Dr. Tamika S. DePass

Phone: 201-313-2476


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History M.A. Political Science M.A. Administration and Supervision Ed.D. Educational Leadership Certifications: Social Studies Principal Chief School Administrator

Dr. Tamika S. DePass

Dear Families:

We hope you are having an amazing summer!  We welcome our new and returning students to School Year 2018-19.  Assistant Principal Mastrangelo and I are excited to develop relationships and work together with you this school year.

At Shaler Academy, our experienced team of teachers effectively implement technology instruction using Chromebooks, MacBooks, iPads and other equipment; expose students to cultural diversity through literature and writing using the Mondo Bookshop and Being a Writer programs; and help students develop critical thinking and inquiry-based problem solving using Envisions Math.  Classroom teachers also work collaboratively to monitor student progress and individualize instruction to meet students’ needs using the following resources: Rethink and the Aimsweb software platforms.

Our related services personnel implement a multi-sensory approach to learning through hands-on activities, manipulatives, and play.  Many educational apps and literature are used to expand comprehension and language development including the PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) for our students with little or no abilities to communicate.

Mr. Mastrangelo and I are excited by all of the amazing possibilities that the coming school year has to offer. Our faculty spent the summer engaging in professional development and extensive lesson planning for data driven instruction. We are dedicated to facilitating an environment that expands students’ natural curiosity and excitement for learning.  We welcome you to partner with us to make a difference in students’ lives.