Principal - Jim DevlinJim Devlin came to Caldwell-West Caldwell in 2015 with a rich background in teaching and administration. Mr. Devlin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History Education and graduated from the University of Delaware, Magna Cum Laude, in 1992. He attended Rutgers University where he earned a Master of Education – Supervision and Administration degree in 1999. Mr. Devlin taught at Marlboro High School from 1992 to 2000, and then served as the Social Studies Supervisor at Chatham High School for five years before accepting an administrative position at Morris Knolls. He administered as an assistant principal and social studies supervisor at MKHS in Denville, NJ, for ten years. Mr. Devlin is married to his wife, Casey, and has two sons ages 19 and 16. With any free time outside of chauffeuring his sons around town, Mr. Devlin loves to exercise, read, travel and cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers, but his favorite activity is anything that includes spending time with his family and their golden doodle, Daisy. Mr. Devlin is fiercely proud of the students and faculty of JCHS. Together, we build upon the academic, artistic, athletic, and altruistic achievements of this outstanding high school.
E-MAIL: email@example.comADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Lisa Lucia-HaydenVice Principal - Frank LincolnA graduate of James Caldwell High School, Frank Lincoln began his teaching career at JCHS in 2011. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from Pennsylvania State University and continued his studies at Montclair State University. While at MSU, he completed his Master of English Education and later his Master of Educational Leadership degrees. Over the course of his career, he has taught English 9, 10, 11, and Banned Books. Additionally, he helped develop and teach the Ninth Grade Honors Seminar. Outside of the classroom, Mr. Lincoln has coached both football and track. When he is not at school, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, reading, and being active outdoors. Mr. Lincoln is truly grateful for the opportunity to work in a community that values education as much as Caldwell-West Caldwell, and he is eager to contribute to James Caldwell High School’s longstanding tradition of excellence.E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Clare PenningtonVice Principal - Amanda Leach
Ms. Leach is extremely honored and excited to be joining the team at James Caldwell High School. A lifelong learner, she obtained a BA in History with an endorsement in Secondary Education from Ramapo College in 2005, an MS in Education with a specialization in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University in 2011, and a MA in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University in 2016. For the past eleven years, she has worked at the Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology, first as a social studies teacher and department chair, and later as the Director of Curriculum and Evaluation for the Humanities. In her free time, Ms. Leach loves to spend time with her family and friends, read, exercise, and travel. She is looking forward to meeting the students and staff of JCHS and contributing to the district’s mission of producing self-directed learners, critical and creative thinkers, and responsible, productive citizens.E-MAIL: email@example.comADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Clare PenningtonSupervisor of Guidance - Lisa Blackman
Ms. Blackman is honored to be the Supervisor of Guidance at JCHS. Prior to being appointed to this position in 2015, she served for eight years as a Guidance Counselor at Cedar Grove High School, Cedar Grove, NJ, where, in addition to working with students, she created and managed the scheduling process, introduced and instituted Naviance to the school district, and supported testing. Ms. Blackman also served as a Guidance Counselor at Memorial Middle School in Cedar Grove, Heights Elementary School in Oakland, and E.W. Thurston Middle School in Westwood, MA. She is a member of the American School Counselor Association, New Jersey Counselor Association, National Association for College Admission Counseling and the New Jersey Association for College Admission Counseling.E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.orgADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Mary Caracappa (September-June)ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Lori WilsonAthletic Director/Supervisor of Secondary Education - Dan RomanoMr. Dan Romano joined us in 2016 as our Athletic Director/Supervisor of Secondary Education. A 1975 Caldwell graduate, Mr. Romano has lived in West Caldwell his entire life. Married for 36 years to Cindy (Michaels) Romano (c/o 1977), he also sent 4 children through the Caldwell-West Caldwell school system. A graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University with a degree in Electrical Engineering, Mr. Romano started his educational career in 1993 becoming a teacher of electricity in the Essex County Vocational school system. In 1984 he was given the opportunity to coach football here at JCHS under the legendary coach Andy Durburow. Mr. Romano coached football for 33 years at JCHS. In 1986, baseball was added to his coaching resume as he coached at either Caldwell or Bloomfield Tech up until 2015. He served as the Director of Athletics at Bloomfield Tech for 13 years and most recently as their Assistant Principal. Coming back to JCHS is truly a dream come true. Mr. Romano is passionate about athletics, but even more passionate about helping our students become people of good character, which is realized so wonderfully by the positive experiences that are gained through athletics.