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, Butterfly Classroom

Ms. Betsy has been with the Berry Patch for 12 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

Ms. Lisa has been the Head Teacher in the Busy Bee classroom for 8 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. Lillian, Butterfly Classroom

Ms. Lillian is one of our teacher assistants, and she mainly works in our Butterfly classroom.  She is a mother and grandmother, and has many years of experience working with young children. Ms Lillian is certified in CPR and First Aid.  


Ms. Christin, Strawberry Classroom

Ms. Christin is the mother of a 4 year old daughter and comes to us with a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. She has years of experience working with children of all ages and a clear understanding of child development. She is a patient and nurturing person with a very gentle demeanor and a real love of children. Ms. Christin has her CDA in Infant/Toddler Development and she is certified in CPR and First Aid.


Ms. Noha, Strawberry Classroom

Ms. Noha is the mother of three boys and has many years of experience in infant and toddler care. She is a warm, nurturing and friendly person and so efficient at what she does. She loves the children and they love her just as much. Ms. Noha is certified in CPR and First Aid and she has her CDA certification.


Ms. Sanaa, Strawberry Classroom

Ms. Sanaa is the mother of two children. She has a degree in Architecture, but as a second career, has many years of experience as a teaching assistant in the Public School Preschool classroom. She brings her expertise and knowledge of child development into all of her interactions. She is a nurturing, calm and loving presence in the classroom and the children respond to that in the most positive ways. Her background in the arts helps with all the wonderful, creative projects created by the children.


Ms. Adja, Busy Bee Classroom

Ms. Adja is a teaching assistant working with children 3 to 5 years old. She has many years of childcare experience all around the world. She is the mother of one wonderful little girl. She has an undergraduate degree in English language and literature which explains her love of books and stories. She is a very patient and calm caregiver and the children love her.


Ms. Debbie, Aftercare/Afternoon Teacher

Ms. Debbie cares for our afternoon Pre-K class and the aftercare children that attend Berry Patch. She has many years of experience caring for children as a nurse in a doctor's office. She is now realizing her first dream of teaching young children and she has proven to be a warm, nurturing, understanding and patient teacher. She shows the utmost respect for the children in her care. Ms. Debbie has two grown children of her own.


Ms. Michelle, Busy Bees Teaching Assistant

Ms. Michelle comes to Berry Patch with many years of experience in child care. She has earned her CDA (Child Development Associate) and brings a wealth of knowledge regarding early childhood education and Child Development. She loves working with children, watching them grow and learn. She is warm, friendly and nurturing and the children love her. She is the mother of 2 grown boys, so she has been through all the development stages first hand. She is also certified in CPR and First Aid.