500 Ridge Rd

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

(973) 239-2646

Fax: (973) 857-2003


Mr. Nicholas DeCorte, MMS Principal 

Mr. Derrick Chell, MMS Vice Principal

Colleen Bulger, Social Worker/Case Manager

Ms. Slota, Anti-Bullying Specialist / Guidance Counselor

Principal’s Message


Dear Parents, Guardians, and Students,


As another school year is underway and poses to bring a diverse set of challenges and instructional practices, Memorial Middle School has gotten off to a great start. I have had the opportunity to reflect on the past 9 years of working with our children in Cedar Grove. This opportunity has provided me with the insight and vision to lead our staff and students toward academic success on the path for college and careers. Now, more than ever, our compassion, understanding, and creativity will be the forefront of instructing our students.

As the building leader, I will continue to focus on preparing our students to become lifelong learners that will persevere through an ever changing society. While doing so, I look forward to assisting our staff in continued alignment with the New Jersey Student Learning Standards, differentiated instructional strategies guided by student data and overseeing daily operations of our Middle School.

It is extremely important to keep the lines of communication open with our staff. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher as the need arises throughout the school year. Their emails can be found on our website under “Staff.”

Once again, we at Memorial Middle School are looking forward to working together to create a learning environment that is conducive to our children’s academic and social emotional growth.



Nicholas DeCorte


HIB Anti Bullying Specialists

Erica Slota

Colleen Bulger

Eric Pace


School Climate and Safety Team


Erica Slota

Colleen Bulger

Eric Pace

Derrick Chell

Nick Decorte

Liz Cheyne

Gabrielle Guridys

Gionna Castelli

Lisa Cassilli

Cedar Grove School District Updates

Cedar Grove Staff and Parents Power/Internet Outage Report Form