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 - Shreya Dasgupta|
|5s Teacher & Head Teacher - Jennifer Borowski||5s Assistant Teacher - Noopur Kumar|
|4s Lead Teacher - Karolin Obregon||4s Assistant Teacher - Julia Steinberg|
|3s Lead Teacher - Alison Novobilsky||3s Assistant Teacher - Esther Jang Snyder|
|2s Lead Teacher - Katie Lynch||2s Assistant Teacher - Rosie Karlin|
Jennifer is entering her seventeenth 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 5K 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 and a junior at Rutgers.
This will be Shreya's second year as our Director. Prior to this, she worked as a realtor with Weichert Realtors in Princeton and before that as a museum professional working at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York as well a short stint at the Museum of Modern Art. She specialized in Collections Management, Archives and research. From 2013-16, she was a CHNS parent when her son Moksh was attending and she enthusiastically served on the Executive Board as Registrar and Fundraising Co-Chair. She is currently serving on the PTO Board at Wicoff Elementary School. Shreya will also be a 3s parent with her daughter Iraa. Shreya studied in India and has a Masters in Fine Art. She enjoys spending her spare time with her husband, Sougata, and her children Moksh and Iraa. Her passions include cooking, traveling, entertaining, volunteering, dancing and painting.
Rosie is overjoyed to once again join Mrs. Lynch as the Assistant Teacher in the 2s class this year after many years as our Music and Spanish teacher. 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!
Noopur will be starting her sixteenth 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 sixteen years. Her undergraduate degree is in Chemistry and she has a post-graduate diploma in Social Communications Media.
Esther is the newest addition to our Cherry Hill Staff and will be joining us this fall as the Assistant Teacher in the 3s class. Esther's love for Cherry Hill grew when she began looking for preschool options for her daughter. She enthusiastically served as a Board Member and registrar, occasional substitute teacher, and also worked as the Office Assistant. Esther's younger daughter Annie, will be entering her 2nd year at Cherry Hill in the 5s class. 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.
Katie is returning for her thirteenth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School. Once again she'll be working with our youngest students in the 2s 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.
Alison is returning for her twentieth year at the school and is the Lead Teacher for the 3s 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.
Karolin is returning for her seventh year and will the Lead Teacher in the 4s class. 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.
Julia will be returning for her third year at CHNS and will be the Assistant Teacher in the 4s class. While raising Peter and Margot, who are now in college, she taught three-year olds for a time at St. Andrew's Nursery School in Cherry Hill, NJ. Julia volunteered at every school her kids attended, including as a room parent, Parent Association board member and committee chair. She also 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, and spending time with her Labrador, Casey.