Phone: (609) 660-7500 x27104


Degrees and Certifications:


Ms. Stephanie Kutcher, School Psychologist

Hello and welcome to the 22-23 school year!

I am a School Psychologist and Case Manager here at the Robert L. Horbelt Intermediate School. I received my Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology from Rider University and am certified by the New Jersey State Department of Education. This is my second year in Barnegat and I am so excited to be a part of the Horbelt team! This year I will be case managing 5th grade and the self-contained classrooms. 

I look forward to getting to know your child and communicating with you throughout the school year!

Phone: (609) 660 7500 x27103


Degrees and Certifications:


Mrs. Kelly Padden-Kuchie, School Psychologist

Welcome to the 22-23 school year! I will be case managing the sixth grade resource and self-contained students at Horbelt this year. 

I have worked in education for the past fifteen years. I started my career as an elementary school teacher prior to transitioning to the Child Study Team six years ago. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Elementary Education from Ramapo College of NJ. I have a master’s degree in School Counseling from Rutgers University and a certificate of advanced graduate study in School Psychology from Georgian Court University. I reside in Toms River with my husband and our three children.

If you have any questions regarding the special education process or your child’s IEP, please feel free to reach out and I would be happy to assist. I look forward to getting to know the students and families at Horbelt this year!