To contact a staff member on site call the following number:
- Emerson: 201-749-0694
Alyssa Pulver - Program Director:
Hello, my name is Alyssa Pulver, I am the Program Director for the River Vale Educational Fund. I am going into my eighth school year as director of the A.C.E. Before and After School Program. I reside in Oakland with my family. I have a two year old son who is my life-which makes my work here meaningful. I am a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Physiology and I hold my Teaching Certificate in Physical Education. Over the years, I have worked as a Personal Trainer and was a General Manager for a large gym. I have many years of management experience as well as customer service. While, my experience never led me to teaching in a classroom, teaching has always been a passion of mine as well as coaching. I enjoy the many aspects of children; playing games, teaching, guiding and just hearing about their days are the things I enjoy most. I have found over the years, you can learn a lot about yourself when working with children. I am extremely dedicated to the Fund and the Before and After School Program. I look forward to another great year!
Mary Kenny - Site Coordinator:
Hello, my name is Mary Kenny. I work in the Before and After Care Program in Emerson, where I am the supervisor. I am also an instructional aid in second grade. I have lived in Emerson since 1977. I have two daughters, two son in laws, and three grandsons. My family, working with children, and relaxing with my four cats are among my favorite things.
Fran Pajak - Counselor:
I have been an Emerson resident my entire life! I have been part of the before and aftercare programs for six years and have worked with the Emerson Community School Summer Program for the past 20 years. I love crafts, the shore, and my job.
Debby (Darcy) Godleski - Counselor:
I am going into my fourth year with the After School Program! It has been a wonderful experience working with the children. Since graduating from Montclair State University in 1985, I have been working in the education field. I owned and directed a Preschool for 12 years. I also worked with special needs students for three. I find each and every day fun and rewarding for myself and the students. It has always been my pleasure working with any age group to help them enjoy their daily Educational activities. I strive to make a difference in your children’s life in any situation using a caring, understanding and comforting attitude.
Eileen Malone - Counselor:
Hi my name is Eileen Malone and this is my third year working with the A.C.E. Before and After School Program. I am currently a teaching assistant with the Pre School Program in the Emerson School District. This will be my 13th year working for the district. I live in Emerson with my husband and three daughters. I am looking forward to a wonderful year with you and your children.
AnnaMarie Fanto - Counselor:
Hi! My name is Annamarie Fanto, or as the children call me, Mrs. F. After retiring from the corporate world and moving to New Jersey, I found myself waiting to get back into the work field but not in an office. I have always loved children and began working for the Emerson Board of Education at Memorial Elementary School. I’ve been a Lunch Aid there for four years and this will be my third year with the A.C.E. After Care Program. It is a joy and most rewarding to work with the children of all ages, but especially Pre-K. I look forward to caring and nurturing your children.
Amy Strobel - Counselor:
Hi, my name is Amy Strobel. I am a graduate of Trenton State College. This is my third year working with the Before and After School Program. I am a mother of two and I have also been an aide in the Emerson School District for years. I enjoy working with children and look forward to a great school year!
Nadin Elmas - Counselor:
Hello Everyone! My name is Nadin Elmas. I joined Emerson Elementary school district back in May 2017. I’ve B.S. in Accounting from Ramapo College of New Jersey and A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education from Bergen Community College. I’m Armenian, born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey until I was 15 years old. In 1999 I came to U.S.A. with my family. I’ve 5 years of experience working at a day care, and 9 years of experience working at a flight school. I decided to work with children again, after spending 9 years in Corporate America. I’m very lucky to be a part of this community and looking forward to meet you soon!