Our Directors & Staff

The staff at the Sari Isdaner Early Childhood Center at the Katz JCC are all highly qualified early childhood educators whose credentials include a mix of certification and education, years of experience, and longevity within our community. Our early childhood staff are not just teachers in their classroom within our school, they are also educators within the broader community of the Katz JCC.

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Amy Stanley

Director of Early Childhood
Name Title Extension Email
Heather Costomiris Administrative Assistant 1242 hcostomiris@jfedsnj.org
Barbara Grodd Registrar 1219 bgrodd@jfedsnj.org
Michelle Carrera-Foster Program Director 1243 mfoster@jfedsnj.org
Amy Stanley Early Childhood Center Director 1197 astanley@jfedsnj.org

Our Teachers

Claudette Prather

Infant Teacher-Bunny Class

Rachael Frasier

Infant Assistant Teacher-Bunny Class

Norma Mercado

Infant Assistant Teacher-Bunny Class

Briana Hawk

Infant Assistant Teacher-Bunny Class

Adriana Segado

Infant Teacher-Bee Class

Nina Gonzales

Infant Assistant Teacher-Bee Class

Giana Miraglia

Infant Assistant Teacher-Bee Class

Lacoyia Clark

Toddler Teacher-Monkey Class

Paula Bragg

Toddler Assistant Teacher-Monkey Class

Teena Torres

Toddler Assistant Teacher-Monkey Class

Abby Abrams

Toddler Teacher-Duck Class

Beth Behrend

Toddler Assistant Teacher-Duck Class

Rose Sgrillo

Toddler Assistant Teacher-Duck Class

Danielle Baron

Toddler Teacher-Kitty Cat Class

Lisa Greenspan

Toddler Assistant Teacher-Kitty Cat Class

Addison Clark

Toddler Assistant Teacher-Kitty Cat Class

Alison Weissman

Toddler Assistant Teacher-Kitty Cat Class

Sharon Gosizk

2-Year-Old Teacher-Tiger Class

Twila Williams

2-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Tiger Class

Sydney Turner

2-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Tiger Class

Karen Portillo

2-Year-Old Teacher-Owl Class

Hailey Frasier

2-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Owl Class

Lorena Lezama

2-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Owl Class

Demi Sarnese

2-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Owl Class

Vivian Villajuan

3-Year-Old Teacher-Elephant Class

Staci Goldis

3-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Elephant Class

Michele Meyer

3-Year-Old Teacher-Fish Class

Gabrielle Horn

3-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Fish Class

Sharon Gans

3-Year-Old Teacher-Camel Class

Ariel Smith

3-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Camel Class

Kate Spadaro

3-Year-Old Assistant Teacher-Camel Class

Cory Arcaroli

Pre-K Teacher-Peacock Class

Marcia Botel

Pre-K Assistant Teacher-Peacock Class

Laura Anderson

Pre-K Teacher-Giraffe Class

Karen Cohen

Pre-K Teacher-Lion Class

Leslie Serlen

Pre-K Assistant Teacher-Lion Class

Nancy Davis

Yoga Instructor/Assistant Teacher-Lion Class

Randi Alexander

Art Instructor/Assistant Teacher-Lion Class

Lauren Rimerman

Assistant Art Teacher-Lion Class

Chloe Fritsche

Floater

Jennifer Epstein

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Ryan Mooney

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Kyrsten Sarmiento

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Lyric Johnson

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Alexa Prowiser

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Mia Prowiser

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Lindsey Krieger

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Kylee Arcaroli

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Jessica Younger

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Our Partners

On Wednesday, June 12th, 2024, Katz JCC will be closed in observance of Shavuot.