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Spot Awards

  • Hoboken teacher award

  • Spot awards are a special way for us to recognize the amazing contributions our team makes every day. They are coworker-to-coworker nominations for special contributions they make for a parent, child, coworker or the school. Spot Award recipients are recognized monthly, plus they get this fantastic sticker to be the envy of all their friends! We’re so proud of our Spot Award winners. Download the Spot Awards Form.

  • Congratulations to our TOP quarterly winners in March 2018!
    • Ms. DeGiorgio, Teacher Assistant (Randolph): …there was a child in afternoon daycare. Ms. DG jumped in and knew how to reduce the fever. She never left the side of this child and she kept checking and making notes… I was so impressed with her knowledge and care. We were very lucky to have her.

    • Ms. Martinez, Teacher-in-Training (Cliffside Park): For creating her own pajama top inspired by her students for our Valentine’s Day PJ day. She drew on each one of their names. She showed that “Teaching is a work of heart!”

    Additional winners

    • Ms. Gupta, Teacher Assistant (Randolph)

    • Ms. Orlos, Lead Preschool Teacher (Kinnelon)

    • Ms. Skiba, (Hoboken Maxwell)

  • June 2018

    Ms. Chapparo (Morris Plains) was spotted staying late to spend extra time helping the teachers use the Cricut machine, with a bright smile on her face!

    Ms. Chatterjee (Morris Plains) was spotted creating a sports summer camp bulletin board. She was not given much time or to-the-letter guidance. Not only did she complete a fabulous sports camp board, but she also contributed her artistic skills to two other boards! Great work!

    Ms. Subramanian (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted staying later on her scheduled half day to cover fastracks to ensure ratio!

    The Wayne team (Ms. Ege, Ms. Kotoulas, Ms. Martinka, Ms. Pasquale, Ms. Signorello and Ms. Spadaccini) for an informative and fascinating Apple Elementary Meet & Greet

    Ms. Toledo (Mahwah): For the amazing before and after school year photos of her infant class

    Ms. Stark (Edison Route 27): For sharing beautiful Mother and Father’s Day videos as well as excellent articles for our parents on social media

    Ms. Korenski (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted doing a wonderful job running aftercare!

    Mrs. Castillo (Wayne/Nevins) was spotted creating beautiful summer camp bulletin boards

    Ms. Castro (Wayne/Nevins) was spotted creating beautiful summer camp bulletin boards

    Mrs. Choudhury (Wayne/Nevins) was spotted creating beautiful summer camp bulletin boards

    Mrs. Khoudeir (Wayne/Nevins) was spotted creating beautiful summer camp bulletin boards

    Mrs. Martinez (Wayne/Nevins) was spotted creating beautiful summer camp bulletin boards

    May 2018

    Ms. Sweeney (Morris Plains) – for creating a fantastic and creative affirmation board for the entire staff and for taking charge of the art projects in Mrs. Mannion’s classroom!

    Mrs. Mendez (Morris Plains) – for working so hard to ensure morning care runs smoothly. She cares for the children, restocks all the classrooms and sets up the playgrounds for the day. She always communicates with administration any concerns. Also, for planning a lot of fun games for our Olympic Day Event. She’s wonderful!!

    Ms. Amorosi’s Class (Metuchen): Ms. Amorosi, Ms. Cole, Ms. Ortega, Ms. Knaup & Ms. Seppelt (Metuchen) – for introducing the lifecycle of a plant in November 2017 by potting herbs (basil, parsley & chives). The class took such good care of them and last week they were able to harvest some and make mini pizzas!

    Ms. Diaz (Edgewater): For using her incredible photography that captured such beautiful and emotional photos during our Mother’s Day Tea. You can feel the love between mother and child in those photos.

    Ms. Roman (Oakland) – for creating fun staff boards that everyone enjoys participating in.

    Ms. Heyzer (Oakland) – for executing a fantastic Art Festival and being over prepared!

    Ms. Ramos (Oakland) – for taking time to show all staff extra demonstrations.

    Ms. Sullivan (Oakland) – for always staying on top of safety and security drills!

    Mrs. O’Brien (Oakland) – for coordinating the orders of all camp bags and shirts!

    Mrs. Korbi (Towaco) – was spotted going above and beyond for her students on RMCH/Olympic Day. She made sure all of her students enjoyed the obstacle course.

    Ms. Gomez (Morris Plains) – for creating detailed & organized instructions for the Art Festival. For going above and beyond to make the Art Festival a success.

    Ms. LaBarr-Dietz (Morris Plains) – for creating wonderful games for our Olympic Day! Also for going above and beyond making sure projects are complete.

    Ms. Diogo (Morris Plains) – for making sure to replace any missing or damaged red line

    Mrs. Migliore (Morris Plains) – for planning some great games for the children to play during our Olympic Day Event.

    Ms. Castanas (Morris Plains) – for being a team player by helping other teachers with any activities and art.

    Stephen Bayers (Home Office HR) – for being super helpful with all employee paperwork in a very timely manner. He responds to all emails almost immediately and with a very positive attitude! From Ms. Devine (Morris Plains)

    Ms. Diogre (Morris Plains) – for helping out with curriculum, setting up during the morning time

    Mr. D (Hoboken Maxwell) – for writing the most eloquent heartfelt Tadpole Note to parents!

    Ms. Theodosion (Morris Plains): was spotted working above and beyond by taking home any unfinished cutting materials for various Preschool art projects throughout the building!

    Ms. Diogo (Morris Plains): was spotted taking initiative by cutting and laminating several classroom materials, without verbal requests from Lead Teachers!

    Ms. LaBar-Dietz (Morris Plains): was spotted being creative by originating two games for Olympic Day 2018, then instructing both games while keeping a well-managed classroom!

    Ms. Lopez (Hoboken Maxwell): for staying an extra hour to help out. Thank you so much for your hard work. From Ms. Coleman

    Ms. Barroza (Cliffside Park): was spotted helping cover classrooms when staff calls out. Ms. Barroza has also help clean and organize our storage room.

    Ms. Stark (Edison Route 27): For gathering articles, quotes, videos and more that parents can really relate to and learn from as part of our Parent Education program.

    Ms. Caroli (Wayne): For putting special effort into sharing photos and videos of our preschool program. You can tell how proud she is of her students and how much she loves what she does.

    Ms. Garabrant (Randolph): For putting special effort into sharing photos and videos of our preschool program. You can tell how proud she is of her students and how much she loves what she does.

    Mrs. Pasquale (Wayne): For putting special effort into sharing photos and videos of our elementary program. You can tell how proud she is of her students and how much she loves what she does.

    Ms. Toledo (Mahwah): For always sharing photos and video we love of our infant and toddler students. You can tell how much she loves her students!

    Ms. Casey (Home Office): For gathering such wonderful thank you’s from our parents during Teacher Appreciation Week that describe how our parents and their children feel about their teacher, TAs and administrators.

    April 2018

    Mrs. Castillo (Wayne) for making Fastracks always fun.

    Mrs. Castillo & Ms. Moyano (Wayne) Both ladies did an outstanding job with the Spring Olympics.

    Yessica Cuellar (Oakland) – Pushing herself to further her education and be the best she can be for the students!

    Jessica Heyzer (Oakland) – Working hard to take on special events and get her classroom September ready!

    Natasha Fazio (Oakland) – Always adjusting her schedule to help out others in need

    Rosanna Vega (Oakland) – Building trusting and lasting relationships with her students and families

    Ms. Vega’s Classroom (Oakland) – Staying on top of their computer courses all year!

    The Entire Wayne staff who was here for Spring break – the school was cleaned so wonderfully and the students had a blast!!

    Mrs. Krakower (Wayne) – great art festival idea

    Mrs. Kotoulas (Wayne) – being an amazing regional director – very approachable and honest!

