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 tenth school year as director of the A.C.E. Before and After School Program.  I reside in Oakland with my family. I have a four year old son who is my world! 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!

Marisa Martire - Assistant Program Director:

Hi, my name us Marisa, I was the Site Coordinator for four years at Roberge Elementary School. Recently married, I currently live in Mahwah saving up to purchase a home. I hold a degree in Interactive and Graphic Design from Seton Hall University. Although I love doing graphic work and still freelance on the side, I decided to use my creative and details oriented skills to work with children. One of my biggest passions besides the outdoors is the satisfaction of being with kids, teaching them useful skills they may use in real life, and watching them grow. I’ve made great connections with many of the students as well as families throughout my time here and I am excited to be able to come back and continue with this new year. My goal is to keep providing a safe and entertaining environment for all


Vanessa Solicetto - Site Coordinator: Coming Soon!

Karen Frigiola - Counselor:

Hello my name is Karen Frigiola. This will be my 2nd year working with the Norwood After School Program. I also serve as a lunch aide for the past 9 years at the Norwood Public School,  It has been a very rewarding experience over these years working with the staff and children. I look forward to another exciting year. It will be fun seeing the kids from last year along with meeting the new children attending the program!

Liz Clayton - Counsleor:

I have been working for a Before/After School Program for fifteen years, part time, after our golfing business with my late husband, Bill was sold. Being it was an early retirement, we purchased a second home in the Palm Spring, CA area where I enjoyed traveling to with my husband and two daughters. After a few years, I returned to working in a school system. I always enjoyed working with children and watching them grow. These programs create a safe and nurturing environment and I am loving my job and the people that I met and worked with along the way. 

Zarifa Sininaj - Counselor:

Hello! My name is Zarifa (pronounced "za-REE-fa"). I began working with children in 1991 at ECCS Child Care in the infant program until 1998. I worked various child and adult care positions between the years, as well as caring for my own grandchildren. In September 2016, I began workig as a program care aide at the Norwood Public School. I'm a 35-year resident of Norwood, where I raised my seven children. I pride myself on being trustworthy and reliable. I enjoy cooking, walking and spending time with my grandchildren.


Barbara Davis - Counselor: Coming Soon!