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Teacher Mental Health

Southeast Ridgewood, New Jersey, 07652, United States
January 24, 2019

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Amelia Luongo


Professional Profile

Developmental Psychology MA and MBA Graduate, holds Standard Teaching Certificates in K-12 Italian Education and K-5 Elementary Education. Well Rounded Educational and Professional Background. Strong Service Orientation. Acknowledged for Performance Excellence. Broad based Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and Computer Technology.

Education, Honors, and Certifications

Developmental Psychology Master of Arts 2015;

with continued course work in Clinical Psychology

Columbia University Teachers College, New York City, New York

PSI CHI International Honor Society for Psychology

KAPPA DELTA PI International Honor Society for Educators

Completed Graduate Course Work in Education for Teacher Certification

New Jersey City University, Jersey City, New Jersey ~2003-2004

K-5 Elementary Education

K-12 Italian Education

Psychology and Education Graduate Course Work toward MA requirements

Montclair State University, Upper Montclair, New Jersey 2001-2003

Graduate Certificate Course: Italian Advanced Grammar and Composition

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey 2002

Master of Business Administration

Focus: International Business Management

The University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 1997

Elected Graduate Student Senator

Computer Laboratory Graduate Assistant

Received award for dedication to the Small Business Institute

Dual Bachelor of Arts: Economics and Italian

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

PHI SIGMA IOTA International Foreign Language Honor Society Member

Rutgers Study Abroad Program – Italy

Campus Council Representative

Campus Newspaper Reporter

Language House Secretary and Treasurer


NJ State Elementary Education Certification License 2005

NJ State Italian Education Certification License 2005

Computer Skills

Software (IBM and MAC environments): Microsoft Windows®

Microsoft Developer Certificate 2006

Professional Development

Applied Behavior Analyst (ABA) with Teacher Certification

Student population with neurological and developmental disabilities

Paramus Board of Education October 2017-present

Substitute Teacher K-12, January 2017-October 2017 (Per Diem)

Paramus Board of Education, Paramus, New Jersey

Report Writer/Consultant, as needed 2016-2017

Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C.

Forest Hills, New York

Substitute Teacher K-12, August 2015-December 2017

(Per Diem, as needed)

Ridgewood Board of Education, Ridgewood, New Jersey

Volunteer Research Team Member, Global Mental Health Laboratory:

Web-Based Training Tool for Psychotherapy 2013-2015; PI: Dr. Helen Verdeli

Columbia University Teachers College, New York, New York

Team Member for a project to develop an online training tool for interpersonal psychotherapy

Collaborated with researchers and faculty at Columbia University Teachers College and the New York State Psychiatric Institute

Participated in weekly team meetings

Conducted online searches and literature review

Contributed to project planning

Continue to be a member of the Laboratory on as-needed basis 2013-present

Substitute Teacher K-12, 2009, 2013 (per diem, as needed, while in graduate school)

Ridgewood Board of Education, Ridgewood, New Jersey

Teacher of Italian, March 2009 to June 2009.

New Milford Board of Education New Milford, New Jersey

(Leave Replacement)

Teacher of Italian, 2007 (Evenings)

Bergen Community College Paramus, New Jersey

Teacher of Italian, September 2007 to June 2008

Clifton Board of Education, Clifton, New Jersey

Teacher of Italian, September 2006 to June 2007

Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School Board of Education

Oakland, New Jersey

Computer Technologies Coordinator and Curriculum Teacher, K-8, September 2004 to June 2006

Visitation Academy, Paramus, New Jersey

Substitute Teacher, K-12, 2004 (per diem, as needed, while in graduate school)

Ridgewood Board of Education, Ridgewood, New Jersey

Professional Affiliations

The Society for Cognitive Rehabilitation (Therapists)

Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey

American Association of Teachers of Italian


Mr. Edward Isaacson, Supervisor, Comprehensive Consultation Psychological Services, P.C.

Forest Hills, New York

Dr. Helen Verdeli, Ph.D. (My Professor and the Director of the Research Lab in which I am currently a member)

Associate Professor of Psychology and Education

Director of Global Mental Health Research Laboratory

Teachers College, Columbia University

525 West 120th Street, New York, New York 10027


Dr. David Shaenfield (My Professor and Advisor while at Columbia University Teachers College)


Dr. David Shaenfield, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

Sacred Heart University

phone: 917-***-****

Sister Philomena McCartney, OP, (Principal), and Mrs. Carolyn O’Leary, Vice Principal

Visitation Academy,

222 Farview Avenue

Paramus, New Jersey 07652

201-***-**** (K-8 Computer Technology and General Curriculum Teacher position)

Mr. Joseph Collins, Principal

Ramapo Indian Hills Regional High School

97 Yawpo Avenue, Oakland, New Jersey

201-***-**** extension 3320 (Teacher of Italian – High School)

Mr. Richard Tardalo, Clifton Superintendent of Schools 973-***-**** (Teacher of Italian - High School)

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