    Lisa Bello (Wayne) – for taking on more responsibilities in Karen’s absence

    Ms. Joswick (WA Edison) – for helping out at the Metuchen School for spring break and doing an outstanding job organizing the art closet!

    Mrs. Linkletter (WA Edison) – for helping to set up the Montessori at Home seminar at Metuchen School in March and for helping out during the seminar. The parents loved soaking up all of her knowledge!

    Ms. Amorosi (WA Edison) – for being very flexible by working different hours during spring break and even taking on some “Director” responsibilities that week! Thank you!

    Ms. Cruz (WA Edison) – for being super flexible with working different hours and in different classrooms to help cover. All of the staff has expressed how much they love working with you!

    Ms. Ortiz (WA Edison) – for helping out at the Metuchen location of spring break and being a huge help!

    Mrs. Capatasto (WA Edison) – Thank you for always being so supportive and uplifting even on days others would just want to stay in bed!

    Ms. Hanes’ Class Teachers (Rt 27 Edison) – Thank you for a successful Art Festival!

    Ms. Arevalo’s Class Teachers (Rt 27 Edison) – Thank you for a successful Art Festival!

    Ms. Arevalo (Rt 27 Edison) – for staying when needed and covering where needed. Thank you for your flexibility!

    March 2018

    Ms. Herrera (Kinnelon) was spotted making a special contribution for her excellent work with art enrichment.

    Ms. Juarez (Cliffside Park) was spotted stepping in to help with staff coverage in preschool. Ms. Juarez has a positive attitude, and is always willing to lend a helping hand!

    Ms. Orlos (Kinnelon) was spotted making a special contribution for her amazing piano project!

    Ms. Peralta (Cliffside Park) was spotted doing a fantastic job completing her conference reports as a first year teacher!

    Ms. Skiba (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted cleaning and organizing one of our reading group closets when it wasn’t her month to do so! An excellent team player!

    Mrs. Hanes’ Class Teachers (Rt27 – Edison): Thank you for a wonderful International Day! You all worked so hard to make it beautiful. The handmade decorations were nothing short of amazing. I appreciate all you do!

    Ms. Arevalo’s Class Teachers (Rt27 – Edison): Thank you for a wonderful International Day! You all worked so hard to make it beautiful. The handmade flowers + vases were a great touch. I appreciate all you do!

    Mrs. Ege (Wayne): Thank you for helping all of us the morning of the PPD setup our computers for the first class. Also, for always helping others whenever asked. You are a great person!

    Ms. Kilduff (Metuchen) For taking amazing photos at Professional Development Day. She did such an incredible job of capturing what the details of the day, the speakers, the workshops. The photos tell a great story. Great work!

    Ms. Spain (Mahway) For organizing aftercare staffing to benefit our staff and children!

    Ms. Henkel (Mahway) For organizing aftercare staffing to benefit our staff and children!

    Ms. Chaparro (Morris Plains) For putting in extra effort during Spring Break and being a big help to the school!

    Ms. Mateo (Towaco) For helping set up and participate in the Bringing Montessori Home Seminar.

    Mrs. Smith (Towaco) For helping set up and participate in the Bringing Montessori Home Seminar

    Ms. Korbi (Towaco) For helping set up and participate in the Bringing Montessori Home Seminar.

    Ms. Agen (Towaco) For going above and beyond to help set up classrooms for the Bringing Montessori Home Seminar.

    Ms. Shalongo (Towaco) For staying and providing care for families that attended the Bringing Montessori Home Seminar.

    Ms. Donnelly (Towaco) For staying and providing care for families that attended the Bringing Montessori Home Seminar.

    Mrs. Kotoulas (Towaco) For helping set up the Bringing Montessori Home Seminar.

    Ms. Viana (Cliffside Park) For helping a preschool classroom with their International Day gifts.

    Ms. Martinez (Cliffside Park) For helping prepare and decorate for International Day, devoting extra time and creativity to contribute to a successful event!

    Ms. Falcon (Cliffside Park) For devoting extra time to International Day preparation.

    February 2018

    Miss Barias (Edgewater): For going above and beyond to create really special “We love Apple” Valentine’s Day photos and videos

    Ms. DeGiorgio (Randolph): …there was a child in afternoon daycare. Ms. DG jumped in and knew how to reduce the fever. She never left the side of this child and she kept checking and making notes… I was so impressed with her knowledge and care. We were very lucky to have her.

    Ms. Gomez (Morris Plains): Great job helping with curriculum and running the classroom while the lead teacher was out sick.

    Ms. Kim (Edison, Woodbridge): Showing initiative to learn and having a genuine interest in education. We are excited to watch you accomplish your goals! Thank you for all you do!

    Miss Lindor (Edgewater): For going above and beyond to create really special “We love Apple” Valentine’s Day photos and videos

    Ms. Martinez (Cliffside Park): For creating her own pajama top inspired by her students for our Valentine’s Day pj day. She drew on each one of their names. She showed that “Teaching is a work of heart!”

    Ms. McGee (Towaco): For her remarkable effort and creativity during the Social Studies Fair.

    Mrs. Muqkurtaj (Edgewater): For going above and beyond to create really special “We love Apple” Valentine’s Day photos and videos

    Ms. Shetty (Edison, Woodbridge): Showing initiative to learn and having a genuine interest in education. We are excited to watch you accomplish your goals! Thank you for all you do!

    January 2018

    Ms. Rodriguez (Edison, Route 27) for doing an amazing job at teaching FasTracks. They put together an exciting experience for the children by creating a beautiful Apple Montessori store for our economics lesson. Ms. Rodriguez also took a ton of pictures for social media! They make their lessons fun for all the children!

    Ms. Sharma (Edison Route 27): Thank you for creating a special FasTracks experience by making an awesome Apple Montessori store for our economics lesson. The kids had so much fun!

    Ms. Lau (Edison Woodbridge) for helping to keep our school tip-top, healthy, and clean! Your dedication and teamwork are so appreciated.

    Ms. Carbone (Cliffside Park) for making a new family feel incredibly welcome as they visited the classroom. The child was engaged in her class and Ms. Carbone made the family feel comfortable and welcomed!

    Ms. Dg (Randolph): For stepping up in her classroom when her lead teacher was not in.

    Ms. Gupta (Randolph): For stepping up in her classroom when her lead teacher was not in.

    Ms. Santiago (Morris Plains): Always dressed with a smile and a flexible attitude, even under pressure!

    Ms. Jay (Morris Plains): Stepping up to assist anyone and everyone with a positive attitude!

    Ms. Diogo (Morris Plains): Going above and beyond to help during the Native American fair in Mrs. Mannion’s classroom.

    Ms. Carter (Morris Plains): For bringing in special Native American show and tell items for the children

    Ms. Barrera (Morris Plains): Organizing herself and finishing projects on time!

    Ms. Gomez (Morris Plains): For being organized and helpful in the classroom

    Ms. Rasdell (Morris Plains): Staying late during aftercare when additional staff was needed.

    Mrs. Devine (Morris Plains): For jumping in to help to ensure ratio without any hesitation. Very helpful in the class/building 🙂

    Mrs. Mannion (Morris Plains): Completing her Montessori certification

    Ms. Santiago (Morris Plains): Always going above and beyond to help with a smile, always.

    December 2017

    Ms. Castillo (Mahwah): Doing a great job teaching advanced math during Professional Development Day.

    Ms. Baisiev (Mahwah): Doing a great job teaching advanced math during Professional Development Day.

    Ms. Toledo (Mahwah): Working on bulletin boards for our staff and always helping the front office with morning phone calls.

    Ms. Caraballo (Edison Woodbridge): Demonstrating flexibility and openness in supporting all classes and administration. Thank you for all you do!

    Ms. Kim (Edison Woodbridge): Being punctual, dependable and showing initiative to learn. You show a genuine interest in education and we are excited for you to continue to achieve your goals.

