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MEET  THE  STAFF:

Hello my name is Kevin Hoagland and I am looking forward to my first summer at Vic’s.
I am a Health and Physical Education teacher up In East Rutherford, I teach grades 9-12 in Phys Ed, Health, and Drivers Education. I also have 14 years of camp experience, starting as a
counselor and moving all the way up to Director of Sports. I love playing golf, traveling, and finding new restaurants to enjoy. I also coach high school swimming, baseball, soccer, and volleyball.

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Kevin Hoagland- Director of Sports

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Robin Ponticello-

Head Counselor

My name is Robin, an energetic and positive mother of two adult children. I have experience in varied businesses, however, I am proud to say, I dedicated the last 15 years of my career working with children. I am a certified Para, having worked in classrooms offering one on one emotional support. During the school year, I am an Elementary School Secretary, where I also serve as the Before and After Manager. I love working with children and interacting with their families. I am passionate about emerging students in hands-on activities, especially through the creative arts, while keeping safety and well-being the number one priority. I am looking forward to being a part of your child’s camp experience.

Paulina is a mother of four girls and one boy. She is a second grade teacher at Yeshivah of Flatbush and she also teaches English at Yeshivah of Flatbush High School. In her free time, she likes to read books, watch TV, play with her kids, and take her computer coding class. She became a teacher because she loves the wonder and enthusiasm that she sees in children every day. 

Paulina Salem
 

Christine grew up playing Softball, Basketball, and Soccer, as the team's Goalie. While she loved sports, she soon realized that her true passion was music and acting. She was very active in her schools' vocal, drama, and instrumental groups where she played the trumpet.  She also toured with Drum Corps International for two seasons.
     Chris has been working with children for many years. She began caring for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool children at Forever Young Nursery School during high school and college. Chris received her BA Cum Laude in Music Education, K-12 and Vocal Performance from Georgian Court University. She taught for five years at a private music academy and six years at a public elementary school. Chris  recently began teaching  music at a private school in Wall for children with special needs. 

Christine Van Pelt
Head Counselor

 

Julio Gonzalez

Field Supervisor

Hi my name is Nicholas Tomasso. I am someone who is dedicated to the complete development of youth. I am a full time teacher who is passionate about the care of each person I am responsible for. I also find the most fulfillment in my life when I know I am a tool used for the betterment of an individual.

Kristin DiMaggio

Head Counselor

My name is Julio Gonzalez and I am from South Plainfield, New Jersey. I’m 18 years and am majoring in Elementary Education at Rider University. In high school, I played football and I wrestled all four years. I’m a huge New York Giants fan, an even bigger Yankees fan, and I recently got into basketball; my favorite team is the Washington Wizards. I’m also a HUGE sneaker head. 

Nicholas Tomasso

Unit Head

My name is Kristin DiMaggio. I have over 16 years of experience in working with children of all ages. I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. I am currently a first grade teacher in Plainfield, NJ, and I love every minute on it! Little bit about me, I am from Old Bridge, NJ, I played soccer for ten years in my younger days, I am a big NY Giants fan and  I live for the summer and nice weather because I absolutely love being outside! 

Miss Ellie is an early childhood teacher and works with multiple grade levels. She has been working with young children for most of her life and loves every second of it. Miss Ellie is extremely excited to join the Ultimate Sports Camp family and is looking forward to the best summer ever!

Ellie Feder

Head Counselor

Meghan Heaney

Pre-K Counselor

My name is Meghan Heaney. This coming year I will be graduating from Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland with my Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education accompanied by an English minor. I have a passion for working with children and furthering their knowledge. I absolutely love sports! Soccer, dance, skiing, hockey, and cross country are a few sports I have played throughout the years. Soccer is my all time favorite and I look forward to being able to play it outdoors throughout the summer!  

Johnathan Green-Groves

Field Supervisor

Hi my name is johnathan and I’m entering my second year at Vic’s USC. it is my goal to ensure all athletic operations go accordingly, and make sure our kids play safely throughout the summer. Can’t wait! 

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