Carol M. Troha
You can't get past the door of CHP without coming to know Carol. She's most parents' first point of contact and she knows well what it's like to be that parent. Her son Mikey was in CHP's two-year-old program in 1992 when the...Continue reading biography
Assistant Teacher - Science Specialist
Amanda joined CHP as an Assistant Teacher in 2010.
Though she comes from a family of teachers (her father, aunt and uncle), Amanda originally decided to pursue an entirely different career. She received a Bachelor's degree in...Continue reading biography
Art Specialist Nancy Dean-Hunt brings to CHP her passion, dedication and training in visual arts and early childhood development where she introduces students to visual arts as a means of exploring their thoughts, feelings and...Continue reading biography
I am so excited to begin working at CHP. After experiencing what a great environment it was when I did my internship, it became clear to me that this would be a place I would like to work in and grow as a teacher. I had...Continue reading biography
Stacy holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/English Literature from Baruch College in New York City. She spent the early portion of her career working as an event planner on Wall Street. For seven years she worked in this fast...Continue reading biography
Janie, our amazing administrator, has kept the trains running on time at CHP since 2006.
Janie holds a Masters in Social Work from New York University and spent several years working in family day care and family counseling. ...Continue reading biography
Born and raised in Valley Stream, New York, Lori started working with children at age 11 as a babysitter, and has worked as a summer camp counselor, a teacher at Tutor Time, and a sign language instructor for 0-24 month-olds. ...Continue reading biography
Hilary joined CHP as a music specialist in 2008.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam and pursued a Music Therapy concentration at the University of Georgia. She is...Continue reading biography
Sandra joined CHP as an Assistant Teacher in 1997. Before CHP moved into its new location, Sandra was a paid employee. During our big fundraising push in 2004 to purchase the new school, Sandra decided to no longer work for...Continue reading biography
Nicole, CHP’s Lead Teacher, has been with CHP since 2007. She has taught pre-k through adults in Bay Ridge, Harlem, Park Slope, and Tokyo but has settled on early childhood education as her focus.
Born in Brooklyn, Nicole...
Krishtine joined CHP as a Teacher in 2007. Prior, she spent three summers working with children at the Staten Island and Prospect Park Zoos.
Krishtine received her Bachelor’s in Neuroscience and Behavior with a focus in...Continue reading biography
Before joining CHP as a teaching assistant in 2006, Juliet worked as a nanny for what seems like all her life. Juliet has worked for many families over the years and has enjoyed watching “her” kids grow up. Juliet received her...Continue reading biography
Caroline is CHP’s creative drama/movement specialist. Her teaching approach is interdisciplinary, weaving improvisation, narrative pantomime, movement/dance, music/song, and interactive storytelling together in set group...Continue reading biography
Sonia is excited to start her first year at CHP, Previously she worked as an assistant teacher for 11 years at Children's Aid Society Philip Coltoff Center in the heart of Greenwich Village before it was closed down. This was...Continue reading biography
President of the CHP Board of Directors
Carolyn is Mom to Jack (CHP alum 2008-2011) and Maddy is in the 3’s. This is Carolyn’s second year on the CHP Board. She served last year as the Director of Fundraising. This year, she hopes to work together with the parents, board and teachers to foster an even stronger community cooperative spirit and continue working to make our school a warm, loving, educational experience for our kids. You can contact Carolyn at email@example.com.
(non-voting member) - Board Documentation Specialist
Kristin Brady is mom to Charlie, in the 4's program, and alum William, now a 1st grader at PS 58. Kristin recognized the immense work done by CHP families each year for the benefit of the school, and she seeks to spend her first and final year on the board capturing and documenting this work so that it benefits the CHP community year after year. She would love to hear from parents who have ideas, comments, or suggestions about how to make the cooperative a lasting and ever-growing institution.
Director of Board Development and Strategic Planning
Heather is mom to Ben, who will be starting at CHP in the 3s program in September 2012, and Claire, who had two wonderful years at CHP and will be starting Kindergarten at PS 58 in September. “After a year on the board heading up our fundraising efforts, I’m looking forward to leading our effort to plan for the future and strategizing to make CHP the best school it can be!”
Tracey is mom to Colin, who is starting his second year at CHP in the 4’s program, and Edrie, who will start in the 2’s program at some point. Last year, Tracey served as the treasurer for the fall auction and enjoyed getting to know and work with other families at CHP. She is looking forward to being part of the Board this year and happy to be a part of the CHP community.
Alexandra is mother to Paul, a recent CHP graduate, and Romy, who will start CHP in 2013. By day, she is an architecture and design critic, and she has always appreciated the creativity of the activities at school. Alexandra has just joined the CHP board, and hopes to use her critical and spatial skills to make the school an even better environment for learning.
Director of Cooperative Oversight
Allison and her family joined the CHP family in 2009 when her son, Sean, was three, but now it's her daughter Anna's turn to join in the fun for the next two years. Allison was a teacher for eleven years before deciding to become a full-time mom and came to CHP because she loved the educational model. Since joining CHP, Allison has co-chaired the Fall Auction twice and served on the Fundraising Committee once. Allison's position of Director of Cooperative Oversight means that she will ensure that parents fullfill their assigned jobs and complete their parental duties. She will also be available to parents in regards to questions or concerns that they may have with their job responsibilities. "My goal this year is to have parents understand their roles and jobs more clearly so that they can feel confident that they are doing the best job possible". Allison can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Libby Mayward's daughter Molly is in the threes program and her older daughter, Margaux, a CHP alumni has moved on to Kindergarten. " I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve on the CHP board to give back to the families, teachers and staff - all of whom I've gained immense appreciation for over the years. I want to help the school address it's immediate needs as well as help shape the school's long term objectives. I hope to contribute significantly to CHP in way that only a voting board member can."
Director of Fundraising
Bridget and her family joined CHP in 2010 and is the proud mom of Brendan, three's program, and Owen, CHP graduate and Kindergartner. Bridget joins the CHP board as Director of Fundraising having chaired the Spring Party event for CHP in 2012 and served on the Spring Fair committee in 2011. She is excited to work with new and returning faces to CHP this year to raise money for the school while at the same time building relationships and community within CHP.
Director of Website & Marketing
Jessie is mom to Mathias who started in the twos program at CHP and will be attending the threes program in 2012-13. Jessie is a webmaster and a nonprofit manager who volunteered for the web team her first year at CHP. There she met Lisa Hinshaw, the former Website & Marketing Chair, who managed and produced the launch of the current CHP website. Jessie agreed to take over the care and maintenance of this wonderful site, and hopes it will continue to be a resource for parents who want to see what their children are reading, singing, creating and exploring. Would you like to get involved in the website or marketing of CHP? Contact email@example.com
Director of Cooperative Community Support
Patricia is proud mom to Theo, who is in the 4s program, and Ana, who is in 2s. Patricia just joined the CHP board and looks forward to working with many of you to strengthen the CHP community and plan some fun and interesting events.