Our Professionals


School Principal

Scott Allshouse


Scott considers himself blessed to have spent his career doing what he loves; serving students within the field of education. He started as a special education aide, moved to teaching, worked as a child study learning consultant, but spent the majority of his 34-year career in public school administration. After retiring not long ago, Scott found Sussex County's Jean M. Manfra School in need of a principal. He is proud to be part of the JMMS family where he continues to nurture, advocate, and create positive changes in the lives of his students.


School Social Workers

Ellen Fleischmann


The Jean M. Manfra School and students have benefitted from Ellen’s contributions over her last six-and-a-half years as a school social worker; she provides counseling, crisis intervention, case management, and demonstrable social skills to our students. Her prior experience includes social work in public and private schools and case management experience with Division of Youth and Family Services. Ellen appreciates assisting students as they achieve success in academics, life skills, and vocational endeavors. Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts at East Stroudsburg University follower by her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a licensed social worker and certified in school social work.


Brenda Velez


Brenda has been a school social worker at the Jean M. Manfra School since 2007 and has been working in the social services field for over forty years. Brenda’s focus started with a Liberal Arts Degree, which led to her Bachelors of Social Work, finally obtaining her Masters from Fordham University in 2000. In addition to providing counseling and related services for the students of JMMS, she also leads them in yoga through the JMMS movement program. Outside of school Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, four daughters, and extended family. She considers the Jean M. Manfra School her second family and is proud to be part of each student’s development. “The life you live is the lesson you teach.” – Cory Booker


Our Professionals


School Principal

Scott Allshouse


Scott considers himself blessed to have spent his career doing what he loves; serving students within the field of education. He started as a special education aide, moved to teaching, worked as a child study learning consultant, but spent the majority of his 34-year career in public school administration. After retiring not long ago, Scott found Sussex County's Jean M. Manfra School in need of a principal. He is proud to be part of the JMMS family where he continues to nurture, advocate, and create positive changes in the lives of his students.


School Social Workers

Ellen Fleischmann


The Jean M. Manfra School and students have benefitted from Ellen’s contributions over her last six-and-a-half years as a school social worker; she provides counseling, crisis intervention, case management, and demonstrable social skills to our students. Her prior experience includes social work in public and private schools and case management experience with Division of Youth and Family Services. Ellen appreciates assisting students as they achieve success in academics, life skills, and vocational endeavors. Ellen received her Bachelor of Arts at East Stroudsburg University follower by her Master of Social Work from Rutgers University. She is a licensed social worker and certified in school social work.


Brenda Velez


Brenda has been a school social worker at the Jean M. Manfra School since 2007 and has been working in the social services field for over forty years. Brenda’s focus started with a Liberal Arts Degree, which led to her Bachelors of Social Work, finally obtaining her Masters from Fordham University in 2000. In addition to providing counseling and related services for the students of JMMS, she also leads them in yoga through the JMMS movement program. Outside of school Brenda enjoys spending time with her husband, four daughters, and extended family. She considers the Jean M. Manfra School her second family and is proud to be part of each student’s development. “The life you live is the lesson you teach.” – Cory Booker