Administration

Learn about Cambridge School’s founders and administrative leadership team.

Deborah C. Peters

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Executive Director and Co-Founder

  • Orton-Gillingham trained through the Institute for Multisensory Education (IMSE) University of Michigan-Dearborn – Special Education Department
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in LiPS®, Visualizing and Verbalizing® and Seeing Stars®
  • Trained in Hochman Expository Writing Program
  • Trained in basic Story Grammar Marker® methodology
  • Wilson Language trained
  • Licensed Family Therapist
  • National Certified Counselor – NCC, LPC
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology

 

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James Peters

Co-Founder and Financial Advisor

Co-Founder and Financial Advisor

  • Over 30 years of business / finance managerial experience including corporate CEO positions
  • B.S. Marketing
  • M.B.A. Finance

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Ellen Gonzales, MS CCC-SLP

Head of School

Head of School

  • Years at Cambridge School – 16
  • Wilson® Language trained
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in LiPS®
  • Trained in Hochman Basic Writing Skills Program
  • PROMPT trained
  • NJ & PA state SLP Certification
  • ASHA Awards for Continuing Education
  • Expert-level Certification in Story Grammar Marker Program; November 2013
  • ASHA certified Speech and Language Pathologist
  • CPR and AED Certification
  • B.A in Speech and Language
  • M.A in Speech and Language

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Melody Maskell

Associate Head of School and Director of Admission

Associate Head of School and Director of Admission

  • Years at Cambridge School – 20
  • Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Wilson® Language; Level 1 Certification
  • Orton-Gillingham trained through the Institute for Multisensory Education (IMSE) University of Michigan-Dearborn – Special Education Department
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in LiPS®, Visualizing and Verbalizing®, Seeing Stars® and On Cloud Nine® Math
  • Hochman Expository Writing Program trained
  • Basic Story Grammar Marker® methodology trained
  • Princeton University Storytelling Arts and Teacher Preparation Program
  • CPR and AED Certification
  • NJ Certification – Elementary School Teacher Grades K-5
  • NJ Certification – Principal
  • M.A. in Educational Administration

 

 

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Courtney Peters-Manning, Esq.

Director of Finance and General Counsel

Director of Finance and General Counsel

  • Licensed to practice law in both New Jersey and Massachusetts
  • Background in litigation, environmental law and consulting, and pro bono immigration cases; practiced at Foley Hoag LLP in Boston
  • A.B. magna cum laude in psychology from Brown University
  • J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School

 

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Meghan Peters

Dean of Academics / Language / Math Specialist

Dean of Academics / Language / Math Specialist

  • Years at Cambridge School – 4
  • Orton-Gillingham trained
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing®
  • Trained in Hochman Expository Writing Program
  • Wilson® Language; Level 1 Certification
  • Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Trained in Framing Your Thoughts™ Sentence Structure & Applied Writing
  • CPR and AED Certification
  • NJ Certification:  Elementary Education & Special Education  (in process)
  • MA Certification: Special Education (PreK-8)
  • NC Certification: Exceptional Children: General Curriculum (K-12)
  • Bachelor of Science from Boston College
  • Master of Arts in Teaching, Special Education from North Carolina State University

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Juli Smith

Dean of Upper School / Language / Math Specialist

Dean of Upper School / Language / Math Specialist

  • Years at Cambridge School – 11
  • Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Wilson Language; Level 1 Certification
  • Orton-Gillingham; Level 1 certification
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing®
  • Hochman Expository Writing Program trained
  • Basic Story Grammar Marker® methodology trained
  • CPR and AED Certification
  • PA Certification: Early Childhood and Special Education
  • M.Ed. Special Education

 

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Susanne Hodgin

Director of Technology / Language / Math Specialist

Director of Technology / Language / Math Specialist

  • Years at Cambridge School – 14
  • Wilson®Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Wilson® Language Trained; Level 1 Certification
  • Orton-Gillingham trained through the Institute for Multisensory Education (IMSE) University of Michigan-Dearborn – Special Education Department
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in LiPS®, Visualizing and Verbalizing®, Seeing Stars® and On Cloud Nine® Math
  • Hochman Expository Writing Program trained
  • Basic Story Grammar Marker® methodology trained
  • CPR and AED Certification
  • B.S. Economics/Psychology
  • M.Ed. in process

 

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Sylvie Scheeren

Office Assistant

Office Assistant

  • Years at Cambridge School – 9

 

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Dana Cahill

Administrative Assistant / Admissions Associate

Administrative Assistant / Admissions Associate

  • Years at Cambridge School – 7
  • 30+ years retail buying / merchandising / management
  • B.S. Business Administration/Marketing

 

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Rosalie Mandracchia

Social Media Specialist / Event Planner / Administrative Assistant

Social Media Specialist / Event Planner / Administrative Assistant

  • Years at Cambridge – 2
  • B.A. in Journalism
  • M.A. in Business Communication

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