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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

Rose Gordon Administrative Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Rosemarie Gordon

Administrative Assistant

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Staci Ajello

Executive Administrator/ Children’s Accounts

Ayla Gunes Toddler Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Ayla

Administrative Assistant/Toddler Directress

Dilek Tavlan Administration in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Dilek Tavlan

Administration

Pre-K 1 & 2

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

Blanca Lezama

Pre-k Directress

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

Ms. Bea

Assistant to the Pre-K Directress

Pre-K 3

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

Ms. Samantha

Pre-K/K Directress

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

Ms. Gianna

Assistant to the Pre-k/K Directress

Infant Room

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

Alaa Alshaikh

Head Infant Caregiver

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

Ms. Tricia

Assistant to the Head Infant Caregiver

Toddler Room

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Jocelyn

Toddler Leader

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Amanda

Assistant to the Toddler Leader

Supporting Staff/Daycare

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

Jennifer Brandt DiPompeo

School Counselor

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Brittany

Special Education Teacher/Coordinator

DJ Groundskeeper/Maintenance in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

David Garcia “DJ”

Groundskeeper/Maintenance

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

Ms. Aliyah

Supporting Staff

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
Courtney Licata 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

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

Bianca Arambulo

Group Pre-K Leader

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

Blanca Lezama

Assistant To The Pre-K Directress

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Laura Perez

Assistant to Ms. Wendy

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

Wendy Yanez

Pre-K/K Directress

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

Griselle Lopez

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

Ms. Nilgun

Assistant to the Toddler Directress

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

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

Yesim Ozturk

Assistant To The Upper Elementary Directress

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

Raquel Roescher

Upper Elementary Directress Dr. 4,5, 6

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

Cathy Dlugosh

Assistant to the 2nd and 3rd grade Directress

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

Joanna Franciscone

Lower Elementary Directress Gr. 2,3

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

Paula Moglia

Assistant to the 2nd and 3rd grade 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

Melanie Rodriguez Resource Coordinator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Melanie Rodriguez

Resource Coordinator

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Sue Helen Ipenza

Supporting staff/Daycare

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

Mari Cruz-Diaz

Assistant

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Brittany

 Special Education Teacher/Coordinator

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