Our Wonderful Staff
Pre-K & Enrichment Teacher
Kelly joined the Learning Tree family in 2009 as a mom. Since then, she has worked in all classrooms as a parent, substitute and as a 3’s, Pre-K and Enrichment teacher. Before Learning Tree, Kelly was an elementary school teacher in Middletown to 4th graders and Kindergarten students. Kelly graduated from Georgian Court University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Elementary Education. She loves to create a nurturing environment where the students feel safe and comfortable but also challenged. Kelly provides hands on learning that encourages curiosity, active learning, and problem solving. When Kelly isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family. Kelly loves watching her son and daughter play soccer. She also loves to travel and spend time at the beach.
3’s & Enrichment Teacher
Christine joined our Learning Tree Preschool family in September 2021. She teaches the 2.5, 3’s and 3’s Enrichment Classes. Before joining Learning Tree, Christine taught Kindergarten for six years at Westminster Nature Preschool in Middletown. Christine also taught grades K-3 in the New York City public school system for thirteen years. Christine has a B.A. in Spanish and Liberal Arts, as well as a Masters Degree in Elementary Education from Adelphi University. Christine enjoys creating a nurturing, calm, hands on learning environment for our littlest learners that builds confidence, curiosity and a love of learning. Outside of school, Christine enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, baking and playing with her four rescue pets!
3’s Assistant Teacher
Diana first came to Learning Tree in 2015 after a friend recommended our school for her daughter. In 2018, Diana began working as an assistant teacher in our 2.5 and 3’s classes. Before working at Learning Tree, Diana worked in both Middletown and Oceanport Schools after receiving her Masters in Early Childhood Education. In Diana’s free time, she enjoys time with her family, going to the beach, watching movies and baking with her children.
Pre-K & Enrichment Assistant Teacher
Meg joined the Learning Tree Preschool family back in 2004 when her daughter attended the “Mommy and Me” program. She spent many years at LTP in the “Mommy and Me” room as well and sent her children through the preschool program. Meg has also enjoyed many years of volunteering and being involved at her children’s grade school.
Meg is originally from Falls Church, Virginia and moved here in 1997 when she married her husband who grew up in Little Silver. Meg met her husband, Chip, while studying at St Francis University in Pennsylvania. Meg and Chip have four children. Meg enjoys playing tennis, walking, hanging with friends, the beach, and spending time with her family.
Learning Tree Preschool is a non-profit, integrated auxiliary of the United Methodist Church of Red Bank. We are an Early Childhood Learning Center licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, and Bureau of Licensing. Learning Tree Preschool does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, or disability in the processes of admissions, educational programs or employment.