Our Staff

Our Staff

OUR STAFF

ANA APONTE, DIRECTOR

Ana is the center’s director. She has been with the center since 2005. A graduate of NJCU, Ana obtained a BA in Psychology and is also a certified teacher. She also obtained her MA in Educational Psychology and is a certified school psychologist. Ana is currently working on an Educational Doctorate in Education Leadership from Rowan University.

Apalma@njcu.edu

JENNIFER ARROYO, PRE-K TEACHER/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Jennifer is the center's Assistant Director and Pre-K teacher. She has been with the center since 2005 and became a main teacher in September 2008. She has her BA in Early Childhood Education and is a certified teacher. Jennifer recently obtained her MA in Counseling with School Counselor Certification.

JArroyo4@njcu.edu

TRICIA KOUFODONTIS, PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Tricia has been the Preschool teacher at the Children's Learning Center since 2010. She is a graduate of William Paterson University and earned her BA in Sociology and Early Childhood Education. She has her P-3 certification and has a variety of early childhood teaching experiences.

tkoufodont@njcu.edu

IVELISSE CRUZ, PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Ivelisse is currently the Preschool Teacher. She has been with the center since 2012 and became a main teacher in September 2015. A graduate of NJCU, she earned a BA in Psychology. Ivelisse is presently working on a masters in Early Childhood and Special Education. icruz1@njcu.edu

STEPHANY CASTELLANOS, PRE-K TEACHER S

Stephany is currently the Pre-K teacher. She is a graduate of Felician College, she has her P-3 certification and earned her BA in Early Childhood Education.

scastellanos@njcu.edu

GRETCHEN CLAYTON, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Gretchen runs the Family Resource Center for the center. In addition, she handles the office duties of the center in the director’s absence. She has been with the center since 2003 and prior to that worked as an assistant teacher for 3 years. Gretchen currently has an AA in Early Childhood Education and is taking classes at NJCU as she works toward her BA in Sociology.

Gclayton@njcu.edu

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