Damian Jones
Head of School

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Matt Argüello
Director of Innovation

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Omar Dueñas
Director of Technology
Katrina Lappin
Director of Admissions
Nassim Shandy
Director of Teaching and Learning

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Debbie Wilhite
Director of Finance

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Natalie Adams
Head of Lower Elementary
Natacha Blanchet
Head of Upper Elementary

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Erika Johnson
Assistant Head of School
Laura Maher
Director of Advancement
Amy-Marie Rivera
Head of Early Childhood

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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.
  • Jack Angelo
  • Denise Barta
  • Rachel Bonkovsky
  • John Bracker
  • Kawanna Brown
  • Nicole Brown
  • Ike Chidi
  • Jessica Osterman Coates
  • Usama Cortas, Treasurer
  • Jaime Davila
  • Massy Tadjedin Fardin
  • Betsy González, Vice President
  • Damien Granderson
  • Heidi Levyn
  • Anthony Locke '94
  • Marcus Lollie
  • David Messinger, President
  • Tanya Greig Perara '83, Vice President
  • Renvy Pittman
  • JJ Ramberg
  • Chris Soto
  • Darnell Strom
  • Sunny Whang, Secretary
  • Jason Willock
  • 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, lifelong 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.