    Ms. Lau (Edison Woodbridge): Maintaining a positive mindset and also maintaining the cleanliness of the school. We appreciate all you do.

    Ms. Rodano (Towaco): For going above and beyond what was asked of her! Her dedication to Apple is exceptional.

    Ms. Camili (Towaco): For her help and patience in explaining the details of International Day. She answered, in the most professional way, all questions that were asked.

    Ms. Jay (Morris Plains): Great job in the classroom, hard worker, helps without asking questions.

    Ms. Gomez (Morris Plains): Doing a great job in FasTracks and the children’s talent show.

    Ms. Santiago (Morris Plains): Working hard, always cleaning and willing to help without having to be told.

    Ms. Wolfe (Morris Plains): Stepping up in FasTracks when additional support was needed.

    Ms. Jay (Morris Plains): Taking beautiful photographs during our social Studies Fair, as well as staying late to ensure all of the pictures and videos were tagged properly to each students’ daily report

    Ms. Orlos (Kinnelon): Great job with presentation at Apple Academy and assignments!

    Ms. Hunt (Kinnelon): Great Job with presentation at Apple Academy and assignments!

    Ms. Rodriguez (Edison Woodbridge): We want to give you a BIG congratulations on your recent accomplishment of obtaining your Montessori certification!! We are SO proud of you!

    Ms. Submaranian (Edison Woodbridge): We want to congratulate you on your newest accomplishment of obtaining your CDA! Job well done. We are SO proud of you.

    Ms. Melita (Edison Woodbridge): Thank you for being such a help in cleaning up the clutter in the staff lounge and keeping the building clean! You’re the best!

    Ms. Buie (Edison Woodbridge): You did an excellent job in communicating with the parents, children and staff during your first week as our new teacher! We are so proud of you!

    Ms. Tisdale (Edison Woodbridge): Thank you for helping the teachers keep their classrooms clean and organized! You are so very helpful and valuable!

    Ms. Stark (Edison Route 27): For the educational and entertaining parenting articles that we share with our families.

    November 2017

    Ms. Khalko (Metuchen): was spotted wearing her glasses to school, which she doesn’t normally wear, so that a child who just started wearing glasses would feel more comfortable.

    Ms. Sanabria (Wayne): was spotted being a great mentor, being very dependable, and helping all of the classrooms prepare for New Parent Orientation.

    Ms. Bathla (Hoboken Maxwell): Encouraging children to enroll in FasTracks.

    Ms. Santillan (Towaco): Ms. Santillan went above and beyond to make sure the Towaco location was ready for our Middle States visit. Her effort was commendable.

    Ms. Selby (Home Office): For her above and beyond support during Middle States visit.

    Mrs. Kolakowski (Wayne Nevins): For her dedication during Middle States visit by making it such a priority.

    Mrs. Rome (Wayne): All her hard work and dedication working for Middle States accreditation.

    Mrs. Signorello (Wayne): All her hard work and dedication working for Middle States accreditation.

    Mrs. Donado (Wayne): All her hard work and dedication working for Middle States accreditation.

    Ms. Perez (Edison Woodbridge): Working so well with the children and families – you are building wonderful relationships with them! Thank you for your positive attitude and kind smile 🙂

    Ms. Rosa (Edison Woodbridge): Helping to ensure that the students check in/out procedure is running smoothly! Thank you for your ongoing support and input!

    Ms. Kuhn (Edison Woodbridge): Volunteering to be a helping hand in anticipation of our upcoming accreditation visit! Thank you for your team approach and ongoing support! You are so appreciated.

    Ms. Melita (Edison Woodbridge): Going above and beyond to retrieve a student’s belongings and ensuring they made it back home! Thank you for being such a dedicated team player.

    Ms. Sanchez (Wayne Elementary): Doing a great job teaching the elementary children to habla espanol!

    Ms. Wetzel (Wayne): Doing an awesome job teaching science to the elementary students and keeping aftercare running smoothly!

    Mrs. Smith (Wayne Elementary): Keeping the students very interested in creating their wonderful art projects.

    Mrs. Mendez (Morris Plains): Being so diligent and precise cleaning the classrooms.

    Ms. Rasdell (Morris Plains): Taking care in every detail of her classroom, especially running a great Social Studies Fair!

    Ms. Wolfe (Morris Plains): Doing a great job with art enrichment!

    Ms. Theodosion (Morris Plains): Being so diligent with cleaning.

    Ms. Santiago (Morris Plains): Being so diligent with cleaning and doing an amazing job with our toddlers.

    Ms. Bermudez (Morris Plains): Helping out with the Native American Fair.

    Ms. Diogo (Morris Plains): For putting down new red line tape in all the classrooms.

    Ms. Chartejee (Morris Plains): Teaching yoga and maintaining the line calmly.

    Ms. Wolfe (Morris Plains): She completed all of her software training courses for the remainder of the school year!

    Ms. Santillan (Towaco): Doing a great job making hats for all of the children for their Thanksgiving feast.

    Ms. Bergamini (Towaco): Doing a great job making hats for all of the children for their Thanksgiving feast.

    Ms. Dube (Towaco): Doing a great job making hats for all of the children for their Thanksgiving feast.

    Ms. Kalsi (Towaco): Doing a great job making hats for all of the children for their Thanksgiving feast.

    Ms. Fernandez (Hoboken Maxwell): You are doing a great job teaching our students. Thank you 🙂

    Mrs. Korbi (Towaco): Great Job with presentation at Apple Academy and assignments!

    Ms. Yazmin Cruz (Kinnelon) Great Job with presentation at Apple Academy and assignments!

    Ms. Olga Lara (Wayne): Great job with presentation at Apple Academy and assignments!

    Ms. Palihawadana (Randolph): Great job with presentation at Apple Academy and assignments!

    October 2017

    Ms. Viana (Toddler Teacher in Training, Cliffside Park) was spotted for working extra hard to help out in the toddler classroom while it was going through a transition.

    Ms. Peralta (Toddler Teacher, Cliffside Park) was spotted knocking it out of the park on her very first conference form.

    Ms. Arcos (Toddler Teacher, Cliffside Park) was spotted doing a fantastic job with her Parent/Teacher conference forms. She completed them ahead of the deadline and wrote very informative notes on each form.

    Ms. Carbone (Preschool Teacher, Cliffside Park) was spotted making a new family feel incredibly welcome when visiting her classroom. The child was engaged in her class and Ms. Carbone made the family feel comfortable and welcome.

    Ms. Submaranian (Teacher Assistant, Woodbridge Ave) was spotted making a Spook-tacular pumpkin to represent your class in the contest. Great Job!

    Ms. Joswick (Teacher Assistant, Woodbridge Ave) was spotted being so flexible and reliable not only this past week- but always! You are so appreciated. Thank You!

    Ms. Welch (Co-Teacher, Woodbridge Ave) was spotted getting more acquainted with Peace Education. We can’t wait to see the ways you run with it. Great Job!

    Ms. Linkletter (Teacher, Woodbridge Ave) was spotted staying through Flex Academies to ensure the students were comfortable and excited. Also being such a support to the office. You are appreciated. Thank You!

    Ms. Caraballo (Teacher Assistant, Woodbridge Ave) was spotted always being so flexible and positive. We appreciate how reliable you always are. Thank You!

    Ms. Aguero (Teacher, Woodbridge Ave) was spotted doing a fantastic job on her first round of conferences. We are so proud of you.

    Ms. Korenski (Teacher’s Assistant, Route 27 Edison) was spotted initiating Yoga lessons during playtime with two and three-year olds.

    Ms. Hills (Teacher’s Assistant, Route 27 Edison) was spotted initiating Yoga lessons during playtime with the two and three-year olds.

    Ms. Strulovitz (Teacher, Metuchen) was spotted doing a great job participating, preparing and presenting at Back to School Night! Awesome job!

