HIB Program Overview

  • Bullying is always a serious matter. New Brunswick Public Schools values the safety, success, and happiness of all students and prioritizes all bullying concerns.

    "Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying” means any gesture, any written, verbal or physical act or any electronic communication, whether it is a single incident or a series of incidents, that is

    • Reasonably perceived as being motivated by either any actual or perceived characteristic, such as race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or a mental, physical or sensory disability; or by any other distinguishing characteristic; and that
    • Takes place on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus, or off school grounds, as provided for in N.J.S.A. 18A:37-15.3, that substantially disrupts or interferes with the orderly operation of the school or the rights of other pupils; and that
    • a reasonable person should know under the circumstances will have the effect of physically or emotionally harming a pupil or damaging the pupil’s property, or placing a pupil in reasonable fear of physical or emotional harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property, or
    • Has the effect of insulting or demeaning any pupil or group of pupils, or
    • Creates a hostile educational environment for the pupil by interfering with a pupil’s education or by severely or pervasively causing physical or emotional harm to the pupil.


    New Brunswick Public Schools Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying Policy 5512

    Guidance for Parents on Anti-Bullying Rights Act

    HIB Incident Reporting Form for Families

    School Climate State Coordinator (HIB@doe.nj.gov)



  • Lincoln Elementary School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    JoAnn Kocis, Principal                                                                                                                                                                                                            732-745-5300 x 6002                                                                                                                                                                                     joann_kocis@nbpsnj.net

  • Lord Stirling Community School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Liz Cruz, School Social Worker
    (732) 745-5300, ext. 3571 | liz_cruz@nbpsnj.net

  • McKinley Community School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Leslie Freling, School Counselor
    (732) 745-5300 x7069 | leslie_freling@nbpsnj.net

  • Paul Robeson Community School for the Arts

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Roxy Lockhart, School Counselor
    732-745-5300 x7253                                                                                                                                                                           roxy_lockhart@nbpsnj.net

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Vacancy, Social Worker
    Please contact the main office 732-745-5300 x 7200

  • A.C. Redshaw Elementary School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Eileen Sheehan, School Counselor
    (732) 745-5300 x7513 | eileen_sheehan@nbpsnj.net

  • Roosevelt Elementary School

     Anti-Bullying Specialist
     Alexandra Guy, Social Worker
     (732) 745-5300 x7853                                                                                                                                                                       alexandra_guy@nbpsnj.net

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Christina Sciancalepore, School Counselor
    (732) 745-5300 x7764                                                                                                                                                         christina_sciancalepore@nbpsnj.net

  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Gina Goble
    (732) 745-5300, ext. 8009 | gina_goble@nbpsnj.net

  • New Brunswick Middle School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Kelly Siacavelas, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)
    (732) 745-5300 x8420 | kelly_siacavelas@nbpsnj.net

Anti-Bullying Specialists at High Schools

  • New Brunswick High School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Daisy Rocha, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)
    (732) 745-5300 x3041 | daisy_rocha@nbpsnj.net

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Amy Flores, Student Assistance Counselor (SAC)
    (732) 745-5300 x3015 | amy_flores@nbpsnj.net

  • New Brunswick Health Sciences Technology High School

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Colleen White, School Counselor
    (732) 745-5300 x4064 | colleen_white@nbpsnj.net

  • New Brunswick Adult Learning Center 

    Anti-Bullying Specialist
    Timothy Timberlake, Principal
    (732) 745-5300, ext. 4104 | timothy_timberlake@nbpsnj.net

  • Need to elevate an issue?

    If your serious matter requires additional help, our district's Anti-Bullying Coordinator can provide elevated attention beyond your school Anti-Bullying Specialist that you have contacted first. 

  • District Anti-Bullying Coordinator

    Dr. Iris Forde 
    Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services
    (732) 745-5300, ext. 3501 | iris_forde@nbpsnj.net