Ms. Linda Chelotti is an IHA graduate of the Class of 1976 and now the Social Studies Department chairperson. She received a B.A.degree in psychology from Loyola University, a M.A. degree in child development from the University of Delaware, a M.M. degree in theology from Seattle University, and a M.A.T. degree from Montclair State University.
Before teaching at IHA, Ms. Chelotti worked as a Child Life Therapist in Newark Beth Israel Medical Center providing psycho-social support for pediatric patients including terminally ill youth. She also worked for more than 25 years as an executive director/CEO of non-profits on both the east and west coasts. She developed, implemented, and oversaw programs such as an HIV/AIDS hospice, urban youth programs, senior housing, and domestic violence. She left non-profit work in 2006 to pursue a Master of Arts in teaching.
Ms. Chelotti was a 12-letter varsity athlete in college and she has now coached lacrosse for twelve years (ten as J.V. lacrosse coach at IHA and two as varsity lacrosse coach at AHA). Coaching was what drew her to teaching, which she has been doing now for seven years.