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Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) Staff

All DECE staff members may be reached by telephone at (609) 777-2074 or by fax at (609) 777-0967.

Our mailing address is:

New Jersey Department of Education
Division of Early Childhood Education
PO Box 500
100 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500

Division of Early Childhood Education Staffing

Division of Early Childhood Education Staffing



Ellen Wolock

Administrator, Division of Early Childhood Education

Tonya Coston

Manager, Division of Early Childhood Education

Suzanne Burnette

State Director, Head Start Collaboration Office

Susan Bruder


  • Mercer
  • Middlesex
  • Hunterdon
  • Somerset: Somerville

Specialization: Science, Mathematics, Tools of the Mind  
New Master Teacher Training
Veteran Master Teachers
Center Director Training
Administrative Code

Vincent J. Costanza


  • Essex
  • Ocean: Little Egg Harbor, Stafford
  • Monmouth: Red Bank
  • Ocean: Seaside Heights, Seaside Park Borough

Specialization: Assessment
Evaluation Coordinator
Early Childhood Leadership Track
Early Childhood Supervisors' Meetings
P-3 Articulation

Tonia Davis


  • Burlington
  • Monmouth: Keansburg
  • Ocean: Eagleswood
  • Gloucester
  • Essex:  East Orange

Specialization: Comprehensive Services 
Family Supports
CPIS and Nurses Supports
SAVS Coordinator
Preschool Center Directors Training

Karin Garver

District Budget Guidance and Policy
OPRA Requests
Private Provider Budget Guidance and Policy

Rosanne Hansel


  • Warren
  • Hudson
  • Sussex

Specialization: Creative Arts, Science, Learning Environments and Materials, Reggio Emilia
 P-3 Transition
Kindergarten Seminar Training

Erika Kelley


  • Cumberland
  • Cape May

NJ Council for Young Children

Eric Rodney


  • Essex: Orange
  • Hudson: WNY
  • Monmouth: Asbury Park, Neptune, Long Branch, Belmar, Bradley Beach, Freehold, Highlands, Keyport, Union Beach
  • Salem: Salem City, Mannington, Penns Grove- Carney's Point, Pittsgrove Twp, Upper Pittsgrove, Quinton, Woodstown-Pilesgrove
  • Ocean: Ocean Gate, Lakehurst, Lakewood, Tuckerton
  • Union: Hillside, Linden, Rahway, Roselle,  Scotch Plains

Specialization: Physical Development, Health and Safety
Family Supports
CPIS and Nurses Supports
NJ Oral Health Coalition

Helen Tinsley


  • Atlantic
  • Somerset: North Plainfield, Bound Brook, and Franklin Twp
  • Union: Plainfield

Specialization: Literacy, Dual Language Learners, Cultural Awareness & Cross Cultural Communication
 Preschool Intervention and Referral Teams
Veteran Master Teacher Training

Elizabeth Vaughan


  • Camden
  • Union: Elizabeth

Specialization: Creative Arts, Transition, Special Education/Inclusion, Language Arts Literacy
Preschool Intervention and Referral Teams Training

Robin Wilkins


  • Bergen
  • Morris
  • Passaic
  • Essex: Irvington

Specialization: Creative Curriculum/Teaching Strategies GOLD Assessment System
NJ Council for Young Children
Preschool Center Directors Training