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 20 and 17. 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Lisa Lucia-Hayden, email@example.com
Acting Vice Principal - Trevor McLaughlinMr. McLaughlin began this school year teaching 8th Grade Social Studies at GCMS, but he's excited to join the administrative team at JCHS and have this opportunity to work with all of the wonderful students and dedicated staff members. He's also grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the Caldwell-West Caldwell community after teaching at GCMS for the past 10 years. Mr. McLaughlin graduated from the College of New Jersey in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, Summa Cum Laude. At TCNJ, he majored in History and Secondary Education and minored in USA Studies. He continued his studies at Caldwell University and earned a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction in 2019. Mr. McLaughlin grew up in West Caldwell, and he attended Caldwell-West Caldwell Schools. As a student at JCHS, he participated in Soccer, Lacrosse, Baseball, Winter Track, Golf, Bowling team, Concert Band, and Newspaper Club. Outside of school, Mr. McLaughlin enjoys reading, hiking, golf, going to escape rooms, playing the guitar, and spending time with family.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Clare Pennington, firstname.lastname@example.orgVice Principal - Danielle Schweitzer
Ms. Schweitzer is excited to join the administrative team at James Caldwell High School after spending 6 years as the assistant principal at Long Valley Middle School. She obtained her BA in Early and Middle Childhood Education from Montclair State University in 2004, and in 2008 obtained her MA in Middle School Mathematics, also from MSU. In 2014, Ms. Schweitzer completed her MA in Educational Leadership from Centenary University. Prior to her role in administration, she taught 8th grade mathematics in Roxbury Township, before joining the Washington Township Schools in 2008 as a math teacher. Outside of school, Ms. Schweitzer loves to travel, run, watch sports, and spend time with her two children, ages 11 and 7. She is looking forward to becoming part of all of the fantastic opportunities that are available to our students.E-MAIL: email@example.comADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Clare Pennington, firstname.lastname@example.org
Supervisor 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.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS: Mary Caracappa, email@example.com & Lori Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.orgAthletic 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.E-MAIL: email@example.comADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Debbie Bravata, firstname.lastname@example.org