we have an inherent understanding of and sensitivity to what makes children tick

Ms. Beth

Beth Petrix has been teaching in the Abbott program for 12 years. This is currently her ninth year at Howley School. She received her Bachelors degree in elementary and early childhood education from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Cindy

Cynthia A. Lins has a Bachelors degree from the College of New Jersey in Early Childhood and Sociology. Mrs. Lins has been at the Howley School for twelve years. Six years substituting and six years in her own classroom. Mrs. Lins enjoys teaching the young to give them a good foundation.

Ms. Karen

Karen Truban has been a Preschool Teacher with the Howley Preschool for the past six years. She is a graduate of Rider University with a Degree in Business Education and a P-3 Certificate in Early Childhood from The College of New Jersey. In addition to teaching preschool, Karen taught high school for 5 years before staying home with her husband and three children.

Ms. Roberta

Roberta graduated from Georgian Court University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. She is certified to teach grades N-8, with 4 years experience teaching preschool and is married with 2 children.

Ms. Sharon
Sharon Dunlap has been a teacher at Howley School since 2002. She has a degree in elementary education and sociology from Rider University and my Preschool to Third certificate from the College of New Jersey.

Ms. Stephanie

Stephanie Harle (2010) holds an MAT and P-3 Certificate from the College of New Jersey.  She also received her American Montessori Society Credential in Early Childhood through the Princeton Center for Teacher Education.  Stephanie received a BA in Sociology from the University of Maryland, College Park.  She has 22 years of teaching experience at the preschool level.  She has presented professional development classes related to the PCMI Assessment and Math & Science in the Early Childhood classroom for the Trenton Board of Education.  She is married and has 2 children.

Ms. Val
Valerie Mancuso has been a Preschool Teacher at the Howley School since 2005. Born and raised in Trenton and a graduate of the Trenton Public School System, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology, from Trenton State College. Valerie has been teaching for over thirty years with experiences in preschool, first grade and fifth grade.

Ms. Vickie
Victoria Sobke has been a preschool teacher for 11 years & loves teaching young children because they are always very excited to learn. She has two children of her own, a 9 year old daughter and a 6 year old son.

Ms. Fran
Francesca Eory, has studied and received a Bachelors degree in Art at Rider University in 1998 and continued my education at the College of New Jersey and received my P-3 in 2002. I have been teaching in Trenton for 14 years and began my experience teaching preschool at The Children's Center and Preschool in Trenton until 2006. I then furthered my preschool experience at the Howley School and have been here for 7 years.


Mr. Brad
Brad Unick holds a Masters degree in Early Childhood from The College of New Jersey and a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. While working as a Teacher Assistant in a preschool he found his passion for teaching. He has now been teaching preschool since 2010.


Ms. Janell

Janell Wassum holds a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Liberal Studies with a concentration in English and Psychology.  She worked for over 21 years for Bristol-Myers Squibb before getting the opportunity to go back to college fulltime to become a teacher, something she always wanted to do.  During the years before she became a certified teacher, she raised her own children, taught Sunday school, and volunteered for a variety of organizations including; Parent-Teacher Association, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Lego League, and Special Olympics. Currently, she also tutors for Literacy New Jersey - Mercer County Programs.  In her spare time she loves gardening, traveling, kayaking, and participating in a book club which has hosted two authors.  She wants the children in her classroom to love learning, exploring, and challenging themselves, as much as she does. 


Ms. Alison

Alison Egitto received a Bachelors degree in Art and Early Childhood from The College of New Jersey. She also attended The College of Staten Island in New York, where she is from. She is certified to teach Preschool through fifth grade. Alison has been teaching at Howley School since 2017, and loves the opportunity to be creative in Preschool! She especially loves seeing the growth of students from the beginning to the end of the school year. She now lives in New Jersey with her husband, daughter and son.

For more information about Howley School, contact us during business hours at (609) 394-3283
Howley School - Pre-School & Child Care Center - 555 Second Street - Trenton, NJ 08611

Howley School LLC is an equal opportunity employer, abides by the state and federal guidelines regarding equal opportunity employment and is licensed by the State of New Jersey, Department of Children and Families. The Staff of Howley School LLC are certified and/or qualified according to the State of New Jersey’s Manual of Requirements for Child Care Centers. All teachers hold a certificate in Early Childhood Education issued by the State of New Jersey Department of Education. Staff training is an on going process and is required of all staff members in the areas of Child Development, Infant, Child, Adult CPR and First Aid. Physical examinations and tuberculin tests are required of all staff members.