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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.  

Jocelyn Donahue
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

  • Beth Hatem

  • Michele Immordino

  • Liz Blankstein

  • Joanne Tonkin

Jocelyn graduated high school in Pleasant Grove, Alabama.  She came home to Hopewell, where she spent her first 10 years.  She enjoys shaping young minds here at CCPS and is learning the Reggio approach alongside the students, just as the philosophy intends.


Jocelyn enjoys reading and she works a tech position at the Methodist Church in Hopewell on Sundays.  

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