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
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
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
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. Jenny


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom
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
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. Kristan


Head Teacher of the Older Toddler Classroom
Kristan graduated in 2012 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has been working with children for six years and it is her passion! Being an teacher allows her to assist with helping children learn new things, explore different ways of learning, and meet major milestones. Working with children is such a rewarding experience and is truly what makes her happy.
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Ms. Charlene


Head Teacher of Preschool 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. 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.
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Ms. Nicole


Head Teacher of Preschool Classroom
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. April


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom
April is excited to be a part of the The Brunswick School as the Head Teacher of the Infant classroom. She has over 5 years of experience in childcare and 2 years experience in a school setting. April holds an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a concentration in Family, Child and Health.  April is also pursuing her Master’s degree in Teaching.
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Ms. Chelsea


Head Teacher of Infant Classroom
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. Leidy


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom
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. Julie


Head Teacher of Young Toddler Classroom
Ms. Julie is a graduate of University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, majoring in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching for 7 years. She is a mother of two endearing boys who are currently in 3rd and 1st Grade. Being a mother makes her more passionate of her vocation because she always consider the thought of putting her sons’ shoes in her students’ and she will vision everything in a completely different manner as she treats all her students’ like her own.
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Ms. Alyssa


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom
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. Sandy


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom
Sandy has been teaching Early Childhood and Elementary school for 8 years. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Interdisciplinary studies from St. Peter’s College. She is a charismatic and enthusiastic teacher that thrives on the love of the learning process and shaping young minds into becoming well rounded and happy individuals.
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Ms. Melissa


Head Teacher of Older Toddler Classroom
Melissa earned her Bachelor’s Degree and a New Jersey Teacher’s Certification and has an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from NJCU. Her experience with children ranges from ages 2-18. She has babysat and worked with the YMCA while in undergrad and has been with The Brunswick School for two years.
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Ms. Reshma


Head Teacher of Pre-K 4 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!
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Ms. Dawn


Head Teacher of Pre-K 4 Classroom
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
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.