Meet the Staff
Dr. John Billen, Ed.D., M.A.
Mr. Joe Sulock, M.A.
Mr. Nick Azevedo, B.A.
Dr. John Billen is an elementary school principal and has been in education for over 22 years. He has a master's and doctorate degree in school administration and educational leadership respectively. He holds an elementary teaching certificate, special education certificate, principal & supervisor certificate as well as a school superintendent certificate. His experiences include teacher, assistant principal and principal. His philosophy in educating students mirrors the mission statement. He believes in promoting self confidence to allow kids to reach their full potential. He has coached High School Boy’s Lacrosse (5 years), Middle School Boy’s Basketball (3 years), Flag Football (Gr. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8), Boy’s Lacrosse Gr. 2 & 3 and Girl's Lacrosse Gr. 2. He has also served MYAA (Medford Youth Athletic Association) in several capacities including a Flag Football Division Commissioner (Gr. 6, 7, 8) and as a Medford Basketball Grade Level Commissioner (Gr. 4, 5, 6) , Rec Basketball Commissioner (2 years) and Basketball Commissioner. His love of sports and helping kids improve their skills and confidence is evident through his coaching and volunteer roles in the Medford Sports Community.
Mr. Joe Sulock is a certified New Jersey Public School Teacher with a Master's in School Administration from George Washington University as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Education from LaSalle University. He is certified as an Elementary Education Teacher as well as a Special Education Teacher. He also has a Master's Degree in School Administration. Joe has been teaching elementary school students in various capacities for over twenty years. His teaching experiences include many different elementary grade levels as well as special education experiences. Joe has various coaching experiences including coaching his own girls for several years. He has coached girls soccer at various levels for over five years in Delanco. He was also the Vice President of the Delanco Youth Sports Association. Joe believes in motivating all students and sharing his energy, enthusiasm and passion and inspires students to do their very best. He is engaging and interactive with all student age groups. His philosophy in educating students also mirrors Nitro1 Sports Mission Statement. Finally, Joe is an enthusiastic hiker as well as naturalist.
Mr. Nick Azevedo is the newest member to the Nitro1 Sports Staff. He is a certified Middle School Art Teacher with a Bachelor's Degree in Art and Design. In addition to working at the middle school level, Nick also has six years of experience working with students at the elementary grade levels. As an educator, he strongly believes in the importance of building positive relationships with students and motivating them to always put forth their best effort. Through hard work, perseverance, and encouragement, Nick believes all students can succeed. Beyond art and education, Nick is a very active individual who grew up playing sports, primarily baseball and basketball. He holds exercise and health in high regard, showing a strong commitment to his own physical fitness. Nowadays his passions continue to be heavily channeled into physical fitness and snowboarding. Mr. Azevedo''s commitment to children extends beyond the classroom as he believes students can be successful in any sport through a positive and supportive approach. His commitment to students and sports will be evident as he takes on the team leader role for Nitro1 Sports.