    Ms. Cruz (Co-Teacher, Metuchen) was spotted doing a great job participating, preparing and presenting at Back to School Night! Awesome job!

    Ms. Rakos (Co-Teacher, Metuchen) was spotted doing a great job participating, preparing and presenting at Back to School Night! Awesome job!

    Ms. Khalkho (Co-Teacher, Metuchen) was spotted doing a great job participating, preparing and presenting at Back to School Night! Awesome job!

    Ms. Hanes (Teacher, Route 27) was spotted doing a great job participating, preparing and presenting at Back to School Night! Awesome job!

    Ms. Sharma (Co-Teacher, Route 27) was spotted doing a great job participating, preparing and presenting at Back to School Night! Awesome job!

    Ms. McNamara (Infant Coordinator, Mahwah) was spotted coming up with all of the great ideas for our 45th anniversary parent and staff raffle baskets, and getting it all created!

    Ms. Stark (Assistant Director, Edison) was spotted sending incredible parenting articles to share with our families. They love them!

    Ms. Winkler (Building Administrator, Kinnelon) was spotted coming up with the great Apple arts and crafts activity for children who visit us at local events

    Mr. Dimitratos (Director, Hoboken Maxwell) for his infectious enthusiasm, great writing and amazing photos of our students and staff

    Ms. Diaz (Assistant Director, Edgewater) was spotted taking beautiful, professional photos of our school events that parents will always treasure

    Ms. Shalongo (Lifeguard, Randolph) was spotted coordinating our participation in Sing Peace Around the World Day and for that precious staff jumping in the pool video!

    Ms. Amato (Co-Teacher, Oakland) was spotted working hard in daycare and having excellent communication skills!

    Ms. Olaya (Pre-school Assistant, Oakland) was spotted always being willing to lend a helping hand

    Mr. Ramos (Pre-school Assistant, Oakland) was spotted always going the extra mile, whether it is with staff or students!

    Mrs. O’Brien (Secretary, Oakland) is filled with knowledge, patience, and is always ready to help anyone in the school community!

    Ms. Brennan (Pre-school Assistant, Oakland) First volunteer to help her fellow staff members!

    Ms. Shauger (Pre-school Assistant, Oakland) was spotted displaying excellent patience and an incredible work ethic

    Mrs. Brion (Lead Assistant/Mentor, Randolph) was spotted working well with everyone for the good of the students at the school.

    Ms. Weinberg (Assistant Director, Towaco) was spotted giving a great tour.

    Ms. Brower (Assistant Director, Randolph) was spotted doing a great job managing daycare.

    Mrs. Cordero (Teacher, Mahwah) was spotted doing a great job managing a classroom.

    Ms. Selby (Regional Director, Corporate) Great PDD

    Ms. Zaku (Housekeeper, Mahwah) was spotted always helping everyone and keeping our school clean with a smile.

    Ms. Lincoln (Preschool Assistant, Randolph) was spotted working hard to complete all tasks and helping others do the same.

    Ms. Mazari (Assistant, Wayne-Nevins) was spotted doing an exceptional job watching the children on the playground.

    Ms. Moyano (Infant Teacher, Wayne-Nevins) was spotted doing a fantastic job with FasTracks.

    Ms. Castillo (Preschool Teacher-in-Training, Wayne-Nevins) was doing a fantastic job with FasTracks.

    Ms. Bakiu (Preschool Teacher, Wayne-Nevins/Ratzer) finished and received the diploma for Montessori training.

    Ms. Krakower (Preschool Teacher, Wayne-Nevins/Ratzer) finished and received the diploma for Montessori training.

    Ms. Forgacs (Assistant Director, Wayne-Nevins/Ratzer) finished and received the diploma for Montessori training.

    Ms. Delmonico (Secretary, Wayne-Nevins) was spotted doing a great job with promoting the Elementary Open House.

    Ms. Gonzales (Preschool Assistant, Wayne-Nevins) was spotted doing a great job with morning drop-off.

    Ms. Diaz (Preschool Assistant, Wayne-Nevins) was spotted doing a great job with morning drop-off.

    Ms. Sharma (Co-Teacher, Route 27) Thank you for all of your help at Route 27. You came in after being transferred with a positive attitude and a smile. You are a great asset to us and make us feel at ease with our aftercare here.

    Ms. Arevalo (Preschool Teacher, Route 27) was spotted calling in her staff to train them weekly since we have a lot of new staff. Great way to be proactive.

    Ms. Hanes (Teacher, Route 27) Thank you for all your support for the first few weeks of school. It is much appreciated.

    Ms. Rodriguez (Teacher’s Assistant, Route 27) Thank you for taking over FasTracks and really owning it from day one. You make it so fun and enjoyable for the children. Also thank you for your continued support of the teachers and for being a mentor for the new staff.

    September 2017

    Ms. Khalkho (Preschool Teacher, Metuchen) was spotted wearing her glasses to school, which she doesn’t normally wear, so that a child who just started wearing glasses would feel more comfortable.

    Ms. Sanabria (Preschool Teacher, Wayne) was spotted being a great mentor, being very dependable and helping all of the classrooms prepare for New Parent Orientation!

    Ms. Kim (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted doing an amazing job with the “Circle of Life”!

    Ms. Cole (Metuchen) was spotted doing an awesome job with the classroom bulletin boards!

    Ms. Vargas (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted having a great start to the new school year!

    Ms. Kim (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted having a great start to the new school year!

    Ms. Shanthi (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted being a team player! She is also an assertive teacher who is very helpful and willing to go above and beyond for the children!
    Ms. Sharma (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted taking charge during reading group!

    Ms. Cruz (Metuchen) was spotted doing an awesome job with FasTracks speech, drama and art! She works very well with Ms. Cole which makes for a great team!

    Ms. Cole (Metuchen) was spotted doing an awesome job with FasTracks speech, drama and art. She works very well with Ms. Cruz and has done awesome job training her in FasTracks!

    Ms. Weber (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted putting together an AWESOME email related to school birthday celebrations for our teachers! It was incredibly helpful!

    Ms. Khalid (Metuchen) was spotted helping make new staff in Metuchen comfortable and familiar with the building!

    Ms. Bellony (Metuchen) was spotted being “just AWESOME” and totally organized all of the time!

    Ms. Joswick (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted spontaneously being a helping hand throughout the school and being so kind to take the office garbage daily!

    Ms. Bellony (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted coming to work each day with a positive attitude and being a forward thinking problem solver!

    Ms. Karuppiah (Metuchen) was spotted working the opening shift at school the first week so to teach new staff how to open the school!

    Ms. Cole (Metuchen) was spotted going above and beyond taking on new staff to teach FasTracks this year!

    Ms. Jones (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted taking initiative and helping with some teary drop offs on the first day of school; even with children who are not in her class!

    Ms. Cordero (Mahwah) was spotted taking initiative and leading effectively!

    Ms. Patel (Mahwah) was spotted stepping up into a new position and making herself a strong role model! She shows great initiative in her new role!

    Ms. Gilead (Mahwah) was spotted leading a great circle time and morning routine!

    Ms. Zaku (Mahwah) was spotted having 16 children from her class sign up for FasTracks!

    Ms, Choi (Mahwah) was spotted going beyond being helpful by anticipating the next move ahead! She was been incredible flexible with her schedule and makes herself available to complete any task asked of her!

    Ms. J. Henkel (Mahwah) was spotted setting up the gym beautifully for the Bring Your Parent/45th Anniversary event!

    August 2017

    Ms. Erazo (Morris Plains) was spotted planning and implementing an amazing swimming program for the campers with a smile!

    Ms. Mena (Morris Plains) was spotted planning and implementing awesome swimming lessons for the children with a smile!

    Ms. Guzman (Morris Plains) was spotted doing a great job taking over the organized sports classes when the lead teacher was absent!

