Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff


 Ms. Pamela Elmi, Founder & Director 

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Pam is a K-12 NJ licensed art teacher with 25+ years of community education administrative experience, specializing in extended day program management.  In the early 90’s Pam worked for the YMCA ‘Prime-Time’ after school program, serving the west end of Atlanta. For almost 8 years, she served as Director of Program Development at the YWCA Princeton which included coordination of their extensive after school program.  Pam came to Robbinsville after successfully running Princeton Young Achievers as their Executive Director for 4 years.  A graduate of Trenton State College and FIT/State University of New York, Pam remains an active mentor to TCNJ students as well as a former Trustee of Princeton Community Housing.  She has received accolades from the local media, New Jersey General Assembly, and parents for her design and implementation of the R.E.D. Program.  Pam was a 2015 "NJ Governor's Educator of the Year" nominee as well as "Pride of the Arts Council of Princeton Neighborhood Award" recipient in 2008.  You can find Ms. Elmi's after school editorials every spring in the 'Mercer County Woman' newspaper.
 
 
Ms. Lauren Anastasopoulos, R.E.D. Office Assistant
Lauren
             
Lauren is a Paraprofessional with Lawrence Twp. Public Schools (since 2001) who also helped in the After School Office when that district did EDP in-house.  She has a BA in Business Management from Fairleigh Dickinson University as well as an AAS degree in Elementary and Special Education from Mercer County Community College.  Lauren started with R.E.D. in early 2015 as an Instructor. Her sunny disposition as well as computer and business skills are a perfect fit for the R.E.D. Administrative Office! 
                                                                 
Miss Rachel Wierzbowski, Clerical Assistant
Rachel WZ

A R.H.S. graduate, Rachel first joined the R.E.D. team as part of a work-study program.  She is now a University of Pittsburgh marketing major.  We always have a place for Rachel and her skills when she is home on break!
 
Pond Road Middle School
 
Mr Gene Gray, Site Coordinator 
 Gene Gray
Mr. Gray has 34 years of public school teaching experience with a BA in Elementary Education from SUNY at Stony Brook and a Masters of Education degree from Trenton State College.  He is a NJ Certified Teacher of Grades K-8 and also holds a NJ Supervisory Certificate.  Gene was a successful Site Coordinator who helped at-risk children while at Princeton Young Achievers. Gene is also a Tour Director for STARR Tours. We appreciate his expertise when planning R.E.D. Travel Camp!
  

Mrs. Jenny Lanna, Instructor
Jenny Lanna
Mrs. Lanna is new to the school age care world, but we can already tell she is a natural!  She has studied at MCCC as well as Burlington County Institute of Technology.  She is a certified personal trainer who keeps us on our toes!

Mr. David Frank, Aide

 David Frank
Mr. Frank recently graduated from the Mercer County Performing Arts  High School.  He is currently an Education Major at Rider University.  He runs popular clubs with our Pond students such as 'Pokemon' and 'Dungeons & Dragons', not to mention Baking & Cake Decorating 101!    
                                        

Mrs. Libby Fischberg, Assistant Site Coordinator
Ms. Libby Fischberg

Ms. Libby Fischberg is also our Knitting Specialist at Pond Road.  Libby earned her BA in Education and Language at Hunter College, Deans List all the way through. She established New York City's first Head Start program in East Harlem and has an impressive Human Resources track record in places like the U.S. Department of Justice and the Bank of New York.  We are "in stitches" over Ms. Libby!
                                            

 

Ms. Deb Binder, Tutor​

                     
Ms. Binder is a district faculty member in the SPROWTS pre-school program.  She holds a BA from the University of Buffalo NY and a MAT from TCNJ.  R.E.D. is fortunate to have Deb as a tutor at both our Pond and Sharon programs! 
 
'Quantum Camp' Summer Learning Team
                                                                 Quantum 2017
 
Sharon Elementary School

Mr. Kyle Betz, Instructor

 KB

 Mr. Betz is a Rider University Senior with childcare and security operations experience.  He plans to continue with R.E.D. during his Master's studies and will further enhance our sports program!

Ms. Adrianna Estrada, Instructor
Adrianna

Adrianna comes to us from the Hamilton Area YMCA.  She performed many integral roles there, including after school Site Coordinator and front desk operations.  She loves the fast pace of our Sharon School program where efficiency is key, especially right at dismissal!

                                                                                                                              
Mrs. Linda Field, Site Coordinator Sharon Grades K-1  
Linda Field
 
Mrs. Field has over 25 years of childcare experience in Robbinsville. Her specialty in our program is Kindergarten Management. She's had 3 promotions in R.E.D.- from Instructor to Assistant Site Coordinator, and now Site Coordinator of the lower grades. With a background in Horticulture Design (she once ran a flower shop in Allentown), her crafts with children are the best of the best! 
 
