As November quickly comes to an end, the R-Hi wishes to feature Rutherford High School’s newest staff members and catch up with them on how their school year has been so far. This is Ms. Mascola (English) and Dr. Moore’s (STEM) first year teaching at Rutherford High School. I met with each of them to discuss their experiences at RHS so far.
Ms. Mascola, a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University, is a new teacher in our English department. She came to Rutherford High School after hearing great things about the environment and curriculum. When asked about how her experiences at RHS have been, she tells me she loves the atmosphere of the school and especially the pep rally. She enjoys being a part of the students’ school pride and appreciates how her students can achieve academic success in school, but can also have fun in their own time. Her favorite part of teaching her English classes is when her students enjoy the book they’re reading and connect to the story. Ms. Mascola tells me, “The pep rally was amazing and interactive for both students and faculty members.” She looks forward to the holidays, when everyone is in the holiday spirit and dresses up for the winter pep rally. When asked about a fun fact that she’d like to share with the student body, she tells me she’s a triplet and has two brothers!
This is also Dr. Moore’s first year teaching STEM at Rutherford High School. Despite being new to RHS, she is definitely not new to the education profession. She graduated from Felician College and is currently going back to the school to take physics classes. She came to Rutherford High School looking to switch from a private school setting to a public school setting. She was the dean and vice principal at Paramus Catholic High School for two years, but likes the change in position. As a teacher, she has more personal and positive interactions with students. “I definitely smile a lot more as teacher,” she tells me. She also coached the dance team at Paramus Catholic High School and hopes to help with the cheering team here at RHS. The fun fact she would like to share with the student body is that she has a rescue greyhound dog!