    Ms. Morales (Morris Plains) was spotted taking great care of her little ones and having just as much fun as them in the pool!

    Ms. Tiedemann (Morris Plains) was spotted going above and beyond for music and cooking! The children were very excited for her yummy smoothies!

    Ms. Rasdell (Morris Plains) was spotted going above and beyond to clean up a large mess!

    Ms. Narayanan (Morris Plains) was spotted going above and beyond to clean up a large mess!

    Ms. Joswick (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted being super flexible and being a team player!

    Ms. Spadaccini (Wayne) was spotted doing a great job filling in as Assistant Director for Summer Camp!

    Ms. Sanabria (Wayne) was spotted being a great mentor, being very dependable and helping all of the classrooms prepare for New Parent Orientation!

    June 2017

    Ms. Ortiz (Edison) was spotted being understanding, kind, creative, flexible, helpful and funny! Thank you for all you do. You are appreciated!

    Ms. Vargas (Edison) was spotted being helpful and kind. Thank you for all you do. You are appreciated!

    Ms. Joswick (Edison) was spotted being flexible, creative, understanding, helpful and an overachiever! Thank you for all you do. You are appreciated!

    Ms. Linkletter (Edison) was spotted sending awesome videos to social media!

    Ms. Rodriguez (Metuchen) was spotted taking initiative and putting away the food delivery with no one asking. Thank you for your help!

    Ms. Khalkho (Metuchen) was spotted taking the lead for our Father’s Day event. You never hesitate to help anyone. We appreciate all you do!

    Ms. Kica (Mahwah) was spotted being the baby whisperer and keeping the children entertained at all times.

    Ms. Lara (Mahwah) was spotted keeping the classroom always tidy and smelling good! She never needs to be told when things need to washed or wiped down.

    Ms Henkel (Mahwah) was spotted being the #1 co-teacher! Always being a team player to make sure the classroom was at its absolute best! And for always keeping a smile on the lead teacher’s face!

    Ms. Avendano (Mahwah) was spotted coming into a new classroom and taking the initiative with feeding schedules and working on lessons.

    Ms. Pajuelo (Mahwah) was spotted communicating with head teachers at the end of the every night to discuss anything that had happened during daycare.

    Mrs. James (Mahwah): When asked to switch hours, she is always willing to do so.

    Ms. Ahmed (Mahwah) was spotted taking the initiative and never waiting for the lead teacher to ask her to do something.

    Ms. L (Mahwah) was spotted taking the initiative and never waiting for the lead teacher to ask her to do something.

    Mrs. Robinson (Mahwah) was spotted keeping the children entertained and is very loving with the children.

    Ms. Toledo (Mahwah) was spotted helping her fellow co-worker in her new position by making her feel comfortable and for always being there to help in any way.

    Mrs. Murray (Mahwah) was spotted helping the new lead teacher feel welcome in the class and for helping whenever needed.

    Ms. Zimmerman (Mahwah) was spotted creating the weekly lesson log for the students when the lead teacher was out sick.

    Ms. Stark (Metuchen) was spotted working as a team with the Middlesex County Directors and helping to keep each other stay on track!

    Ms. Kilduff (Metuchen) was spotted working as a team with the Middlesex County Directors and helping to keep each other stay on track!

    Ms. Tisdale (Edison) was spotted working as a team with the Middlesex County Directors and helping to keep each other stay on track!

    Ms. Weber (Edison) was spotted working as a team with the Middlesex County Directors and helping to keep each other stay on track!

    Mr. Brumel (Music) was spotted hosting an amazing end of year music class in Edison! Awesome positive energy!

    Ms. Linkletter (Edison) was spotted recognizing and appreciating Mr. B at the end of the year. The card was beautiful!

    Ms. Khalkho (Metuchen) was spotted wearing her glasses to school, which she doesn’t normally wear, so that a child who just started wearing glasses would feel more comfortable.

    May 2017

    Ms. Sanchez (Wayne) was spotted creating an “in the moment” Spanish language lesson during the community project the first and second grade students are working on!

    Ms. Pogorelec (Corporate) was spotted going above and beyond for hiring!

    Ms. Karuppiah (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted helping others with problem-solving and making people feel a part of the team! These are admirable qualities that we are so appreciative of!

    Ms. Warner (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted making herself approachable and available for others to come to for collaboration in their times of need! Her willingness and consideration of others is so appreciated!

    Ms. Linkletter (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted identifying a colleague in need of help, and taking the initiative to brainstorm ideas to find a solution! Thank you for your forward-thinking and helpfulness!

    Ms. Casey (Corporate) was spotted coming up with an awesome way to recognize our teachers during teacher appreciation week!

    Ms. DelMonico (Wayne) was spotted training secretaries and new AD’s to get ready for camp!

    Ms. Marut (Regional) was spotted planning fantastic admin trainings every month!

    Ms. Selby (Corporate) was spotted planning fantastic admin trainings every month!

    Ms. Kotoulas (Regional) was spotted visiting every school to do mentor training!

    Ms. Kilduff (Metuchen) was spotted organizing the Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser for all of our schools!

    April 2017

    Ms. Karuppiah (Metuchen) was spotted helping to keep everyone on track and being the leader. All you do matters greatly!

    Ms. Mateo (Towaco) was spotted leading a great lesson in Fastracks. She went above and beyond!

    Ms. McGee (Towaco) was spotted doing an excellent job in Fastracks. Her enthusiasm was contagious!

    Ms. Contaldi (Towaco) was spotted going above and beyond in setting up and preparing for Parent Appreciation Day! A great job as always!

    Ms. Reyes (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted keeping the school clean and healthy! Great job!

    Ms. Paskovich (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted being flexible and helping Metuchen with their daycare week!

    Ms. Barrera (Morris Plains) was spotted being a hard worker who is loving and kind to the children. She goes above and beyond and does anything that’s asked!

    Ms. Chatterjee (Morris Plains) was spotted being an amazing help during lunch and class time. She is so kind to the children and staff!

    Ms. Brady (Kinnelon) was spotted constantly being willing to cover shifts and come in early!

    Ms. Asani (Kinnelon) was spotted being creative with Fastrackids! She takes such pride in the program and creates excitement for the children!

    Ms. Orlos (Kinnelon) was spotted having consistent attention to detail and creative ideas!

    Ms. Pogorelec (Corporate) was spotted securing discounts for employees through Verizon Wireless and lots of other organizations through ADP!

    Ms. Devine (Mahwah) was spotted putting all of the lessons into Tadpoles!

    Ms. Mannion (Morris Plains) was spotted doing a great job with Practical Life games for PDD!

    Ms. Garabrant (Randolph) was spotted working to get everyone organized with Fastracks!

    Ms. Ramos (Oakland) was spotted working diligently to complete the 2017-2018 curriculum!

    Ms. McNamara (Trainer) was spotted giving a wonderful presentation at the “Bring Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Yukon (Randolph) was spotted showing the best of Apple during her tours with her warm, personal touches!

    Ms. Pavia (Towaco) was spotted doing a great job with Practical Life games for PDD!

    Ms. Valladares (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted doing a beautiful food tasting presentation during the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Ireland (Trainer) was spotted creating materials for the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Larsen (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping set up for the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Spears (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out with the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar. She even offered to clean bathrooms!

    Ms. Baird (Trainer) was spotted helping tremendously with the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Patel (Mahwah) was spotted being an amazing help during the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Zaku (Mahwah) was spotted being an amazing help during the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Arroyo (Mahwah) was spotted being an amazing help during the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Spain (Mahwah) was spotted being an amazing help during the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Hakkenberg (Mahwah) was spotted being an amazing help during the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Castillo (Mahwah) was spotted being an amazing help during the “Bringing Montessori Home” seminar!

    Ms. Fink (Randolph) was spotted creating great science experiments!

