Administration

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

Deborah C. Peters

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
  • M.A. Counseling Psychology
  • Licensed Family Therapist
  • National Certified Counselor – NCC, LPC

 

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James Peters

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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Courtney Peters-Manning, Esq.

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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Ellen Gonzales, MS CCC-SLP

Head of School

  • Years at Cambridge School – 13
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in LiPS®
  • Trained in Hochman Basic Writing Skills Program
  • Wilson Language Trained
  • 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
  • Master of Science in Speech and Language Pathology from Loyola University, Maryland
  • Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University, Maryland
  • Worked in a variety of clinical, hospital and rehabilitative settings
  • Focused and specialized in the evaluation and treatment of students with language-based learning challenges for the past 12 years

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Melody Maskell

Associate Head of School and Director of Admission

 

  • Years at Cambridge School – 17
  • 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
  • Trained in Hochman Expository Writing Program
  • Trained in basic Story Grammar Marker® methodology
  • Wilson Language trained; Level 1 Certification
  • Wilson® Dyslexia Practitioner
  • Princeton University Storytelling Arts and Teacher Preparation Program
  • NJ Certification – Elementary School Teacher Grades K-5
  • NJ Certification – Principal
  • M.A. in Educational Administration

 

 

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Amy Walker

Dean of Academics and Faculty

  • Years at Cambridge School – 11
  • Orton-Gillingham trained
  • Lindamood-Bell® trained in Visualizing and Verbalizing®,
  • Trained in Hochman Expository Writing Program
  • Trained in basic Story Grammar Marker® methodology
  • Wilson Language trained; through Level II certification
  • Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist
  • M.S. Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology
  • M.A.T. Secondary Science Education
  • NJ Certification – Secondary Science

 

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Bridget Konkle

Administrative Manager

  • Years at Cambridge School – 14
  • Former Administrative Assistant to the Business Manager at the George School
  • Previous Assistant Director of Information Services, The College of NJ
  • B.A. English and French
  • M.A. Counselor Education

 

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Dana Cahill

Administrative Assistant / Admissions Associate

  • Years at Cambridge School – 4
  • 30+ years retail buying / merchandising / management
  • B.S. Business Administration/Marketing

 

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Meg Francescangeli

Communications and Events Coordinator and Executive Assistant

  • Years at Cambridge School – 2
  • Experience in events, social media, development, technical writing
  • B.A. Communications with concentration in Public Relations and Advertising

 

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Thayalla Espinoza

Administrative Assistant

  • Years at Cambridge School – 1
  • 15+ years customer service in school and property management setting

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Cambridge School is NOT Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes nor is it affiliated with, certified, endorsed, licensed, monitored or sponsored by Lindamood-Bell, Nanci Bell, Phyllis Lindamood or Pat Lindamood. Lindamood-Bell – an international organization creating and implementing unique instructional methods and programs for quality intervention to advance language and literacy skills – in no way endorses or monitors the services provided by Cambridge School.

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