Meet Our Directors

Joni Iacono
Director

joniJoni Iacono joined the TLC Family of Camps in 2002. Before becoming Director at North Shore Day School, Joni taught elementary school for over 25 years. Additionally, she was the director of an after school program in Queens for 15 years. Joni holds a Master’s degree in Education and considers herself to be a lifelong learner in all aspects of life. Her philosophy in working with children is one that encourages them to feel confident in their developing abilities. As an educator for over 25 years, she has acquired many skills to help children develop their own sense of self as well as learn to be successful in a social setting.

 

Alicia Aguilera
Associate Director

alicia-aguileraAlicia has held the position of Associate Director at North Shore Day School since 2000.  Alicia received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education from Long Island University and went on to teach Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten in the private sector before accepting a Kindergarten position with the South Huntington School District.  She enjoys her time helping to shape little minds and to provide a safe, secure, and fun environment for children to learn in. Alicia also heads up the Transportation aspect of school ensuring a smooth and safe transition for our students. During her “summer off”, Alicia enjoys spending her summers as a Division Leader for 3rd and 4th grade girls at North Shore Day Camp.

 

Allison Pedicini
Associate Director

allison-nsdsAs a member of the TLC family since 1994, Allison has always loved working with children.  Her passion for working with children was heightened during her sixteen summers spent at Timber Lake West Camp. With a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and over a decade’s experience working with children in a private school setting, Allison possesses the skills necessary to be a compassionate leader and ensure that all of our students, here at North Shore, are successfully learning to the best of his or her ability. Allison has a warm, attentive approach to counseling and enjoys supporting all children during this crucial stepping-stone in their lives.  In 2016, Allison started her own family and gave birth to her son, Quinn.

 

Judi Vandow
Associate Director

judi-vandowJudi joined the North Shore family in 1999. With a B.A. degree in Sociology and over 30 years of experience working with children and families as a Director and Division Leader, Judi brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to North Shore Day School. Judi’s spirit, energy and compassion are demonstrated through her daily contact with our children, families and staff as she provides an atmosphere of fun, friendship and educational support. During the summer, Judi enjoys her role as Associate Director and Division Leader at North Shore Day Camp. Her dedication to helping children to develop their individual strengths in a social setting is unmatched.