    Ms. Ottalagano (Randolph) was spotted creating great science experiments!

    Ms. Dawson (Randolph) was spotted creating amazing science experiments!

    Ms. Hait (Randolph) was spotted creating amazing science experiments!

    March 2017

    Ms. Byrnes (Trainer) was spotted always being a great support to her staff!

    Ms. Melita (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted helping Metuchen with before care!

    Ms. Martinka (Wayne) was spotted helping another employee who got injured during our PDD. Thank goodness for her Paramedic Training!

    Ms. Linkletter (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted taking great pictures and videos for parents on Tadpoles!

    Ms. Contaldi (Towaco) was spotted going above and beyond to make sure Towaco’s Staff Appreciation Day was a success!

    Ms. Morales (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Tiedemann (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Mena (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Chatterjee (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Castano (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Barrera (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Mannion (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Bizzari (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Brown (Morris Plains) was spotted braving the snow on the day after the blizzard!

    Ms. Bermudez (Morris Plains) was spotted not only braving the snow on the day after the blizzard, but coming in extra early!

    Ms. Sierra (Randolph) was spotted taking control and caring for the classroom during a teacher’s absence!

    Ms. Smith (Randolph) was spotted taking control and caring for the classroom during a teacher’s absence!

    Ms. Foy (Randolph) was spotted taking control and caring for the classroom during a teacher’s absence!

    Ms. Waibel (Regional) was spotted thinking not only about her students, but the staff’s safety as well. It is greatly appreciated by your team!

    Ms. Agen (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up and giving it her all!

    Ms. Batista (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Holmes (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Kalsi (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Macaranas (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Mateo (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Rodano (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Sami (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Tornese (Towaco) was spotted really stepping up to the plate and giving it her all!

    Ms. Russo (Randolph) was spotted helping out in Towaco when they were short staffed due to snow!

    Ms. Garabrant (Randolph) was spotted helping out in Towaco when they were short staffed due to snow!

    Ms. Rafatullah (Mahwah) was spotted going above and beyond to help her Teacher in Training learn and thrive in the classroom!

    Ms. Bellony (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted making an awesome birthday board!

    Ms. Buie (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted going out of her way to make Ms. Sharma feel welcome and comfortable in her new location by showing her the ropes and training her!

    Ms. Warner (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted volunteering to salt and shovel the front steps to keep everyone safe!

    Ms. Kuhn (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted going above and beyond with International Day preparation. The special details for decorations and the gift idea were amazing!

    Ms. Kuhn’s Hubby (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted jumping in and helping Ms. Kuhn and the WBA team set up and prepare for International Day!

    Ms. Kuhn (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted putting together an amazing Kindergarten board!

    Ms. Rodano (Towaco) was spotted doing a phenomenal job prepping for International Day!

    Ms. Sue (Towaco) was spotted making extra efforts to make International Day fantastic!

    Ms. Mateo (Towaco) was spotted being extra helpful during International Day!

    Ms. Cooper (Trainer) was spotted doing an excellent job in her new role as Trainer!

    Ms. DelMonico (Wayne) was spotted being perpetually agreeable and always handling tasks without question!

    Ms. Bello (Wayne) was spotted always smiling and being sweet!

    Ms. Russo (Randolph) was spotted helping her co-workers during the International Day Celebrations and being a great role model!

    Ms. Mateo (Towaco) was spotted doing a great job teaching the children about Russia and the Tundra on Passport Day!

    Ms. Holmes (Towaco) was spotted taking initiative to complete projects. No one ever has to remind her!

    Ms. Cruz (Mahwah) was spotted going above and beyond to help classes run smoothly. She always helps out if she’s needed for afternoon daycare!

    February 2017

    Ms. Melita (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted helping out during before care at Metuchen!

    Ms. Amante (Oakland) was spotted making a phenomenal adjustment to life here at Apple!

    Ms. Ruppert (Oakland) was spotted making a phenomenal adjustment to life here at Apple!

    Ms. Pavia (Towaco) was spotted coming in early to make a special pancake breakfast for all of the Towaco students!

    Ms. Schultz (Towaco) was spotted going above and beyond at the Info Session! She did a fantastic job leading tours and talking to families!

    Ms. Winkler (Kinnelon) was spotted making it a point to always mentor new staff members! She is a valuable resource to the team!

    Ms. Yukon (Randolph) was spotted taking awesome Valentine’s Day pictures for the families!

    Ms. Russo (Randolph) was spotted making over 300 pancakes for the PJ/Pancake Breakfast!

    Ms. Zaku (Mahwah) was spotted jumping in and helping other teachers when they needed it!

    Ms. Heyzer (Oakland) was spotted creating amazing Reading Group lessons!

    Ms. Cruz (Oakland) was spotted being extra patient and caring with a new student!

    Ms. Ramos (Oakland) was spotted being a terrific role model to the Oakland staff!

    Ms. Vega (Oakland) was spotted keeping the Oakland staff eating healthy!

    Ms. Wideman (Oakland) was spotted creating a great February bulletin board!

    Ms. Sullivan (Oakland) was spotted making daycare great!

    Ms. Chavez (Oakland) was spotted taking control in situations without hesitation!

    Ms. Ortiz (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted sharing fantastic snacks and goodies with the WBA team!

    Ms. Cruz (Mahwah) was spotted being a team player and helping out whenever needed!

    Ms. Caceres (Mahwah) was spotted taking the lead in Ms. Wolf’s classroom during her absence!

    Ms. Toledo (Mahwah) was spotted taking excellent pictures of her children working both individually and in group lessons!

    Ms. Zaku (Mahwah) was spotted helping new teachers learn the curriculum!

    Ms. Fritz (Randolph) was spotted making the Fastrac Board pop!

    Ms. Dalangin (Randolph) was spotted going above and beyond with games and activities!

    Ms. Pajuelo (Mahwah) was spotted constantly coming up with new ways to keep the children entertained during daycare!

    Ms. Zimmerman (Mahwah) was spotted keeping the children entertained during daycare by singing songs and reading books in funny voices!

    Ms. Kica (Mahwah) was spotted having excellent attendance to ensure that her students are always in her care!

    Ms. Lara (Mahwah) was spotted going above and beyond by cleaning the classroom each morning before her students arrive!

    Ms. Sudhakar (Maxwell Lane) was spotted signing up for extra trainings so she could continue to excel in her position!

    Ms. Avendano (Mahwah) was spotted going above and beyond to keep daycare organized!

    Ms. Devine (Mahwah) was spotted going above the call of duty!

    Ms. Baisiev (Mahwah) was spotted being a great mentor to anyone who needs her!

    Ms. Lazo (Mahwah) was spotted being a great mentor for new assistants!

    Ms. Nickel (Mahwah) was spotted being a great mentor to new hires!

    Ms. Zhaku (Mahwah) was spotted always cleaning with a great attitude and smile. The Mahwah team loves her!

    Ms. Spain (Mahwah) was spotted always greeting everyone with a smile and being appreciative!

    Ms. Tiedemann (Morris Plains) was spotted being a team player!

    Ms. Mendez (Morris Plains) was spotted running an amazing daycare program!

    Ms. Grap (Mahwah) was spotted always going above and beyond!

    January 2017

    Ms. Rodano (Towaco) was spotted always offering to help when someone needs it! She was very thoughtful and offered to clean a fellow staff member’s classroom!

    Ms. Zarro (Towaco) was spotted responding with wisdom and confidence during a stressful situation. She made sure that help was on its way while she took care of a child as if he was her own. She is a fantastic director!

    Ms. Pavia (Towaco) was spotted responding quickly and knowing what to do in an emergent situation. She “the sweetest teacher ever”!

    Ms. McGee (Towaco) was spotted always going above and beyond!

    Ms. Waibel (Regional) was spotted outlining the Kindergarten Info Sessions for all schools!

