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Meet the Staff (Page 3)

The Teachers and Staff That Make The Preschool Place & Kindergarten The Place for Your Children

We are very proud of our outstanding team of director, teachers, assistants and office staff here at The Preschool Place & Kindergarten.  Director, Carol Rubnitz, holds a Masters of Science in Early Childhood and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.  Mrs. Rubnitz was appointed Director in 2005.

Each classroom teacher is certified in early childhood education and many teachers hold a Masters of Education.  Our teachers are experienced early childhood educators and have over 200 years of combined classroom experience.  The majority of our teaching staff have come to us after having had their own children go through our program. As educators and parents they were so impressed with what their children did here that they too wanted to be part of our team.

What we do not only includes educating your children, but educating ourselves. Our staff actively keeps up with the latest research in early childhood education, and attends professional development programs, all with the goal of giving your children the quality education they deserve in their early years. In addition our staff maintains current certifications in both CPR and First Aid.

Lauren Ravi

Education/experience:  Mrs Ravi is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University.   She joined The Preschool Place & Kindergarten in 2017. Fun facts:  Mrs Ravi was a corporate trainer for 7 years.  She was a stay at home Mom for 10 years and an active volunteer as a Girl Scout Leader and Class Mom at her children’s school.  She is…

Kim Rich

Appointed:  2016 Education/Experience:  BA Rutgers College.  She has been a substitute teacher assistant at The Preschool Place and Kindergarten for several years. Fun Facts:  Both of her children attended the Preschool Place and Kindergarten. Kim loves to read, exercise, and spend time with her family.

Linda Salvatore

Appointed: 2016 Education/Experience: Early Childhood Education, RVCC.  She has 11 years experience working in the field of early childhood as an assistant teacher, lead teacher and administrative assistant. Fun Facts: Linda loves to read, cook and spend time with her grandson who attended The Preschool Place and Kindergarten.

Wendy Stern

Appointed:  2013 Education/Experience:  BS from Monmouth University. She comes to us with 13 years of experience teaching at the preschool level. Fun Facts:  She has 3 daughters and enjoys spending as much time as possible with them.  She also likes to cook, bake, listen to music and read.

Joanne Sullivan

Appointed:  2010 Education/Experience:  BS in Communications from St. John’s University.  She subbed at our preschool for 5 years prior to joining us on the staff. Fun Facts:  Both of her daughters attended the Preschool Place and Kindergarten.  She enjoys reading, skiing and going to the beach.

Stacy Zeller

Appointed:  1988 Education/Experience:  B.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. She’s taught Judaica and Hebrew for 18 years. Fun Facts: All four of her children attended the Preschool Place and Kindergarten beginning in 1983. She enjoys the beach, cruising, reading and has belonged to a bowling league since 2005. She also likes playing games especially Bunco, Mah…