Belleville High School
Mr. Marcellino Marra
Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Mr. Marra was born in Belleville, New Jersey and graduated from Nutley High School. While in high school, Mr. Marra was a member of the soccer team and earned league, area, county, and state honors.
Mr. Marra earned a scholarship and graduated from Caldwell College with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He was a member of the soccer team at Caldwell and participated in both the NAIA and NCCA Division II CACC conference earning CACC All-Tournament Team Honors. Mr. Marra captained the team in his senior season. After graduation, Mr. Marra was hired to both teach and coach soccer at his alma mater, the Nutley Schools District. Mr. Marra then decided to return to school and obtained his M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Caldwell College. He continued his academic pursuits by earning both his Supervisor Certification and Principal Certification from Caldwell College as well. Mr. Marra also holds a certification in Elementary Education and Teacher of Social Studies. Mr. Marra became the Head Soccer Coach at Nutley in 2007 and had an immediate impact. He helped them bring home their first championship in the programs history, winning the NNJIL in 2008. Mr. Marra won another championship with and SEC in 2012. In Mr. Marra’s career as a coach he has earned several awards including, Essex County Coaches Association Coach of the Year, All-Area Coach of the Year, and The Star Ledger Essex County Coach of the Year.
For sixteen years Mr. Marra worked at John H. Middle School as a Social Studies teacher. Mr. Marra helped the district turnkey the Middle School Model and became a team leader and team facilitator to help staff make the transition. Through his career at the John H. Walker Middle School, Mr. Marra served as Affirmative Action Officer, a member of the School Safety Team, SCIP Committee, Character Education Committee, a member of the HIB Team, a member of the Strategic Planning Team, and a member of the I and RS team, and a member of the Professional Development Committee.
Mr. Marra is in his third year Belleville District as the Assistant Principal/ Athletic Director at Belleville High School. As Athletic Director, Mr. Marra currently sits as the Vice President of the SEC, Chair of the Officials and Assignors Committee, and Chair of the Sportsmanship Committee.
Let’s Go Bucs!!!
Ms. Jenna Bidoglio
Ms. Bidoglio graduated from Vernon Township High School in 2005. While in high school she earned varsity letters in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse, and was also a year round member of the Skylands Wildcats Soccer Club as a captain and center midfielder. In 2005 she helped take her team to the finals of the NJYS State Cup where they were the runners up in the U19 division. While in high school she was involved in the National Honors Society and a member of the concert choir. During her senior year she had realized her interest in the field of athletic training when season ending injuries plagued her teams.
Ms. Bidoglio went on to attended Montclair State University where she graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training in 2009. While in the athletic training education program, Ms. Bidoglio interned with a variety of Montclair State teams including football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and men’s lacrosse. She also spent a semester as an intern at Wayne Valley High School and the Felician College Health and Wellness Center. Her interests in athletics and fitness lead Ms. Bidoglio to find work on the Montclair State Recreation Center Staff as the Supervisor of Intramural Sports. During her senior year of college Ms. Bidoglio received an offer from East Stroudsburg University’s Recreation Department to work as their Graduate Assistant of Leagues and Club Sports where she also took credits towards a Masters in Sport Management.
In 2010, after a year in graduate school, Ms. Bidoglio began her career in the Lehigh Valley as an athletic trainer for an orthopedic hospital. She was outsourced to a local area school district in Tamaqua, Pennsylvania. For just over two years Ms. Bidoglio worked with the Tamaqua Area High School and Middle School athletics programs while creating their athletic training policies and procedures, as well as implementing ImPACT concussion baseline testing. In November 2012, Ms. Bidoglio found her home when she accepted a position to return to New Jersey and become the athletic trainer for the Belleville Buccaneers.
Ms. Bidoglio is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association and the Athletic Trainers’ Society of New Jersey. She also volunteers her time as medical staff for many charity walks and running events throughout the tri-state area and volunteers every year for the New York Giants Snow Bowl Flag Football Tournament to raise money for Special Olympics.
In her free time, Ms. Bidoglio enjoys staying active through participation in recreational soccer leagues, running half marathons, and competing in natural bodybuilding as a professional figure athlete.
Mrs. Sandra Gerst