My teaching career at West Orange High School began in 1999, in the past I have also taught LEP Biology (for the ESL students) and College Prep Biology.  

I am co-advisor of the Health Careers Club.