Phone: (609) 660-8900


Degrees and Certifications:

Masters Degree in Educational Leadership Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education K-8 Bachelor of Science as a Physical Therapist

Mrs. Regina Santolla, Principal

After spending 18 years at the Robert L Horbelt Elementary School teaching grades 4 and 5 as well as Basics Skills Instruction, I proudly joined the Barnegat Township School District’s administrative team in 2018 as the District Supervisor of Elementary Education, and currently as the principal of the Joseph T Donahue School. Prior to my career in education, I worked in acute care,  outpatient therapy, and home care as a physical therapist. Combining these careers, I have a deep understanding of, and appreciation for, the well being of the mind and body.

As a member of the Barnegat community for over 30 years, I can assure you that I share your dedication in providing a meaningful learning environment for your children. I believe in the cooperation of the home-school connection so our students can learn and grow to their highest potential, both academically and socially, while enjoying  a positive experience. At the Donahue School we are committed to each of our students and their success.