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: Bachelor of Arts: University at Albany- Sociology Master of Science: Organizational Leadership-Mercy College Master of Arts: Administration and Leadership- Georgian Court University Certifications: Teacher of Spanish Supervisor Principal

Mr. Sanoussi Diaby

Mr. Diaby entered the Carteret Public Schools from the largest school district in the state of New Jersey. He was selected to participate with a chosen few in its Principal Leadership Pipeline. Prior to his service in education, he achieved the rank of Sergeant as a Marine. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a graduate of the United States Marine Corps School of Infantry Marine Combat Training and The Essex County Police Academy.

He has led security teams and global security initiatives in corporate America. His educational experience also includes multiple highly effective ratings. He is a former Lead Teacher of Spanish and is experienced in summer school administration. His diverse background has cultivated his belief that education is similar to an ecosystem whereas "It takes a village to raise a child “He actively serves his community in youth mentorship through law enforcement. He also enjoys performing live music with his band members and spending time with his family.

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.