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 Van Horn

Erin has been a director for over eight 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 in one, she believes every child learns to their personal potential by utilizing every aspect of their brains that includes the silly and playful side! 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 aging from 6 weeks through 13 years old.  Her favorite age group to work one-on-one with is the 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 over from being a head teacher of infants, and has now assumed the responsibilities of an assistant director, and hopes to seamlessly incorporate her attributes and subsequently contribute to the growth and development of...
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Jillian Hernandez

After 15 years of working in Human Resources, Jillian decided to pursue her passion and lifelong dream of opening up 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 found the tremendous need for quality child care in this area.  Jillian’s vision is to provide families with quality service.
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Megan Mraz

General Operations Manager
A graduate from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Megan is overjoyed to join The Brunswick School team. After graduation, Megan fulfilled her dream of working in sports & entertainment. While working for the New Jersey Devils & Legends, she has been a part of countless exhilarating moments between fans & colleagues throughout the eastern region.  She brings with her many years of customer service & business experience. Megan is a Jersey City resident who loves to be a part of such a wonderful community.  Most recently, she has transitioned...