Phone: (732) 396-2969

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.T., Early Childhood Education

Jennifer Alphonse, Program Supervisor of Early Childhood Education

I am honored to be a part of the Rahway Public Schools administrative team, specifically as the Program Supervisor of Early Childhood Education. During my twenty years in the field of Early Childhood Education, I have serviced various communities within New Jersey and the City of New York as a teacher, instructional coach and administrator. My experiences have afforded me the necessary knowledge to support and develop high quality preschool programs and I am excited to share this information with the staff, children and families of Rahway. 

Phone: (732) 396-1000, ext. 2971

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.A.T., Early Childhood Education

Cristina Soto-Baez, Early Childhood Education Specialist

My role as the Early Childhood Education Specialist is to provide support and suggest interventions to teachers so that all children can succeed within the general education classroom. I have great pride in Rahway Public Schools as my children are a product of this school system. I graduated from New Jersey City University and hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, a certification in Preschool to Third Grade, and a Master of Arts in Teaching specializing in Early Childhood Education. I thought preschool for eight years working with children three to five years of age. I am extremely proud of our Early Childhood Department team as we work diligently to ensure we are providing a high quality education for all of our children. I am excited to work with your children throughout their preschool school year. I wish everyone a joyous, exciting, fun-filled and successful preschool year(s)! 

Phone: (732) 827-7200

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.A., Early Childhood Education & Spanish

Monica Moreno, Early Childhood Education Specialist

My role as an Early Childhood Education Specialist is to support our preschool community. Through working with teachers, students, and families I will provide them with strategies for a positive preschool experience. I graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Spanish. I have thirteen years experience working in the early childhood education field, the last 5 of which have been as a Preschool Teacher in Rahway School District. I’m excited to continue to work with the preschool team under this role!

Phone: (732) 396-1000, ext. 2973

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Degrees and Certifications:

M.S.W.

Tashelle Brown, Preschool Social Worker & Community and Parent Involvement Specialist

My role as a Preschool Social Worker and the Community and Parent Involvement Specialist is to collaborate with the classroom teachers, master teachers, and other school district professionals to foster social and emotional learning in the Preschool Program. I also work closely with families, determine individual needs for students, provide advocacy services and help obtain available community services. I graduated from Kean University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Masters' Degree in Social Work. I have worked with children and families for the past eight years and am excited to continue to work with the students and families here in Rahway. I look forward to creating wonderful moments with your children.

Phone: (732) 827-7204

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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S.N., R.N., Certified School Nurse

Therese Breza, Preschool Nurse

I am excited to work with Rahway preschool children and families as the Early Childhood Nurse. During my nursing career I have worked in many healthcare settings. The experiences that I have had both in emergency care and among special needs school students has provided me with a unique desire to care for and nurture the growth of our preschool children. As the Early Childhood Nurse, I have the privilege to collaborate with families, teachers, and other health care providers both in the community and school system to enhance the health and wellness of our youngest school members. I work closely with each preschool location to coordinate health care and health education to foster a safe and healthy environment for our preschool children to thrive.

Phone: (732) 396-2968

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Brenda Andino, Secretary for the Office of Early Childhood Education

I’m a Brooklyn native who moved to New Jersey 13years ago. I have been married for over 25 years and have two beautiful daughters, whom I am so proud of. My Career started In New York where I managed one of Macy’s (Herald Square) busiest departments for over 15 years. After moving to New Jersey, I decided to bring my people skills to the New Jersey public school system. I have enjoyed assisting and working with some of the best leaders in this program. I believe that one of my biggest strengths is that I understand how important it is to always put our students and parents first. I have many hobbies, but what brings me the most joy is event planning. I love transforming an idea that was born on paper and bringing it to life. What I most like is bringing joy to the event host, friend or family member, and leaving them with lasting memories.