Meet Our Team

Our staff of trained educators are here to serve your child's learning needs and focus on creating an environment that is fun, respectuful, engaging and most of all, educational. Meet the teachers who make CCPS so special.

Liz Blankstein
CCPS Director and Head Teacher

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Liz is a certified teacher K-12 and she majored in history at Colgate University. She has worked in schools in both Princeton and Hopewell. She taught nursery school for two years before coming to CCPS, and she is thrilled to teach at Creative Connections using the Reggio approach.


During the summer, Liz works as a camp counselor. Liz enjoys being creative with a variety of art materials, singing, volunteering at her church and spending time with her husband and two daughters.  

Kim Midtlyng
Morning Teacher

Lorraine Donahue
Assistant Teacher

Lorraine Donahue
Afternoon Teacher


Lorraine is a long time community member in Hopewell.  She raised two children and is grandmother to two fine young adults.  

Lorraine enjoys her church, Hopewell United Methodist Church, and  enjoys reading and volunteering to help the community.

Current CCPS Board Members

  • Laurie Bleickardt

  • Julie Connor

  • Jen Herbstritt

  • Michele Immordino

  • Barb Pauley

Kim studied education at Rutgers University and got her Masters in Education from Monmouth University.  Kim is a former parent of a CCPS student and she brings knowledge of creative teaching methods and her love of young children to her work each day.


Kim enjoys spending time with her husband and children.  

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