Elizabeth Manoes, Lead Teacher
Miss Elizabeth has been a part of Crossroads since 2021 as the Head Preschool Teacher and became the Lead Teacher in Pre-K 2 in July of 2022. As a teenager, Miss Liz was always babysitting and says that when it came time to choose her career, teaching was the obvious choice and her passion. She holds a BA in Early Childhood and Special Education from Bloomfield College. While in college, she also had fun participating in the Disney College Program, interning as a lifeguard for 8 months. For the past 5 years she has been teaching children ages 2 – 6.
When she’s not teaching Miss Liz enjoys swimming (she also gives swimming lessons in the summer); reads and is very happy to be with her husband and her dog Russell. Happily for us, though, Crossroads has become her second home and she loves teaching here!
Jazzlynique Wilson, Assistant Teacher
Miss Jazz joined Crossroads in 2022. She has a BA in Art – which of course makes her very creative for us! She has also been online ESL teacher, as well as spending time in China teaching English to Chinese college students and toddlers. She is very grateful to any child she has been able to call her student. Why? Because what she loves most about teaching is what she learns from her students! It ranges from learning to listen, to patience to even some very unusual facts: did you know that ants eat lantern flies?? No matter what, Miss Jazz loves to come in to smiling faces that are ready to learn and create here at Crossroads.
On her own time, Miss Jazz is an artist, gamer, avid comic book, manga and anime fan.