• District Anti-Bullying Coordinator
    Ms. Cheryl Butler, Director of Student Personnel Services/Guidance
    West Orange High School
    51 Conforti Avenue, West Orange, NJ 07052
    973-669-5400 x. 31611 / cbutler@woboe.org
     
     
    Garden State Equality Anti-Bullying Hotine: 1-877-NJBULLY 

    New Jersey has been a leader in the establishment of a strong statutory, regulatory, policy and program framework to support the prevention, remediation and reporting of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (HIB) in schools. As part of the State's initiative on HIB, school districts were provided guidelines and new requirements on reporting of such incidents.

    West Orange is cooperating with the State of New Jersey by:
    • Staffing the State required district position on HIB 
    • Training all the staff on the new HIB policy and procedures 
    • Adopting HIB program strategies 
    • Implementing proactive responses to HIB 
    • Adopting effective HIB reporting procedures 
    • Reporting, investigating, reviewing results of the investigation and making a final report to the State

    School Safety Teams:

    Gregory Elementary School

    Michelle Thompson, Principal
    973-669-5397 x. 21510 /  mthompson@woboe.org

    Makeida Hewitt, Anti-Bullying Specialist/Assistant Principal 
    973-669-5397 x. 21511 / mhewitt@woboe.org

    Hazel Elementary School

    Mr. William Kochis, Principal
    973-669-5448 x. 22510 /  wkochis@westorangeschools.org 

    Leila Tirado Smith, Anti-Bullying Specialist 
    973-669-5448 x. 22601 /  ltirado-smith@woboe.org
     
    Kelly Elementary School

    Dr. Joanne Pollara, Principal
    973-66-5452 x. 24510 /  jpollara@woboe.org

    Florence Chirichiello, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5452 x. 24601 /  fchirichiello@woboe.org 
     
    Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

    Julie DiGiacomo, Principal
    973-669-5480 x. 23510 /  jdigiacomo@woboe.org
     
    Lisa Struncis, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5480 x. 29603 / lstruncis@woboe.org

    Redwood Elementary School

    Bruce Arcurio, Principal
    973-669-5457 x. 25510 /  barcurio@woboe.org
     
    Ana Marti, Anti-Bullying Specialist/Assistant Principal
    973-669-5457 x. 25511 / amarti@woboe.org 

    Rebecca Buetel, School Counselor
    973-669-5457 x. 25601 /  rbuetel@woboe.org

    St. Cloud Elementary School

    Eric Price, Principal
    973-669-5393 x. 26510 /  eprice@woboe.org

    Tara Donatiello, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5393 x. 26601 /  tdonatiello@woboe.org

    Washington Elementary School

    Marie DeMaio, Principal
    973-669-5385 x. 27510 /  mdemaio@woboe.org

    Rene Wells, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5385 x. 27601 /  rwells@woboe.org
     
    Edison Middle School
    Xavier Fitzgerald , Principal
    973-669-5360 x. 28510 / xfitzgerald@woboe.org 
    Jeff LaFoon, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5360 x. 28602 /  jlafoon@woboe.org

    Liberty Middle School

    Robert Klemt, Principal
    973-243-2007 x. 29510 /  rklemt@woboe.org
      
    Lauren Volpe, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-243-2007 x. 29603 /  lvolpe@woboe.org

    Stephanie Nesbitt, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-243-2007 x. 29601/ snesbitt@woboe.org

    Roosevelt Middle School
     
    Marc Lawrence, Assistant Principal
    973-669- 5373 x. 30511 /  mjlawrence@woboe.org

    Michelle Ellingham, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5373 x. 30602 /  mellingham@woboe.org

    Stephanie Idrobo, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5373 x. 30604/ sidrobo@woboe.org

    West Orange High School

    Lou Della Pia, Assistant Principal
    973-669-5301 x. 31515 /  ldellapia@woboe.org
     
    Amadeo Chirichiello, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5301 x. 31552 /  achirichiello@woboe.org
     
    Keshia Golding-Cooper, Anti-Bullying Specialist
    973-669-5301 x. 31557 /  kgoldingcooper@woboe.org