Debra Frankel

Early Childhood Director

Debra Frankel is considered an educators’ educator. With her vast knowledge, experience and forward thinking view, Debra has been on the forefront of curriculum development for the past 15 years. But more than her experience as an educator, Debra is a “child magnet”. Children are drawn to Debra’s warmth and kindness. Rarely will you find Debra without a child reaching to be in her loving arms.

She joins us with over 25 years of experience. Debra received her undergraduate degree from Suny Purchase and her master’s degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Hunter College. Debra loves working with families, young children and faculty, and has spent the last 15 years focusing on curriculum development, teacher enrichment, and best practices in early childhood education. She is thrilled to be a part of the new JCCNNJ and looks forward to working with the community in her new role.