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MRS. MAUREEN BILSKY

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

PRINCIPAL

MRS. CHRISTINE MONACO

I have been the Administrative Assistant at St. Teresa’s Preschool & Kindergarten since 2002.  I live in Edison with my husband, Greg.  We have a beautiful daughter & wonderful son-in-law who live in Philadelphia.  In my free time, I like to read, do yoga and take cruises.

 

St. Teresa’s is a very special place and I am happy to be a part of it. 

I have been working at St. Teresa’s Preschool since September of 2001. I started out teaching Kindergarten for many years and became Director in 2012. St. Teresa’s has become my second home and I love being around these wonderful children.

I live in Springfield with my husband and our 2 children, Louis and Nicole. They both attended St. Teresa’s and enjoy coming back here to visit. I like to exercise, read, bake and travel in my spare time.

St. Teresa’s is a very special place to me. I feel very blessed and lucky to come here every day and work.

 

2 1/2 YEAR CLASSROOM

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It is a true privilege to be part of the St. Teresa Preschool and Kindergarten Faculty.  I assist Ms. Kate Keenan teaching 2 1/2 year olds.  I received my undergraduate degree from The University of Scranton and my juris doctorate from Villanova University. 

 

My husband and I moved to Summit in 2005 and we are the proud parents of Matthew (7th grade), Kristina (5th grade) and Andrew (2nd grade).  I first became part of the St. Teresa school family when my son was 2 1/2 years old and all three of my children received their early childhood education from the wonderful teachers at St. Teresa’s. 

 

I know first hand as a mom what a special place our school is and so it is an honor to be on the other side of the desk working hard to enrich the lives of the children we are blessed to teach.  Although in my “pre-mom life” I was an attorney I bring to the classroom each day twelve years of experience as a mom and the desire to nurture your children as they begin their early education

MRS. LAMEO

TEACHER AIDE - 2 1/2 YEAR CLASSROOM [3 DAYS]

TEACHER - 2 1/2 YEAR CLASSROOM [3 DAYS]

MRS. KATE KEENAN

I’ve been working at St. Teresa’s since 2016 and have been married over 20 years. I'm mother to five children, four girls and one boy, all who attended preschool and kindergarten at St. Teresa’s. 

 

As a longtime Summit resident, I believe the school is a huge asset to the community, to learn and make new friendships. “I am still friends with parents that my oldest daughter, who is now 19, made when she was three!”

3 YEAR CLASSROOMS

 

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TEACHER - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [5 DAYS]

MRS. SUSAN TARASHUK

MRS. CLOSS

TEACHER AIDE - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [5 DAYS]

I have been teaching at St. Teresa's preschool since January of 2005 in both the 2's and 3's classes. Currently, I teach the 5 day 3's class and Enrichment classes for the 4's students. I value the fantastic school community and every child I have come in contact with making my teaching position a rewarding one. Prior to working at St. Teresa's preschool, I taught Kindergarten in the private sector. I hold a B.A. in Elementary Education from Kean University. 

 

I am married to my wonderful husband, Mike for over 26 years and together we have three children- Michael, Marissa, and Thomas. I also have a dog- Maci and a cat named Marley.

 

When I'm not busy at school, I enjoy reading, cooking, and working in my garden.

I started working at St. Teresa of Avila Preschool in 2004.  It has been a blessing to be a part of the spiritual, social and academic growth of the children. 

 

I have lived in New Providence most of my life.  I met my husband John at Crestview Club pool where I was a lifeguard and swim instructor.  We married in 1983 and raised 3 wonderful children together, Johnny, Kelly and Kimberly.  I have a wonderful daughter-in-law Abby and son-in-law Steve.  Johnny and Abby blessed us with a precious dear granddaughter Emerson Joy!  

 

In my spare time I have enjoyed watching my children at all their different sporting events and vacationing with my family at Long Beach Island and Lake Cayuga.

I also like to read, swim, travel and try new restaurants with my husband.  Most of all I enjoy being with my friends and family.

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TEACHER - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [4 DAYS]

MRS. DONNA M. GRAZIA

I have been teaching at St. Teresa of Avila Preschool since 2004. During my tenure, I've taught over 500 children either in the classroom, during enrichment or at summer camp. I take pride in being a spiritual guide and assisting in the introduction of the Catholic faith to my young students.

 

I currently live in Warren, New Jersey with my husband and three daughters. In my spare time, I enjoy reading and spending time with my family & friends.

MRS. JULIE FEELEY

TEACHER AIDE - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [4 DAYS]

I have been working at St. Teresa’s for 15 wonderful years. 

I live in Summit with my husband Michael and our sweet yellow lab Zoey. I'm a proud mom of three grown boys, Michael, Matthew and Timothy. I am also blessed with a daughter-in-law, Lindsay and my adorable grandson, Luke. 

In my spare time, I love to work in my many gardens and spend as much time as I can with my grandson. 

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TEACHER - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [4 DAYS]

MRS. JEAN MARRIOTT

MRS. REDDY

TEACHER AIDE - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [4 DAYS]

I have worked at Saint Teresa's school since 2010, beginning with 2 1/2-year-olds and now 3-year-olds.  

 

I was born and raised in Virginia and now live in Summit with my husband, Dan and two sons, Matthew age 17 and Michael age 15.  

 

I enjoy reading, watching my boys play sports, and going for long walks.

I have been at St. Teresa’s of Avila Preschool since 2013 and a head teacher since 2016.  I feel I am part of a great team who shows incredible passion for each child.  I have been blessed to be in a loving marriage for the passed 27 years and I am also the mother of two wonderful children who are now grown and experiencing life on their own.