    Ms. LaMotta (Corporate) was spotted creating beautiful and informative ads for the upcoming info sessions!

    Ms. Warhol (Corporate) was spotted doing an excellent job making sure all vendors have proper insurance and contracts in place!

    Ms. Selby (Corporate) was spotted creating a new and beneficial monthly director’s training calendar!

    Ms. Byrnes (Trainer) was spotted helping out with Towaco’s info session on January 16th! Her expertise was greatly appreciated that day!

    Ms. Camili (Towaco) was spotted being a tremendous help during the information session on January 16th! She took initiative and took a family around the school! Great team player!

    Ms. Hillbert (Towaco) was spotted taking initiative during the science fair. She took the projects to a whole new level with her time and dedication!

    Ms. Agen (Towaco) was spotted always taking initiative at school!

    Ms. Garcia (Wayne) was spotted taking on extra tasks to help out with a smile!

    Ms. Santiago-Viera (Wayne) was spotted always completing her trainings, paperwork and surveys immediately!

    Ms. Agen (Towaco) was spotted adjusting her schedule to ensure ratios were met!

    Ms. Azbache (Towaco) was spotted adjusting her schedule to ensure ratios were met!

    Ms. Su (Towaco) was spotted adjusting her schedule to ensure ratios were met!

    December 2016

    Ms. Narisinhan (Wayne) was spotted teaching art the way no one else can!

    Ms. Gonzalez (Wayne) was spotted making the staff board spectacular as always.

    Ms. Warner (Woodbridge Ave) was spotted taking it upon herself to set up for the staff meeting. She helped keep attendance accurate and kept everyone on point.

    Ms. Rosselli (Kinnelon) was spotted using her leadership skills during line time.

    Ms. Joswick (Woodbridge) was spotted creating an amazing kindergarten board.

    Ms. Jauregui (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out with a tour. She did an amazing job highlighting the great things that happen at our school.

    Ms. Bathla (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted being helpful, friendly and very professional during a tour.

    November 2016

    Ms. Kilduff (Metuchen) was spotted making sure that all of the staff has what they need for the classrooms! Thank you for making everyone’s job easier!

    Ms. Welch (Edison) was spotted making a special birthday board on the wall in the staff lounge!

    Ms. Flores (Edison) was spotted working hands-on with materials that she is not comfortable with to become more familiar. Also, she has been asking questions to understand what the children can be shown for future demos!

    Ms. Karuppiah (Metuchen) was spotted being very flexible with her schedule and has been helping train new staff!

    Ms. Gatling (Metuchen) was spotted working extra hours as needed with a smile!

    Ms. Fiorillo (Metuchen) was spotted being very flexible with her hours and always having a positive attitude!

    Ms. Pogorelec (Home office) was spotted taking over the management of the marketing events and keeping everyone organized and on track!

    Ms. Marut (Regional) was spotted stepping in and helping to manage the day to day operations of Hoboken Sinatra. She always puts our Apple children, families and staff first!

    Ms. Zarro (Towaco) was spotted having the best October staffing report! It was in on time and only required minor updates. She communicated those updates to HR and Mrs. Mooney very quickly! Well done!

    Ms. Warhol (Home office) was spotted handling the paperwork for all of the after school clubs and field trips!

    Ms. Grap (Mahwah) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Yukon (Randolph) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Pogorelec (Home office) was spotted preparing materials and filling in at a marketing event!

    Ms. Selby (Home office) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Ege (Oakland) was spotted going out of her away to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Marut (Regional) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Viana (Cliffside Park) was spotted being very caring!

    Ms. Garo (Cliffside Park) was spotted always helping out when needed!

    Ms. Campbell (Cliffside Park) was spotted making wonderful connections with the children!

    Ms. Babbe (Cliffside Park) was spotted always having a wonderful attitude!

    Ms. Babbe (Cliffside Park) was spotted being a kind hearted person to all of her co-workers and helping with arts and crafts!

    Ms. Nucum (Cliffside Park) was spotted making sure that everyone is on task!

    Ms. Vallejo (Cliffside Park) was spotted being very responsible!

    Ms. McNamara (Trainer) was spotted going above and beyond to not only attend marketing events, but help with planning!

    Ms. Pazos (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Kane (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Kotoulas (Regional) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Zarro (Towaco) was spotted going out of her way to attend and help at marketing events!

    Ms. Vanderloon (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Skiba (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Korbi (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Ashton (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Faeth (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Colon (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Lopez (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Babiak (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Kane (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Earvolino (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted helping out at the Open House!

    Ms. Caceres (Mahwah) was spotted truly enjoying being with the children each and every day! She keeps them fully engaged in all activities. She’s very flexible and helps out wherever she’s needed. She’s a wonderful asset to the Mahwah school!

    Ms. Hernandez (Mahwah) was spotted stepping up as teacher in a classroom where another teacher has been on leave. She has been so supportive of the children and staff. She has maintained the routines of the children and taken responsibility for work that needs to get done. Mahwah is so lucky to have her!

    Ms. Wall (Mahwah) was spotted stepping up as Lead Assistant and Teacher in Training for her classroom. She has also taken the initiative to work towards her CDA! The Mahwah team is so proud to have her in their school!

    Ms. Wolf (Mahwah) was spotted stepping up and taking initiative to help each student in her class. She also prepared all of the conference forms for the families. She has been a tremendous help to the school!

    October 2016

    Ms. Mondal (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted being an amazing helper and having wonderful communication skills!

    Ms. Teckwani (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted baking a delicious treat to share with her co-workers!

    Ms. DeHart (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted bringing a special treat to In-Service training for her coworkers to enjoy!

    Ms. Walsh (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted helping out in multiple classrooms and doing so with a smile!

    Ms. Jiang (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted bringing in a homemade cake for her coworkers to enjoy!

    Ms. Donado (Wayne) was spotted helping set up for Bring Your Parent Day during her lunch time!

    Ms. Diaz (Wayne) was spotted being one step ahead and being very helpful!

    September 2016

    Ms. Leduc (Morris Plains) was spotted going above and beyond by creating a new, mobile friendly, version of the Friday Backpack for the schools to use each week!

    Ms. Sullivan (Oakland) was spotted being extremely flexible in filling in shifts and helping around the school!

    Ms. Ramos (Oakland) was spotted going above and beyond every day, whether it be mentoring, helping with curriculum or making the school beautiful!

    Ms. Maupai (Oakland) was spotted always, ALWAYS, having a smile on her face!

    Mrs. O’Brien (Oakland) was spotted being an amazing secretary!

    August 2016

    Mr. Marut (Wayne) was spotted going above and beyond his duties to lend a helping hand, without being asked!

    Mr. McDonald (Wayne) was spotted going above and beyond his duties to lend a helping hand, without being asked!

    Ms. Tapia (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted keeping the Hoboken school clean and going the extra mile to help other staff members!

    Ms. Tapia (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted being a super team player by helping clean the Cliffside Park school!

    Ms. Moyano (Wayne) was spotted going above and beyond to help a new employee in a time of need!

    Ms. Trelles (Cliffside Park) was spotted creating a thoughtful “Yearbook” gift for her toddler class!

    Ms. Jackson (Cliffside Park) was spotted creating a thoughtful “Yearbook” gift for her toddler class!

    July 2016

    Ms. Petrozelli (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted going the extra mile for a new student when they first started school. The student was having a difficult time adjusting so Ms. Petrozelli popped in on the morning of her day off to make sure that the child was comfortable!

    Ms. Teckwani (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted coming in early to ensure that her classroom is always prepared and set up for the day!

    Ms. Pazos (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted preparing and labeling infant meals for the teacher relieving her shift to ensure there was no confusion during the afternoon!

    Ms. Beltre (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted helping Ms. Petrozelli prepare curriculum!

    Ms. McFadyen (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted helping Ms. Petrozelli prepare curriculum!

