Damian Jones
Head of School
Natalie Adams
Director of Lower School
Matt Argüello
Director of Innovation

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Natacha Blanchet
Director of Upper School

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Omar Dueñas
Director of Technology
Erika Johnson
Assistant Head for Operations
Katrina Lappin
Director of Admissions
Laura Maher
Director of Advancement
Gabby McHale
Director of Student Placement
Amy-Marie Rivera
Director of Early Childhood

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Nassim Shandy
Director of Teaching and Learning

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Debbie Wilhite
Director of Finance

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Board of Trustees

The Center for Early Education is a not-for-profit, educational organization covered by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees. Members of the 2022-23 Board of Trustees are listed below.
  • Jack Angelo
  • Denise Barta
  • John Bracker
  • Kawanna Brown
  • Rachel Bonkovsky
  • Veronica Cajigas
  • Usama Cortas, Treasurer
  • Eric Esrailian
  • Massy Tadjedin Fardin
  • Betsy González, Vice President
  • Damien Granderson
  • Michael Guerin
  • Matthew Kline
  • Mai Lassiter
  • Heidi Levyn
  • Anthony Locke '94
  • Marcus Lollie
  • David Messinger, President
  • Alexandra Misczynski
  • Charles Nelson
  • Viveca Paulin-Ferrell
  • Tanya Grieg Perara '83, Secretary
  • JJ Ramberg
  • Chris Soto
  • Darnell Strom
  • Sunny Whang, Vice President
  • Jamie Zinberg
The Center for Early Education, a socio-economically and culturally diverse independent school for children, toddlers through grade six, strives to graduate students who are joyful, resilient, life-long learners. The Center embraces a philosophy of education that combines a nurturing, inclusive learning environment with an increasingly challenging academic program that addresses the developmental needs of each child.