Our Team

The staff at Liberty Montessori work as a team to provide a positive environment and a high-quality educational experience for every student. We are happy to discuss any concerns you may have to address individual needs. Please contact any member of our team; we'd love to get to know you better.

Administration

Ivonne Barreras
MPA, M.Phil., ABD

Founder/CEO
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About Ivonne Barreras
MPA, M.Phil., ABD

Co-founder and chief executive officer of Liberty Montessori: The Place for Learning, Ivonne Barreras holds two master’s degrees (public administration and philosophy). She is currently working towards her PhD in education, and is a firm believer that happiness is loving what you do. Ivonne finds great joy in supporting Liberty Montessori's teachers, children, and families; spending time with her own children and grandchildren; and enjoying the arts.
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Teaching Staff

Jennifer Whittaker
Head Teacher
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About Jennifer Whittaker

Ms. Jennifer is a head teacher at Liberty Montessori: The Place for Learning. She is an expert in Montessori curriculum and our fearless Toddler Scholar group teacher. With 16 years experience, she holds a BSE in history, an MA in marriage and family therapy, and a Montessori certification in infants and toddlers. She enjoys reading books and comics, art, writing, and visiting her family.
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Yessica Rivera
Group Teacher
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About Yessica Rivera

After graduating from Hudson County Community College and New Jersey City University, Ms. Yessica became a part of our Liberty Primary classroom. She has a BA in psychology, a BS in criminal justice, and an AA in early childhood education. She is also CPR and first aid certified. With five years of Montessori experience, she is a great addition to our school!
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