Meet the Team

Meet Our TeaM

Lisa Milisivana, Director

Hello! My name is Lisa Milisivana 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.

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 shows and movies on Netflix.  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!

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!

I am so excited to be back and working with your children after the stay-at-home order was lifted.  Although I enjoyed the time cooking and cleaning at home, I love being at LA with all of our friends in the Green Room!


Latifah Howard
Latifah Howard

Hi!  My name is Latifah Howard and I am the Assistant Teacher with the PS I class in the Green Room.

I recently graduated from South Hunterdon Regional High School.  I plan on furthering my education and gaining my degree in Criminal Justice.

I like to spend my free time watching movies and YouTube and with my family and friends.

I look forward to seeing the Green Room children learn and grow this year!

Chandrani Chowdhury
Hello!  My name is Chandrani Chowdhury and I am the lead teacher for Preschool II in the Yellow Room!
I have my Master’s degree in American Literature and Gender Studies from Calcutta University in India.  I earned my Bachelor’s degree from the same University in Elementary Education and English Literature.
When I’m not at Lambertville Academy I love spending time with my family in Yardley, PA.  My husband and I have 2 daughters, my oldest daughter is in elementary school and my youngest is here at Lambertville Academy.  I also love to sing and I am classically trained!
I love to see young budding minds growing and developing through the days, months, and years.  For me, there is no other job as rewarding and satisfying as teaching young children!
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!

Felecia Blamo

Hello parents!  My name is Felecia Blamo and I am the Lead Pre-K teacher with the Blue Room!

 I am originally from New York City, but I lived in California for over 30 years before moving here to New Jersey. 

It is my dream job to be doing what I do…being the best preschool teacher I can be!

First, it is my belief that children are natural learners and must be given every opportunity to let their curiosity grow.  I believe that in doing so, we are ensuring each child’s ability to create and acquire more knowledge and skill as they continue to develop.  I base my preschool curriculum on three factors-1. The knowledge children already possess, 2. The child’s current skill level and 3. Preschool activities based on the skills the child will acquire in their next developmental stage.  I received my CDA credential in 2014 and I am currently working to complete my bachelor’s in preschool administration. 

I am so excited to continue working with preschoolers and to be a part of the Lambertville Academy “family!”  I look forward to spending many happy days here with all of you!

Alicia Winand

Hi there!  My name is Alicia Winand: I joined Lambertville Academy in 2023 as an Assistant Teacher in the Blue Room with the Pre-K class. 

I grew up in Hopewell, NJ and graduated from Hopewell Valley Central high school in 2016.  I am currently finishing classes online at Ramapo College to obtain my Bachelor’s in Education.  I have previous experience working with children ages 1-6.

In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, friends and my dog!  I also enjoy going on walks.

I am so excited to have been given the opportunity to be a part of Lambertville Academy!

Devin Corey

Hello!  My name is Devin Corey.  I work as an Assistant Teacher with the Pre-K program in the Blue Room.

I grew up in Lambertville and went to South Hunterdon.  I have been babysitting for awhile and have always had a passion for working with children.  I loo forward to continuing my education in Early Childhood education.

I love connecting with and getting to know what makes every child special.  I’m excited to grow with the Lambertville Academy community!

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.

Xavier Snell

Hello!  My name is Xavier Snell.  I am an assistant teacher with the Pre-K class in the morning and with the School Age group for After Care. 

I grew up in grew up in Lambertville and even attended Lambertville Academy with Ms. Lisa!  I went to Lambertville Public School and South Hunterdon. 

I have have always had an eye for coaching and love working with children to help better themselves  

I’m eager I’m eager to start working with the LA community!