Montgomery High School Administration

  • Mrs. Heather Pino-Beattie, Principal  

    Heather Pino

    Heather Pino-Beattie received her Master’s Degree in School Counseling and SAC (Substance Awareness Coordinator) Certification from The College of New Jersey and her Certification in School Administration from The University of Scranton.  Before joining the staff at Montgomery High School as a School Counselor in 2009, Mrs. Pino worked for the Trenton Public School District as a K-12 Literacy Specialist and at Trenton Central High School as an English teacher. During her time as a teacher and school counselor, Mrs. Pino enjoyed taking on many roles but found her time as a coach and club advisor to be most rewarding. Mrs. Pino also completed her undergraduate work at The College of New Jersey, where she earned a B.A. in English and Secondary Education and enjoyed playing Rugby in her free time.  Outside of MHS, Mrs. Pino enjoys spending time with her wife, Angela, her sons, Benjamin and Jacob, her labradoodle, Mostly Good Molly, and her family and friends.

    Mr. JP McAvaddy, Vice Principal  

    JP McAvaddy

    Mr. McAvaddy joined the Montgomery High School community in 2021 after spending 10 years as a Social Studies and Literacy teacher in Hillsborough. In addition to teaching, Mr. McAvaddy served as a club advisor, student mentor, and leader of various district-wide and school-based committees, all with a focus on supporting the social-emotional needs, as well as the academic success of all students.  Mr. McAvaddy believes making connections with students and their families is a key component to an effective relationship between home and school.  Mr. McAvaddy earned a B.S. in Finance and an M.B.A. in Marketing from Seton Hall University.  When not at work, Mr. McAvaddy enjoys traveling, sports (especially his Phillies, Sixers, and Eagles), and spending time with his wife, Cheryl, his four children, Patrick, Connor, Kyle, and Katie, and his cats, Fletcher and Bailey.

    Mr. Vincent Cuccaro, Vice Principal

    Mr. Cuccaro

    Mr. Cuccaro earned his Bachelor’s Degree in English from West Chester University in 2005. After working in the corporate world for eight years, he yearned to find his passion and went back to school, earning his Graduate Level Teacher Certification from Rider University in 2014, and later, his Master of Arts in Teaching from Rider University in 2016. Mr. Cuccaro has spent the last nine years teaching English/language arts at Hillsborough High School. In his time at Hillsborough, he has served in many capacities, including junior varsity baseball coach and advisor to several other clubs and organizations, including the Senior Class Advisor for the class of 2023. Mr. Cuccaro is passionate about education and believes in the power of building strong relationships with students, parents, and staff through communication and collaboration. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Linda, his two daughters, Brynn and Blake, and his son, Jude. Mr. Cuccaro has been a New York Giants season ticket holder since 2004 and his hobbies include coaching his children in their various sports, cooking, and reading.

    Mr. John Vitale, Vice Principal  

     Mr. Vitale

    Mr. Vitale earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Fairleigh Dickinson University, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in History and Education. While attending college, Mr. Vitale spent a winter break teaching in England and led a study abroad experience in Japan. After his undergraduate studies, Mr. Vitale pursued further education at Rutgers University, earning a degree in Special Education, and later his certification in School Administration through the NJExcel Program. Mr. Vitale began his teaching career at Hillsborough High School as a Special Education and Social Studies teacher, where he has also proudly coached football, advised the Peer Mentoring program, facilitated the Raider Strength and Conditioning program, and participated in many district-wide and school-based committees. Mr. Vitale has dedicated his career to fostering an inclusive and supportive learning environment where students are encouraged to explore their interests, challenge themselves, and develop critical thinking skills. He strongly emphasizes the importance of community and believes that collaboration enhances students’ educational experiences. Mr. Vitale's hobbies include writing music, playing guitar, cross-training, and cooking. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Brittany, his children, Neave and Caiden, and his dogs, Raleigh and Cody.