Leadership Team


Nicole Oringer, M.A., Ed.M.


A graduate of Bucknell University and Columbia University’s Teacher’s College, Nicole has been a teacher and school counselor. She has a 28-year record of guiding students to schools that suit them well academically and socially. She has helped place hundreds of happy students at colleges and universities across the country. Having visited over 300 colleges, Nicole offers her insights about college counseling to the many counselors she has supervised and trained. She opened up her private practice in 1994 and subsequently became a founding partner of Ivy Ed. She is a member of IECA, NACAC, NJACAC, and HECA and is a New Jersey Certified School Counselor.

Stefanie Toye, Ed.M.

Director of Tutoring (Test Prep and Curriculum)

Stefanie has been with Ivy Ed for over six years. Before that, she worked at Rutgers University where she earned a Master’s degree in Literacy Education. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia and then studied at universities in Italy, taking courses in Italian language, literature, and art history. Stefanie also worked at a large test prep and admissions company where she spent several years teaching SAT and TOEFL courses and managed various high school and graduate classes. She holds a CE for English at the secondary level. Stefanie enjoys helping students become more independent in their academic journeys and gets excited (along with her Ivy Ed colleagues) whenever a new ACT or SAT is released.

Carol Chimento

Director of Operations

Carol graduated from Centenary College with a BS in Business. As our Director of Operations, she especially enjoys seeing the students at Ivy Ed blossom as they reach their goals. Carol lives in Fanwood with her husband and daughter.


Director of College Counseling

Joe has been assisting families through the college counseling process for the past 10 years. He spent the past seven years as the Director of College Counseling at Xavier High School in Manhattan, and has also been an independent counselor for the past 5 years. Additionally, he developed and has run an intensive college application summer program for NYC students over the past 6 years. Joe has visited over 150 colleges around the world and sits on the New Jersey ACT Council. Joe is also a member of NACAC, NJACAC, and NYSACAC. He is a very proud graduate of Saint Joseph’s University, and he received his Master’s in School Counseling from Seton Hall University.


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