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. Tina


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom- Warren Location
Tina received her CDA in infant/toddler endorsement in 2010. She has been working with infants/toddlers for the past nine years. She also has experience working with infants up to Kindergarten. She is currently attending school for her Elementary Education certification. Tina enjoys spending time with the little ones in her care and helping them to reach their milestones. During her down time, Tina enjoys spending time with her 8-year-old daughter.
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Ms. Liza


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom- Warren Location
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. Laura


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom- Brunswick Location
Laura has her Bachelor’s degree in Media and Communications and a minor in Psychology, and plans to further her career and learning development in childhood education.  Laura has six years of experience in tutoring, caring for and teaching children, and was previously a lead teacher for young infants at another Jersey City child care center. Laura enjoys hands-on learning through sensory play and exploration.
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Ms. Toni


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom- Brunswick Location
Bio coming soon!
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Ms. Lissette


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Ms. Lissette is a mother of four.  Her background experience consists of 5 years as a teacher’s assistant in elementary public school.  She is currently furthering her education in Science and Physical Education.  Ms.  Lissette truly enjoys working with children of all age groups.  When not at work, she looks forward to spending quality time with family and making priceless memories.
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Ms. Jenny


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Ms. Jenny has her degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing further education in sociology. Ms. Jenny has over 5 years of experience working with children. In her spare time Ms. Jenny enjoys reading and going out with friends.
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Ms. Marielis


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Marielis graduated from NJCU with a degree and certification in Education. She has great joy in helping and watching children grow and succeed. In her free time, she likes to read and dance and therefore, those hobbies are reflected in her classroom lesson planning each day!
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Ms. Alisha


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Ms. Alisha earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at New Jersey City University and her Associates’ degree in Early Childhood Education. She has had the pleasure of working in Early Childhood since 2002 as a teacher and Education Director. Although she enjoys mentoring and supporting teachers at the administrator level, her passion lies in the classroom working closely with the children and families. The best reward as a teacher is seeing children happy, healthy and having an awesome early learning experience! When she is not with her classroom children, she has the most fun moments with...
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Ms. Marjo


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom- Warren Location
Marjo is an experienced and dedicated early childhood educator for over 20 years and has worked the majority of her career in a NAEYC accredited childcare center in NJ.  Marjo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from Finland. She is certified in Elementary Education and also in Preschool through 3rd Grade. During her  free time, she enjoys live music, going to concerts, working out in the gym and spending time with family and friends. She is very excited to become part of The Brunswick School Team!
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Ms. Nicole


Head Teacher of Preschool Classroom- Brunswick Location
Nicole is very excited to join The Brunswick School team! She is a graduate of New Jersey City University with a degree in history and elementary education. This will be Nicole’s sixth year teaching. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with loved ones.
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Ms. Damaris


Head Teacher of the Pre-K 4 Classroom- Brunswick Location
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.
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Mrs. Skaggs


Head Teacher of 1st Grade Classroom- Brunswick Location
Mrs. Skaggs is very excited to be the First Grade teacher at The Brunswick School. She holds a degree in Elementary Education from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and she has spent time teaching in a variety of different school settings. Prior to teaching at The Brunswick School, she taught Second Grade and Preschool. Mrs. Skaggs is passionate about helping all of her students experience success in the classroom and nourish their sense of curiosity. When she is not teaching or preparing for the next school day adventure, she likes to practice yoga and dance, read, visit museums, and explore Jersey City with her husband...
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Ms. Michele


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom- Brunswick Location
Bio coming soon!
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Ms. Chelsea


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom- Brunswick Location
Chelsea is a proud graduate of County Prep High School and New Jersey City University where she graduated with her Bachelor’s Degree in History. She has over five years of experience working in childcare, specifically with infants. She looks forward to meeting your family and supporting your little one as they embark on their educational journey with us!
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Ms. Ivanna


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom- Brunswick Location
Ms. Ivanna is a mother of two children and has over 10 years of experience in the childcare industry. She enjoys being a part of children’s foundation, nurturing, and creativity. In her free time, Ms. Ivanna loves to spend time with her family, watch movies, and go to restaurants.
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Ms. Leidy


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Leidy has more than 8 years’ experience working with children of different age groups. Recently, she received her Development Associate Credentials (CDA) at a program for parents in New Jersey. Through the early childhood field, she has observed how children learn and develop into independent people. She enjoys being a part of that.  It is such pleasure for her to be part of our team here at The Brunswick School and has been part of our team for two years.
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Ms. Nathalie


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Bio coming soon!
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Ms. Alyssa


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Alyssa received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Bloomfield College. She is also certified in Early Childhood Education. Alyssa has over six years’ experience working with children, ages ranging from 1 year to 6 years old. She has been teaching for the past three years. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her son, travel, and read.
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Ms. Allie


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom- Brunswick Location
Ms. Allie has been working with children for over ten years. She has taught students ranging from infancy to Kindergarten and has experience as a summer camp counselor and summer camp director ranging from Preschool to ninth grade. Allie has also worked with elementary, middle, and high school students as a School Counselor. She has her Master’s in Education and is so excited to put her education and experience to use in the Silver Dolphins classroom!
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Ms. Samantha


Head Teacher of Preschool Classroom- Brunswick Location
Samantha received her Bachelor’s degree in History from William Paterson University. She is certified in Preschool through grade three and Teacher of Students with Disabilities. Samantha is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Early Childhood, Elementary Education and Teacher of Students with Disabilities from Montclair State University. This is her fifth year teaching and has experience-instructing children from ages 4 through 15 in the general education and special education setting. Samantha enjoys going to the beach, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
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Ms. Charlene


Head Teacher of Preschool Classroom- Brunswick Location
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. Reshma


Head Teacher of Pre-K 4 Classroom- Brunswick Location
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!
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Ms. Dawn


Head Teacher of Pre-K 4 Classroom- Brunswick Location
Dawn is a certified Pre-School through 3rd grade teacher. She has 13 years of Early Childhood experience. Dawn has taught in an early classroom, as well as a Jersey City charter school. Dawn has also mentored incoming teachers. She always uses her patience and understanding to help others. In Dawn’s spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son and running.
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Ms. Barragan


Head Teacher of Kindergarten Classroom- Brunswick Location
Ms. Barragan has a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and has been teaching for three years. Ms. Barragan loves working with children and looks forward to inspiring many students along their educational journey. In her spare time Ms. Barragan enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.