Rhonda has been an educator since 1975. Her years of teaching experience include first grade, middle school mathematics and home economics, 10 years in Kindergarten, and 12 years in early childhood. She has served as a preschool director since 1994. Rhonda holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, a Master of Education degree in Elementary Education/Reading Specialist and an Education Specialist Degree in Education Administration and Supervision from Seton Hall University. Rhonda has raised 4 sons and enjoys treasured time with her 3 grandsons.
Patty has lived in Mendham with her husband and two daughters for the past 18 years and has enjoyed teaching at HCNS for over 13 years. She organizes several events for her Pre-K students - including the Christmas pageant, Mother's Day Tea, and Donuts with Dad. She is also a liaison with the Mendham Kindergarten Teachers, ensuring our pre-K program best prepares students for Kindergarten. Her degrees include a B.A. from Trinity College, a diploma from Universite de Franche-Compte, and certifications from numerous teacher advancement courses.
Betsy lives in Mendham with her husband and three daughters, ages 14, 12, and 6. She is loving teaching a 2 1/2 year old class. Before taking some time to be at home with her children, Betsy taught various ages, primarily middle school English. An experience she holds dear to her heart was when she taught with a touring "Sound of Music" production. School was in session on a coach buss driving all over the beautiful USA. She earned a B.S. in Education from Miami University in Ohio and a Masters in Education from Concordia University.
Liz has enjoyed working with the children of HCNS for over 12 years. She formerly taught 1st and 2nd grade at Gill St. Bernard's School, and moved to Mendham with her husband, Joe, in 1996. She has a grown daughter and triplets, another daughter and two sons, who will soon be in college. Liz has a B.S. in Elementary and Kindergarten Education and a Master's in Reading.
Barbara spent several years teaching Sunday School and Vacation Bible School when her two children were young, which led her to a career in teaching preschool for the past 13 years. Barbara thoroughly enjoys teaching her fours and Kindergarten Prep Enrichment classes here at HCNS, where she has worked for the past six years. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University and is certified to teach preschool by the State of New Jersey.
After working in marketing, Jill decided to turn her passion for her volunteer work as an educator into her full-time career. She returned to school and received her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania nd her MA in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers, College Columbia University. Following her commitment to work with an underserved population, she taught K-2 students in East harlem and Williamsburg Brooklyn as a classroom teacher and then 1st - 5th graders as a Resource Room Teacher and Reading Tutor. Jill and her husband came to Mendham ten years ago and enjoy being active in our community with their two children. Jill particularly loves working with the twos because she felt like those years passed all too quickly with her own children. Don't blink moms and dads!
Cindy has been a teacher at HCNS for the past 10 years. She began as a twos teacher, but has also taught fours and most recently taught our threes. She lives in Chester with her husband and two children, who both attended HCNS when they were younger. Cindy began her career teaching Kindergarten at Far Hills Country Day School and then again in the Millburn School District. She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Syracuse University and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Kean University.
Eileen has been part of HCNS for the past seven years. She started out working as an Assistant Teacher to the 2's and 3's after her children graduated from HCNS. For the past two years, Eileen has enjoyed teaching the 2's program and teaching our "Mommy and Me" classes. Eileen has lived in Mendham with her husband and two daughters for the pas 11 years. her degrees include a B.S. from Montclair State University as well as certifications from numerous Teaching Programs. Eileen enjoys volunteering as a Girl Scout Leader and giving back to her church and community.
Nicole has been a teacher at HCNS for 5 years. She lives in Mendham with her hunsband and three children, who all attended HCNS when they were younger. Nicole began teaching Pre-Kindergarten at Marymount School in Manhattan and went on to teach both first and second grades before deciding to stay home with her children. She holds a B.A. from Gettysburg College and a Master's degree in Elementary Education from St. Peter's College.
We welcome your visit anytime!
Parents are encouraged to be involved with HCNS, whether if it's attending field trips, preparing food for special events, taking and collecting pictures, becoming a classroom story reader, or by joining our Nursery School Advisory Council. If you have a hobby or interesting activity you would like to share with your child's class, you can arrange to be one of our special guests. We also have a Social Committee and a Fundraising Committee, both of which are great ways to meet other parents and get involved with your child's school. You can read more about parent participation in the school handbook or contact us and let us know how you'd like to volunteer your support.