Sarah Colucci (Director) - Sarah began her career in early childhood at the Montessori School of Millburn in 1991. She began teaching with the younger children and became the kindergarten teacher in 1996. In 1999 she took on the role as Director. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Education from Seton Hall University. She is also P-3 certified from Morris County College and trained in the Montessori philosophy. She is trained in CPR and First Aid.
Patricia Stroman (Teacher) - Patricia currently is the Kindergarten teacher and has been working at Alpine Montessori since 1997. Prior to Alpine she taught Kindergarten for 5 years at Kindercare Learning Center and has been working with children of many different ages since 1993. Patricia has a degree in Psychology from Caldwell College. She continues to receive ongoing training in the Montessori method of teaching and is CPR certified.
Melinda Price (Teacher) - Melinda is has worked at Alpine Montessori in Millburn since 2003. She attended Douglass College and Kean University and holds two bachelor degrees: Early Childhood Education and Art/Design. She is NJ State Certified to teach Pre-K-8 and Art K-12. Her twenty years of teaching experience include public school kindergarten and pre-school Director both in NJ. Melinda is certified in CPR.
Susan Palumbo (Teacher) - Susan has been working at Alpine Montessori since 1996. Susan has degrees in Cultural Anthropology and Psychology from Rutgers University. She continues to receive ongoing training in the Montessori method of teaching.
Angela Arnold (Teacher) - Angela has been teaching for 27 years, and has worked at Alpine Montessori since 2003. She graduated from Jersey City State College with a degree in Biology, and continued her studies with a degree in Nursery and Pre-K Education from Rutgers University. Angela taught Kindergarten for two years, then developed and implemented a "Mommy and Me" program which she managed for nine years.
Laura Picinisco (Teacher) - Laura has been a teacher for the last 28 years, with cum laude degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology from Rider University and a specialization in Special Education at California State, Los Angeles. Laura has been teaching at Alpine Montessori since 2006. She continues to receive ongoing training in the Montessori method of teaching.
Rhonda Morelli (Teacher) - Rhonda has been teaching at Alpine Montessori School since 2006. She has a B.A. degree in the field of Early Childhood Education from William Paterson University. She also holds a New Jersey Teacher Certification in grades K-8 and Preschool. She has taught in the Public School System for five years in grades K-2. She has also taught in private preschool for nine years. She continues to receive ongoing training in the Montessori method of teaching.
Gilda Abaza (Teacher) - Gilda has been with Alpine Montessori since 2012. Prior to joining Alpine she had been employed by Montessori Schools as a Spanish teacher since 2003 and a child care provider for over twenty years. Being of Argentinean decent, Gilda's education was completed in Argentina.
Rebecca Espinal (Teacher) - Rebecca joined Alpine Montessori in 2013 and is currently a kindergarten teacher. Prior to Alpine Rebecca taught Pre-K at Kindercare Learning Center. She has worked with children for over twelve years. Rebecca received her bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts from Wilmington College and her Master's degree In Elementary Education from Montclair State.
Stacey Manning (Teacher) - Stacey graduated from American University with a BA in Art History and a minor in fine arts. She has been teaching for more than a decade. Her teaching has been in both the public and private school settings. She has worked with various ages in traditional education as well as in Montessori. Stacey was trained at Princeton Center for Teacher Education earning her Montessori certification in ages 3-11. Stacey is a field consultant for the PCTE training program, mentoring, training, and monitoring new teachers. She also holds her New Jersey alternate route certification K-6.