    Ms. Valladares (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted helping Ms. Petrozelli prepare curriculum!

    Ms. Earvolino (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted being very sweet and helpful to her staff!

    Ms. Jauregui (Hoboken Maxwell) was spotted being professional, kind and caring during a conference!

    Ms. LaMotta (Home office) was spotted doing an excellent job building and developing our marketing team and getting Apple involved with social media!

    June 2016

    Ms.Velez (Edgewater) was spotted implementing active supervision by scanning the classroom and providing a safe environment for the infants in her care!

    Ms. Ege (Oakland) was spotted giving such great ideas for getting involved in the community, like events, local publications and mommy blogs. She has tremendous enthusiasm!

    Ms. Kolibas (Hoboken) was spotted creating the unbelievable Apple display in the lobby for students and parents to write 100 things they love about AMS for our 100 days of school celebration!

    Ms. Rinaldi (Hoboken) was spotted creating the unbelievable Apple display in the lobby for students and parents to write 100 things they love about AMS for our 100 days of school celebration!

    Ms. Caroli (Hoboken) was spotted creating such beautiful videos for Mother’s Day that showed how much heart the children and staff put into the event!

    Ms. Martinka (Wayne) was spotted providing such helpful and informative resources for us to share with families, including an article she was quoted in for her expertise in medical emergencies (She’s a teacher AND a pararmedic!)

    Ms. Bagnato (Edgewater) Was spotted making our “We Are Apple” staff photo shoot a success!

    Ms. Pogorelec (Home office) was spotted making positive contributions, sharing so many great ideas, always being willing to pitch in and help, and having such a fun personality!

    Ms. Jones (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted unpacking boxes of kitchen supplies during her break without being asked to do so!

    Ms. McFadyen (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted volunteering to stay late on a night where they were short staffed!

    Ms. Vera (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted mopping and vacuuming the hallways just because they needed a cleaning.

    Ms. Vera (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted cleaning up a washing machine fiasco that wasn’t even her doing!

    Ms. Beltre (Hoboken Sinatra) was spotted volunteering to clean up the break room every night before she goes home!

    Ms. Nolan (Randolph) was spotted being an awesome in Fastracks! A student was over heard telling their Dad haw the class was AWESOME!

    Ms. Koch (Randolph) was spotted doing extra cleaning in the bathrooms and other areas. She is a rockstar!

    Ms. Weber (Randolph) was spotted deep cleaning the bathroom!

    Ms. Russo (Randolph) was spotted taking time out of her own lunch break so that a fellow co-worker could take a break!

    Ms. Lopez (Randolph) was spotted volunteering to clean up a very messy and stinky situation!

    Ms. Rodriguez (Edgewater) was spotted always making a warm & welcoming environment for all of the children and contributing to curriculum art projects!

    Ms. Jarquin (Edgewater) was spotted going the extra mile and creating a warm and welcoming environment!

    Ms. Lynch (Edgewater) was spotted being a sweet, gentle, caring teacher and co-worker who makes amazing effort in the classroom and builds a great team!

    Ms. Jarquin (Edgewater) was spotted always doing what is needed!

    Ms. Garcia (Edgewater) was spotted always doing all that she can to help out and always going above and beyond!

    Ms. Rosa (Edgewater) was spotted always doing everything that she can to help out, no matter how she’s feeling! She is a great go-to person!

    Ms. Lindor (Edgewater) was spotted taking on additional duties and responsibilities with a smile!

    Ms. Korbi (Hoboken) was spotted doing an excellent job of engaging the toddlers during line time!

    Ms. Garcia (Edgewater) was spotted taking initiative by preparing the field trip bag and making sure that everything was on point before, during and after the trip!

    Ms. Lindor (Edgewater) was spotted going out of her way to make special contributions that make for school success!

    Ms. Naporano (Home office) was spotted going the extra mile for HR. Her dedication and efforts are greatly appreciated!

    Ms. Pogorelec (Home office) was spotted going the extra mile for HR. Her dedication and efforts are greatly appreciated!

    Ms. Marut (Regional) was spotted volunteering to attend the Hoboken Irish Festival. She set up a phenomenal table!

    Ms. Selby (Home office) was spotted volunteering to attend the Hoboken Irish Festival. She set up a phenomenal table!

    May 2016

    Ms. Bagnato (Edgewater): spotted smiling and being super cheerful even when working late nights!

    Ms. Schenk (Wayne): spotted promoting our schools and recruiting new teachers on social media!

    Ms. Ortiz (Edgewater): spotted jumping in and filling in for daycare!

    Ms. Barias (Edgewater): spotted going above and beyond to ensure children’s safety, security and comfort!

    Ms. Rivera (Edgewater): spotted taking the lead for daycare so the administrators could handle a meeting!

    Ms. Rivera (Edgewater): spotted putting in extra time to improve her classroom!

    Ms. Ortiz (Edgewater): spotted putting in extra time to improve her classroom!

    Ms. Barias (Edgewater): spotted putting in extra time to improve her classroom!

    Ms. Tovar (Edgewater): spotting coming to work early to assist when short staffed!

    Ms. Barias (Edgewater): spotted staying late to assist daycare when short staffed!

    Ms. Selby (Home office): spotted making awesome contributions to the Apple Insider!

    Ms. Bagnato (Edgewater): spotted making awesome contributions to the Apple Insider!

    Ms. Montigny (Hoboken): spotted making awesome contributions to the Apple Insider!

    Ms. Naporano (Home office): spotted making awesome contributions to the Apple Insider!

    Ms. LaMotta (Home office): spotted making awesome contributions to the Apple Insider!

    Ms. Casey (Home office): spotted making awesome contributions to the Apple Insider!

    Ms. Luna (Edgewater): spotted taking accountability over the entire school regardless of assignment!

    Mrs. Waibel (Wayne): spotted being very resourceful in getting necessary permits to hold the Elementary Tricky Tray and for making it such a success!

    January 2018

    Ms. Rodriguez (Edison, Route 27) for doing an amazing job at teaching FasTracks. They put together an exciting experience for the children by creating a beautiful Apple Montessori store for our economics lesson. Ms. Rodriguez also took a ton of pictures for social media! They make their lessons fun for all the children!

    Ms. Sharma (Edison Route 27): Thank you for creating a special FasTracks experience by making an awesome Apple Montessori store for our economics lesson. The kids had so much fun!

    Ms. Lau (Edison Woodbridge) for helping to keep our school tip-top, healthy, and clean! Your dedication and teamwork are so appreciated.

    Ms. Carbone (Cliffside Park) for making a new family feel incredibly welcome as they visited the classroom. The child was engaged in her class and Ms. Carbone made the family feel comfortable and welcomed!

    Ms. Dg (Randolph): For stepping up in her classroom when her lead teacher was not in.

    Ms. Gupta (Randolph): For stepping up in her classroom when her lead teacher was not in.

    Ms. Santiago (Morris Plains): Always dressed with a smile and a flexible attitude, even under pressure!

    Ms. Jay (Morris Plains): Stepping up to assist anyone and everyone with a positive attitude!

    Ms. Diogo (Morris Plains): Going above and beyond to help during the Native American fair in Mrs. Mannion’s classroom.

    Ms. Carter (Morris Plains): For bringing in special Native American show and tell items for the children

    Ms. Barrera (Morris Plains): Organizing herself and finishing projects on time!

    Ms. Gomez (Morris Plains): For being organized and helpful in the classroom

    Ms. Rasdell (Morris Plains): Staying late during aftercare when additional staff was needed.

    Mrs. Devine (Morris Plains): For jumping in to help to ensure ratio without any hesitation. Very helpful in the class/building 🙂

    Mrs. Mannion (Morris Plains): Completing her Montessori certification

    Ms. Santiago (Morris Plains): Always going above and beyond to help with a smile, always.

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