Ms. Amanda and Ms. Nicole O

Ms Amanda & Ms Nicole
Welcome You To
PreK Room B-7

September 2020

Hello Preschool Families!

My name is Ms Amanda and I am delighted to be teaching your child this year! I am very much looking forward to getting to know you and to a year filled with exploration, learning, and adventure! Throughout the year, we will utilize curricula aimed to meet the developmental needs of our students in creative ways designed to both challenge and celebrate our students in all areas of growth. In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.

I have been a teacher for 28 years and I find every new school year to be as exhilarating as my very first! Even though this is a year like no other, I am just as excited to learn and explore with your children as I ever have been! The students will each bring their own unique gifts and talents to class and as a result, they will energize and inspire me to learn right alongside them in a true learning community. I have a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education and have taught in both public as well as private schools. In addition to working with young children, I very much enjoy arts and crafts of any kind, gardening, reading and yoga. I am thrilled to be a part of the LCCS community and look forward to working with all of you this school year. My office hours this year will be from Monday through Thursday from 8:30am to 9:30am.

        Hello, my name is Nicole and I am your child’s assistant teacher. I live right here in Jersey City with my husband & daughter, who is now in the Fifth Grade here at LCCS. I am lucky in that I have had the unique perspective of also having experienced this Pre-K program, and the culture of LCCS’ unique learning environment, as a parent. I was so impressed that I decided to join the Pre-K Team. I’m currently in my fourth year working alongside Amanda in the role of assistant teacher. I am fully committed to supporting our students by helping to provide them with a positive, fulfilling and FUN educational experience. When I’m not in the classroom my passions are cooking, crocheting, strong coffee, the arts, my rescue kitties and spending time in the pool or at the beach. 

         We look forward to meeting you all and we are ready for a wonderful year!


        Amanda Marchesani    and   Nicole Ortolano