morris plains coop
Betsy McKeever
Director Betsy McKeever manages the day-to-day operation and is responsible for the delivery of the teaching curriculum and managing the staff of teachers and specialists. She has been with the Co-op for more than 25 years, first as a teacher, then as director since 1992. All three of her children are Co-op graduates.

Betsy received a BA in Elementary Education from Westminster College and her Early Childhood certification from Kean University. She has taken graduate courses in Early Education from William Paterson University.

Liz Cumming
Welcome back Liz! Liz first joined the the Co-op as a parent in 2001 when her older son Andrew was in Janet's class. Then when her son Will was enrolled in Just the Two of Us, Liz stepped in as the teacher in 2003. Liz moved "upstairs" to teach the 4 afternoon class in 2005. For the next nine years she taught Pre-K in the 4 morning, 4 afternoon and 3 morning multi-age classes. After pursuing other interests in both the public schools and the business world, Liz has come back to us to keep everything running smoothly in the office.

Susan Chong
Susan is a CPA who has worked in public accounting for 11 years. Both of her children have attended the Co-op. She is happy to be back at the Co-Op serving as the bookkeeper for the past four years. In her role, she deposits all the checks (tuition, lunch bunch field trips, etc.) that come in, as well as write checks to pay all of the school's bills.

Janet Carr
Janet graduated from Rider College with a BA degree as a Fine Arts Major and received a Teaching Certificate in Pre-School Education from Montclair State. For 12 years, she taught at the Playhouse Co-op Preschool in their “All Day School” classroom. Janet has been with the Morris Plains Co-Op for 19 years, teaching the 2-Morning class, Wednesday Lunch and Learn and the Summer Fun Program.

Melissa Gringeri
Melissa has a Master’s in Education with a focus on Special Education from Rutgers University. She’s been teaching at the Co-op since 2010 and is proud to have had four children who are all Co-op graduates.

Mary Ellen Hackett
MaryEllen graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with her Masters in the Arts of Teaching. She worked in elementary schools in South Amboy and Chatham. She is bi-lingual and has been teaching the 3-year-old preschool class at the Polish Supplementary School in Clark for more than 10 years. She has been with the Co-op for four years.

Traci Lynne Cepero
After spending two years as a parent at the Co-op, Traci wasn't ready to leave our school when her daughter started kindergarten this fall. During her previous public school career, Traci taught kindergarten, English as a Second Language, Gifted and Talented classes, and Basic Skills. She received a BA degree from Kean and her Masters in Education from Jersey City State College. At the Co-op she teaches a three day morning class and a three day afternoon class which meet on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Joann Holick
Joann ran her own daycare for 10 years before joining the Co-op as a mom. She began her aide duties while her children attended and has been with the Co-op ever since!

Carol Scullin
Carol has been with the Co-op since 1973 when her then 4-year old daughter attended the school. Her daughter’s twin boys also attended the Co-op, allowing Carol to be back in the classroom co-oping. Since then, Carol has been an aide for 17 years and loves being part of the children’s lives. She plans on staying at the Co-op as long as she can, “Criss-Cross Applesauce!”

Audrey Ma
This is Audrey's third year at the Co-op with her daughter and she will be working as an aide in all of our classes. During the 2016-2017 school year she served as a Board Assistant. Audrey has been an Occupational Therapist since 1996. She has worked mostly with adult orthopedic clients, but she has always had a strong interest in pediatrics and worked with children on the remediation of handwriting issues. She is excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the Co-op staff.
8 Cleveland Ave. Morris Plains, NJ 07950 Tel: 973-540-1537