Our Staff


After 37 years of love and devotion to Jack in the Box Schools, Ms. Sue Arlia handed the reins over to Ms. Floria Kasparian, who will preside over the operations of the three centers from the main office in Closter.  The  director is  Ms. Maria Lignos, who was our Pre-K teacher in Closter for over 20 years and is now a Director for over 10 years.


Ms. Nayirie Kassarjian is also the director of the Alpine Center. Ms. Nayirie has been on our team for over six years and is excited to have taken on the role of Director.


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.