Our wonderful staff is the heart of Cherry Hill Nursery School.
Our teachers are skilled and experienced in the field of early education and are able to put all of our children at ease and bring out the best in them, which enables our children to thrive in the school environment. With their varied backgrounds, including several graduate degrees, our teachers also bring their knowledge of foreign languages, art, nature, fitness, and travel into our children's lives.
Over the past few years, our teachers have watched their first students from years ago graduate high school and go off to college. They reminisce with each other about the special qualities of their students, past and present, and celebrate their talents, achievements, and bright futures that lay ahead. Our teachers feel so much pride and joy to have had an important role in the formative years of so many children. Each child who attends Cherry Hill finds a permanent home in our teachers' hearts and minds.
|Director - Clancy August||Head Teacher - Jennifer Borowski|
|5s Teacher - Jennifer Borowski||2s Teacher - Sarah Spross|
|5s Teacher - Noopur Kumar||2s Teacher - Megan Christie|
|4s Teacher - Alison Novobilsky||Afternoon Enrichment Teacher - Helen Lewis|
|4s Teacher - Julia Steinberg||Afternoon Enrichment Teacher - Karolin Obregon|
|3s Teacher - Katie Lynch||Afternoon Enrichment Teacher - Esther Snyder Jang|
|3s Teacher - Rosie Karlin|
Jennifer is entering her nineteenth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School and has been the Lead Teacher in the 5s class and Head Teacher at Cherry Hill Nursery School since 2005. Jennifer was the Assistant Teacher in the 5s classroom during the 2003-2004 school year and during the 2004-2005 school year, she taught Literature and Drama and served as Consulting Head Teacher. Prior to working at Cherry Hill Nursery School, Jennifer worked in several public school systems where she taught 2nd grade, 4th grade, and 7th grade, and served as an elementary school librarian. Jennifer received her B.A. from Rutgers University and her M.A. from Montclair State University. Jennifer's daughter, Emily, is a Cherry Hill Nursery School alumna who recently graduated from Rutgers University.
This year, we welcome Clancy as our Director. Prior to this, Clancy's work experience has included roles in project management at libraries and the financial services sector. She has a masters degree in Library and Information Science from Rutgers University and a bachelor's degree in Behavioral Neuroscience from Lehigh University. She has been a parent at Cherry Hill since 2016 and has served as the PTO Chairperson, Registrar and Assistant Registrar. Clancy has four kids who have attended Cherry Hill and it holds a very special place in all of their hearts. Her youngest child, Michael, will be in the 5s class this year. In her free time, Clancy has a passion for children's literature, gardening, and playing the flute.
Noopur will be starting her eighteenth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School in the 5s class. She began teaching in 1994 in India and also taught in Hong Kong before moving to the United States. She has lived in Princeton for the past eighteen years. Her undergraduate degree is in Chemistry and she has a post-graduate diploma in Social Communications Media.
Alison is returning for her twenty-second year at the school and is teaching the 4s class. Alison has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science from Rutgers University. She teaches group exercise classes at the Princeton Family YMCA. She is currently teaching sixth grade religious education at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Hopewell. Alison spends the summer at the Stoney Brook Millstone Watershed as a Naturalist Teacher. Alison and her husband Jimmy live in Hopewell. They have three children, Peter, Jessica and James, a granddaughter, Brantley, and a grandson, Thomas. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, horseback riding, yoga, gardening, reading and messy art projects with the children at Cherry Hill Nursery School.
Julia will be returning for her fifth year at CHNS and is teaching the 4s class. This year she will be completing her Master's in Education degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a remote student, a unique opportunity of the pandemic. While raising Peter and Margot, who are now out of college, she taught three-year-olds at St. Andrew's Nursery School in Cherry Hill, NJ. Before coming to CHNS, she taught briefly at Chapin School. Julia chairs the Scholarship Committee of the Woman's Club of Lawrenceville, which provides a college scholarship to local girls. She grew up in Kansas and graduated from Harvard University. Julia enjoys traveling to see her kids, swimming, hiking, and spending time with her husband and yellow Labrador, Casey.
