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Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) Staff

All DECE staff members may be reached by telephone at (609) 777-2074 or by fax at (609) 777-0967.

Our mailing address is:

New Jersey Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Education
PO Box 500
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500


Division of Early Childhood Education Staffing

Division of Early Childhood Education Staffing

DECE

ASSIGNMENTS

Ellen Wolock

Administrator, Division of Early Childhood Education

Tonya Coston

Manager, Division of Early Childhood Education

Suzanne Burnette

State Director, Head Start Collaboration Office

Susan Bruder

Counties:

  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Hunterdon
  • Somerset: Somerville

Specialization: Science, Mathematics, Tools of the Mind  
Kindergarten
New Master Teacher Training
Veteran Master Teachers
Center Director Training
Administrative Code
Waivers
Contracts

Vincent J. Costanza

Counties:

  • Essex
  • Ocean: Little Egg Harbor, Stafford
  • Monmouth: Red Bank
  • Ocean: Seaside Heights, Seaside Park Borough

Specialization: Assessment
Evaluation Coordinator
Early Childhood Leadership Track
Early Childhood Supervisors' Meetings
P-3 Articulation

Tonia Davis

Counties:

  • Burlington
  • Monmouth: Keansburg
  • Ocean: Eagleswood
  • Gloucester
  • Essex:  East Orange

Specialization: Comprehensive Services 
Family Supports
CPIS and Nurses Supports
SAVS Coordinator
Preschool Center Directors Training

Karin Garver

District Budget Guidance and Policy
Data/Research
OPRA Requests
Private Provider Budget Guidance and Policy

Rosanne Hansel

 Counties:

  • Warren
  • Hudson
  • Sussex

Specialization: Creative Arts, Science, Learning Environments and Materials, Reggio Emilia
 P-3 Transition
Kindergarten Seminar Training

Erika Kelley

Counties:

  • Cumberland
  • Cape May

NJ Council for Young Children

Eric Rodney

Counties

  • Essex: Orange
  • Hudson: WNY
  • Monmouth: Asbury Park, Neptune, Long Branch, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Freehold, Highlands, Keyport, Union Beach
  • Salem: Salem City, Mannington, Penns Grove- Carney's Point, Pittsgrove Twp, Upper Pittsgrove, Quinton, Woodstown-Pilesgrove
  • Ocean: Ocean Gate, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Tuckerton
  • Union: Hillside, Linden, Rahway, Roselle,  Scotch Plains

Specialization: Physical Development, Health and Safety
Family Supports
CPIS and Nurses Supports
NJ Oral Health Coalition

Helen Tinsley

Counties:

  • Atlantic
  • Somerset: North Plainfield, Bound Brook, and Franklin Twp
  • Union: Plainfield

Specialization: Literacy, Dual Language Learners, Cultural Awareness & Cross Cultural Communication
 Preschool Intervention and Referral Teams
Veteran Master Teacher Training

Elizabeth Vaughan

Counties:

  • Camden
  • Union: Elizabeth

Specialization: Creative Arts, Transition, Special Education/Inclusion, Language Arts Literacy
Preschool Intervention and Referral Teams Training
Kindergarten
Inclusion

Robin Wilkins

Counties:

  • Bergen
  • Morris
  • Passaic
  • Essex: Irvington

Specialization: Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System
NJ Council for Young Children
Preschool Center Directors Training
 Kindergarten