TEAM

Administration

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Gail Reuther
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, M.A. ECE

I have been the Executive Director at the Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center since July 1982. After completing my Bachelor's Degree in Speech Correction and Spanish from Rutgers University, I pursued my Master of Arts Degree from Kean University in Early Childhood Education and also became a Certified Nursery School Teacher. Having worked in both small schools and larger schools (starting in Newark, then in Wharton, and subsequently in Mt. Olive Township), I bring classroom expertise as well as administrative business management credentials to my current position. I am a state-approved Master Trainer of Adults and also spend many hours networking with local and statewide colleagues to continually seek new information and innovative ways to respond to the needs and interests of the community. It has been my pleasure working with the thousands of children and families that we have served over the years, as well as our dedicated staff.
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Judy Murphy
BOOKKEEPER

I have been with MOCC&LC since 1998 as the Center’s Bookkeeper. I previously worked in banking operations for more than fifteen years. I have a BA in English from William Paterson University. Although I do not work directly with the children, I enjoy being around them and watching them thrive in the Center’s environment.
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Sheri Jacob
OFFICE ASSISTANT & RECEPTIONIST

I joined the staff at Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center in May 2021.  Previously, I worked for many years as an Office Assistant in medical offices .  Before that, I was an Instructional Aide in a public school and worked with Preschool through Fifth Grade children.  I love coming to work at the Center each day and seeing all the children happy and excited about learning!  I have 2 grown daughters and a granddaughter.  I also enjoy spending time with my husband and my dog.  My hobbies included reading and gardening.
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Bea Rosales
OFFICE ASSISTANT

 I have many years of experience working at the Center with children.  Currently I have the pleasure of greeting our parents and children every day at the front desk.

I am fluent in Spanish and facilitate the Spanish Empowered Parent Program.
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, baking, reading, and spending quality time with my family

Infants

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Virginia Daniele
PRIMARY CAREGIVER

My name is Virginia Daniele. I began working at MOCC&LC in 1995. I have my CDA in Early Childhood Education and am also CPR and First Aid certified. I have three children and when I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, gardening, and cooking.
 
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Jane Schwartz
TEACHER ASSISTANT

Hi, my name is Jane Schwartz, and I am the assistant teacher in the Purple Bird Room. I have been employed by MOCC&LC since 2006 and received my CDA certification in 2008.

I enjoy spending time with the children, watching them learn and grow. Each day is a new experience! My goal is to provide the care and security the children need while they are away from home.

 

Green Birds

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Jackie Wentzel
PRIMARY CAREGIVER

I am a caregiver in the Green Bird (Toddler) room. I have worked for Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center for many years.. In March 2016 I received my CDA (Child Development Associates) for Infants and Toddlers. I love watching the children grow and learn new things.

 
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Linda Ramos
PRIMARY CAREGIVER 

My name is Linda Ramos, a.k.a. Mrs. R. or Miss Linda. I have been with MOCC&LC since 1998. I have my CDA and I have worked with all of the various age groups in the center. I enjoy the toddlers the most, they are always moving and discovering.

I am married 49 years, have 4 children and 12 grandchildren. I am happy to call MOCC&LC my second home.

 
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Brianne Rousseau
PRIMARY CAREGIVER

I have been working at the Center for the past 2 years, and I have had the pleasure of working with all age groups: Infants through School-Age Children.  I have an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from County College of Morris. Currently, I am studying at Montclair State University to obtain my Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  I have been working with children since age 15, and I can't imagine myself doing anything else!

 
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Heather Blasser
TEACHER ASSISTANT

Working with children is a very rewarding and fulfilling job for me.  Every day is an opportunity for a new and exciting adventure in the classroom.  I have been working with young children for 16 years.  I have had Child Development Associate (CDA) training.  I also have a 10-year-old daughter who loves soccer!

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Emily Sturtevant
GROUP TEACHER

Hi, my name is Emily. I am a graduate of East Stroudsburg University with a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education. I have over 15 years of experience working with children in a preschool setting. Seeing children learn new skills is a wonderful experience that makes teaching so rewarding. When I am not at work, I enjoy being with my husband and daughter.
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Florencia Rodriguez
TEACHER ASSISTANT

 

I have been working at the Center since November 2020, after having worked previously with primarily Toddlers at another area school.  I have my Associates Degree from County College of Morris.  Previously, I gained experience working in recreational supervision in a retail establishment.  I really enjoy being with children of all ages.
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Shelby LaBar - Teacher Assistant

Shelby LaBar
TEACHER ASSISTANT

I have been working at Mt. Olive Child Care & Learning Center for 3 years and have worked with children of all ages.  I received my Associates Degree from County College of Morris in Early Childhood Education in 2017, and I earned my B.A, Degree from Montclair State University in Family Science and Human Development in 2020.  I love working with the children and watching them flourish!  
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Josie Sullivan
TEACHER ASSISTANT

I started working on a part time basis at Mt. Olive Child Care in November 2020.  I also attend County College of Morris, majoring in Occupational Therapy and hoping to eventually become a Pediatric Nurse.  I have some previous experience working with children; I enjoy teaching and playing with them and seeing them excited about learning new things.

Purple Birds

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Suzann Smith
SENIOR TEACHER & SUPERVISOR

I am a certified teacher (P-3) and have a B.A. in Psychology. I’ve been teaching my whole adult life, with preschool being the majority of my experience. I have previously taught Kindergarten and have been a substitute teacher in grades P-6.

In my free time I enjoy reading, gardening, and my favorite past-time is spending time with my family.

“The first 5 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out” –Bill Gates
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Nancy Matias
TEACHER ASSISTANT

I am a married mother of 2 children who are now adults. I have great respect for the child care field and understand the importance of child development. I’ve been working at MOCC&LC for 18 years and find it very rewarding to be a part of young children’s first educational experience. I live in Budd Lake and I am bi-lingual (Spanish and English). I enjoy working and playing with children and I enjoy decorating and gardening.

 

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Jamie Delaney
PRESCHOOL TEACHER

Hi my name is Ms. Jamie. I am an East Stroudsburg University graduate and have my BS in early childhood education. I have over 16 years of experience working with children from the age of 2 up to 13. I enjoy working with kids and helping them learn and grow. I love being creative and doing crafts and try to bring that into the classroom as much as I can. Some of my hobbies include baking and cake decorating, reading, traveling and painting.
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Sue Leone
TEACHER ASSISTANT

I have worked at the center since 2006. Prior to working here I watched children in my home for 10 years. I received my CDA in 2008. I am married and have a son Ryan and a daughter Krista. My hobbies include book club, crafting, and shopping, but most of all, spending time with my family.
 

School Age Staff

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Brian Doyle
SCHOOL AGE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

I graduated from East Stroudsburg University in 2000 with a BA in Physical Education. I started working for Mt. Olive Child Care September 2001 as a Lead Teacher at the Sandshore Before and After Care Programs. I have held many positions over the years and I am currently the School Age Program Supervisor.

I have always enjoyed being able to assist the children and families in any way that I can during or after program hours. Over the years I have kept in touch with some of them as they have gotten older and moved on from Mt. Olive Child Care. Some have even come back to work with us over the years.
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Sue Leone
TEACHER ASSISTANT

I have worked at the center since 2006. Prior to working here I watched children in my home for 10 years. I received my CDA in 2008. I am married and have a son Ryan and a daughter Krista. My hobbies include book club, crafting, and shopping, but most of all, spending time with my family.
 

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Address

150 Wolfe Rd
Budd Lake, NJ 07828

Phone

(973) 426-1525