Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff


 

 Ms. Pamela Elmi, Founder & Director 

Elmi 2019
 
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! 
                                                                 
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!

Mr. Rugved Dikay, Aide
RUGVED
We remember Rugved as a model student while he was enrolled in the R.E.D. Program himself.  He is the FIRST 'R.E.D. Graduate' to return as an employee!  His calm, professional demeanor, organizational skills, and in-depth knowledge of R.E.D. really helps us every day.

Ms. Sandra Moyer, SES morning Asst. Site Coord./POND afternoon Instructor
Sandi M
Not only is Ms. Sandi a 'RED Grandmom', she has a working knowledge of the full K-8 range of R.E.D. in addition to our summer program. Her baking, crafts, and bulletin boards add a special flair to R.E.D.!

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!    
                                        
Ms. Libby Fischberg, Pond Assistant Site Coordinator, Grades 5-8
 
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 & Ms. Amy Vera, Substitute Tutors

Ms. Cheryl Punzo, Tutor
Cheryl P.

 After a brief leave of absence, R.E.D. warmly welcomes back Ms. Punzo to the Pond team.  We have missed her! Already on faculty at
                                                                     SES with Master's level training, we are in for a great year!

Sharon Elementary School
 

Ms. Adrianna Estrada, Asst. Site Coordinator 2-4/R.E.D. Office Asst.
Adrianna

Adrianna came 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! Adrianna has blessed us with her artistic talent, such as our annual summer pinata projects and beautiful bulletin boards.

Mr. Michael Burton, Aide Gr. 2-4
M  Burton

 It is so thrilling for us to have a 'R.E.D. Graduate-turned volunteer-turned paid staff member!  Michael has proven himself as a reliable aide with a strong work ethic and good morals.  Applause!
                                                      
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."

Miss Colleen Leonard, Aide Grades 2-4
Colleen Leonard

After voluntering for a year at Pond R.E.D., Colleen brought her craft & beauty club talents with her to S.E.S.  It makes us very proud to mention, she is also a 'R.E.D. Graduate!'!

  Ms. Anitha Jayabalan, Instructor Grades 2-4 
Anitha J.

Ms. Jayabalan is a Pond faculty member who is now sharing her skills with R.E.D. and we couldn't be happier! With a graduate-level education, Anitha has over 5 years of primary teaching experience in
Tirunelveli, India.


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. 


Miss Celines Rivera, R.E.D. Substitute, Grades K-8
Celines
 
Miss Celines Rivera has childcare experience from the CYO of Mercer County & YMCA.  She is our former grades 2-4 SES Asst. Site Coordinator who is now pursuing her culinary passions FT.  We are happy to keep Celines in the 'R.E.D. family' as a substitute from time to time throughout the year! 
                           
Mr. Estuardo Deleon, 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!  He has integrated new technology into our program with interactive LED projection games and dance & has grown into a leader, now supervising our 2-4 group!
                                                      
                                                           
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

CJ
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!

Ms. Cherie Gehle, Tutor

Cherie
As a SES teacher herself, Ms. Gehle is very familiar with the R.E.D. Program. As a  R.E.D. tutor, she will follow up with many of the students she already taught at SES, making sure they are reaching their highest potential! She holds a B.S. of Education from Wright State in Ohio.

​Ms. Angela Brihn, Tutor
Angela B
Already a part of R.E.D. as a phenomenal yoga workshop instructor, Angela has expanded her role with us into tutoring grades K-2. Her wealth of skills is a true asset to R.E.D., Namaste!


Ms. Marilyn Timony, Instructor
Since we already knew Ms. Timony as an outstanding Aide at the Sharon School, imagine our delight when she joined our team!  With over 20 years experience working with children, Marilyn also enjoys crochet, crafts, and reading.
 
 
                                                                             
 


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