Marilyn Larkin (Director) holds an MA in administration and Supervision from Iona College, a BA in American Studies from Ramapo College, and Montessori certification in Infant/Toddler (CMTE), Montessori Early Childhood (Fairleigh Dickinson University), and Elementary Education (NJ State). A co-founder of the School, she has been on faculty since the founding in 1977.
Dadmara De Santis (Director) (see Middle School)
Maureen Winters (Administrative Assistant) joined The Village School in 2002. The School had just relocated to the Waldwick campus. Before joining The Village School, Maureen was an Investment Officer for Fleet Investment Advisors. She graduated from Rosemont College in Rosemont, Pennsylvania in 1980 and received a BS degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology. Maureen loves spending time with her husband, Kevin and her two children Kevin and Michele. Maureen enjoys the busy office work and interacting with the Staff, Parents and Children.
Kathy Nugent (Business Manager) a Bergen County native, joined The Village School office staff in the summer of 2007. Kathy attended Bergen Community College earning credits towards her accounting degree. She has been in the bookkeeping/accounting field for over 30 years. Kathy ran a home-based bookkeeping business while raising her two children. She began her career in nonprofit accounting as a full-time employee of the Business and Finance Department of Girl Scout Council of Bergen County. She enjoys working in a learning environment, which makes a difference in the life of a child. Kathy enjoys spending time with family and friends.
Joyce Sinclair (Office Manager) has come back to her roots here at The Village School. Before joining The Village School 15 years ago as an aid in Lower Elementary, she worked for Berkeley College (formerly located in The Village School building). Prior to raising her three sons, Joyce worked in Montvale for a corporate headquarters and began working as a secretary for the Waldwick Planning Board. Joyce savors spending time with her three sons, her daughter-in-laws and three granddaughters. Having graduated from Berkeley College and attended Bergen Community College, Joyce has enjoyed blending her career as a secretary with her love for children by joining the Village School Office Staff.
Louise McMath (Development) joined The Village School staff in January 2011, prior to that she was a volunteer in the school library and ran the SCRIP program. Louise and her three sons came to The Village School from Melbourne, Australia in February 2007 but are originally from England. Louise has an honors degree in Psychology from Coventry University and before having children worked in Human Resources at KPMG in London. One of her sons currently attends The Village School, her oldest son graduated from The Village School in 2009 and is currently at Monmouth University and her middle son graduated from The Village School in 2014 and is at Bergen County Technical High School.
Sara Reinthaler (Enrichment Program) joined The Village School as a permanent staff member in 2014 after four years of helping out in a variety of roles as a parent. Originally from Ohio, Sara graduated with high honors in English from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana and attended graduate school for Literature at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She did a year of volunteer service with Americorps as a house parent in a girls group home and has worked at two different medical non-profits. She is mother to two daughters who attend The Village School. In her free time, Sara enjoys reading, hiking, camping and spending time with her family. She loves sharing her love of crafting with students as the Director of the Makerspace at The Village School.
Toni-Marie Hache (Admissions) joined The Village School family in 2011 when two of her three children began attending the school in the toddler and primary levels. Currently all three of her children attend The Village School in Primary and in the Lower elementary level. Toni-Marie graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor’s in forensic psychology from John Jay College and is currently in pursuit of a Masters of Social Work at Seton Hall University. Before becoming a permanent staff member at the Village School in 2015 Toni-Marie spent three years volunteering at the school and in the class room. She has been chair of the hospitality committee, room parent, a host family representative, PA Vice President, and last year she was the PA Co-President with fellow VS parent Swati Engel. Toni-Marie enjoys salsa dancing, any opportunity to see a new movie in theater, and finds joy in sharing in the rare quiet moments of life with her three children.
Monica Azzolino (Office Assistant) joins The Village School office staff after substitute teaching at the school for the past three years. She holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Rhode Island and also obtained a NJ Teacher Certificate in Elementary Education K-6. Prior to working at The Village School, Monica worked in the retail industry in management, merchandising and buying. Monica enjoys spending her free time with her husband Rob and their three children Chris,Stephen and Lauren.