New Jersey Bergen West
New Jersey Bergen West

Our Team


Scott Kastin, Franchise Owner/Advisor

Scott is the owner of Class 101 NJ Bergen West. Scott is keenly aware of the need for comprehensive college planning and he is delighted to bring Class 101’s proven methods to the Bergen County community.

Scott received his B.A. degree from Syracuse University and his MBA degree from Fordham University. He also recently completed his Certificate in College Counseling from University of California San Diego. He has been a teacher as well as a local business owner, so he has seen first hand the need for proper college preparation.

Scott and his wife, Michelle, are the proud parents of Phoebe. As a parent, Scott understands that having an expert on hand to guide families through the college planning process can help make that process much less stressful. Whether it is developing a college list, providing test prep, preparing applications, or searching for scholarships, a college advisor is, and should be, a vital part of the team.


Kim Hayes, College Advisor

Kim Hayes has worked in the educational sector for over 30 years in both academic publishing and secondary education. She currently works at Northern Highlands Regional HS where she supervises and manages the Career and Academic Pathways program. The Pathways program includes Senior Internships, Community Service, and local college partnerships. She also was an English teacher at Northern Highlands, where she taught grades 9-12. Prior to working at Northern Highlands, Kim was a higher education textbook editor where she managed publishing programs related to allied health, nursing, and career and technical education. She has her B.A. in Comparative Literature from Fordham University and a M.A.T in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds numerous educational certifications and endorsements such as School Media Specialist/Librarian, Supervision and Management in Education, and Structured Learning Experience Coordinator. Kim resides in Allendale with her son Miles, who is currently a junior at Northern Highlands. In her free time, she enjoys supporting the local community by volunteering and networking.

Contact Info

36 Franklin Turnpike
Waldwick, New Jersey 07463
Phone: (201) 781-5673