Phone: 201-775-6431


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: B.A., English, St. John's University M.A., English Literature, Drew University M.A., Education, Seton Hall University Ed.S., ELMP, Seton Hall University Certifications: Teacher, English, 7-12 Supervisor Principal

Ms. Vanessa Martyniuk

My name is Vanessa Martyniuk and it is my honor and privilege to serve as the Assistant Principal at Ridgefield Memorial High School. I have been an educator since 2006, working as a teacher of English and the Department Chairperson of English in the district of Perth Amboy prior to joining the district of Ridgefield in the summer of 2016. Currently, I am a Doctoral Candidate in Education at Seton Hall University.

My motto has always been, “learning is dynamic, never automatic,” and I hope to impart this vision to others daily in my role at the high school. For me, each student is an individual first, a scholar second, and has the capacity to choose how far his or her potential can take him (or her).  I will promote an environment that advocates growth as partners in learning for the 21st century. In an ever-changing society, education needs to provide a secure and supportive place for exploration of ideas and imagination. I look forward to this journey with the staff, students and parents of RMHS, as well as building partnerships with the greater Ridgefield community.

"Make the most of yourself for that is all there is of you."

                                -Ralph Waldo Emerson