Teachers


The Core of our School

Philosophy About Teachers

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.

Meet the Brunswick School Team

The Brunswick School in Downtown Jersey City
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Ms. Jackie


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom
Jacklyn graduated from NJCU in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree along with a certification in Early Childhood Education. As also 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. Being the head teacher of the infant class gives her such satisfaction as an educator because infants experience so much for the very first time! She loves that part of her job includes helping to build the independence of her students in every way imaginable.
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Ms. Michele


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom
Michele attended Parson’s School of Design in New York and studied Illustration, then received a Bachelor’s Degree in Illustration at NJCU in New Jersey.  There, she also attained her Education Certification for grade levels K-12.  Michele has been an educator for over 10 years in the field of Art and in various elementary grade levels.  She enjoys helping young minds learn & grow and truly appreciates watching children explore the world around them.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her 3 year old son and her large extended family.  She also enjoys crafting, painting murals, cooking, coffee with friends and the New York Yankees.
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Ms. Kimmie


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom
Kimberly graduated from Saint Peter’s University in 2008 with a BA in Communications and concentration in Elementary Education. She then completed her Master’s in Teaching in 2014 and is currently completing a second Master’s in Early Childhood Education at Kean University. From an early age, Kimberly greatly inspired to show her passion for teaching and children. She has been a teacher for five years in both middle school and early children education. Kimberly is a mother to a wonderful seven year old son and enjoys reading, traveling, cooking and writing.
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Ms. Melisa


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom
Melisa is majored in Sociology at New Jersey City University and is certified in Early Childhood Education. She has been working in the education field for about seven years. Her first job was at a daycare working with mixed ages. She then worked at a Preschool for four years. Melisa’s favorite children’s book is “Where the Wild Things Are” Maurice Sendak. Melisa is always looking for different ways to engage students and enjoys messy, hands on activities. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music, going on hikes, and spending time with her friends and family. Melisa is excited to be joining TBS family!
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Ms. Blanca


Head Teacher of Preschool Classroom
Blanca has been a Pre-school teacher for 12 years.  She graduated from Bloomfield College with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Education.  She also graduated from NJCU with a degree and certification in school counseling.  Although, she has worked with children from infancy through high school, her expertise is with three year olds.  She has two daughters; four and two years old.
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Ms. Reshma


Head Teacher of Pre-K/Kindergarten Classroom
Reshma is certified in Elementary Education and has been a teacher for over five years at one of the top rated Charter Schools in Newark, NJ. There, Reshma taught various subjects including Math, Science and English.  During her years teaching, she has gained a wealth of valuable experience handling young children across  various spectrums, helping the young minds bloom into their full potential.  She is a dedicated teacher who is very passionate about children and is a mommy herself! Reshma is very excited to start working with Pre-K 4 this September when she returns from her wonderful trip from India!
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Ms. Liza


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom
Liza is a 2010 graduate of New Jersey City University with a degree in History and teaching certificates in Early Childhood & Special Education. She has been in the education field for about 10 years working with ages ranging from infants to 10 year olds. Liza feels that all children should be able to express themselves safely and that children learn best through hands on fun. When Liza is not teaching and caring for your little ones, Liza enjoys time with her family playing board games or watching a movie. Liza also like to take walks around our beautiful city of Jersey City with her dog and work out at a Zumba class!
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Ms. Kemi


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom
Oluwakemi (“Kemi”) is exhilarated to be working at the Brunswick School. She believes there are great benefits to creativity and self-expression. Oluwakemi implements these themes in all of her lesson plans. Her creative arts activities help her students to develop critical thinking skills, strengthen problem solving abilities, and stimulate imagination. With a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology along with certification in Early Childhood Education, she wants to continue to sharpen her skills as an educator as she is in pursuit of obtaining her Masters of Arts in Education.
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Ms. Charlene


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom
Charlene is thrilled to be joining The Brunswick School as a toddler teacher. She is currently certified in Early Childhood Education and is currently completing her certification in Special Education. She has been teaching for the past ten years and has taught students ranging from 2 years to 8 years old. Her goal for the school year is to facilitate a nurturing and structured classroom environment in which her students are encouraged to explore and discover new ideas. Charlene enjoys baking, organizing, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.
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Ms. Ashley


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom
Ashley is excited to have joined The Brunswick School. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from New Jersey City University. She is also certified in Early Childhood Education.  Ashley has worked in multiple school settings for 6years with children ranging from infants to kindergarteners. She enjoys painting, drawing, cooking, and traveling. She is very nurturing, patient, and hard working. Your child will feel safe, loved, and have fun while in her care.
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Ms. Damaris


Head Teacher of the Preschool Classroom
Damaris is excited to be joining The Brunswick School family. For the past ten years, she has worked as a teacher for all age groups ranging from three to seven years old. She is enthused to be working with Preschoolers this year and eager to watch them grow and excel. She is a graduate from New Jersey City University and holds Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a certification in Early Education. She enjoys reading, painting, traveling and spending time with my family and friends.