Alumni Connections Series & Community Sing-A-Long

In May, over one thousand guests participated in a special virtual event hosted by Former (and Interim for 2020-21) Head of School Reveta Bowers and led by CEE alumni: the CEE Community Sing-A-Long! CEE Alumni Emily Gerber ‘88, Aidan Cazeau ‘14, and Ava Cardoso-Smith ‘13 led popular songs enjoyed by all, including “Wheels on the Bus” for our youngest singers and hits from Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, and “Frozen” for all ages!

Throughout the spring, the CEE Alumni Council sponsored a number of virtual community events and speakers, many of them featuring our accomplished alumni. Check out some of the highlights below!

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    This special virtual event was hosted by
    Former Head of School Reveta Bowers and led by CEE alumni!



    *For CEE Community
    Ellie Burrows Gluck ‘96 is the Cofounder and Chief Executive Officer of MNDFL as well as a Vedic Meditation teacher, certified personal development coach, and writer. After several years in the entertainment industry, Ellie decided to travel the world as a spiritual tourist, ultimately returning to New York where she received her Certificate in Coaching from NYU. Shortly thereafter, in 2014, she cofounded MNDFL, New York City's premier meditation company which includes studios, corporate programming, teacher training, an on-demand meditation channel, and a non-profit arm, MNDFL Ed. Beginning in 2017, Ellie completed a 2000-hour Vedic Meditation teacher training program under master teacher Théo Burkhardt.

    Session Info
    • Introduction to mindfulness vs. meditation
    • 15-minute group meditation session followed by discussion and takeaways

    High Energy Dance Class with Hamilton-inspired Choreography led by Hamilton cast member - fun for all ages!

    Sponsored by the CEE Alumni Council
    Jennifer Locke is a professional dancer whose work can be seen across Broadway, Television and Film. Jenn caught the dancing bug from her mother and was mentored by Debbie Allen. Theatre credits: Broadway’s In the Heights, The Wiz and West Side Story. Television Credits: Glee, Boardwalk Empire, Smash, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The GRAMMY Awards. Film: Inland Empire, Love Struck and Bolden. She has also performed with Misty Copeland, Common, Pharrell and Paul McCartney. Jenn most recently appeared in Hamilton: An American Musical (Puerto Rico) with Lin Manuel Miranda and can be seen in the upcoming LA cast at the Hollywood Pantages Theater.

    Join current CEE parent, Joey Gonzalez, the CEO of Barry's Bootcamp for a heart-pumping 30-minute workout to kick-off your weekend!

    Sponsored by the CEE Alumni Council

Virtual Retirement Party

At the end of the school year, we bid farewell to several long-term CEE faculty and staff members in a festive virtual sendoff featuring speeches, toasts, and a video walk down memory lane for each retiree. Parents, current and former faculty and staff, alumni, alum parents, and grandparents joined in for the fun. Friends and family of each honoree were in attendance as well. The Center will miss you all!

  • Gayle Gerber, First Grade Teacher
  • Deedie Hudnut, Interim Director of Early Childhood and longtime Director of Admissions
  • Teresa Owen, Controller
  • Frank Peralta, Director of Facilities

Virtual Un-Graduation Celebrating the Class of 2020

On June 7, 2020, the Class of 2020 celebrated their accomplishments and the conclusion of their days at CEE with a Virtual Un-Graduation Event on Zoom. 

Before the event, graduates and their families enjoyed this video hug in honor of the class of 2020 from the CEE faculty and staff.Then, during the live call graduates enjoyed celebratory messages from a number of special guests, including a keynote message from Senator Kamala Harris! 

The virtual celebration concluded with a video photo montage of each student including photos as they grew up over the years. The event also marked the launch of the class of 2020 class website, on which each student’s individual page included congratulatory messages from advisors, original writing, and a showcase of his or her chosen “passion project” completed this May. We can’t wait to see the class of 2020 in person when we can celebrate together on campus!
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.