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KRISTIN SAUNDERS, RN is the health care consultant for both the Montessori Center of Nyack and the River School. She is available for questions regarding the health and well-being of our students and helps us determine school policy relating to medical issues such as our guidelines for children with allergies. Kristin makes sure our studentís medical records are complete and up-to-date and files appropriate forms to comply with state mandated regulations.

BARBARA PRESTEGAARD has been our school secretary for over 20 years. She supplies the friendly voice that answers the telephone and is in charge of billing, ordering, purchasing, and other important aspects of school administration. She shops for school supplies and snacks and knows just where we can get the most for the least! No matter what role she assumes, Barbara does it well and adds a feeling of warmth and caring that are especially her own.

HARRIET TEPLITZKY is the curriculum coordinator, as well as photographer, newsletter compiler, and staff meeting coordinator for the Montessori Center of Nyack. A graduate of Binghamton University with a Masterís degree from Boston University, Harriet brings her creative talents to the classroom through the use of diverse technological resources, while ensuring that our mission statement and subject material are uniformly implemented. We are fortunate to have her as an integral part of our MCN team.

ELLEN (Cookie) WARNER joined the Montessori Center of Nyack and River School eleven years ago as the Director of Admissions.  A teacher, drug and alcohol prevention educator, and experienced administrative coordinator, Ellen brings an enthusiasm and love for children that makes her a delightful addition.  Her primary responsibilities concern the admission process, school tours, and outreach programs.  Her nickname makes her very popular with the children!

DOROTHY GOREN has been associated with the Montessori Center of Nyack since 1987. She is a graduate of Barnard College with a Masters from Manhattanville, and has spent many years in executive positions before selecting the field of early childhood as her primary interest. A believer that education is important for people of all ages, she recently completed her doctorate in the field of educational leadership. Dorothy has a Childrenís Program Administrator Credential from the New York State Association for the Education for Young Children.

Read a letter from Dorothy.



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