Meet Our Staff

An important aspect of any school is its faculty.  Our staff consists of trained professionals concerned with the individualistic development of each child.  At Ivy League Pre-School each child has the opportunity to discover, create, and grow in a caring, warm, and academic environment.

Teachers and Assistants at Ivy League integrate many different learning styles into their daily curriculum in order to accommodate all of the children in the class.  By using visual, auditory, tactile, and kinesthetic learning styles, teachers can reach a wide range of students with different abilities and strengths.  At Ivy League we feel it is very important to have mature, experienced and nurturing teachers and assistants who love to inspire children.  Our teachers provide guidance, creativity, and encouragement to make learning fun, new, and exciting.   Each year we look forward to having the consistency of adult staff caring for your children.

At Ivy League, we encourage an open relationship between students, teachers, and parents.  We encourage regular communication and welcome parents to come observe and participate in their child’s class.  We are always available to answer any questions that you may have.  In addition, each teacher can also contact you by email if you prefer.

Marcy Spinner
School Director
Marcy Spinner has been a part of the Ivy League Family since 2003. Prior to joining Ivy League, she received a Bachelor of Science in Business Economics. After many years of working in the financial industry, she decided to pursue her dream of teaching young children. In 2003, Marcy attended Graduate school to pursue a career in Education. Marcy earned her certification in Early Childhood Education at The College of New Jersey. Some of her past experiences include long term substitute teaching in Manalapan and Freehold Township, teaching Pre-K at Ivy League Pre-School, and most recently she was the Communications Coordinator at Ivy League Day Camp. Marcy brings leadership, knowledge, professionalism, and warmth to the students, parents, and staff at Ivy League Pre-School. She is always available to answer any of your questions or concerns. Marcy lives with her family in Monmouth County and in her free time enjoys working out, going down the shore, and spending time with family and friends.
Claudia Beckerman
Office Manager
Claudia Beckerman is the Office Manager at Ivy League Pre-School. She has worked at Ivy League since 1999. She manages the day to day procedures of the office and some of her responsibilities include scheduling, payroll, billing, coordinating the lunch program and the after school programs. She works very closely with the Director and the staff. In addition, she is available to help the parents with anything that they may need.
Cynthia Wallerstein
Cynthia Wallerstein has been a teacher at Ivy League for 17 years. She has taught both the 3 year old and 4 year old classes. Cynthia has also worked as a senior counselor for many years at our Day Camp. She loves working with children and gets a lot of satisfaction when she sees how much the children have grown over the course of the year. In addition to teaching, Cynthia enjoys baking, running and spending time with her family.
Susan Delaney
Transition Teacher and 2 Year Old Teacher
Susan Delaney has been with Ivy League for three years. She has worked in a three year old class and is currently working in the two year old classes as well as our transition class. She loves teaching and enjoys watching the children grow in knowledge, confidence and skills. When she’s not teaching she enjoys her time with her family, watching her children’s sporting events, traveling and gardening.
Tammie Schmid
3 Year Old Teacher
Tammie Schmid is a three year old teacher and has been at Ivy League Pre School for 19 years. She has taught the Mommy and Me Program, the 3 year old Class, the 4 year old Enrichment Class and our after school Sports Program. She loves teaching because she finds it very rewarding to see her students grow in knowledge, confidence and skills. She loves the playful honesty and never ending curiosity of her students. She looks forward to all of the smiles and laughter that her students exhibit on a daily basis. When she has free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. In addition, she is an avid Cross Fit member and enjoys basketball, playing with her dog and going to the beach.
Adeline Turtz
Pre-K Teacher
Adeline Turtz has been working with the Ivy League family for the past 15 years, since 2003, teaching both the 2 year olds and the Pre-K classes. She has been teaching Pre-K for the last 11 years and absolutely loves it! What she loves most about teaching Pre-K is helping the children develop into confident, happy, independent “students”, ready for Kindergarten, and watching the joy on each child’s face as they master a challenging skill. Adeline has a natural ability to relate to children, and she provides a caring, nurturing environment in which each child can grow, learn, and develop, creating an essential foundation for each child to build upon as they mature. Adeline enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is married, has 2 adult children, and has lived in Marlboro for 27 years.
Teresa Marcello
2 Year Old Teacher
Teresa Marcello has been with Ivy League for over 5 years and has been working with 2, 3 and 4-year-old children. Teresa enjoys watching the physical, social, and emotional growth that takes place in each child from September to June. She takes pride in helping to build the foundation of each child’s academic and social success. During her personal time, Teresa and her husband enjoy watching their boys (ages 12 and 10) play baseball, basketball, flag football and soccer. She also enjoys her daily cup(s) of coffee, weekly manicures and going shopping.