Educated at Virginia Tech in the fields of Communications and Family Counseling, she has experience in day care, science enrichment classes, religious education classes, choral and instrumental music.
Patty has been involved with Wesley Hall since 1987, first as a parent, then as a substitute teacher, a Playcare teacher, and since 1990, as a lead teacher for the Elephant and Frog Pond four year old classes. Her artistic and musical interests combine to offer children visual, oral and kinesthetic activities. She, her husband, Glenn and daughter Stephanie, an alumna of Wesley Hall, are residents of Scotch Plains.
Patty is eager to continue and enhance the fine reputation of an outstanding school, “I am excited to meet this challenge by extending my talents, experience and professional services to those current and new families at Wesley Hall. Our goal is to make a difference one student at a time, and I believe educating young children is a very important job.”
Lisa Crosta is Administrative Assistant for the Director. Her career started with the FBI in Newark, NJ, first in the Steno Pool, leading up to Administrative Assistant to the Assistant Special Agent in charge of the Newark, NJ Division. She joined Wesley Hall in 1992 to form the parent committee WHOOPS (Wesley Hall Organization of Parents.) Lisa has worked as a lunch aid, secretary, substitute teacher, and was a teacher for five years in the Duck Pond class. In 2002 she became the Administrative Assistant. Lisa lives with her husband and two daughters, alumnae of Wesley Hall, in Westfield.
Kathy Sherman grew up in New York and attended Queens College. Her career path has taken her from legal secretary to executive assistant in advertising for RH Macy's to 10 years on Wall Street as a Telecomm and Market Data Manager and Consultant. She was a stay at home mom for 7 years and once her children left Wesley Hall to attend elementary school, she started teaching with us and has been here for the past 12 years. Her hobbies include reading, gardening, traveling and cooking.
She started at WHNS in 1978 working in the office, subbing, and later becoming the Director of Play Care.
When her husband died in 1998 she left to take over their coffee shoppe located in Westfield. After seven years and a very hard and emotional decision, she gave up the business. The previous director called and asked if she would like to return to WHSEC, and with much joy and enthusiam she is now working as a Puppy Class teacher with her good friend and co-worker Wanda. Mrs. G. has worked with four different Wesley Hall directors throughout her career.
Becky obtained her teaching degree from Glassboro State College with a degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in public school teaching Title 1 Preschool and Kindergarten. She was Head Teacher for many years at a preschool as her children were growing up and was the Founding Director/Head Teacher for twelve years at a preschool prior to coming to Wesley Hall.
Becky resides with her husband and son in Woodbridge. Her daughter is out on her own enjoying life and a career. She has had a wonderful first year experience at Wesley Hall and looks forward to another great year.
Peggy Flynn has been involved with Wesley Hall since 1981: first, as a parent and then as a 4 year old teacher and finally, teaching full time in the Bunny and Tiger (4+) classes. She received her degree in Biology from the College of St. Elizabeth and did graduate work in Early Childhood Education at both Seton Hall University and Kean University. She holds a New Jersey head teacher certification. Early in her career, Peggy did research at a pharmaceutical firm. She has experience in religious education and science enrichment programs as well as being active in scouts, sports activities and music and drama programs.
Peggy and her husband have lived in Westfield for 32 years. All four of her children went through the Westfield school system and two of them are alumnae of Wesley Hall. These days, she is enjoying four grandchildren!
With the knowledge associated with his N. J. Black Seal Boiler License he safely operates two- 500 horsepower boilers. He inspects our buildings, roofs, and all other ground dwellings, carrying out repairs for smaller projects that include electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and masonry. When large projects arise, Joe bids out, supervises and inspects all contractual work performed by outside contractors. He also manages all part-time custodians and janitorial services and is our interface to the local Fire Department, the Town Inspector, and the Police Department.
In line with keeping us safe, Joe makes sure that we conform to all health and safety standards including the uniform fire code and standards. He maintains security for all dwellings including the Wesley Hall Nursery School, is on call 24 hours for our alarm systems, and is responsible for snow removal. He also keeps us beautiful, procuring all goods and landscaping services for the grounds as needed and efficient by maintaining records for coordination and scheduling of room setups for parties, meetings retreats, and all other outside functions.