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 10 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 6 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. 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 9 years! She has over 12 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. Erin, Strawberry Classroom

Ms. Erin has a degree from Penn State and is a caring and nurturing caregiver in our infant room. She understands that infants need attention, patience and nurturing. She also understands that they are ready to learn and grow in all aspects of development. With a fun and gentle demeanor she introduces art, sign language, music and communication into each day.

 

Ms. Mandie, Strawberry Classroom

Ms. Mandie is the mother of two boys. She has a degree in Psychology and has experience in Special Education. She brings patience, caring and a good understanding of the developmental stages in infants and toddlers. She works on social and emotional growth with the goal of self-confidence and good self-esteem.

 

Ms. Jenn, Sunflower Classroom

Ms. Jenn is our teacher for the elementary students that attend our aftercare. She ensures that all students get their homework done and she enthusiastically prepares many fun activities for when homework is completed - from art projects to science experiments. She is the mother of one boy and lives in Lambertville.