Our Staff 

Iolene (Director)

My name is Iolene. I have been blessed with three beautiful and healthy daughters.  I graduated with a B.A. in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Child Psychology. Good Shepherd was a great place for my youngest daughter, Anabelle, to start her school experience. I have been with Good Shepherd since September of 2011 when I became the Toddler Teacher. It was a wonderful experience. I am now working in the office most of the time, however, I still interact with the children on a daily basis.

Erin Reilly (Administrator)

My name is Erin. My husband and I have lived in Somerville since 2011. We have two daughters and love spending time together as a family. I graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2005 with a degree in Business. I am excited to join the staff and look forward to getting to know the students and families at Good Shepherd Preschool.

Maria (Teacher)

My name is Maria.  I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education in Poland in 1989.  Throughout my career, I have had a lot of enriching experiences with children Aof various ages.  I live with my husband, Eric, and my daughter, Julia and a dog.  I love teaching children about the wonderful things that God has created for us.  I have been here at Good Shepherd since May, 2002.

Becky (Teacher)

My name is Becky. I live with my four children. I began working at Good Shepherd in 2011, first as a teacher’s assistant and later as the music teacher. As of July 2013 I began teaching the Toddler class. I’ve now obtained my Child Development Credential and starting September 2016 I will be teaching the Pre Kindergarten class.

Kerri (Teacher)

My name is Kerri, I live with my husband and our four amazing children. I grew up in Brooklyn and attended Georgia College and State university before finishing my B.A. in Childhood Education/English at Saint Francis College where I was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi international honors society for educators. I've been a Girl Scout leader since I was 18 and I student taught 3rd grade and Kindergarten in Staten Island for a year before relocating to NJ. I love working with kids because they are hilarious and force you to always look at the world in a million different ways. It's always an adventure!

Marjorie (Teacher)

My name is Marjorie. I was born in Costa Rica.  I live with my husband and 4 beautiful daughters. I have spent many years as a babysitter/Nanny and I enjoy spending time with children of all ages. I started working at Good Shepherd Preschool in September 2017 and I am very grateful for the opportunity. In my spare time I enjoy baking with my girls.   

Katya (Teacher)

My name is Katya. I have been blessed with my husband and three wonderful children. I have worked as a babysitter, Spanish Tutor and Office Assistant. I started working at Good Shepherd in November 2017 as a teacher's assistant. I love teaching children and watch them grow and learn.

Alejandra Vargas (Assistant)

My name is Alejandra Vargas but I go by Ally.  I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology.  I am taking my last two semesters at Raritan Valley Community College and then continuing my education career at Rutgers Campus in Newark.  During my free time I love to spend time with my family and friends and go horseback riding.  I am blessed to have the opportunity to help teach and watch your children grow.

Amy Arreaga (Assistant)

My name is Amy Arreaga.  I am currently working part-time and finishing my last year of High School.  Throughout my free time I like to spend time with my family and friends and also coach flag football Cheerleading.  I love coming to work every day to share laughs and giggles with all the little ones.

Jacky Pineda (Assistant)

My name is Jacky Pineda.  I grew up with a loving home and family.  I am starting my first year of college and I have been enjoying working as a Teacher’s Assistant.  It is a great experience and opportunity to be working with such amazing, intelligent children.

Vilma Dominguez (Assistant)

My name is Vilma Inez Dominguez Escobar.  I have been blessed with three beautiful daughters, Vanessa, Nadine, and Ciara.  I have a degree in Business management/Marketing.   I worked as an accountant for 20 years and after I retired decided to work with children.  I have worked in schools, daycares and as a Nanny.  I joined the Good Shepherd family in November 2019 and pray to be here for many years to come.

Kiera Caswell (Assistant)

My name is Kiera Caswell.  I grew up in Manville and live there still with my son, Mason.  I have always enjoyed being around children, helping them learn and grow.  I am excited to join the staff at Good Shepherd Preschool as a Teacher’s Assistant.  I have plans in the future to receive my degree in Early Childhood Education and becoming a Teacher.

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