Meet the Team
Carrie Bryant Render
DIRECTOR / TRUSTEE
It has been such a blessing to be the School Adminstrator/ Director here at Holy Cross these past 5 years. Like many of our staff I started as a parent and quickly realized that this was not only a wonderful place to teach my own children, but a remarkable place to work with awesome people. I am a parent of 3 children between the ages of 6 and 13. I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Business and Finance from Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Upon graduation, I moved to Tampa, Florida where I owned and directed Accent on Dance for five years. Most recently I was Owner/Founder and former Artistic Director of Showtime Dance Company. I am blessed to be a part of this Holy Cross family and truly believe in the importance of teaching children in a fun, loving and Christ centered environment.
OFFICE MANAGER / Trustee
When my younger son graduated Holy Cross Nursery School in 1992, I never in my wildest dreams thought I would ever work at Holy Cross. I have now been employed here for over 20 years as the Administrative Assistant, and now the Office Manager! My time at Holy Cross has been such a blessing, I don’t know where to start. Children who have come through since I began are now graduating high school, attending college, working….becoming adults! To be part of our students lives and watch them grow and learn has been so rewarding. I get to hold baby’s, receive hugs, hear songs and stories, watch the children’s struggles and their triumphs….what could be better? I met my “best friends” through Holy Cross and Cub Scouts. Whoever would have thought! One of our motto’s is “COME GROW WITH US”… and Holy Cross has been a major part of my spiritual and personal growth.
Head TEACHER / TRUSTEE
Holy Cross has been a part of my life since 2008, first as a parent and then as a staff member. I have taught both the Level 1 and Level 2 classes and have also been in charge of running our lunch bunch program including our Special Themed Wednesdays.
My experiences at this school as both a parent and a teacher have been wonderful. I love that our students have fun while learning. They get a great academic base to prepare them for the years of school ahead while also learning about God.
I am thrilled to be the Head Teacher and 5 day Level 2/Pre-K Teacher this year and work with all of our very talented staff here at Holy Cross.
LEVEL 2/Pre-K and Transitional Kindergarten Teacher
I started at Holy Cross in 2014 bringing my daughter to Mommy and Me. I was excited to see how wonderful the staff was and knew I would love to work here. I started as a substitute and quickly found my place as an assistant in first step and Level 2. I am now currently the Transitional Kindergarten 5 day teacher, as well as the 3-day Level 2 Pre-K teacher. I also co-teache summer camp. I am a parent of two children, Molly and Joe. I have a teaching certification in early childhood education preschool – 3rd grade and a master’s degree in reading and literacy.
level I teacher
I am so excited to be part of the Holy Cross staff! I have three kids who are all graduates of Holy Cross. Before starting a family, I taught elementary school for six years. After subbing at Holy Cross, I've assisted and taught in First Step, Level 2 Academic Enrichment and now as a Level 1 teacher.
First Step and Level 2 Academic Enrichment Teacher
I have been part of the Holy Cross family since 2008 when both of my sons attended school here. Having not worked for some time and being a certified teacher I decided to add my name to the substitute teacher list at the school. I enjoyed it so much that I began to get more involved and eventually became a teacher's assistant in First Step. The torch has since been passed and I have been the lead teacher now for two years. I love working with the little ones and I feel blessed to be a part of this beautiful school and program.
FIRST STEP TEACHER
I started at Holy Cross as a parent and soon became a substitute which then led to becoming the teacher for Mommy and Me. I graduated from Seton Hall University with a degree in Business Finance. I am the mom of two beautiful girls one of whom graduated from Holy Cross and one who is currently enrolled in our Level II program. I absolutely love the children, parents, and staff here at Holy Cross. It feels like a wonderful welcoming family. It is such a joy to watch all the children grow and learn.
Level 1 cO-Teacher and Teacher ASSISTANT
I am a grateful member of the Holy Cross Staff/ Family since 2011.
My youngest son graduated Level II in 2012, and what I most treasure was the spiritual foundation that was built, through bible stories and daily worship times. Over the years I have had the privilege to work in all levels and programs at Holy Cross, as a teacher’s assistant, and as a substitute teacher.
I came to the USA with the
EurAupair Organization in
1997, and I have been caring
and teaching preschool age
children ever since. I believe all children are a special gift. They deserve our loving attention, and guidance to help them build a strong foundation, social and emotional skills as well as learning in a fun interactive/ hands on kind of way.
FIRST STEP CLASSROOM AIDE
I have been at Holy Cross as a parent since 2011. I am a mom of 3 beautiful boys, 2 of which have graduated from Holy Cross. My youngest is currently enrolled in First Step. Before having my children I taught preschool and K-2 grades. I started subbing at Holy Cross and loved it. I began teaching Mommy & Me in 2017 and also became a teacher’s assistant in First Step. I love working with the children and watching them grow. Holy Cross is a friendly welcoming place and I am blessed to be part of such a wonderful school.
Classroom Aide &
I became involved at Holy Cross first as a parent after working on Wall Street for 15 years. My daughter attended our Level I and II programs. I am currently a teacher's aide for the last 6+ years. Currently, I am the teachers aide in Ms. Hannah's Level II and Transitional Kindergarten class and have previously been an aide in both Level I and Academic Enrichment. This year I am now also part of the school's administrative staff. I absolutely love working with the children and staff here at Holy Cross. I have two children and am actively involved in their schools as the middle school PTA president and the elementary school PTA vice president while also chairing the cultural arts/assemblies for both schools.
I am a graduate of William Paterson University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I taught Kindergarten for 10 years as well as nursery school. I have been blessed with 3 children, Keith, Stephen,and Leah,who lead very busy lives ! I am the aide in Mrs. Kellner's class and enjoy teaching the little ones ! I feel at home here at Holy Cross !
Like many of our staff I first came to Holy Cross as a parent. After being an aide in each of our programs I am now the aide for Ms. Kim and Ms. Nicole's Level 1 class. As a trained musician I also teach group and private piano lessons as part of our extra curricular activities.