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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.

All School Administration

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

Jackie Alectoridis

Owner/ Director

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

Jane Maffucci

Co-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

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

Bianca Arambulo

Administration/Group Pre-K Leader

DJ Groundskeeper/Maintenance in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

David Garcia “DJ”

Administrator/ Groundskeeper/  Maintenance/ Security

Dilek Tavlan Administration in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Dilek Tavlan

Administrator

Ayla Gunes Toddler Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ayla Gunes

Administrator/
Toddler Directress

Rose Gordon Administrative Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Rosemarie Gordon

Administrative Assistant

Courtney Licata Administrative Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Kristen Marquardt

Administrative Assistant

Bloomfield Campus

The Dragonflies

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

Blanca Lezama

Pre-k Directress

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

Ms. Bea

Assistant to the Pre-K Directres

The Ladybugs

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

Ms. Samantha

Pre-K/K Directress

The Caterpillars and The Butterflies

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

Alaa Alshaikh

Head Infant Caregiver

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Ivonne

Assistant to the Head Infant Caregiver

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Denise Adrignola

Assistant to the Head Infant Caregiver

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

Sara Mohammad

Assistant

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Evelyn Colon

Assistant

The Busy Bees and The Bumble Bees

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Gunes

Toddler Directress

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Allison Diaz

Assistant

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Kadriye Topbas

Assistant

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Janiyah Williams

Assistant

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Bethzaida Diaz

Assistant

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

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Valerie Espana-Rivas

Assistant

DJ Groundskeeper/Maintenance in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

David Garcia “DJ”

Assistant

DJ Groundskeeper/Maintenance in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

America Sagastume

Assistant

DJ Groundskeeper/Maintenance in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Briana Cipriano

Assistant

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Blanca Altamirano

Assistant to the Head Infant Caregiver

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Julia Reyes

Assistant

Necmiye Muhamed Toddler Assistant in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Coriana Figueroa

Assistant

Clifton Campus – Main Office

The Ladybugs

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

Jennifer Early

Pre-K/K Directress

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

Ms. Guilz

Assistant

The Dragonflies

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

Wendy Yanez

Pre-K/K Directress

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

Bianca Arambulo

Group Pre-K Leader

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

Marleny Sanchez

Assistant

The Butterflies

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

Stephanie Matthews

Group Teacher

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

Stacey Vargas

Co-Group Teacher

The Caterpillars

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

Griselle Rosa

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

Jennifer Tullio

Assistant to the Head Infant Caregiver

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

Lusi Rosso Diaz

Assistant to the Head Infant Caregiver

The Bumble Bees

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

Rosalva Rivera

Assistant

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

Julianna Suarez

Assistant

The Fireflies

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

Middle School

Victoria Donoso Kindergarten Directress in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Angelyne Garcia-Rivera

Upper Elementary Directress

Middle Elementary 

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

Paula Moglia

Middle Elementary Directress

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

Cecilio Colon

Assistant to the Middle Elementary Directress

Lower Elementary

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

Jakaiya Perterson

Lower Elementary Directress

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

Mari Cruz-Diaz

Assistant

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

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Ms. Brittany

 Special Education Teacher/Coordinator

Staci Ajello Executive Administrator in Clifton, NJ | Rainbow Montessori

Shirley Padilla

Assistant

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

Destiny Vazquez

Assistant

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

Valerie Garcia

Assistant

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

Rose Mercado

Assistant

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