Janet graduated from Rider College with a BA degree as a Fine Arts Major and received a Teaching Certificate in Pre-School Education from Montclair State. For 12 years, she taught at the Playhouse Co-op Preschool in their “All Day School” classroom. Janet has been with the Morris Plains Co-op for 19 years, teaching the 2-Morning class, Lunch, Stay and Play and the Summer Fun Program.
Melissa has a Master’s in Education with a focus on Special Education from Rutgers University. She’s been teaching at the Co-op since 2010 and is proud to have had four children who are all Co-op graduates.
Mary Ellen Hackett
MaryEllen graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with her Masters in the Arts of Teaching. She worked in elementary schools in South Amboy and Chatham. She is bi-lingual and has been teaching the 3-year-old preschool class at the Polish Supplementary School in Clark for more than 10 years. She has been with the Co-op for four years.
Traci Lynne Cepero
After spending two years as a parent at the Co-op, Traci wasn't ready to leave our school when her daughter started kindergarten this fall. During her previous public school career, Traci taught kindergarten, English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented classes, and Basic Skills. She received a BA degree from Kean and her Masters in Education from Jersey City State College. At the Co-op she teaches a three day morning class and a three day afternoon class which meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.