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CDC Staff + Teachers


For more than eight decades, the Child Development Center at The J has placed an extremely high priority on recruiting, training, employing and motivating exceptional Staff.

More than 80 percent of our teachers possess undergraduate degrees in early childhood education and related fields, and 100 percent of our teachers have successful experience working directly with young children. In addition, the Child Development Center at The J encourages ongoing Professional Development, to obtain contemporary perspectives on early childhood education.


Machaela Whelan Director

Rachel Zoller Assistant Director

Rachel Roozrokh Curriculum Specialist

Lisa Holland-Hoffman Youth Services Support Staff

Janna Rosenthal Sasone Consultant & Inclusion Specialist


  • Amber Gerth
  • Andi Madouras
  • Brittany Smith
  • Crissy Kinnard
  • Debbie Kaufman
  • Debbie Levin
  • Diana Cruz
  • Jenna Drake
  • Jessica Duffman
  • Jessica Hamburg
  • Julie Gregory
  • Kacie Ethridge
  • Kitty Kraai
  • Laura Shingleton
  • Lauren Gladish
  • Linda Rubin
  • Marlena Jackson
  • Mary Keegan
  • Melissa Andrade
  • Merrill Hunt
  • Rochelle Kohn
  • Ryanne Anthony
  • Shikisha Smith
  • Shirley Bauman
  • Syd Jones
  • Tanya Kramarovsky
  • Wendy Banks
  • Wendy Oldright
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