Meet Our Teachers

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Cynthia Harchetts graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey with a degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. She has been teaching in preschools and elementary schools in Toms River, Lakewood and Jackson since graduating college. Last year, she worked in Spruce Street Elementary School in Lakewood as a long-term substitute. This is her first year teaching Kindergarten; she is excited for a great year at Ocean Academy!




1st Grade

Victoria Power is originally from Freehold, New Jersey. After graduating from Freehold Borough High School, Mrs. Power went on to attend The College of New Jersey, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Music. After graduating, she taught for many years at a private school. Over the past several years, she has remained active in education through the homeschooling of her two daughters, one of whom is autistic. Mrs. Power is looking forward to being a part of the talented and caring staff here at Ocean Academy Charter School.

1st Grade

Rachel Ryman grew up in Houston, Texas. She received her Master of Arts in teaching from The College of New Jersey. Before teaching, she worked in the business industry but always knew she was meant for teaching. Loving school as a little girl, she always played "the teacher" with her sisters during childhood. Fast forward some years and she could not be happier as she enjoys working at Ocean Academy. She adores her first grade students and loves seeing their bright smiles as they walk into the classroom. Being a teacher is a true gift since children inspire her own passion for lifelong learning. She would like to thank each family for allowing her to be a part of your child's educational journey! 

1st Grade

Heather Schultheis was born and raised in Middletown, New Jersey.  She received her bachelor's degree in Psychology, Education and Special Education from Georgian Court University. After becoming married two years ago, she moved to Jackson. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher and has happily been doing so for 5 years. She has taught fourth grade as well as computers and will now be teaching first grade at OACS. She shares that she is so excited to see your children every day and to be an influence on their lives. It is her hope that they will grow to love learning and have fun while doing so! 

2nd Grade

“Hello! I am Mrs. Duffy and I teach Second Grade at the Ocean Academy
Charter School.  Teaching is an absolute passion of mine.  My mission is to instill a love of lifelong learning for all of my students.  I want all of my students to walk into my classroom and know that they are cared for and special.  I am really excited that I have been given the opportunity to be one of the first teachers at this school.  I am looking forward to watching our school grow, as well as all of our

Lead English Language

Learning Teacher

“My name is Miss Place and I am very excited to be working at Ocean Academy.  This is my fifth year teaching as I previously taught third grade bilingual. This is my first year as an ELL teacher and I greatly enjoy helping students learn English.” 

Lead Physical

Education Teacher

“Hello, my name is Jason Gold and I am the Physical Education teacher at Ocean Academy Charter School.  I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to help teach and mentor the students in games while emphasizing teamwork. I look forward to Ocean Academy growing and helping the young boys and girls become young adults in the future.” 

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Ocean Academy Charter School

1650 Massachusetts Avenue

Lakewood, New Jersey  08701

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