Staff


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Our staff work as a team to maintain a challenging, fun, and safe learning environment.  As an independent school, we are able to cater to the needs of each individual student. We are not restricted by a “franchise policy” or cookie-cutter curriculum. Each class’ syllabus is developed by its head teacher and the school’s director.  We are extremely proud of the environment we have created.

  • All staff have been recruited and are highly respected in the industry.
  • We have an exceptionally low turnover; the average tenure at Camelot is 8 years.
  • We always have a low teacher-student ratio.
  • Our staff are enthusiastic and have a sense of fun. Teaching is their joy and not just a job.
  • All teachers are CPR and first aid certified.

Director Susan Galli

Susan Galli has been running the family business since 1999. She is the school’s director. She has a BA in Theater with a Minor in  Phys.Ed and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education.  She is a member of the National Association of Early Childhood Educators. Prior to teaching at Camelot, she owned a gymnastics school in New Zealand where she coached gymnastics at all levels from preschool to Senior Elite. She has two children – Jackie, a Camelot Alumni now in 11th grade, and Katie, living and working back in New Zealand.

 Denise Himmelheber is the Head Pre-K Teacher. Denise holds a B.S in Geography and a Minor in Biology. Denise also holds a B.S in Early Childhood Education.  Denise taught in both the Maryland and New Jersey public elementary schools for five years before coming to Camelot. Prior to teaching, Denise traveled the world creating a digital network of data linked to roads, points of interest and traffic patterns. She is the mother of two boys, both Camelot Alumni now attending Hopewell Elementary.  She is also a competitive runner and loves animals and nature.

Abbie Grenier is an assistant Pre-K teacher. Abbie holds an Associates degree in Education and is pursuing a B.A. in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. Abbie and her sister are both Camelot Alumni, her last year as a student at Camelot was Mrs. Susan’s first year as a teacher.

 

 

Erin Wurtz is an assistant Pre- K teacher. Erin previously worked at Sesame Place where she worked in hospitality, entertainment and education. She is a student at Bucks County Community college and is pursuing her CDA Certification in Early Childhood Education.

 

 

Cara Dill started at Camelot in 2014. Cara has been working in education for over 6 years.  She holds a CDA state certification in early childhood education and is continuing her education at William Paterson College. She is the head teacher for the 3-4 year-old class.

 

 

 

 

Lauren Schujko is an assistant teacher for the ABC Class. Lauren graduated from Ewing High School in 2013. Lauren also attended Mercer County Technical School for Health and Child Care. Lauren is currently enrolled in the CDA program to obtain her state certification in Early Childhood Education.  Lauren is the youngest of triplets.

 

 

Sara Borland has been at Camelot since 2014 and has been teaching preschool for over 10 years.  She holds a CDA state certification in early childhood education and is a member of NAECE. She is the head teacher for the 2 and 1/2-3 year-old class (what we call the 123 class).

 

 

Frieha Asim  joined Camelot in 2011. She has a Master’s degree in Science and her CDA state certification for Early Childhood Education. She has twins that are Camelot Alumni and are attending Timberlane Junior High in Hopewell. Frieha is the assistant teacher for the 123 class.

 

 

Jessica Stanley has been at Camelot School since 2015. She is our Yoga, Music and Arts teacher. She attended art school and is currently enrolled in the CDA program as well as taking circus arts classes. Prior to working at Camelot she worked as a wild animal trainer at Great Adventure.

 

Haley Schmalbach

 

 

 

Nicholas Kianka

 

 

 

Pre-K Teacher and Nutritionist Joy Lanigan

Teacher Aide and Lunch Manager: Joy Lanigan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julie David Camelot Alumni and afternoon Teacher Assistant

 

Carolina Gonzales TCNJ Education Major and Teacher Assistant

Mercer County Special Services Teacher Assistant and Camelot Substitute Teacher