Faculty and Staff

The Cambridge-Ellis staff is made up of highly-educated, experienced, and talented teachers dedicated to early childhood education and child development. Our head teachers have master’s degrees, and are certified by the State of Massachusetts (Pre-K-3) and the Department of Early Education and Care. All of our teachers are gifted with children and committed to providing the best education and care. Teachers take advantage of regular staff development opportunities, and we enjoy an outstanding legacy of staff longevity.

Administrative Team

Gerlinde Hossain-Endl

Gerlinde Hossain-Endl

Director

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B.A. Cambridge College
Gerlinde@Cambridge-Ellis.org

My career in early childhood began in Austria, where I grew up. After moving to Boston I continued my education and taught preschool. I have been the director of early education programs in Cambridge for over two decades. I have come to understand the essence of success at Cambridge-Ellis School as a perfect balance between its warm and enriching environment, engaged teaching staff, and educational philosophy. It is an exciting and stimulating community of life long learners, and I am proud to be a part of it.

Suzi Sluyter

Suzi Sluyter

Assistant Director

B.A. University of New Hampshire
M.Ed. Lesley University
Suzi@Cambridge-Ellis.org

I began my Early Childhood career in 1983 as a teacher of preschool children with special needs.  I have taught in a number of diverse, urban settings ranging from preschool to third grade, in both public and independent schools.  It has been a great joy to work with and mentor many assistant teachers, student interns, and colleagues both as a Responsive Classroom trainer and as a classroom teacher over the years; and I look forward to supporting and learning with the talented faculty here at CES.  My passions revolve around working collaboratively to help children develop a love of exploration, creativity, and learning within a safe, fun, supportive, and loving classroom environment. I am excited to be joining CES in an administrative role, and becoming part of this vibrant community of engaged learners.  

Robert Gignac

Robert Gignac

Director of Finance and Operations

B.S. University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Robert@Cambridge-Ellis.org

 

My passion for managing school business operations began when I was elected to the school committee in my hometown at the age of 21. I quickly became fascinated by the complex challenges of managing school finances. After spending a number of years in large municipal and school business offices, I was truly excited to join a smaller and more hands on community here at the Cambridge-Ellis School.

Katie Clark

Katie Clark

Arts Educator & Coordinator

B.S. University of Oklahoma
M.Ed. Lesley University
Katie@Cambridge-Ellis.org

I have been in early childhood education since 1984 as a teacher, director, and literacy-based creative movement specialist. Since 2009, I have been the Arts Educator at Cambridge-Ellis School. I am integrating all of my experiences to design, teach, and oversee a creative and enriching arts program for children ages two to five years. My work is well suited to my lifestyle as I enjoy visiting museums, listening to music, attending dance performances, and browsing children’s books at stores and libraries.

Kim Rogers

Kim Rogers

Director of Development

B.A. Brown University
M.S. Columbia University
Kim@Cambridge-Ellis.org

With over 15 years of philanthropic management experience in the non-profit education space in Manhattan, I joined Cambridge-Ellis School in 2016. Previously, I worked as a senior major gifts specialist and volunteer management director at Columbia University and PBS Channel Thirteen. I look forward to connecting with parents and alumni to enrich the lives of our earliest learners on behalf of the Cambridg-Ellis School. A native of Provincetown, Massachusetts, I currently reside in Waltham with my husband and son.

Jim McCaffery

Jim McCaffery

Groundskeeper/Custodian

Biography coming soon.