Phone: 732-541-8960 x4000


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts: Montclair State University- English Literature Master of Arts: Montclair State University-Educational Leadership

Joanna Joaquin

Mrs. Joanna Joaquin earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Montclair State University. 

Prior to becoming a Principal at Carteret High School, Mrs. Joaquin served as a Middle School Vice-Principal in the neighboring town of Perth Amboy, an English Language Arts Supervisor at a Charter School in Jersey City, and as a high school English teacher in the city of Paterson. 

One of Mrs. Joaquin's favorite things to do is to sit in a comfy chair, read a good book, and drink a delicious cup of coffee.  Truth be told---her idea of an outside activity is taking a book outside to read. Her favorite novels are Mary Shelly's Frankenstein and Bram Stoker's Dracula. While she also loves Jane Austen, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Shakespeare she is just as in love with Stephanie Meyer's Twilight Saga. Don't judge.

Traveling is also one of Mrs. Joaquin's passions. Her favorite city is Paris and she hopes to someday spend a year living in the city of lights. Bonjour!

Mrs. Joaquin is also a dedicated mother and wife, and cherishes family time with her husband and daughter. 

Mrs. Joaquin is truly honored to serve and work with the Carteret High School community. 

Phone: 732-541-8960 x4001


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: BA Literature Ramapo College of NJ MA Educational Leadership St. Peter’s College Certifications: Teacher of English Supervisor Principal

Mr. Angel Cora

Mr. Cora has been an educator for over eighteen years. While teaching ESL part time in North Bergen and pursuing a Bachelor’s in Literature from Ramapo College,  he decided to become a full time educator. After graduating, Mr. Cora taught English at Hillside High School, University Academy Charter High School in Jersey City and Morristown High School. Mr. Cora is also a former basketball, softball, and bowling coach. He also created the SHIELD program, an associate member program of his fraternity Psi Sigma Phi Multicultural Fraternity Inc., for students from Jersey City who were mentored by college students, did countless hours of community service and organized leadership programs.

After Mr. Cora gained his Master’s in Educational Leadership from St. Peter’s College in Jersey City, he knew the classroom was not the finish line of his career. He served as Dean of Students in Perth Amboy for one year and is now the new Vice Principal of Carteret High. Mr. Cora also serves as the owner and Executive Director of Young People’s Day Camp, which serves underprivileged youth from North and Central Jersey every summer.

Phone: 732-541-8960 x4002


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: NJ Excel: Educational Administration with School Administrator Certification Educational Administration with Principal’s Certification Rutgers University: Master of Education in Mathematics Education Montclair State University: Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Certifications: Chief School Administrator Principal Supervisor’s Certification, Standard Elementary School Teacher, Standard Elementary School Teacher with Specialization in Middle School Mathematics: 5-8, Standard

Mrs. Jackie DePasquale

Mrs. DePasquale was appointed Vice-Principal of Carteret High School in January 2022. She grew up in Carteret and was a graduate of Carteret High School Class of 2002. She began her teaching career as a 6th grade Math teacher at the Carteret Middle school in September of 2006 and spent the following 16 years at CMS. In 2006, Mrs. DePasquale graduated from Montclair State University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She received her Masters in Mathematics Education and Supervisor’s certificate from Rutgers University in May 2012. Mrs. DePasquale went on to complete the NJ Excel program where she attained her Principal and Chief School Administrator certifications. In her spare time, she loves to spend time with family and friends, especially her husband and two children, Gianna and AJ.