Our Staff

 

At Berry Patch, together we make a family. We consider ourselves a home away from home for children and their families. We encourage family participation within the classroom. We love to celebrate holidays with our families. We have an annual Thanksgiving Feast, Easter Egg Hunt, and Christmas party. We hold a Grandparents Breakfast every year.

Our teachers love to play and interact with the children. They love to get messy with the children during art projects. They are experienced, caring individuals who love their jobs. They are invested in the success and development of each child.

Teachers participate in hours of professional development every year! All of our staff are trained in First Aid, CPR, Blood Pathogens and the use of an Epipen.

When looking for a school for your child, there are so many questions that need answers. We are here to answer those questions. Please do not hesitate to call!

 

Terri Crosbie, Director

Terri has been committed to Early Childhood Education for over 30 years. She is a true advocate for the importance of developing the brain at an early age through a safe and nurturing environment and the implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum. She is NJ State Certified in both Preschool and Elementary Education. Terri believes that a positive self-image and the development of self-confidence provides the foundation for life-long learning and a love of school.

Terri was born and raised in NYC and currently lives in Oldwick, NJ with her husband Carl, her daughter Sarah, her 3 dogs and 3 cats.

 

Ms. Betsy, Strawberry Classroom

Betsy

Ms. Betsy has been with the Berry Patch for 9 years! She is the head teacher in the Butterfly classroom. She is certified in first aid and CPR, and has her CDA (child development associate). She has been working with young children since 1998.

 

Ms. Lisa, Busy Bee Classroom

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Ms. Lisa has been the Head Teacher in the Busy Bee classroom for 5 years. She is a mother of two and a very proud and happy grandmother. She has worked in early childhood for 24 years- 12 years of which have been as head teacher. She has a CDA and is certified in CPR and first aid.

 

Ms. Corina, Strawberry Classroom Caregiver

Ms. Corina has been working with young children and infants for a few years now. She has an adorable little girl of her own and understands that infants need attention, patience, nurturing, a fun and gentle demeanor and a structured schedule. Ms. Corina works with the parents to be sure the child's feeding and sleeping schedule are just what the parent is looking for. She loves working with our babies and toddlers and they love her right back. Ms. Corina is certified in CPR/First Aid, Blood pathogens and the use of the Epi-pen (as are all of our teachers).

 

Ms. Jackie, Busy Bee Classroom

Ms. Jackie is one of the assistant teachers in the Busy Bee classroom, and she has been with Berry Patch for 8 years! She has over 11 years of experience working with young children. She has a child of her own, Stephanie - and a grandson named Cole. Jackie lives in West Amwell with her cat, Precious. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family, and vacationing on LBI.

 

Ms. Casey, Butterfly classroom

Ms. Casey has been working with children for over 15 years. She is currently the teaching assistant in the Butterfly classroom. Ms. Casey is also certified in first aid and CPR. Casey lives in High Bridge with her daughter, Madison

 

Ms. Lillian, Strawberry Classroom

Ms. Lillian is one of our teacher assistants, and she mainly works in Strawberry and Busy Bee classrooms.  She is a mother and grandmother, and has many years of experience working with young children.  

 

Ms. Jessica, Strawberry classroom

Ms. Jessica has been working in Early Childhood Education for over 20 years. She is a nurturing and patient caregiver and follows our Infant curriculum that includes reading, music, art, counting and much more. She is the mother of three children and four dogs and lives in Glen Gardner.

 

Ms. Ann, Sunflower classroom

Ms. Ann is the teacher for our elementary students that are dropped off at our center for aftercare. She helps with their homework and always has fun activities and projects to help the children wind down from their busy day. She is the mother of two boys and lives in Branchburg, NJ. Ms. Ann is an amazing artist and is happy to share her talents with the children and staff at Berry Patch.