MEET OUR TEAM

LISA ERXLEBEN
Director

Hello! My name is Lisa Erxleben and I am the Director of Lambertville Academy.

I attended Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania where I received a B.A. in Communications and completed the programs for Early Childhood and Elementary Education in 2003. I have worked in a variety of school settings before coming to Lambertville Academy including public, private and Montessori schools. I have been with Lambertville Academy since 2007. Since then, I have been Senior Teaching Staff for the Pre-K class as well as the School Age After-Care Program. Before becoming Director in 2015, I also worked as an Administrative Support Staff since 2010. I look forward to finishing my Master’s in Educational Administration.
In addition to having the privilege of working with young children, I enjoy spending time with my nieces, reading and traveling to warm places! I love coming to work every day and being able to watch your children grow!

Preschool I
Green Room
Christy
Christie Heutmaker
Hello! My name is Christie Heutmaker and I am the Senior Teacher in the Green Room with the Preschool I class and assist Ms. Lisa as group teacher in the administrative office.

I am a graduate of The College of New Jersey where I majored in Elementary Education and Women’s and Gender Studies. Before coming to The Academy, I taught a variety of different ages at The Goddard School of Ewing and worked at Big Bear Natural Foods in Lambertville.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, hiking, riding bikes, crafting and watching movies. I am the proud owner of a vintage Airstream trailer, which I am currently in the process of gutting and remodeling. In the future, I plan to travel the country with my husband and our cat!
Beverly
Norma Graham
Hello!  My name is Norma Graham; I am the Assistant Teacher with the Preschool I class in the Green Room.
I am also the Spanish teacher for the preschool program.
I have a Bachelor of Arts from Rutgers University and I have completed my coursework for the CDA credential.
I have worked for several NORWESCAP programs including the Head Start preschool classroom. I have also worked as a bilingual home visitor for the NORWESCAP Family Success Center.
I am excited to be a part of the Lambertville Academy team! In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and traveling.
Carrie
Carrie Nasile
Hello! My name is Carrie Nasile and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Green Room with the PSI class.

I have been working with young children for 7 years. I have worked with children from infancy to age 5. I enjoy all ages and love watching the children enjoy learning new things every day.
I have been a lifelong resident of Hopewell Township. I had such a great experience growing up along the Delaware River with my 8 older siblings! My husband, Jerry, and I have 2 children and now 2 beautiful grandchildren. It is such a joy being a mother and now a grandmother!

I love to read, spend time with my grandchildren, travel and take walks and golfing. I enjoy coming in to work each day to see the children’s smiles and to receive their hugs. What a way to start the day!
Norma
Beverly Garnett
Hello! My name is Beverly Garnett and I am the Teacher Assistant in the Green Room with the PS I class.

In 1992, after graduating from Colby- Sawyer College in NH, with a BA in Fine Art, I managed an art gallery in New Hope, PA. In 2000, I received a BFA in Illustration from Parson’s School of Design.

Born into a family of educators, naturally I was inspired to teach. I started my teaching career substituting at LPS then realized that working with young children was the career path I wanted to pursue.

I have been a part of the Lambertville Academy team since 2008 and in 2011, I received my CDA. I’ve always enjoyed helping children learn the skills needed for growth and development! I love getting to know your child’s personality!
Preschool II
Yellow Room
Amanda
Amanda Elkholy
Hello!  My name is Amanda Elkholy; I am the Senior Teacher with the Preschool II class in the Yellow Room.
I am currently enrolled at Ashford University where I will be completing my B.A in Early Childhood Education in February 2020. I have a lot of previous experience working in school settings before coming to Lambertville Academy.
I enjoy working with children and it is truly a passion of mine. I believe that each child grows at their own pace and that each child is an individual. Children are the foundation of our future and I intend to get each one of them prepared and ready for the next step toward their individual journey.
Shianne
Shianne Howard
Hello!  My name is Shianne Howard; I am the Assistant Teacher with the Preschool II class in the Yellow Room.
In 2019 I decided to finally pursue a career working with children and I am so grateful that Lambertville Academy gave me that chance!
I am a student at Baypath University and am currently working on my B.A in Psychology. I have also begun the CDA credential program through NORWESCAP as well.
In my spare time, I love reading comics, watching movies and trying my hand at photography. I love being here to watch your child grow and I hope to get to know you all in the future!
Noelle
Noelle Harper
Hello! My name is Noelle Harper. I am the Teacher’s Aide in the afternoons with the Preschool Program.

I graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High School and am attending RVCC to begin Nursing coursework.

I have been volunteering at Lambertville Academy since November 2017 and love the experience of working with each class. I also have many years of experience babysitting for children of all ages.

In my spare time, I love to read and hang out with my friends and family.

I am excited to start this new journey as a part of the Lambertville Academy team!
Pre K
Blue Room
Casey
Casey Blackwell
Hello!  My name is Casey Blackwell; I am the Assistant Teacher with the Pre-K class in the Blue Room.
Before joining the Lambertville Academy team, I worked at The Arc of Hunterdon County in the day program for just over 7 years working with young adults on the Autism Spectrum. My passion has always been to work with children. I have many years of experience babysitting children on all ages. I am currently pursuing my CDA credential through NORWESCAP.
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, swimming in my pool and playing with my dog and cat. I also love working on crafts whenever I can. I like to visit my family in North Carolina as much as possible!
I am super excited to be a part of your children’s lives and watch them grow. I am very happy to be a part of the Lambertville Academy family!
Haley
Haley Lubold
Hello!  My name is Haley Lubold; I am the Teacher Aide with the Preschool I and Pre-K classes in the Green and Blue Room most afternoons.
I started volunteering at Lambertville Academy since the summer of 2016. I loved getting to work with all of the classes! I am currently enrolled at RVCC to pursue my degree in Early Childhood Education.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I look forward to gaining valuable experience while working with the children and families at Lambertville Academy!
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Sarah Rabke
Hi there! My name is Sarah Rabke and I am the Senior Teacher in the Blue Room with the Pre-K class.
I have over ten years of childcare experience working with a range of ages. I have been a lead teacher for 2-3 year olds for the past three years in Hoboken, NJ. I recently moved back to the area and was excited there was a teaching opportunity here for me.
I received my CDA credential while working at Lambertville Academy in 2015. I absolutely love teaching and watching children grow.
I am so excited to be a part of the Lambertville Academy family and meet yours!
School Age
Chris
Chris Keeton
Hi! My name is Chris Keeton and I am the School Age Program Supervisor. I was excited to join the Lambertville Academy family in 2014.

I have worked with children of all ages throughout my life as a mentor and coach.

I mainly work with the School-Age Programs (Before and After Care) but can also be found working with the Pre-K class in the Blue Room most mornings.

I am currently pursuing the CDA Credential and plan on completing those requirements in the near future.
Lauren
Lauren Jacquish
Hi! My name is Lauren Jacquish and I am the Assistant Teacher in the Yellow Room with PS II class in the morning and with the After Care group in the afternoon.

I received my BA from Rutger’s University/Institute for Women’s Leadership where I double-majored in English and Women and Gender Studies. I am looking forward to starting graduate school and hope to one day complete the CDA credential as well.

I have a variety of experience working in a corporate center as an assistant teacher, co-teacher and lead teacher. I have also been a personal nanny for a range of ages for the past 18 years. I enjoy working with and tutoring children of all ages!

I am so excited for myself and my son to join the Lambertville Academy community and to get to know you all!