 

I am dedicated to the social and emotional development of each child, and it is my goal to make sure each child receives the best care and love that they deserve. 

 

Outside of school I enjoy reading, traveling, hiking and biking.

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TEACHER - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [3 DAYS]

MRS. FLOR RECINOS

MRS. JOANA NINIVAGGI

TEACHER AIDE - 3 YEAR CLASSROOM [3 DAYS]

I am the Teacher Aide for the 3 day 3’s program. I have worked at St. Teresa’s for the past 10 years.  The early childhood field has been a great opportunity for me to observe how children learn and develop into independent people and I enjoy being a part of that.

 

I have been married for 30 years and we have a daughter. I enjoy the outdoors, bike riding and walking. I really enjoy working with the children making their day at St. Teresa’s fun.

4 YEAR CLASSROOMS

 

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TEACHER - 4 YEAR CLASSROOM [5 DAYS]

MRS. BARBARA LAWLOR

MRS. FINCH

TEACHER AIDE - 4 YEAR CLASSROOM [5 DAYS]

I have been a teacher at St. Teresa’s since 2008, teaching both Preschool and Religious Education. Previously, I have taught the 2’s and 3’s classes and am currently a teacher of the 5-day 4 year old class.

I grew up in Ireland and taught in London and Ireland before moving to New York in 1993. I met my husband, Dave, while teaching in Queens, New York. We moved to Summit in 1998 and have three daughters: Catherine, Ciara & Olivia. In my free time I like to watch my children’s sports games, play golf and visit family.

I began working here at St. Teresa's as a substitute teacher in 2004 and just fell in love with the school and children. I have been very blessed to be teaching here ever since. I live in Millington with my husband of 30 years, Chas, and our son Ryan.

 

In my spare time I love going to flea markets, antiquing, decorating our home, gardening and cooking.

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MRS. CAREN AMMATURO

TEACHER AIDE - 4 YEAR PROGRAM [5 DAYS]

TEACHER - 4 YEAR PROGRAM [5 DAYS]

MRS. DIANE FAY

I'm happy to be part of the staff at St. Teresa’s Preschool & Kindergarten. I began teaching at St. Teresa’s when the school re-opened in 2001.

 

I grew up in Summit, and went to St. Teresa’s school too!  I now live in New Providence, NJ. I am the proud mother of three wonderful children, Jenna, Robby, and Erin and wife to my husband, Matt of 29 years. When I'm not teaching I enjoy spending time with my family, my dog, Tanner and going to the beach and sporting events.

 

St. Teresa’s is a very special place to me and I strive to make a difference in every child’s life that I am blessed to have in my class.

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MRS. KELLY

TEACHER AIDE - 4 YEAR PROGRAM [4 DAYS]

TEACHER - 4 YEAR PROGRAM [4 DAYS]

MRS. ANN MARIE SERINA

This is my 7th year teaching at St. Teresa’s School. I was with the 2.5 year olds for 5 years and I'm now with the 4 Day 4’s. Prior to joining the teaching staff, I was a substitute teacher here for 3 years. I love working in the classroom with all “my children” and helping them learn academically, socially and faithfully.

 

My husband Mike and I grew up on Long Island and moved to New Jersey 23 years ago. We have been married for 26 years and our 2 children who are now in college and high school went to preschool at St. Teresa’s.

 

I spend many weekends watching my daughter’s high school sports events, spending time with my family, friends and my dog. I also like to go to the beach and lake, kayak, hike, travel, read and visit my son in college in Indiana.

 

YEAR-TO-GROW CLASSROOM

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MRS. MARZANO

TEACHER AIDE - YEAR TO GROW

TEACHER - YEAR TO GROW

MRS. ROSARIA IACOVELLI

I've been with St. Teresa's School for 17 years, and have taught the Year-To-Grow program for the last 6 years. My past, current and future students always become a blessed extension of my family.

I've been married to a wonderful man named Michael for 30 years.  We have three beautiful children, and reside in New Providence, NJ.  In my free time, I am an avid reader.  I love to cook and exercise, in particular, my soul cycling classes. 

KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM

 

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TEACHER - KINDERGARTEN

MRS. BRENDA BROWN

Brenda Brown is starting her 7th year as the kindergarten teacher at St. Teresa’s.  Before that she taught 5 years in the preschool.  She holds a BA in Elementary Education and has also taught 3rd grade.

Brenda lives in Summit with her husband Tom and is the proud mom of 4 children; Lauren, who is married and a kindergarten teacher, Tim, an art teacher, Kate-Lynn, a librarian and Michael, a carpenter.

When not at school you can find her either walking her dogs, Snickers and Hazel or at a local yarn shop buying yarn for her next knit or crochet project. 

MRS. NANCY ALAGNA

TEACHER AIDE - KINDERGARTEN

TEACHER - KINDERGARTEN

MRS. BRENDA BROWN

I began working at St. Teresa’s as a substitute teacher in 2007. In 2010 I accepted a position working as an aide in the 4-day “fours”.  When a position became available in our kindergarten program, I decided to make the change.  I've been working with the kindergarten class for the past 4 years.  Prior to this, I worked for Chubb Insurance for 14 years in both the Information Technology and Quality Assurance departments.

I grew up and currently live in New Providence.  I've been married to my husband Bill for 24 years and we have 18-year-old twins, Emily and Jimmy.  They will be off to college in the Fall of 2019.  Jimmy will be attending TCNJ for engineering and Emily to Montclair State for childhood psychology. 

In my free time you will most likely see me on my daily run throughout New Providence.  I also enjoy cooking and baking for my family and friends.  

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