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Nutley Science programming focuses on providing instruction rooted in communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking as well as being firmly aligned to the NJ Student Learning Standards in Science.  We aim to provide our students opportunities that open their minds to think about how and why phenomena occur in the world around them.  Our programming encourages hands-on activities so that our students are learning by doing and pushing themselves to analyze and apply the principles they are learning to real-life systems.  


John Walker Middle School
Grade 7

Mrs. Ovchinnikoff

Mr. Vazquez

Mrs. Zazzali

Grade 8

Ms. Bruscino

Mrs. Flanner

Mrs. Johnson

Grades 7 and 8

Mrs. Ippolito

Nutley High School

Mr. Cremona - Forensic Science

Mrs. DeSimone - Biology

Mr. Enrico - Physics and AP Physics

Dr. Fossella - Biology, Chemistry, Nutrition Honors

Mrs. Granelli - Geophysical and Environmental Science

Ms. Gumbs - Geophysical and AP Environmental Science

Mrs. Jawabrah - Geophysical and Environmental Science

Mr. Kasner - Chemistry and AP Chemistry

Mr. Marsella - Biology and Environmental Science

Mrs. McNamara - Biology and Honors Biology

Mrs. Penberthy - Environmental and Geophysical Science

Mrs. Polk - Chemistry  and Honors Chemistry

Mr. Simko - Biology and AP Biology

Dr. Smith - Honors Human Physiology, Human Physiology, Medical Math and Terminology

Mr. Tempsick - Microbiology, Marine Science and Forensic Science


The Nutley School District serves approximately 4,100 students in Kindergarten through grade 12. The five elementary schools serve students K-6 and include Lincoln School, Radcliffe School, Spring Garden School, Washington School and Yantacaw School. John H. Walker Middle School serves students in grades 7-8 while Nutley High School addresses the needs of students in grades 9-12.