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
Ellen Wolock Administrator, Division of Early Childhood Education
Tonya Coston Manager, Division of Early Childhood Education
Suzanne Burnette State Director, Head Start Collaboration Office
Gambi White-Tennant Executive Director, New Jersey Council for Young Children
Beth Gardiner Project Director, Preschool Expansion
Jillian Parry Preschool Expansion Project Specialist
Grace Boswell Counties:

  • Cape May
  • Morris
  • Gloucester

Specialization: English language learners

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Tonia Davis Counties:

  • Burlington
  • Hudson

Specialization: Comprehensive Services and Family Supports
CPIS and Nurses Supports
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James DeSimone   Counties:

  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Essex (Share with Robin)

Specialization: Data aggregation, ECERS-3

New and Veteran Master Teachers
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Erika Kelley Counties:

  • Cumberland
  • Ocean
  • Somerset

Specialization: Project-based learning

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Eric Rodney Counties

  • Monmouth
  • Salem
  • Hunterdon

Specialization: Physical Development, Health and Safety and Family Supports
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CPIS and Nurses Supports
SAVS Coordinator

Helen Tinsley Counties:

  • Atlantic
  • Warren
  • Union

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

Elizabeth Vaughan Counties:

  • Camden
  • Bergen

Specialization: Creative Arts, Transition, Special Education/Inclusion, Language Arts Literacy
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Preschool Intervention and Referral Team Training
Veteran Master Teacher Training

Robin Wilkins Counties:

  • Passaic
  • Essex (Share with James)

Specialization: Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System

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Supervisors Meetings