We Love You Dr. B!!!
Dr. Barbosa, you are truly loved. You always put the welfare of your staff and students first and for that we salute you.
The Science Star and the staff at the Passaic Academy for Science and Engineering wish you nothing but the best in this new chapter of your career. We will miss you but we will never stop rooting for your success even if it means moving beyond our school.
Click on each box to see the messages teachers have left for Dr. Barbosa.
Jessica Kucharyk, English Department
You will do amazing and "you are going to love it!" :)
Jesus G. Velez, History Department
Dear Dr. Barbosa, You know that from the day you left PHS I missed your presence. I emailed you so when you were gone. When I found out you would be my administrator, I was happy to have you. You are supportive of my Golden Years Club and will always be golden to me. Now we part ways again, but know that I will always have respect and love for you as I know you will do well no matter...
Sergio Martinez, Science Department
Dr. Barbosa, I am sad that you won't be with us anymore. In my time in PASE, I have come to see you not only as an administrator, but also as a mentor, and someone I have looked up to when I was trying to figure out what the right thing to do was. I will cherish learning more about your granddaughter and your family, and I will always appreciate the kind words, concern, and advice that...
Maj, History Department
Its not the same without you. Thank you for having faith in me.
Monica Garcia, World Language Department
Thank you for your energy and great spirit! You will be missed.
Terry Fitzgibbons, History Department
Dr. B, you have been our rock and salvation. Thank you for everything you have done for us. Thank you for your leadership. Thank you for seeing through some of the bs out there and knowing/showing how it's supposed to be about the kids. Thank you for your sense of justice, and of course thank you for your humor. We love you very much, and you will be sorely missed! -Fitz
Carla Valledor, English Department
Dr. Barbosa, you have been an inspiration and beacon of light within our department. You will be greatly missed! However, my hope is that our paths will meet again and that you will be happy in your new position.
Yuri Mieses-Leger, English Deparment
CONGRATULATIONS on your promotion! Although we would all love to keep you here and continue under your leadership, we are genuinely happy for you and wish you the BEST! School #15 staff and students are lucky to have you. God bless, -Yuri Mieses-Leger
Kristen Kush, Science Department
Dr B, As you know we are all so very sad that you will be leaving our school as you have helped make PASE a special place. I will miss you tremendously! I also would like to congratulate you on your appointment as a principal - you deserve it! Good luck with the little humans :) and see you later -Kristen
Rich Chomko, Science Department
Thank you for always being practical, honest, fun, and determined to maintain everyone's can-do spirit! Best of luck with the little ones! I know a 5 yr old enforcer that's willing to guest speak!
Maika Bonafe-Arroyo, Parent Liaison
Dr. B...Loren...(As I call you)...I know that this next chapter in your career will be full of amazing blessings. Those little ones right now don't know how lucky they are to have gained you! You will have bunch of little Ava's in those buildings so knowing how you are with her I have no doubt in my mind that you will be able to walk on water their and the impact you will bring! I was sooo...
Scott Ryan, Science Department
As you begin this new journey, know that we love you and will forever miss your presence here. I hope the destination surprises you with rewards you didn't even think you would want. Good luck :)
Angela Scalera Acevedo, Administrative Assistant
I really have no words to see you go! I wish you nothing but the best! I am going to miss working with you! Working with you was fun, tough but I learned from you. You are a caring person and very easy to get a long with!. Congratulations on your new position and Good Luck!
Sullman Guifarro, Administrative Assistant
Dear Dr. Barbosa, it has been a pleasure meeting you. I thank you for always making yourself available. I love that fact that we share admiration for Frida Khalo. May your days be bright and full of Joy at your new home school. Hope to see you around, much love, respect and admiration.
Bridget Cornwell-Mains, English Department
Dr. Barbosa, You are the glue that has held this school together since it opened. You make us all feel like we are a team, and you genuinely make us feel appreciated. Your sense of humor has kept us afloat during the difficult times and made the good times even more fun. You inspire the teachers to be their best by appreciating and acknowledging our strengths and by approaching us in a way...
Kenya Velarde, World Language Department
Dr. B no hay suficientes palabras para expresar lo que sentimos por usted. La queremos mucho y le deseamos mucha suerte y éxito en esta nueva etapa. Usted, junto a sus tacones y su larga lista de quehaceres serán irremplazables. No hay dos como usted.
Brian Lenihan, Math Department
Dr. Barbosa, You are a rock and a friendly face I rely on to get through my day. Your support and advice as I navigate this new career has been extraordinary. Thank you for being you and for everything. I will miss you.
Laila Agamie, PE and Health
Congrats on your promotion, you're going to be a GREAT principal! The staff at school 15 is so lucky to have you as an administrator. Thank you for being a strong leader and always keeping it real. You will be missed here at PASE. Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors. Xo - Laila
Kristen Harries Gonzalez, History Department
Thank you for all you have done for me working with you these past seven years. I will never forget the memories that we have created. School 15 and 15A are lucky to have you, but I wish we could steal you back! Who knows maybe I will see you next year if Liam goes there! I am going to miss you so much! Hopefully everything will be Great! and you will Love it!
Lisa Weston, Math Department
You ALWAYS know how to make us laugh. No matter how bad, you would always let us know "We are going to love it!". From early days at PHS to the first color run at PASE, you were there to cheer us on. (And feed us during faculty meetings). Your support was appreciated and never unnoticed. Maybe we wouldn't see you every day, but you and your heels will always be part of the hallways of PASE. You...
Eric Nyabeta, Science Department
We'll miss you Dr B. Enjoy your next assignment. God bless on your next endeavors
Sara Pinto, English Department
Saying thank you doesn’t seem sufficient. Dr. Barbosa, you are the glue that holds everything together and keeps myself and many others sane. I appreciate all the effort, time and dedication you have put into PASE and the staff here. You were always the voice of reason, the person I could reach out to for direction, help and a good laugh. Thank you for your genuine care and support. You...
Danny Dugan, History Department
Dr. B, I do not know where to begin to express how much I appreciated you. As a new teacher in Passaic 4 years ago, you continuously reached out to support and help me. You're ability to lead, teach, and support us as in the classroom and through life is something I cherished so much. You were always the go-to person when things went sideways, and I am so thankful to have had that being...
Dr. Gin Sanchez, Science Department
Wherever you go you will be the best. Fue y sera un honor trabajar con usted.
Jennifer Kubitz, English and Special Education Departments
I am so honored to have had the chance to work with you over the past three years. Thank you for all that you have done for me and this school. You will truly be missed. I wish the best of luck in your new position!!!