Welcome to the Curriculum Department

  • The Curriculum and Instruction Department is dedicated to ensuring quality education for all students.  In partnership with parents, students, teachers, and community members, we will continually renew rigorous curriculum that is aligned with the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards, reflects research-based programs and best practices, and is responsive to the needs of all learners. 

Curriculum and Instruction Staff

  • Adelina Giannetti Adelina Giannetti, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary and Special Services

    Adelina G. Giannetti joined Pemberton Township School district in October, 2002. Prior to her role as assistant superintendent, she served as director of special services, assistant director of instruction for special services, and special education supervisor.

    Before coming to Pemberton she served as the principal of Larc School for two years. Her previous experience includes serving as a reading specialist for Lenape Regional High School District and teacher of the handicapped for students with emotional and behavioral disabilities at the Y.A.L.E. School.

    Giannetti brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Pemberton, including expertise in special education, reading instruction and assessment, professional development, school administration, innovative best practices, research based strategies and instruction and child advocacy. She also serves an adjunct professor at Temple University for the College of Education. In addition, she has consulted for various school districts in New Jersey and has offered a variety of presentations on current educational issues.

  • Jeff Havers Jeff Havers, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary, Preschool - 5th

    Jeff Havers joined the Pemberton Township Learning Community as director of curriculum for grades PreK through 5 in 2015, and was named assistant superintendent in 2017. He came to Pemberton from Berlin Community School, where he served as principal for 6 years. As principal of the preschool through 8th grade school, he was responsible for the supervision of building level administrators, basic skills, ELL, nurses, guidance and 84 certified staff members. Prior to that, he served as the lead teacher/disciplinarian of Hainesport Elementary School, after teaching social studies, 5th grade and Basic Skills there for 13 years. He earned both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Rowan University in Glassboro.

  • Ida Smith Ida Smith, Chief Academic Officer

    Ida Smith was named chief academic officer in 2017, after serving as the director of curriculm and instruction grades 6 - 12 in 2016. In her new capacity she directs and supervises the planning, implementation and monitoring of all education programs, grades 6 - 12.

    Prior to joining the department of curriculum and instruction, she was principal at Pemberton Township High School for two years, after serving as an assistant principal in both the high school and middle school. She began her career in Pemberton in 1991 as a long term substitute, then science teacher, at Helen Fort Middle School. Smith earned her master’s in education from The College of New Jersey and her bachelor’s degree from Holy Family University.

Contact Information

  • Adelina Giannetti, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary and Special Services
    609-893-8141, Ext. 1013
    email: agiannetti@pemb.org

    Katy Mount, Secretary
    609-893-8141, Ext. 1995
    email: kmount@pemb.org


    Jeff Havers, Assistant Superintendent for Elementary, Preschool - 5th
    609-893-8141, Ext. 1029
    email:  jhavers@pemb.org

    Robin Fulton, Secretary
    609-893-8141, Ext. 1027
    email: rfulton@pemb.org


    Ida Smith, Chief Academic Officer
    609-893-8141, Ext. 1011 
    email:  ismith@pemb.org

    Michele Gibb, Secretary
    609-893-8141, ext. 1010
    email: mgibb@pemb.org