Meet Red Robin Country Day School & Camp’s Directors

Michael Cohn, MSW

Owner / Director

Every aspect of Red Robin reflects Michael’s lifelong commitment to early childhood development. He has honed his administrative skills in preschools and camps since 1986. Michael has a solid background in child and family counseling as well, thanks to his Masters degree in Social Work, which he earned in 1996. He also maintains his certification as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician. Michael is dedicated to creating an environment of safety and warmth for Red Robin students, campers, their families and staff.

Sheryl Katz, MS

Educational / Program Director

Sheryl is known for her unlimited devotion to children, ensuring every student and camper benefits from well-rounded, enriching and developmentally appropriate programming. Her extensive experience includes work as a preschool teacher, special education coordinator and parent trainer, as well as many years of camp administration. Sheryl has made excellent use of her dual Masters Degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education since she earned them in 1976.

 

Meet Red Robin Preschool’s Teachers

Long Island Pre-K Kindergarten Teacher AnneAnne Piro

Pre-K Teacher/Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Anne has degrees in Early Childhood Education and Child Development.  With a genuine commitment to the Red Robin Country Day School environment, Miss Anne has been teaching at Red Robin since 1999.  Truly aligned with the Red Robin philosophy, Miss Anne is both curriculum-oriented and dedicated to building children of true character. Under her loving watch, her students develop a true respect for each other as members of our preschool community.  Miss Anne has successfully provided an educational foundation for hundreds of Red Robin students, enabling them to become accomplished scholars and professionals. She has raised three kind, successful children who are as devoted to family as she is.

 

Long Island Nursery Pre-K Teacher LoriLori Greenfield

Nursery Teacher/Pre-K Teacher

Miss Lori has been teaching since 1983 and has been an integral part of the Red Robin family since 2012.  She holds a BA in both Elementary Education and Psychology, as well as an MS in Special Education.  Miss Lori has taught nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade.  Her goal has always been to teach at the level of each child as an individual, with an emphasis on understanding his or her needs and specific skills.  Miss Lori believes in nurturing every child and strives to create a warm and loving classroom environment.  She also spends her summers working with 3 and 4-year-olds as a day camp group leader.  Miss Lori is the mother of two amazing young women with whom she is extremely close.

 

Long Island Toddler Teacher LouiseLouise Ponticello

Toddler Teacher

Miss Louise began her teaching career in the NYC school system in 1985 after earning her BA in Early Childhood Education. She continued her education by earning an MS in Special Education and an advanced certificate as a consultant teacher with a Special Education concentration.  Miss Louise has been teaching preschool classes as both the Special Education teacher and the Early Childhood teacher for typically developing students. She has worked as a one-on-one educational specialist, parent trainer, and consultant teacher.  She has been teaching at Red Robin Country Day School since 2014.   She is committed to making every child’s experience a fun, educationally constructive one.  Miss Louise believes in the critical blend of social, cognitive and physical development in all children.  She has proudly raised two loving, talented, child-oriented young adults, both of who have worked as Red Robin Summer Camp staff members.

Meet Red Robin Country Day School & Camp’s Directors

Michael Cohn, MSW

Owner / Director

Every aspect of Red Robin reflects Michael’s lifelong commitment to early childhood development. He has honed his administrative skills in preschools and camps since 1986. Michael has a solid background in child and family counseling as well, thanks to his Masters degree in Social Work, which he earned in 1996. He also maintains his certification as a New York State Emergency Medical Technician. Michael is dedicated to creating an environment of safety and warmth for Red Robin students, campers, their families and staff.

Sheryl Katz, MS

Educational / Program Director

Sheryl is known for her unlimited devotion to children, ensuring every student and camper benefits from well-rounded, enriching and developmentally appropriate programming. Her extensive experience includes work as a preschool teacher, special education coordinator and parent trainer, as well as many years of camp administration. Sheryl has made excellent use of her dual Masters Degrees in Early Childhood and Special Education since she earned them in 1976.  

Meet Red Robin Preschool’s Teachers

Long Island Pre-K Kindergarten Teacher AnneAnne Piro

Pre-K Teacher/Kindergarten Teacher

Miss Anne has degrees in Early Childhood Education and Child Development.  With a genuine commitment to the Red Robin Country Day School environment, Miss Anne has been teaching at Red Robin since 1999.  Truly aligned with the Red Robin philosophy, Miss Anne is both curriculum-oriented and dedicated to building children of true character. Under her loving watch, her students develop a true respect for each other as members of our preschool community.  Miss Anne has successfully provided an educational foundation for hundreds of Red Robin students, enabling them to become accomplished scholars and professionals. She has raised three kind, successful children who are as devoted to family as she is.

 

Long Island Nursery Pre-K Teacher LoriLori Greenfield

Nursery Teacher/Pre-K Teacher

Miss Lori has been teaching since 1983 and has been an integral part of the Red Robin family since 2012.  She holds a BA in both Elementary Education and Psychology, as well as an MS in Special Education.  Miss Lori has taught nursery, pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade.  Her goal has always been to teach at the level of each child as an individual, with an emphasis on understanding his or her needs and specific skills.  Miss Lori believes in nurturing every child and strives to create a warm and loving classroom environment.  She also spends her summers working with 3 and 4-year-olds as a day camp group leader.  Miss Lori is the mother of two amazing young women with whom she is extremely close.

 

Long Island Toddler Teacher LouiseLouise Ponticello

Toddler Teacher

Miss Louise began her teaching career in the NYC school system in 1985 after earning her BA in Early Childhood Education. She continued her education by earning an MS in Special Education and an advanced certificate as a consultant teacher with a Special Education concentration.  Miss Louise has been teaching preschool classes as both the Special Education teacher and the Early Childhood teacher for typically developing students. She has worked as a one-on-one educational specialist, parent trainer, and consultant teacher.  She has been teaching at Red Robin Country Day School since 2014.   She is committed to making every child’s experience a fun, educationally constructive one.  Miss Louise believes in the critical blend of social, cognitive and physical development in all children.  She has proudly raised two loving, talented, child-oriented young adults, both of whom have worked as Red Robin Summer Camp staff members.

Long Island Preschool Teachers

Do you have the devotion it takes to join the Red Robin team?

At Red Robin Country Day School & Camp, supervision and safety are our top priorities. We maintain smaller class sizes and a counselor to camper ratio of 1 to 3, with certified specialty staff running each activity area. We have a registered nurse on staff too, because we know scrapes and “boo-boos” happen. It all adds up to a nurturing, warm environment that helps children thrive.

If you love children and want to offer them your focus, energy and talent, consider joining our team. It’s a dynamic experience in which no two days are alike. They are all filled with the joy of working with children. At Red Robin, leading and caring for children as they learn new skills, form new friendships and thoroughly enjoy themselves is one of life’s greatest pleasures. It could be yours!

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