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Our Staff

Each member of our staff at Rainbow Montessori plays an important role in caring for your children. Dedicated to following the Montessori Method, they work together to provide exceptional childcare and educational programs in a nurturing environment for students at both our Clifton and Bloomfield, NJ locations.

Our staff is all vaccinated and CPR, AED, EpiPen, and pediatric first aid certified. They have also completed the Zones of Regulation training.

Bloomfield Campus

Administration

Jane Maffucci Owner/ Director in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Jane Maffucci

Owner/ Director

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Staci Ajello

Executive Administrator/ Children’s Accounts

Rose Gordon Administrative Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Rosemarie Gordon

Administrative Assistant

Pre-K 1, 2, & 3

Bea Vasquez Pre-K Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Bea Vasquez

Pre-K Directress

Bahar Kocas Pre-K Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Bahar Kocas

Pre-K Directress

Samantha Adams Pre-K/K Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Samantha Adams

Pre-K/K Directress

Infant Room

Ayla Gunes Toddler Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ayla Gunes

Toddler Directress

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Necmiye Muhamed

Toddler Assistant

Tricia Johnson Head Infant Care-Giver in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Tricia Johnson

Head Infant Care-Giver

Supporting Staff/Daycare

Sena Cagar Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Sena Cagar

Assistant
Ashley Velasquez Owner/ Director in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ashley Velasquez

Owner/ Director

Jennifer Brandt DiPompeo School Counselor in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Jennifer Brandt DiPompeo

School Counselor

DJ Groundskeeper/Maintenance in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

David Garcia “DJ”

Groundskeeper/Maintenance

Alyssa Faziola Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Alyssa Faziola

Assistant
Melanie Rodriguez Resource Coordinator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Melanie Rodriguez

Resource Coordinator

Clifton Campus – Main Office

Administration

Jacqueline Alectoridis Owner/ Director in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Jacqueline Alectoridis

Owner/ Director

Sheila Arambulo Assistant to the Director/ Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Sheila Arambulo

Assistant to the Director/ Administrator
Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Staci Ajello

Executive Administrator/ Children’s Accounts

Courtney Licata Administrative Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Courtney Licata

Administrative Assistant
Dilek Tavlan Administration in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Dilek Tavlan

Administration
Kristen Marquardt Administrative Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Kristen Marquardt

Administrative Assistant

Pre-K

Jennifer Early Pre-K/K Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Jennifer Early

Pre-K/K Directress

Griselle Lopez Head Infant Care-Giver in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Bianca

Co-Pre-K Directress

Wendy Yanez Pre-K Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Wendy Yanez

Pre-K Directress
Bianca Arambulo Group Pre-K Leader in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Bianca Arambulo

Group Pre-K Leader

Infant Room

Seher Tuncel Head Toddler Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Seher Tuncel

Head Toddler Directress

Griselle Lopez Head Infant Care-Giver in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Nilgun

Assistant to the Toddler Directress

Griselle Lopez Head Infant Care-Giver in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Griselle Lopez

Head Infant Care-Giver
Griselle Lopez Head Infant Care-Giver in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Jesenia Gonzalez

Assistant to the Infant Head Care-Giver

Kindergarten

Victoria Donoso Kindergarten Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Victoria Donoso

Kindergarten Directress

Michelle Santana Assistant To The Kindergarten Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Michelle Santana

Assistant To The Kindergarten Directress

Upper Elementary

Victoria Donoso Kindergarten Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Christina Carr

Director of Elementary
Raquel Roescher Upper Elementary Directress Dr. 4,5, 6 in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Raquel Roescher

Upper Elementary Directress Dr. 4,5, 6

Yesim Ozturk Assistant To The Upper Elementary Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Yesim Ozturk

Assistant To The Upper Elementary Directress

Blanca Lezama Assistant To The Upper Elementary Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Blanca Lezama

Assistant To The Upper Elementary Directress

Lower Elementary

Sabrina Taha First Grade Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Sabrina Taha

First Grade Directress

Joanna Franciscone Lower Elementary Directress Gr. 2,3 in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Joanna Franciscone

Lower Elementary Directress Gr. 2,3

Alaa Alshaikh Assistant To The Lower Elementary Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Alaa Alshaikh

Assistant To The Lower Elementary Directress

Supporting Staff/Daycare

Jennifer Brandt DiPompeo School Counselor in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Jennifer Brandt DiPompeo

School Counselor

David Garcia “DJ” Groundskeeper/Maintenance in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

David Garcia “DJ”

Groundskeeper/Maintenance

Kristen Marquardt Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Kristen Marquardt

Assistant

Melanie Rodriguez Resource Coordinator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Melanie Rodriguez

Resource Coordinator

Mari Cruz-Diaz Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Mari Cruz-Diaz

Assistant

If you’re interested in enrolling your child at Rainbow Montessori, contact us today!

Clifton Campus
22 Varettoni Place
Clifton, NJ 07011

Bloomfield Campus
1293 Broad Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003

Email: admin@rainbowmontessori.com

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 AM - 6:30 PM