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  • Exploring Different Careers at North Dover

    January 30, 2023 -- Throughout the month of January, students at North Dover Elementary learned about a variety of career paths from some familiar faces - their own parents and loved ones!
  • Vicki Gillen Inducted into NJ Interscholastic Coaches Hall of Fame

    Jan. 25, 2023-- Congratulations are in order for High School North head girls basketball coach Vicki Gillen, who was inducted into the NJ State Interscholastic Coaches Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Pines Manor in Edison, NJ Jan.
  • Central Registration Wins Free Lunch From WJRZ

    Jan. 17, 2023-- The team at the district's Central Registration office won free lunch today as part of 101.1 WJRZ's Free Lunch Giveaway program. From left to right: Student Services Director John Green, Assistant Superintendent Jim Ricotta, and Registration's Karen Ryan, Lynn Melapioni, and Lynn Ross hold up their free lunch and t-shirts, which were provided by the radio station.
  • Student vs Faculty Bball Game at HSE Makes for Fun, Competitive Night

    Dec. 12, 2022-- High School East hosted a student versus faculty basketball game Friday night, Dec. 9, and by all accounts it was a super fun and competitive evening.
  • ELC Goes Around the World to Promote Friendship

    Dec. 2, 2022-- The Early Learning Center, through the support of the Toms River Education Association, hosted their first Friendsgiving Holidays Around the World family event Dec.
  • Gratitude is Universal Language During Friendsgiving Celebration at Int. South

    Nov. 23, 2022: Bill Fischer's special education classroom at Intermediate South is uniquely inclusive, and never more so than today, during a special Friendsgiving celebration.
  • Holiday Season Has Students, Staff Making a Community Impact

    Nov. 21, 2022-- Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for what we have, as well as a time to help others in need. Students, staff, and district leaders are going the extra mile to make a positive impact on the greater Toms River community.
  • Cross Country Success Links High School North Past and Present

    Nov. 16, 2022-- coverage of High School North's girls cross country 2022 South Jersey Group 4 state title, and freshman Jessica Abbott's first-place finish, notes the following:"Abbott .
  • Make That TWO 'Exemplary Educators' for TRRS

    Nov. 4, 2022-- On Wednesday it was announced that Hooper Avenue Elementary's Amy Mackle was named an "Exemplary Educator" by the NJDOE. Lo and behold, Mrs.
  • Hooper Teacher Named 'Exemplary Educator'

    Nov. 2, 2022-- Each year, the New Jersey Department of Education invites public school districts to participate in the Exemplary Educator Recognition Program, which has a mission to identify outstanding educators for special recognition.
  • Photo Gallery: Pep Rally Celebrates Toms River-Based State Teacher of the Year

    Oct. 17, 2022-- One person brought together state and local leaders, dignitaries, families, current and former students, media—and even the fiercely loyal mascots of rivals North and South—and that was New Jersey Teacher of the Year Christine Girtain.
  • Christine Girtain Named State Teacher of the Year

    Oct. 12, 2022-- For the first time ever, an Ocean County educator has been named the state’s Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • Schools Bring History to Life in Honor of Columbus Day

    Oct. 10, 2022-- At Intermediate East, eighth-grade social studies teacher Casey Kanarkowski was Christopher Columbus, dressed head to toe in costume as the Italian explorer.
  • Back to School 2022-2023

    A little rain couldn't stop the smiles as students throughout Toms River Regional Schools-- including this happy Hooper Husky-- returned to school for the first day of the 2022-2023 school year.
  • District Welcomes New Staff Members

    Aug. 29, 2022-- Toms River Regional Schools hosted an orientation for new staff members-- more than 100 educators-- at Intermediate East. The media center was filled with new and familiar faces, all smiling, as Superintendent Michael Citta (right), district leaders, and board members help introduce new teachers to their surroundings and each other, and welcomed them all into the TRRS family.
  • Toms River Teachers Join Local Community for Project WET

    Aug. 18, 2022-- Last week, Aug. 12, a variety of environmentally-passionate, conscience teachers from the local areas including Toms River, Brick, and Manalapan participated in full-day Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) workshops to learn more about how to protect and restore our water sources and how to help tackle climate change.
  • Christine Girtain Named Ocean County Teacher of the Year

