Archer Cooperative Nursery School’s teaching staff is comprised of professionally trained pre school teachers who meet the educational requirements as outlined by the State of New Jersey. Our teachers are highly qualified, dedicated and nurturing with long standing tenure at the school. In fact, many of the teachers’ own children attended Archer years ago.

As a cooperative nursery school, the staffs close relationship with parents provides a uniquely warm nursery school environment. The school values open communication between the parents and staff on a regular basis, however, formal parent teacher conferences are held each spring.

All Archer staff members along with any parents participating in the classroom have successfully completed a state mandated criminal background check along with fingerprinting to ensure and maintain excellent safety standards.


Stephanie Canariato,
Director

Stephanie Canariato is the new Director at Archer Nursery School. She graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Her prior professional experience in both large and small business includes Project Management, Systems Analysis and running her own small consulting company. Stephanie is a former Archer parent and board member. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children and is excited to be back at Archer!

Brenda Cary, 2½ 's and 3’s Assistant Teacher

For the last several years, Mrs. Cary has worked in the 3 year old class as an Assistant Teacher to Mrs. Betty Frueh.  In addition to assistant teaching, Mrs. Cary is the mother of three daughters – and a former Archer parent.  All three of her children are proud Archer alumni!

Elaine Dube, Mommy & Me Teacher and Young 2 ‘s Teacher

Mrs. Dube began her teaching career at Archer Cooperative Nursery School as an assistant teacher for the 4 year old class in 1980.  She then created Archer’s 2 ½ year old program and taught the program for over 20 years.  Mrs. Dube retired in 2002, but returned in September 2007 as an assistant teacher in the 2 ½ year old class and now teacher of our Mommy & Me program.  Mrs. Dube has her CDA credential in Early Childhood Education.

Allison Ege, 2 ½'s teacher
Mrs. Allison Ege is a new teacher to Archer Nursery School. Allison recently graduated with a Master's Degree in teaching, specializing in Pre-K education. Her prior professional experiences include that as an instructional aide, a paraprofessional and an ABA therapist. In addition, Allison has worked with students with autism for the past three years, serving as a Coordinator for home programs. She is very excited for the upcoming school year, when she will be joining the teaching staff of the Archer School.

Betty Frueh, Young 2 ‘s Teacher

Mrs. Frueh has been with Archer Cooperative Nursery School for over 20 years.  She spent 4 years as an assistant teacher for the 4 year olds, and the remainder of her career as teacher of 3 year olds. Mrs. Frueh attended William Patterson University and holds a CDA (Child Development Associate Degree).  Mrs. Frueh is a former Archer parent and board member. Mrs. Frueh’s two children are proud Archer alumni!

Caroline Hull, KEP Teacher

Mrs. Hull teaches a 4 year old class and the Kindergarten Enrichment Program (new 2012-2013) at Archer. She graduated St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, New York earning a BS in Elementary Education and Special Education.  Continuing to specialize in Special Education, she received her Master of Science in Education from the College of New Rochelle.  Mrs. Hull has a diversified background teaching young children from early intervention to middle school.  She is the mother of two young children-the younger a graduate of Archer in 2011!

Katherine McNaught,
Pre K assistant teacher
Katherine McNaught is a new teacher to Archer Nursery School. She graduated from Lehigh University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and she earned her NJ State Teacher Certificate K-8 from Kean College in 1996. She is a former Archer parent who has been very busy raising her family for the past thirteen years. During that time, Kathy was also an active community volunteer. She also gained experience working as the Outreach Division Assistant for the Alpine Learning Group. She is thrilled to become part of the Archer Family!
Karen Robator

Karen Robator, 3’s teacher
Mrs. Robator is a new teacher to Archer Nursery School. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA with degrees in Early Childhood Education and Communications. Over the last twelve years, she has taught preschool as a head teacher in the 2 ½, 3, and 4-year-old classes as well as running the afterschool preschool program. Mrs. Robator loves spending time with her husband, three children, and dog. She is very excited to be joining the Archer Family!

Jennifer Smith, 3’s Teacher

Mrs. Smith graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY with a Master's Degree in Teaching in both Regular Education and Special Education with 10 years experience in the field. She is also a former Archer parent of twin boys who attended Archer since the 2 1/2 year old class and graduated in 2012. For the past year, Mrs. Smith has assisted in the 2 1/2 year old class and loves seeing the children's happy faces each day. In addition to working in the 2 1/2 year old class with Mrs. Roller, Mrs. Smith is the substitute teacher for the KEP program.

Lorraine Smithuysen, Archer's Head Teacher / 4's Teacher

Mrs. Smithuysen has worked at Archer Cooperative Nursery School for more than 10 years. Prior to teaching one of our 4 year old classes, she taught the 3 year olds. Mrs. Smithuysen previously taught Kindergarten and 1st grade in Northvale public schools. She earned her degree in Early Childhood Education from William Patterson University. Mrs. Smithuysen is the mother of two children-her youngest is a proud Archer alumni!

 

Archer Cooperative Nursery School is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of parents of children currently enrolled in our school. 

2013-2014 Board Members are:

President: Christine Andicoechea
Vice President/Registrar: Lynn McCarthy
Secretary: Shannon Fuchs
School Events: Dawn Carrion
Treasurer: Amy Rossi
Parent Participation: Michelle Del Rey
Building Maintenance: Isabell Eckhart
Publicity: Erin Ramiza and Marie Antonelli