Welcome to Smoke Rise Nursery School
A Warm and Nurturing Educational Environment for Children Ages 2.5 through 5
Meet Our Teachers:
Michelle Vogt : Director/Group Teacher of Four Year olds/Teacher’s Aide of Three Year Olds



Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant College and  her Pre-K certification is nearly complete. Michelle has eleven years of experience in the three and four year old classes at Smoke Rise Nursery School. She is also a former Smoke Rise Nursery School parent and former Smoke Rise Nursery School Executive Board member where she served as the Treasurer.


Jennifer Sullivan : Teacher of the Three Year Olds



Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary and Special Needs Education from Boston College and an MA in Learning Disabilities from Northwestern University.  Jennifer has taught for over 8 years in the Pompton Lakes School District.  She has taught kindergarten, first grade, second, basic skills math instruction and resource room. In addition, Jennifer spent two years as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall University teaching the course "Diverse Learners & Their Families." Jennifer is a mother of three and as well as a former Smoke Rise Nursery School parent.

Katie Talbot:  Head Teacher for our Enrichment Program & 2.5 Year Old Class

Katie graduated from Immaculata College with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, and Special Education. Her work background includes working as an early intervention teacher and in the mental health field. Katie also has her Masters in Counseling Psychology and continued her studies at the doctorate level in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata College. After graduating, she completed her fellowship in Neuropsychology, working with adults with acquired brain injuries. Katie is excited to be returning to her first love, early childhood education. Katie is a mother of two.

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