Paula Podhorzer


Paula brings 26 years of early childhood teaching experience to Preschool of the Arts, having taught each age group, from the 2 ½ year olds up to kindergarten, primarily in Jewish preschools. She also taught second grade Sunday School at Temple Beth Shalom in Manalapan. During her 12 years teaching Pre-K at the JCC of Greater Monmouth County, she helped develop and institute the Pirkei Avot/Ethical Start Program and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2010. She loves working with young children and takes exceptional pride in watching them learn and grow throughout the school year.
Paula earned her B.A. in Early Childhood Education at Brooklyn College in NY. That’s where she met her husband. They have two wonderful sons and the whole family has a passion for travel and photography. Some of Paula’s favorite trips have been to Israel, Croatia, Italy and Switzerland. She and her husband also love hiking out west in the red rocks.