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Speaker Series

Taking full advantage of the many accomplished ICHS alumni as well as a number of other friends, family and fond stakeholders, the ICHS Speaker Series is a newly established program which affords our students an opportunity to share in the stories and experiences of military and government officials, service personnel, volunteers, religious, entrepreneurs, licensed professionals, and first responders... just to name a few!


Being present to hear their stories, listen to the ups and downs of their individual journeys, how they identified their passions, their struggles and successes along the way —- a priceless gift given to our ICHS students —- real experiential learning!


Being able to hear these first hand stories and then interact through questions and answers is a gift beyond measure...

  • Speakers are asked to come join classes and/or speak on a series of panels that we host at ICHS.
  • Speakers give the ICHS Students a first hand experience and allows them to learn about various professional experiences.
  • Speakers open the hearts and minds of our students as they begin their career search and choose the college of their choice.
  • Speakers allow our students to experience an array of viewpoints, personalities, and perspectives on various topics.
Having these passionate professionals CLEARLY enriches our curriculum in all areas.


Through our ICHS Speaker Series Initiative, we regularly invite guest speakers to come and talk to our students in ALL content areas.


If you or someone you know would like to join our faculty, staff, and students to enrich the curriculum with your topic of interest, please contact Miss Kelly Koval, Dean of Academics to make arrangements. (

We would like to thank the following Speakers for joining our ICHS courses during the First Semester of the 2020-2021 Academic Year... You have enriched our program in so many ways.  Our students will take this experience with them as they move on in their academic journey.


 Ms. Stephanie Di Leo

Ms. Heather Primus

Mrs. Dana Regan

Ms. Allyson Souza

Ms. Hannyca Hernando

Mrs. Deanna Walker

Ms. Joan Tabor



Ms. Hannyca Hernando~ ICHS Class of 2016

Hannyca Hernando-BSN, RN (2016) is a new registered nurse (RN) with interests in adult and critical care nursing. During her time at ICHS, Hannyca was involved in sports, performing in all spring musicals, and volunteered in community service. Hannyca spoke to the Future Nurses Club about fulfillment and satisfaction of a nursing career. She will be starting her nursing career on a medical-surgical unit at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, NJ. 

Ms. Allyson Souza

Allyson Souza is a Content Coordinator on the Content Partnerships team at Forbes Media, where she has the opportunity to work alongside a brilliant group of people to publish exciting content each day. Ally writes in her spare time and recently published her first novel, One Time, Badly. She studied English and Journalism at Rutgers University.

Ms. Joan Tabor


Ms. Tabor attended and received a Master of Arts in Teaching from Montclair University and New Jersey Teacher Certification in English K-12, Science K-12, Elementary Education and Supervision. She taught at Immaculate Conception High School from 1980-1994, teaching General Science, Chemistry and Journalism. She received the Teacher of the Year Award from the Newark Archdiocese and was a Tandy Science Recipient award in 1992-1993.  Her years at ICHS were beautiful and memorable.  The students, staff and atmosphere were exceptional.  The spiritual environment was beautiful and uplifting.