• Director of Special Projects

    Gina Forester, Ed.D.
    Director of Special Projects
    (609) 965-1034 ext. 136

    Dr. Forester completed her Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University. She is a member of the Phi Delta Kappa International Professional Fraternity for Educators and holds certifications as a School Business Administrator and Principal. In addition, Dr. Forester received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Beaver College (presently known as Arcadia University) in Early Childhood / Elementary Education. She is certified to teach Preschool through eighth grade. She taught elementary school for four years in Plainfield, New Jersey. While teaching, she completed her Masters of Education degree from Beaver College (Arcadia University) in Reading. She is a certified Reading Specialist for grades kindergarten to twelve. She worked as a Reading Specialist in the Special Education Department, and later became the Learning Consultant for the Lindenwold School District. During this time, she completed the Learning Disabilities Teacher - Consultant (LDT-C) and Supervisor Certification programs from Rowan University. She was the Learning Consultant on the Child Study Team in Egg Harbor City from March 2002 to June 2006. In addition to holding this position, she was the Supervisor of Special Services for the district from September 2003 to June 2006. As of July 1, 2006 Dr. Forester became the Supervisor of Special Projects and is now the Director of Special Projects. She is responsible for all Special and General Education Programs, which includes the Child Study Team, English as a Second Language Department, Curriculum and Instruction, and Grants, as well as the district Educational Stability Liaison.


    Learning Disabilities Teacher – Consultant

    Tara Macchione, MAED
    Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDT-C)
    (609) 965-1034 ext. 175

    Mrs. Macchione received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Loyola College of Maryland, her teaching certificate from Georgian Court University, and her Master of Arts in Education from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. She is certified as an Elementary School Teacher, a Teacher of Students with Disabilities, and a Learning Disability Teacher Consultant (LDT-C).

    Mrs. Macchione had taught 2nd grade at the Spragg School in Egg Harbor City for 7 years before moving into her current position as the Learning Consultant on the Child Study Team.


    School Psychologist

    Ana Cabral, M.Ed./CAGS
    School Psychologist
    (609) 965-1034 ext. 131

    Mrs. Cabral received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts. She received her Masters in Education/School Psychologist Program and Certificate of Advance Graduate Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Massachusetts. Mrs. Cabral is presently the School Psychologist for the Egg Harbor City School District and enjoys assessing, helping to implement, and advocating for the services that best meets the needs of a child and their family. Mrs. Cabral is also, bilingual; she is fluent in the Spanish Language.


    School Social Worker

    Jen Connelly, M.S.W.
    Certified School Social Worker
    (609) 965-1034 ext. 135

    Mrs. Connelly received her Bachelor of Science degree from St. Joseph’s University in Sociology. She has a Masters in Social Work from Rutgers University. Previous to receiving her Masters degree, Mrs. Connelly was a case manager for 2 years and case manager supervisor for 1 year at a non-profit agency in Philadelphia. In Philadelphia she worked with children and their families who were experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. For the 2003-2004 school year Mrs. Connelly had a full-time internship as a school counselor/social worker in the Willingboro, NJ elementary schools. Presently she is the school social worker for the Egg Harbor City School District. Her responsibilities include conducting social assessments, individual and group counseling, and case management services.


    School Social Worker

    Nicole Goodwin, M.S.W.
    Certified School Social Worker
    (609) 965-1034 ext. 175

    Ms. Goodwin received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Arcadia University in Glenside, PA. Upon graduation, she worked as a Special Education Aide and as an in-home ABA Technician. She has a Masters in Social Work from Stockton University where she worked as an intern in various mental health settings and case management roles. Ms. Goodwin is currently a Certified School Social Worker in the Egg Harbor City School District. Her responsibilities include case management services, conducting social assessments, and individual and group counseling. 


    Speech and Language Specialist

    Tiffany Ljoka MS, CCC-SLP
    Speech and Language Specialist
    (609) 965-1034 ext. 341

    Mrs. Ljoka received both her Bachelor's Degree and Master's Degree in Speech Pathology from Stockton University. She also has her Clinical Certification of Competency Certification from the American Speech and Hearing Association.

    Mrs. Ljoka will be providing speech and language services at both the Charles L Spragg Elementary School and the Egg Harbor City Community School. Speech and language services cover all areas of language, articulation, fluency, social skills and much more!

    Mrs. Ljoka can be reached by email at tljoka@eggharborcityschools.com or via telephone at (609) 965-1034 ext. 341.



    Darlene Hagel
    (609) 965-1034 x 136