 
Mrs. Lori Monaco, Assistant Site Coordinator Sharon Grades K-1
Lori Monaco
Increased enrollment in the R.E.D. Kindergarten area led us to promote Lori from Instructor to Assistant Site Coordinator. Lori Monaco comes to us with a wealth of experience from the YWCA Trenton pre-school program.  She has a B.A. in journalism from Rutgers University.  She has been the classroom aide in our very popular summer series "Discover Kindergarten."

Mrs. Sandra Palazzolo, Instructor Grades K-1
Sandy P

Mrs. Palazzolo comes to us from the pre-school world with 16 years of experience!  She holds an A.A.S. from the Art Institute of Philadelphia.  Sandy is familiar with the Robbinsville community and already knows some of our families!

Ms. Debra Lorenzetti, Instructor Grades K-4
Debbie L

By day, Ms. Lorenzetti works in the classroom at Princeton Public Schools.  She is a certified elementary education teacher (T.C.N.J.) with dual experience in daycare management.  Debbie brings 10 years of valuable afterschool experience with her from Princeton Young Achievers.

Ms. Naomi Taylor-Ford, Aide Grades 2-4 
 Naomi
As someone who attended an extended day program as a child, Naomi has a unique appreciation for her students in R.E.D. grades 2-4.  She recalls learning Chess and other games in EDP, and passes that onto Robbinsville kids now.  Naomi attends MCCC as a Psychology Major.


Miss Celines Rivera, Aide Grades K-1
Celines
 
Miss Celines Rivera joined our growing staff 2 years ago.  With childcare experience from the CYO of Mercer County, she brings us many new ideas!  Celines is a student at MCCC and loves art, Dr. Seuss, and swimming!
                                                        
Mr. Estuardo Deleon, Asst. Site Coordinator   Grades 2-4
Estuardo
Estuardo is a Rider University student who started off as a RED Volunteer.  He loves  music and staying fit. He was the quickest to learn our new ipad attendance application and was there to teach the rest of us when we needed it!  His specialty in our program is working as a 1:1 aide with special education students.


Mr. Andy Anastosopoulos, Instructor (Pond & Sharon) 

Andy A.
Mr. Anastosopoulos has a B.S. in History from the College of NJ as well as an A.S. in Advertising Design from Mercer County Community College.  Mr. A. is interested in Native American Indian culture, wellness, and comic books. In his 4th school year with R.E.D., Andy has extensive experience in our am/pm as well as both Pond and Sharon programs.  His Basketball and Football clubs are very popular with our students! 


Mrs. Peggy Damm, Discover Kindergarten Teacher
Peg
 
Mrs. Damm has been teaching at the Sharon School for over 15 years.  She earned her teaching degree from the University of Delaware.
 
 
Mr. Bryan Fleischhacker  
Discover Kindergarten Teacher
BRYAN
                                                      
Mr. F has extensive tutoring experience at the Huntington Learning Center and Chicago Public Schools.  He graduated from both Michigan State and DePaul University.  We are lucky to have this Sharon School faculty member as a valued member of our "Discover Kindergarten" summer faculty.   
 
                                                           
Mrs. Cathy Delhagen, R.E.D. Tutor
Mrs. Delhagen
 
Mrs. Delhagen is a Sharon School faculty member with over 16 years  teaching experience. She is a graduate of Douglass College/Rutgers University. Thank you for helping us make homework a priority in R.E.D.! 
           Mr. CJ Nami, Tutor
 Mr. Nami is on faculty at Sharon Elementary and is our newest tutor here at R.E.D.  His teaching degree is from Rider University where he continues on for his Masters studies. Welcome CJ!

CJ
 
Mrs. Eileen Katzman (pictured on right)
R.E.D. Substitute Teacher
 Eileen  
                                                                             

Miss. Colleen McDonough
Site Coordinator   Grades 2-4
 Colleen M.
Ms. McDonough is a graduate of Trenton Catholic High School.  For 3 years she has worked in the Future Leaders Program, as a before school program tutor. She attends TCNJ and has experience at both our Pond and Sharon Programs. Colleen's knowledge of music and technology has helped our program in a big way!  Her tie-dye club is very popular too!
 


Our Door Monitors
 
RED employs highly trained door monitors to keep our students and staff safe and organized 5 days a week at both Sharon and Pond.
 
(L-R clockwise) Stanley, Brock, Bill K., Tom, and Bill W. have quickly become a beloved part of the RED family!
  
 
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