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.

Kate Bloom

Kate teaches our 5 day four-year-old class,an Enrichment 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.

Karena DePeola

Karena joins our staff after teaching Kindergarten for over ten years. She brings a B.A. in Elementary Education, and a Master's Degree in Educational Technology to our program. Karena teaches in our three-year-old program.

Sharon Guggino

Sharon, a parent of two HUNS alumni, is a teacher in the Jump Start program.  She has her Elementary Teaching degree from Montclair State University. Sharon has worked in our Jump Start program for four years.

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.  

Julie Rothenburger

Julie teaches in our four-year-old program. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Felician College. Prior to joining our staff, Julie taught Pre-K and Kindergarten for over 7 years in Weehawken.

Teacher Assistants

Joanne Krause

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

Christine Pellegrin

Christine, a former elementary school teacher, is an assistant in our three-year-old program. All three of the Pellegrin sons attened Hillsdale United Nursery School.

Debbie DiPiazza

Debbie has been on staff for over 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Stetson University. Debbie is a teaching assistant in our four-year-old 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!

Emma Cassella

Emma is an assistant in our three-year-old program. Her degree is from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. Both of Emma's children attended HUNS.

Hanna Harrahy

Hanna is an assistant in the three-year-old program. She has a B.F.A. from Syracuse University. All three of Hanna's children attended HUNS.

Tara Loughlin

Tara is an assistant in the Jump Start program.  She has a B.S. in Finance from Fairfield University.  Tara's sons attended HUNS!

Laurie Lazzaro

Laurie has over 25 years of experience at HUNS!  Currently, Laurie is an assistant in the Enrichment program and Afternoon Adventures.

Mona Perrone

Mona is an assistant in the four-year-old program and the Enrichment program.  Her three children attended HUNS!  Mona has a B.S. in Business from Douglass College, Rutgers University.

Office

Carol Stalter

Carol Stalter is the Director. She brings over 18 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 Management from Trenton State College.

Karen Tintle

Karen Tintle is the Business Director. She has 6 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.