Our Staff


Ms. Sue Arlia presides over the operations of the three centers from the main office in Closter and shares the duties of director with Maria Lignos, who was our Pre-K teacher in Closter for over 20 years.



Mrs. Bernadette DeLuca, a teacher from the Closter center, is now the director of the Alpine center, and has been instrumental in extending the hours of operations and sponsoring the SACC (School Age Child Care) program for the benefit of the Alpine elementary school children.



The Tenafly Center is under the loving care of Ms. Janet Nellen. Ms. Nellen was the Closter Director for many years and is very experienced in managing our schools.


Staff members at Jack in the Box Schools include certified teachers, Child Development Associates and teaching assistants. Our staff members are trained for First Aid and CPR. The staff regularly complete courses and attend seminars relating to the latest trends in education. Our directors and teachers regularly meet to focus on educational plans, brainstorm ideas for new projects and create paths for professional development. In addition, we are always open and accessible to meeting and talking with parents.


Are you interested in joining our staff? Please contact our schools for open employment opportunities and more information.