Tour our Classrooms!
4's Classroom tour with Mrs. Cipriano
3's Classroom tour with Mrs. I
Meet Our Staff
Lauren Guaimano, also known as Mrs. G., is our Director. She currently holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Montclair State University in the field of Psychology. She has been very busy as a stay-at-home mom, which she considers an exceptionally rewarding time. While her daughter was enrolled in at the East Hanover Co-Op, Lauren had often taken the opportunity to volunteer in our school, whenever an aide was needed in Mrs. Inacio's class. It was through this experience that Lauren discovered the love of working with preschoolers in a classroom setting. Mrs. G's experience as an assistant in the Young 3's classroom, 3's classroom and previous work experience has prepared her to step into the role of Director.
Jennifer Cipriano, also known as Mrs. Cipriano, is the head teacher in the Pre-K 4's class. She has a Master of Arts in Teaching from Montclair State University, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from Seton Hall University. She joined the Co-Op in May 2013 as an assistant teacher in the Young 3's classroom, and became the teacher for the Young 3's in Fall 2015. She previously taught third grade, has many years of volunteer experience with children with disabilities and was co-leader of a Girl Scout troop for 10 years. Mrs. Cipriano's strong belief in children learning through play is evident in the 4's class. They are given the opportunity to play, sing, and develop both fine and gross motor skills through multisensory activities. Her warm and inviting classroom is designed for preparing her students for Kindergarten. They will continue to develop independence and proper social skills while learning and playing in a stimulating environment.
Mrs. Lupo is the head teacher in the 3's class and is part of our summer camp program. She is a resident of East Hanover for over 23 years. She has three children that started their education at the Co-Op. She has been with the Co-Op since 2007. Over the years she has assisted with young 3's, 3's, 4's and summer camp. She is trained in early childhood development and is CPR and first aid certified. She believes that making the children feel loved, special and safe is the foundation for their education.
Angela Ciccolini, known as Mrs. Ciccolini, has worked at the Co-Op for the past few years as the young 3’s assistant, 4’s class assistant and summer camp program. This year she will be the assistant in our 3’s class. Mrs. Ciccolini will also be helping out in the rest of the classrooms. She has an Associate Degree from Berkeley College of Business. She has been devoted to raising her two boys for the past nine years. She also incorporated her volunteer time as a Class Mom, which she found rewarding and truly enjoyable. Mrs. Ciccolini is greatly looking forward to another year working with all of the children.
Daniela Anders, known as Mrs. Anders, has been a parent at the Co-Op for the past three years and joined our staff as our Floating teacher. She is now the 4's Assistant Teacher. She has an Associate Degree in Business Administration as well as an Associate Degree in Radiologic Technology. Her second daughter attended the Co-Op and Daniela was excited to be able to join the team. She loves working with the children, keeping them smiling and safe every day.
Mrs. Marcantonio is our newest staff member to join the Co-op. She is our floating assistant and helps out in all of the classrooms. Her son also attended the Co-op. She has always enjoyed working with children and is excited to be a part of the team.
In Loving Memory of Mrs. I.
Dariene Inacio, known as Mrs. I., was our teacher of the 3-year-old class. Her classroom was a fun, exciting and wonderful place where the kids continued to learn the social and academic skills that were introduced to them in the young 3’s program. Her values were based on making every child feel safe and comfortable in the classroom. Mrs. I’s basic philosophy was for every child to enjoy coming to school and to adjust to a school setting and environment. She enjoyed teaching the children through painting, coloring and multiple other hands on projects but her main focus was for the children to learn through play.
Mrs. I will always be the heart of our school. We miss her dearly, but know she is always there watching over us.