Ms. Shewa Bayat: Director of Special Services

Ms. Bayat became the Director of Special Services at ILA in 2016. She graduated from Rutgers University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Educational Psychology from Montclair State University in 2003 and became a certified school psychologist. She spent three years as a school psychologist with Paramus public schools before assuming the same position with Florham Park. In 2013 she became the Supervisor of Special Education in Florham Park.

Juanita A. Petty, RSBA, SFO: Business Manager

Ms. Petty began her career as a secretary to the Business Administrator at the Hackettstown Board of Education in 1990. She decided to complete her own degree, and in 1995 she graduated from Thomas Edison State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, Accounting. She went on to complete her Masters in Business Administration from Montclair State University. Since then she has spent over twenty years as a school business administrator, first in Boonton and then Wayne Township. Ms. Petty joined ILA as our Business Manager in 2016. Ms. Petty remains very active in public school business administration, having served as an interim BA in Paterson, Netcong, and Lafayette Township, and Lincoln Park.

Administrative Offices

ILA does not have office space at our campuses in Butler or Stanhope. Instead, we maintain an office in Butler within quick driving distance of our campuses. This office is used predominantly for administration, storage, and staff meetings. Intakes and certain individual parent meetings also take place there.