Katie is returning for her fifteenth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School. This year she will be working with the children in the 3s class. Before her children were born, Katie taught Kindergarten and First Grade Special Education for eight years in Hillsborough Township. Katie received her teaching degree from Boston College and attended the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology and Guidance at Rutgers University. She and her husband, Gerard, live in Princeton with their 3 children: Maggie, Jack and Grace - all Cherry Hill Nursery School Alumni! She loves the beach, reading, and spending time with her family.
Rosie, our Music and Spanish teacher has been teaching at Cherry Hill for over 23 years! She is delighted to once again join Mrs. Lynch, this year as Co-Teacher in the 3s class. In addition to teaching preschool, Rosie is a tap teacher and participates in local Community Theater productions. Before moving to New Jersey with her dear husband Scott and lovely daughter Molly in 1996, she taught elementary school in Southern California. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and her teaching credential from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys singing, dancing, reading, making music with the children at CHNS, and spending time with her family!
Sarah joins us in her second year at Cherry Hill Nursery School as a teacher in the 2s class. Sarah's background is in Art Education and she previously taught art for grades K-8 in the Chester Upland School District (PA). Sarah received her BS in Art Education from the Tyler School at Temple University. Sarah's daughter Nellie is a Cherry Hill alum and her son Sam will be in his final year in the 5s class. She also has an older daughter, Violet, who is attending Riverside Elementary. Sarah enjoys working on art projects with her children and loves spending time at the beach with friends and family.
Megan joins us in her first year at Cherry Hill Nursery School as the co-teacher of the 2s Class. Previously, she taught in the Hillsborough School District for 18 years as a 5th Grade teacher, K/1/2 Self-Contained Teacher, and 2nd and 4th Grade Resource Room Teacher. Megan received her B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Scranton and her M.A. in Special Education from The College of New Jersey. Austin, Megan's son, graduated from CHNS last year and her daughter, Kaitlyn, will be in the 2s class this year. During her son's time at CHNS, Megan was a member of the School Community Committee and also served as the School Community Committee Chair. Megan enjoys cooking, visiting the beach, reading, yoga, and spending time with her family.
Helen will be joining the Cherry Hill Nursery School family this year as an Afternoon Enrichment teacher. Before moving to Plainsboro and joining CHNS, Helen lived in Pittsburgh PA, Charleston WV, and Baltimore MD. Helen has enjoyed teaching mixed age groups at the Kid's Corner Cooperative Nursery School, and Kindergarten Religious Education Classes at Queenship of Mary Catholic Church in Plainsboro. Helen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in Communications and has enjoyed working at both ends of the academic spectrum, from College Admissions at universities in Pittsburgh, Charleston, and Baltimore before teaching preschool in New Jersey. Helen lives with her husband Dan and their three year old Portuguese Water Dog Jack. Helen has three adult children raised in the West Windsor Plainsboro school district, all of whom now live out of state. She enjoys reading, yoga, travel and spending time with her family.
Karolin is returning for her ninth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School. This year she will be teaching in the Afternoon Enrichment program. Prior to joining the staff, Karolin was a CHNS parent and she worked on the enrichment programs, fundraising, yearbooks, and served on the Board. She is honored to be part of the Cherry Hill family. Both her sons attended Cherry Hill and had an amazing experience at the school. She holds her BA from Douglass College, Rutgers University and her Masters from Boston University. She has traveled extensively, loves photography and is an avid reader.
Esther is beginning her second year as a teacher at Cherry Hill Nursery School, this year as an Afternoon Enrichment teacher. Esther's love for Cherry Hill grew when she enrolled her daughter, Annie Snyder, a Cherry Hill alum. She enthusiastically served as a Board Member and registrar, occasional substitute teacher, and also worked as the Office Assistant. Esther has 15 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language and has taught all ages and levels, from preschool to college to post graduate professionals. From San Francisco to Los Angeles and now in Princeton, she has worked with preschool and elementary aged children as a volunteer at her church. During summers, Esther teaches Vacation Bible School. Prior to moving to New Jersey, Esther worked for 7 years as a college admissions counselor at a private design college in Los Angeles. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts and English from UCLA. In her free time, Esther enjoys spending time with her husband and two girls, reading and exploring different cuisines.