Pre-Primary Staff

Danielle Eckrich Danielle Eckrich PrePrimary Directress
Danielle has a degree in Sociology from Queens College in New York and her Montessori Teaching Certification from MITE. After many years in the corporate world, she chose to go in a different direction and joined us in 2006. Her hobbies include hiking and reading.
 Vimla Pandya Vimla PandyaPrePrimary Assistant Teacher
Vimla has a long history with us. She joined our team in 2001 as an After School Assistant Teacher. Prior to joining us, she worked for the Newark branch of Girls Inc. for 10 years. Vimla earned her BA and MA degrees in Education in India. She’s the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of two grandsons.
 Nancy MerenaPrePrimary Assistant Teacher

Nancy began her Montessori teaching career at CACC and taught here for 13 years before moving on to St. Matthews School, where she taught for 14 years. We were delighted to welcome Nancy back in 2007 where she remained for another 6 years. In 2016, Nancy returned once again as an Assistant. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

christyhoffmann Christy Hofmanner – PrePrimary Directress
Christy relocated from Virginia where she was a teacher at the Brooksfield Montessori School and joined our school in 2001. In addition to her Montessori training, she has a degree in Anthropology and Elementary Education. She enjoys watching movies, travelling, and reading.
 Kristin Miller Kristin Miller – PrePrimary Assistant Teacher
A former CACC-MS parent, Kristin joined us in 2003 as an assistant teacher. Over the years she’s worked with all age levels and currently she’s an Assistant Teacher in our Toddler classroom and an After School Care Teacher with our Pre-Primary students. Kristin grew up in Ohio and her passion has always been to work with children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, going for long walks, and playing pool.
Beth Zimmerman Beth Zimmerman -PrePrimary Assistant Teacher
Beth is a former CACC-MS parent who has worked both as a secondary English teacher and a Special Education teacher. She joined us in 2009 as an Assistant Pre-Primary Teacher after her son graduated from our Kindergarten program. Beth is a graduate of both Ursuline Academy and University of Delaware. In her spare time, she loves to travel.