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||Trailblazers Co-Teacher - Julia Steinberg|
|Head Teacher - Jennifer Borowski||Trailblazers Co-Teacher - Alison Novobilsky|
|Voyagers Lead Teacher - Jennifer Borowski||Explorers Lead Teacher - Katie Lynch|
|Voyagers Assistant Teacher - Noopur Kumar||Explorers Assistant Teacher - Rosie Karlin|
|Explorers Assistant Teacher - Sarah Spross|
Jennifer is entering her eighteenth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School and has been the Lead Teacher in the Voyagers class and Head Teacher at Cherry Hill Nursery School since 2005. 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 will be a senior at Rutgers. Jennifer enjoys traveling with her family, playing with her bunny Audrey, and doing craft projects.
This will be Shreya's third 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 Trailblazers 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, our long-time Music and Spanish teacher is overjoyed to once again join Mrs. Lynch, this year as the Assistant Teacher in the Explorers 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!
Noopur will be starting her seventeenth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School in the Voyagers 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 fifteen years. Her undergraduate degree is in Chemistry and she has a post-graduate diploma in Social Communications Media.
Katie is returning for her fourteenth year at Cherry Hill Nursery School. Once again she'll be working with our youngest students in the Explorers 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 twenty-first year at the school and this year she will be Co-Teacher in the Trailblazers 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.
Sarah joins us in her first year at Cherry Hill Nursery School as an Assistant Teacher in the Explorers Group. 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 will be joining her son Sam's class in the Explorers group and her daughter Nellie is in the Voyagers Class. She has an older daughter, Violet who is a first grader at Riverside Elementary. Though Violet attended a different pre-school, it was a co-op like Cherry Hill and this is one of the things that most excites her about joining the staff. Sarah enjoys working on art projects with her children and loves spending time at the beach with friends and family.
Julia will be returning for her fourth year at CHNS and will be the Co-Teacher in the Trailblazers class. While raising her children 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.