Crestwood’s nurturing, dedicated, experienced and talented teaching staff is what separates us from all other schools. All of our teachers are certified in Early Childhood education. Some teachers are also certified in Special Education and Reading. All of our Toddler through Kindergarten classes are staffed with a certified teacher and a professional teaching assistant. Crestwood’s teachers and teacher assistants work year round in both our school and summer recreation program which provides continuity for your child.
We have a teaching staff that is nurturing, loving, welcoming and as a group averages over 15 or more years of teaching experience at Crestwood. You will feel as if they are part of your family. Due to their reputations our teachers are requested by parents year after year.
Stephanie is the director of our year round private school and in the summer is the division head for our youngest campers, including our school children. Stephanie developed her skill with young children, parents and administration by working in a variety of positions at Crestwood since starting here in 1997. During the summers at Crestwood, Stephanie began as a counselor and then group leader and during the school year, Stephanie has taught music, parent and child, toddlers and nursery, prior to becoming our director. Stephanie holds a BFA in Education and a Masters in Early Childhood from CW Post. Stephanie’s husband Joe is also a public school teacher and a former Crestwood staff member. Their son, Austin, attends school and camp here and their oldest son, Matthew, is a graduate of Crestwood preschool and kindergarten and attends our camp during the summer.
Kimberly Ott joined the Crestwood family as the co-director of the teen program in 2015. The following year, Kim joined us full time as a school administartor. Kim has a B.S. in Economics and Finance from NYU and a degree in Psychology from CW Post. She comes to us with almost 20 years of experience working with children. Before coming to Crestwood, Kim worked in the Special Education Dept at Harborfields High School. Additionally, she has served in many roles within the camping industry. Kim has worked as a group leader, an Athletic Director, an Assistant Director and most recently as one of Crestwood’s Teen Travel Directors. Kim is also very active in her community where she sits on the board of Syosset Baseball and has coached boy’s baseball and basketball for most of her life. Kim and her husband Seth reside in Woodbury with their two sons, Jordan and Ryan. Kim is excited to begin her journey as Crestwood’s Preschool Administrator.
Next Page >> Our Programs