Administration General Information
Welcome to Helen Morgan School
We are an elementary school in Sparta, NJ for children in Grades 4 and 5.
We take great pride in maintaining a positive learning environment for both students and staff. We do this by building positive relationships with all students, creating meaningful and authentic learning experiences that allow all students to be successful, and building a strong partnership with our parents and community.
Our teachers are committed to providing classroom environments that value, foster and acknowledge not just the individual academic needs of all students but also their social and emotional growth as members of our community and this world.
Mr. Layman, Principal
The 2017-2018 school year will be Mr. Layman's fourth year as the Helen Morgan School principal, and his eighteenth year in education. Prior to working in Sparta, he was an assistant principal in Westfield, NJ and a teacher in Wayne, NJ. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bucknell University and a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania. Outside of school Mr. Layman enjoys reading (American History, crime thrillers, and adventure stories when given the choice of genres), writing (he needs to do more), exploring the great outdoors, following Philadelphia sports teams (he knows disappointment) and, above all each and every moment with his family.
One day, he hopes to climb to the top of the Grand Teton.
Mr. Ciaburri, Assistant Principal
The 2017-18 school year will be Mr. Ciaburri’s seventh year as Assistant Principal for the 4th and 5th grade students of the Sparta School District. Prior to working as an assistant principal in Sparta, Mr. Ciaburri worked as a Phys. Ed. Teacher in Jefferson, NJ and Kinnelon, NJ before accepting teaching and coaching positions at Sparta High School. Mr. Ciaburri earned his Bachelor’s Degree from William Paterson University and his Master’s Degree from Kean University.
When not in the school, you will find Mr. Ciaburri relaxing at the beach with his wife and three children, or on the sports field coaching his children in one of many sports they are currently involved in.
Mr. Ciaburri loves the New York Yankees, the Dallas Cowboys, and Oreo Peanut Butter ice cream from Alpine Creamery! If given the opportunity, Mr. Ciaburri would love to play a round of golf at Augusta National.
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