Administration: Dedicated to your children


The Brunswick School understands the importance of hiring well-experienced, highly educated, caring and responsible teachers for our school. Beyond all other aspects of running a school, hiring the very best teachers to lead our classrooms is always at the top of our list to keep not only our students happy, engaged and learning well, but to keep families happy knowing their little ones are in terrific hands! As you will see below, our teachers come from different though equally impressive backgrounds and we are thrilled they have joined our team. We are so excited for you all to get to know our faculty and know you will feel comfortable and confident in their abilities within moments of meeting them.

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Erin Kahy


Director
Erin has been a director for over nine years and loves every aspect of her job! Erin’s educational background includes a degree in Elementary Education/Creative Writing along with an Associates of Science degree. Beyond her education, Erin has an enormous love for theater and currently owns her own theatrical company in Hudson County. Bridging together her love for children, learning, and creativity, Erin believes that every child learns to their personal potential by utilizing every aspect of their brains, including their silly and playful parts! In Erin’s spare time, she loves to sing, is an avid Food Network follower and enjoys nothing more than a great book and a cup of coffee.
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Vanessa Saraiva


Assistant Director
A graduate from Kean University in 2013 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Vanessa is elated to be a part of The Brunswick School family. She brings with her over eight years of experience working with children ages 6 weeks through 13 years old.  Her favorite age groups to work with are infants and young toddlers, because of the opportunity they present her to help mold them into influential stars of tomorrow.  Most recently, Vanessa has transitioned from being a head teacher of infants to an assistant director, and hopes to seamlessly incorporate her experience and subsequently contribute to the growth and development of The Brunswick School.          
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Jillian Hernandez


Owner
After 15 years of working in Human Resources, Jillian decided to pursue her passion and lifelong dream of opening her own preschool.  Jillian has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology and an MBA from Rutgers University. Jillian’s passion for opening a new preschool, combined with her human resources background, has enabled The Brunswick School to have the best and brightest teachers and staff. Jillian has a true passion for Jersey City’s community and discovered a tremendous need for quality child care in this area.  Jillian’s vision is to provide families with quality service.
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Jacklyn Ward


Assistant Director
Jacklyn graduated from NJCU in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree along with a certification in Early Childhood Education. As a mother of two, she loves discovering new ways to make learning fun and engaging! A big part of her passion for teaching is watching children from a young age explore, learn and become more eager to learn as they grow. Jacklyn has been with TBS from the very beginning. She started as the head teacher of the infant class and in 2017 was promoted to an administrator position.  Both roles at TBS have given her immense satisfaction as an educator.