Teachers

Robin Bell

Robin has been on staff for over 20 years. She received her Master of Science in special education from Fordham Univerity. Her Bachelor of Arts in education was earned at St. Francis College. Robin teaches in our three-year-old program as well as our four-year-old Enrichment program.

Grace Mueller

Grace joins our staff with over 12 years of teaching experience.  She has a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Delaware, and a MS in Literacy Education from Long Island University.  Grace teaches in our three-year-old program and the Enrichment program.

Kate Bloom

Kate teaches our 5 day four-year-old class and Afternoon Adventures. With a B.A. in Education and a Reading Literacy Master Degree, Kate has 11 years experience teaching Kindergarten and first grade in New York City.

Christine Hirsch

Christine is a teacher in our four-year-old program. Prior to joining our staff, Christine worked as a first and second grade teacher in Montvale and Paramus. Christine is certified in Pre-K through grade 6, and is a certified Reading Specialist at the Master's level.

Samantha Dolan

Sam attended Salve Regina University with a dual major in Elementary Education and Special Education.  She also has a certification in Early Childhood Education.  Sam taught Special Education for six years, and First Grade for seven years in Montclair.  Two of her daughters are HUNS alum and her third will join us this year!

Jamie Klouda

Jamie has a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Seton Hall University.  She worked as an ABA paraprofessional in River Vale for five years.  Two of her children attended HUNS!

Allison Perrapato

Allison teaches in our Jump Start program. She brings 10 years of  teaching experience in the Garfield school district to HUNS. Her B.S. in Elementary Education is from East Stroudsburg University, and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Peter's.  

Christine Pellegrin

Christine teaches in our four-year-old program.  She has a Master's Degree in Education from St. Peter's College.  Christine taught in Park Ridge and Demarest prior to joining HUNS.  All three of the Pellegrin sons attended HUNS.

Teacher Assistants

Joanne Krause

Joanne is an assistant in our three-year-old program and our Enrichment program. She has a certificate in Childcare from New York University. Joanne and her husband have three school-aged alumni.

Cori Eriksson

Cori is an assistant in our three-year-old program.  She has a degree in Communications from Penn State.  Her daughter is a HUNS grad, and her son is currently in our four-year-old program.

Debbie DiPiazza

Debbie has been on staff for over 20 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Stetson University. Debbie is a teaching assistant in our four-year-old program and our Afternoon Adventures program.

Leigh Ng

Leigh is a teaching assistant in our four-year-old program and the Enrichment Class. She received her Master of Science in engineering from the University of Michigan. Her Bachelor of Arts in engineering was earned from Cornell University.

Diane O'Brien

Diane is an assistant in our Jump Start program. She graduated from LeMoyne College with a Business degree, and played basketball all four years!

Sharon Guggino

Sharon is an assistant in the Jump Start program.  She is a certified teacher with a degree in Elementary Education from Montclair State University.  Sharon has been with HUNS for six years, and both her children attended our school.

Michelle Gilson

Michelle is an assistant in our 3 Year Old program.  She has a CPA from University of Connecticut, and worked in Corporate Finance for 10 years.  During her time in business, she enjoyed volunteering with children and helped in a Kindergarten classroom.  Michelle is a proud mom of a current HUNS student and a reecent grad! 

Allyson Smith

Allyson has a BA in Elementary Education from St. Thomas Aquinas College.  Allyson brings 12 years of teaching experience in Passaic to the position, 10 of those in Pre-K.  Allyson's son is a HUNS grad!

Office

Carol Stalter

Carol Stalter is the Director. She brings 20 years of experience at Hillsdale United Nursery School to the position. Carol has a Master of Arts in Corporate and Political Communication. Her Bachelor of Science is in Business Administration from Trenton State College.

Karen Tintle

Karen Tintle is the Business Director and has been with Hillsdale United Nursery School for over 14 years. She has 7 years of classroom experience at Hillsdale United Nursery School. She attended The American Institute of Banking and worked in the banking field for over 10 years.