Phone: 201-313-2476


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. History M.A. Political Science M.A. Administration and Supervision Ed.D. Educational Leadership Certifications: Social Studies Principal Chief School Administrator

Dr. Tamika S. DePass

Dear Families:

We welcome our new and returning students to School Year 2021-22.  The Shaler and Bergen faculty and staff are excited to develop relationships and work together with you this school year.

Students’ school experience changed greatly in March 2020 with the onset of the coronavirus global pandemic.  Schools were forced into emergency health closures and have either remained closed or conducted hybrid instruction over the last 16 months.  We have fully return to school this fall and the Ridgefield School District has partnered with Navigating Success Through Wellness to provide support, skills-based services and education to students, parents and staff. The goal of this initiative is to ensure that all students have access to the necessary supports and education to enable them to thrive throughout their school experience not only academically, but physically and emotionally as well. 

Our experienced team of teachers effectively implement technology instruction using Chromebooks, MacBooks, iPads and other equipment; expose students to cultural diversity through literature and writing using the Mondo Bookshop and Being a Writer programs; and help students develop critical thinking and inquiry-based problem solving using Envisions Math.  Classroom teachers also collect data to monitor progress and individualize instruction to meet students’ needs. 

As per the guidance given by the NJ Department of Education’s The Road Forward, we are prepared to offer differentiated learning within our physical school buildings for all of our students.  We look forward to partnering with you this school year!

Dr. DePass