Leadership & Staff

Meet Our Directors

Joni Iacono

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.


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.

North Shore Day School Teachers


At North Shore Day School our sole focus is on creating a positive early childhood experience for our students and families. We offer our students the opportunity to enjoy an innovative early childhood education in a nurturing atmosphere of warmth and security. Our faculty, both classroom teachers and specialty teachers, work together to bring out the best in every child so they may rise to later academic challenges with confidence.

  • Our dedicated faculty and staff create unique programs that encourage children to think creatively and independently.
  • All teachers are carefully selected for their teaching credentials and experience in Early Childhood Education in addition to their warmth, personality and their ability to work with young children.
  • Teachers focus on the individuality of each child as they guide them in developing their own unique skill set for success.
  • Each year our teachers are trained and certified in First Aid and CPR, as well as ongoing professional development throughout the year.
  • Our programs are chartered by the State of New York and Licensed by the NYS Office of Children & Family Services.