Meet the Awesome Staff of CHALK.
JEN SHPALL, DIRECTOR
Hello CHALK families! My name is Jen and I am the Director at CHALK Preschool of Cobble Hill. After graduating with my Masters in Teaching, CHALK gave me my first opportunity to do what I Iove and I’ve never looked back. What can I say, I’ve got the greatest job in the world! I have been a teacher at both our Venice, CA and Westwood, CA schools and later becoming the Assistant Director at our Westwood location. Now, I’ve said goodbye to my LA roots and moved to Brooklyn. I am excited to be the Director at our first school here in New York! I look forward to meeting you all and getting to know your wonderful families!
NADEJA, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Hi!! My name is Nadeja and I am super excited to be part of the CHALK family!! I’m a Brooklyn native, lived here my whole life. I’ve been working with preschoolers for 6 years and it’s still as awesome as it was when I first started. I have two Bachelors degrees: one in Psychology and the other in Early Childhood. I graduated with my Masters in Early Childhood Education from Pace University in May of 2018! I have a lifelong passion for learning and I feel that every day is an opportunity to learn something new. I’m thrilled to get to know all the CHALK families and share this experience!!
Hi! My name is Trisha and I am thrilled to be a part of the CHALK family! My passion for teaching began many years ago as a camp counselor and since then I knew that I wanted to be a part of children’s learning experiences. I currently hold a BA degree in Early Childhood Education with 8 amazing years of classroom experience, specifically with the 2’s age group. Working with children over the years has been one incredible journey after another. In accordance with our school’s mission, I look forward to “ensuring the development of strong, confident, life-long learners” as well as many wonderful experiences with you here at CHALK!
Hi!! My name is Jennifer and I am thrilled to be part of the CHALK team!! I knew early childhood was my calling once my niece was born. Now, as a parent myself with hands-on experience in the field, I was definitely right. I have obtained my B.S degree in Early Childhood Education. I am extremely excited to teach and watch my students grow and excel. I value providing interactive experiences that instill a lifelong love of learning within my students. This is going to be a great year, CHALK…full of fun and learning!!
Hey Everyone! My name is Rebecca and I am super excited to be part of the CHALK family!! I’m a New York native, once a Queens girl, now living in Brooklyn. I have been teaching for almost 6 years. I have taught all ages, but Preschool holds my heart! Seeing excited faces glow with accomplishment is what motivates me to keep educating our future leaders! I am currently in the early process of obtaining my Masters degree in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Special Needs from Brooklyn College. I’m super excited to get to know all the CHALK families and share this experience!!
Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am so excited to be a part of the CHALK family!! I have been teaching for a few years in my home state of North Carolina. My experience teaching two’s inspired me to go back to school and get my master’s in education. I’ve been living in Brooklyn for two years now and I’m so happy to be returning to my love of preschool. Now, with CHALK I am excited to go on this educational adventure with my students!! I look forward to inspiring young minds and making a difference with the students at CHALK!