Meet Our Staff

Each of our experienced and certified teachers holds a degree and/or certification in Early Childhood or Elementary Education. They all have a love for children and a passion to serve our school community. Our teachers work with each child to help them reach their full potential. All staff members are certified in CPR and First Aid. 

The philosophy of our preschool supports a strong home and school partnership. We have an open door policy and are available to help with your concerns.

Karen Mabli


Amy Hambrecht

Office Manager

Katie Cuffari

Office Manager

Sam Carelli

2's Teacher & Afternoon

Sue Sofka

2's Teacher

Kristin Black

2's Teacher and Teacher's Assistant

Kristen Schultz

3's Teacher/Head Teacher

Ashly Petronijevic

3's Teacher

Jenn Ross

3's Teacher

Alyson McCormack

4's Teacher

Fran Carver

4's and TK Teacher

Karleen Sharma

4's Teacher

Christine Chanley

Beginnings Teacher

Terri Woods

Teacher's Assistant

Eileen Kennedy

Teacher's Assistant

Jennifer Merowski

Teacher's Assistant

Lauren Harmon

Teacher's Assistant

Amanda Lopez

Teacher's Assistant

Erica Lisa

Teacher's Assistant

Hyun Hee Kang

Teacher's Assistant

Christine Gorman

Teacher's Assistant

Diane Luing

Teacher's Assistant

Patty Baney

Teacher's Assistant

Roberta Simoes

Spanish Teacher &
Teacher's Assistant

Marlene Pillow

Music Teacher

Samantha Colon

Music Teacher

Mackenzie Amerine

Bethlehem Church
Youth Ministry and Chapel Leader

Bethlehem Early Learning Center is a non profit C corporation registered in the state of New Jersey, USA. We are a 501(c)(3) organization and as such we have a number of documents that are available for public inspection. Most of these may be requested from our business office, in person, as may be required by law. If you would like to view our 990 tax documents, please type the word "filing" at the end of our website name. Some financial documents and our corporate policies may be available upon request. Bethlehem Early Learning Center does not ask about race on enrollment documents. Bethlehem Early Learning Center does not solicit for contributions. This form 990 is reviewed in detail with the Director and a copy is given to the Chairman prior to filing. Other members of the governing body are offered access to this report upon request prior to the filing. Bethlehem Early Learning Center welcomes families of every race, religion, color and national or ethnic origin. ALL are welcome!!


155 Linwood Avenue
Ridgewood 07450

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Bethlehem Early Learning Center welcomes families of every race, religion, color, and national or ethnic origin. In fact, all are welcomed. Please join us!

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