    Christine Girtain, the 28-year Toms River Regional Schools educator who teaches science and serves as the director of authentic science research (ASR) at High School North and High School South, has been named the Ocean County Teacher of the Year by the New Jersey Department of Education.
  • Arts Integration Team Attends Leadership Institute

    July 18, 2022 -- A group of Toms River supervisors and Pine Beach teachers returned to the in-person Arts Integration Leadership Institute hosted by NJPSA/FEA in Princeton.
  • True Utopia is Fiction Writing for District BA

    July 12, 2022-- At the risk of generalizing, those in the financial sector don’t tend to be creative types. It’s a numbers game, after all, and those crunching the numbers are typically content to let those numbers tell the story.
  • On the Farm STEM for District Science Teachers

    June 20, 2022-- The week of June 12, a group of intermediate and high school science teachers including Dinean Batchelder, Regina Feliz, Jessica Kurtz, Cherri Worth, and Christine Girtain traveled to Oklahoma to participate in a four-day program entitled On The Farm STEM, conducted by the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture and funded by beef farmers and ranchers through the Beef Checkoff.
  • District Loses a Legend in Bob Petruski

    June 20, 2022-- Robert Michael Petruski, 71, of Waretown passed away peacefully on Friday, June 17, 2022. Robert was born in Perth Amboy, NJ, and at age 6 moved to Toms River at the age of 6, where he would spend most of his life.
  • Teachers Looking Forward to Helping Save Barnegat Bay

    June 8, 2022-- Teachers from Intermediate South, North, and East visited the Save Barnegat Bay house at Brown’s Woods earlier this week to begin planning field trips for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students for the 2022-23 school year.
  • Sustainable Jersey Grant Will Fund New Courtyard at HSN

    High School North has been named the recipient of a $10,000 grant from Sustainable Jersey for Schools for its proposal to construct the OurSpace Courtyard, a student-driven project that will overhaul the school’s existing courtyard and transform it into a space for students to cultivate and exhibit their design and life skills, promote art and inclusivity, and take a mental health break from the rigors of the school day.
  • Large-Scale Expo to Showcase Student Excellence

    For the better part of two full years, everything happening throughout Toms River Regional Schools has been shared virtually– in newsletters, online, and through emails– and only recently have parents and community members been able to take in performances, capstone projects, and showcases, albeit in a somewhat limited capacity.
  • Educators of the Year Honored at Board of Education Meeting

    The 2021-2022 Teacher and Educational Service Professionals of the Year were honored at the March 16 board meeting, where honorees received plaques, roses, and proper recognition from board members, administrators, and the community.
  • CDC Releases Vaccination Info for Teachers

    The fact sheet answers questions about the federal retail pharmacy program, eligibility, and more.

Human Resources Services

For Long Term Care Insurance information, please contact:

Edward Meglis
1-800-375-1133 x2066

Tim Kelly

The Employee Assistance Resources Program is a confidential advisory and referral program available to you and your family members without charge. It is designed to assist employees who are experiencing personal, family, or work-related problems. Call 1-800-300-0628

On May 2, 2008, the Family Leave Insurance (FLI) was signed into law effective July 1, 2009. Please note that on May 15, 2019, the State changed their procedure to file. The school system no longer needs to submit information at the time of your application. In order to obtain a claim form, please visit the NJ Department of Labor's website at Once you are directed to the site, click on the Family Leave Insurance tab. At this point you have the choice to submit your claim online or print out the application and submit it to the State. 

To submit your application online, look to the right hand column and follow the prompts.

To print out a form and submit it via fax or email, scroll down to general information and how to apply. 

Contact Information

Human Resources

Yamila Gordon, HR Generalist (Non-Certified Staff)

Ext. 500073

Maureen Cummings, HR Generalist (Attendance) 

Ext. 500071

Dawn Radetich, Senior HR Generalist (Certified Staff)

 Ext. 500072

Dr. Megan Osborn, Director of Human Resources

Ext. 500070

Employee Benefits

Kathy Aimes, Senior Employee Benefits Coordinator

 Ext. 500110

Tracie Doss, Employee Benefits Coordinator

 Ext. 500112