Meet our Teachers...

We are very proud of our exceptional school staff. At St. Paul Christian School we consider our staff more of a family unit than coworkers.  The result is a very tightly knit group of committed individuals who provide excellent educational services to our students. You only have to walk the halls of our school or peek in at the decorations in the classrooms to see the joy that our teachers and staff take in their work.  Although our building is modern and our facilities well maintained, we feel that our school's best assets are the wonderful people on our staff.

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Robin Coffman
Assistant Director/Office Manager  robin@stpaulnj.com
 
 
Teachers for 4-year-Olds
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Nancy Wall
Director
Nancy Wall received a BS in Elementary Education from Miami University, located in Oxford, Ohio.
 
Her focus and areas of concentration were in Early Childhood and Elementary Art. Nancy has worn many hats throughout the years. After marriage she taught in the public school system, and then a stay-at-home mom raising her and her husband's four children.
 
During those years, she was a substitute teacher in the Flemington/Raritan system before joining the St. Paul staff in 2006.
 
She teaches a Monday-Wednesday-Friday 4 Year Old class and is now also the Director of St. Paul Christian School.
 
Being a part of St. Paul's staff is Nancy's job, but being blessed with the opportunity to make a difference working with young children has been her pleasure!
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Tanja Woodward
Tanja Woodward is a K-2 certified teacher and St. Paul alumni mom. 
 
Originally from Ohio, she received her undergraduate degree in Liberal Arts from Ohio's Bowling Green State University. 
 
After working in the business world for several years, she felt a calling to teach. 
 
She earned her teaching certification through St. Peter's College and taught both 1st & 4th grade at St. Michael's School in Newark, NJ. 
 
After taking time away from teaching to stay home with her 2 young girls, she is thrilled to be back at St. Paul as part of the 4-year-old teaching team.
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Kim Hampton
Kim graduated from The College of New Jersey where she majored in Art Education with a minor in Psychology and a concentration in Art therapy.
 
During her first year of teaching Kim decided to further her education with a master's degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College. Kim taught for over 7 years in New Jersey public schools.
 
Following the birth of her third daughter, Kim decided to take some time off from teaching and stay home with her girls.
 
Now as her girls are growing Kim has returned to education.
 
She is currently teaching one of our four-year-old preschool classes three mornings a week.
Teachers for 3-year-Olds
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Gretchen Larsen

“Mrs. Larsen” currently teaches the 3 day/three-year-olds class and formally taught the Transitional Kindergarten class (2013-2014); the 2 day/three-year-olds class and directed the “Fun at Two” class (2012-2013).
Gretchen has a Bachelor of Science degree from Rutgers College and after spending many years home raising her children; she decided to return to the work force in early 2011. In preparation for her teaching career, Gretchen received a CCEI Early Childhood Certification while teaching Pre-K in Ashburn, VA. (2011-2012)
Gretchen, her husband, Jon and two children, Andrew (12) and Johanna (10) are members at St. Paul Lutheran Church and as a family they enjoy hiking, biking, traveling and lazy days on the beach.

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Lisa Symons
Lisa Symons earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Seton Hall University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The School of Visual Arts in New York.
 
After working in graphic design, she returned to school and received a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from New Jersey City University.
 
Lisa taught 1st and 2nd grade at St. Paul Christian School, then became a stay-at-home mom to raise her family's two children – both of whom later attended preschool at St. Paul. She returned to teaching when her youngest child entered kindergarten.
 

Lisa currently teaches in the 3-year-olds' preschool classroom.

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Jackie Christ
Jackie is no stranger to St. Paul. Her daughter attended the four-year-old class in 2003. She was an active volunteer and soon became a substitute teacher.
 
In addition to her daughter, she has two sons and is married to Pete. She spent many years volunteering for the Alexandria Township school system and community where she was actively involved with fundraising.
 
She was thrilled to become an assistant teacher in the 3-year-old classroom. Jackie brings years of parenting experience and a sense of thankfulness to God for showing her the way to St. Paul.
 
She is grateful that she can now enjoy the younger children and still be available for her own.
 

Jackie has a BA degree in communications/public relations from Elizabethtown College.

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Kim Gabriel
Kimberly Gabriel graduated from Becker College and spent many years in the corporate world.
 
 After her children were born, Kim stayed at home to be a full time mom. Once her kids entered school, her love of children brought her to work at St. Paul Christian School after her daughters attended vacation bible school here.
 
She volunteers in the community and also serves as a Girl Scout Leader.
 
Kim is currently enjoying her Assistant Teacher role in one of our three-year-old preschool classes.