585 Main Street , Woodbridge, NJ 07095

Meet the Staff

Miss Dawna: Full Day Preschool Teacher

Hi, my name is Dawna Zippo and I have been teaching in Kidsports Academy for over 22 years. I am the mother of four wonderful daughters. I nurture my students the same way I do my own children. I celebrate their strengths and help them with their weaknesses. I want to know what your child is thinking and I want to help them realize what they say is important.

During class, we use lots of imagination. We read two or three stories a day, which take us to fabulous places and introduce us to many new adventures. We like to teach through games, rhymes and finger plays.  We enjoy exploring nature in many ways. One way is to help maintain our outside garden. The children plant seeds and then during the year watch all the magic happen! One of our many concerns is recycling the environment and respecting the world around us. 

Please know that caring about one another is a top priority lesson in my classroom. Making friends and feeling good about themselves is also key. It is important for your child to be happy in my class and for you to walk out the door every day knowing that.


Miss Karen: Half/Full Day Preschool Teacher

Hello, my name is Karen Keber and I have been teaching at Kidsports Academy for over 17 years. I am the proud mother of two children, mother-in-law and most especially a grandmother of one! Teaching, like parenthood has taught me to value every child for who they are.

Your child will embark on a journey that will lead them on many roads of discovery and learning. During class time we do many structured projects, but also include instrumental activities that allow the children to be creative and discover information on their own.

Your child will learn by engaging in activities that are real and meaningful to them, including cooking projects, computer time and growing things in our outdoor garden.

Being a teacher involves many rewards. Watching your child make new friends, develop new skills and enjoying school is why I love my profession. I am looking forward to another exciting year with the children.