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
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.
Brooke Colombo - Counselor:
My name is Brooke Colombo. This is my first year at the Norwood After SChool Program. I recently graduated from Sacred Heart University in 2015 with a Bachelors of Psychology. For the past year and a half, I have been working at the Demarest PreSchool Program. I have a variety of experience and success working with chidlren 4-11 years of age in both classroom and social settings. My hobbies include: fishing, hiking attending college football games, tennis and working with children. I look forward to a wonderful school year!