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  • 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.
  • Jen Fazzini Recognized as a Teacher Who Rocks

    March 8, 2022 -- Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Fazzini who was recently recognized as a Teacher Who Rocks by 100.1 WJRZ. Mrs. Fazzini teaches AP Biology at High School East where she co-created the Renaissance Program and is a Student Council advisor.
  • Michael Citta Appointed District Superintendent

    The Toms River Board of Education approved the appointment of Michael Citta, current principal of High School South, as superintendent of Toms River Regional Schools.
  • High School North Wins AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

    High School North has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A.
  • Donation, Dedicated Teachers Help Restore Young Adult Program

    Rachel Barry, who teaches special education classes for 18- to 21-year olds at High School East, watched with pride on Monday as the Toms River Young Adults (TRYA) program that she re-envisioned and reinvigorated took place at the Ocean County YMCA.
  • Temple University Assists Admin Retreat

    July 19, 2021-- District leadership gathered at Intermediate South July 14 for an administrative retreat. The program was opened by district partner Dr.
  • Graduation Day 2021

    June 21, 2021 -- After what has been a challenging year, we are excited to celebrate our district's graduates! There will be a live stream of the intermediate and high school graduations, which can be accessed on this page.
  • Intermediate East Gives a Salute Ahead of Memorial Day

    May 25, 2021 -- In observance of Memorial Day, Toms River Intermediate East band and orchestra students, under the direction of Mrs. Jill Milkovitz-Lovinfosse and Mrs.
  • Happy National Nurses Day!

    May 6, 2021 -- Principal Pat Thomas thanked the nurses at High School East with the following message: Nurses Appreciation Day is officially Thursday, May 6 this year.
  • Local Film Gains Attention as Coach Frank Nears 900th Win

    April 13, 2021-- South Baseball - The Spirit of Winning, from Toms River filmmaker Sandra Levine, focuses on High School South baseball coach Ken Frank, and is getting considerable additional exposure right now as Coach Frank approaches his 900th career win.
  • Share.Ea(s)t.Repeat Initiative Provides Tasty Stories

    Share.Ea(s)t.Repeat was a community initiative at High School East that focused on creating positive connections between staff and students through one topic that unites everyone: food.
  • District 'Rocks Socks' for World Down Syndrome Day

    March 22, 2021 -- Each year since 2006, World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) has been globally observed on March 21. This date has significance since it is the 21st day of the 3rd month, and represents the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
  • HSE Raising Awareness for World Down Syndrome Day

    March 17, 2021 -- Each year since 2006, World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) has been globally observed on March 21. This date has significance since it is the 21st day of the 3rd month, and represents the uniqueness of the triplication of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome.
  • District Working to Vaccinate Teachers, Staff

    In a message sent March 5, Superintendent Thomas Gialanella informed all Toms River Regional Schools staff members that the district was working to have them vaccinated, and soon.
  • 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