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/Head Teacher of Four-Year Old Class 

Michelle has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Bryant College and  her Pre-K certification is nearly complete. Michelle has twelve 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 : Head Teacher of Three-Year Old Class

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.

Kristen Piccola:  Head Teacher of Two-and-Half-Year Old Class

Kristen has her Bachelor of Science in Nursery and Kindergarten Education from the University of Delaware and also has a Master of Arts in Special Education from New Jersey City University. She taught for 12 years in the Kinnelon School district. She has taught nursery school, kindergarten, and first grade. Kristen is a mother of two boys and is a former Smoke Rise Nursery School parent.

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