Lindsey Grossman

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Lindsey is a seasoned educator and life-long learner. In addition to working as a reading teacher at CRS, Lindsey has her own tutoring business. Previously, she taught at Mary McDowell Friends School, a school for children with language-based learning disabilities located in New York. Prior to that, Lindsey was a classroom teacher in a public elementary classroom in Manhattan. Lindsey discovered her passion for tutoring when working with students individually, building upon their strengths and working through their learning challenges. She established LG Tutoring in 2018 and relocated her practice from Brooklyn to Wellesley, Mass. in 2021.

Lindsey has a Master’s degree in Special Education and General Education from the Bank Street Graduate School of Education (NY) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Her experiences in the areas of literacy and math, as well as executive functioning, combined with her intensive training in Orton-Gillingham and Wilson Fundations, provide a unique skill set to enhance learning for all children. Lindsey understands the importance of looking at each child as an individual and developing instruction based on their strengths and passions.

Lindsey is a resident of Wellesley, Massachusetts. She lives with her husband, two sons, and her Goldendoodle, Bodie Blue.

Rosa Elena Rivera

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Rosa Elena combines her love of language and music and brings high energy to her teaching. Over the course of her career, she has taught at many schools and programs, including Joyful Music, Mystic Valley Music Together, Music Together Belmont, River of Song, Music and Movement of Newton, and in the Cambridge and Somerville public school systems. She has used the Canta y Baila Conmigo curriculum for many years and also has extensive experience as a voice instructor, dance and movement teacher, and program director. Rosa Elena is a talented opera singer with a long list of solo recitals, performances, and musical productions to her name.

Karen Belsley Pratt

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I love to develop curriculum that integrates literature with STEAM to spark curiosity, foster inquiry, and inspires students to make meaningful connections.

With more than three decades of experience as an educator in public and independent schools, Karen serves as Librarian and Media Services Teacher at CRS. In this role, she develops curriculum that integrates literature with STEAM to spark curiosity, foster inquiry, and inspire students to make meaningful connections. During her time at CRS, she has also taught PreKindergarten and multi-age PreK/K, helped to establish the multi-age PreK-2 program, developed an early childhood maker space, and served as the PreK-2 Curriculum Coordinator. Karen also taught at the Acton Children’s School, at the Wellesley Cooperative Nursery School, and in the Newton and Natick public schools. She earned her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Haverford College and her master’s degree in early childhood education from Boston College.

Ayan Osman

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Before joining the CRS commnity, Ayan co-taught a combined Grades 3/4 classroom at the Mission Hill School in Boston. Among many of her classroom techniques, she helped develop students’ self-esteem by fostering critical thinking and communication skills. Prior to that role, she spent time as a Kindergarten and Preschool teacher, where she used play-based strategies to provide diverse approaches to learning. Ayan uses curriculum to design lessons and activities, both in and out of the classroom, to promote sensory, academic, and social-emotional development. She received an AA in Early Childhood Education from Fisher College and earned her B.A. from Lesley University.

Mary Oliveira

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Mary Oliveira joined CRS in 1999 as an art educator. Prior to teaching at CRS, Mary taught art at The Canterbury School of Florida, as well as at Nashoba Brooks School in Concord, Massachusetts. She maintains a painting studio in her home and enjoys drawing and painting from life, with people and landscapes being some of her favorite subject matter. Mary earned her bachelor’s degree from Regis College, where she graduated cum laude, and her MFA from Boston University.

Dorothy Gregoire

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Everyone in the CRS community is very welcoming and the school’s focus on inclusion and diversity makes me feel incredibly privileged to work here.

Dorothy is an experienced early childhood educator and administrator, who served as the assistant director at The Goddard School in Dedham before joining us as the PreK/K assistant teacher last year. At The Goddard School, she oversaw enrollment, staffing, and curriculum, and served as a liaison to parents. Prior to that role, Dorothy worked at the Next Generation Children’s Center in Walpole. She started as a classroom teacher, developing and implementing weekly lesson plans to promote social, cognitive, physical, and emotional growth. Dorothy also served as the Center’s program manager and assisted teachers with maintaining a productive classroom environment, establishing curriculum, reviewing assessments, and organizing events.

Dorothy attended Concordia University of Portland and has a master’s in education with a minor in Curriculum & Instruction. She recently earned an Education Specialist Degree in Instructional Leadership from William Carey University.

Sarah Clancy

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Recess might be my favorite time of day at Charles River School because it shows the value of community and the joy of childhood that CRS pursues. Watching kids from every grade play together, especially when the middle school students make time for the PreK/K students, warms my heart and reminds me that we all have so much to learn from each other at every age and stage of life.

Sarah Clancy joined Charles River School in 2020 as an all-school substitute and an associate teacher. She co-teaches seventh- and eighth-grade MultiArts classes, including directing the eighth-grade musical. Sarah is developing the Communication and Presentations class for grades 3-5 with a focus on the five communication styles as well as public speaking, performance, and interpersonal communication skills.

Prior to joining Charles River School, Sarah worked in theatre, television, commercials, and voiceover as an actor and director. Sarah directs for Open Fields, a local community theatre for children ages 7 to 18. She has served as the Associate Director for Brave Arts, a summer musical theatre program since 2012.

Sarah was selected for Elon University’s BFA Acting program, one of the top BFA programs in the country. She was also chosen as one of 25 students for the Isabella Cannon Leadership Fellows, a four-year program focused on leadership at the global, community, and personal levels. She graduated cum laude with a BFA in Acting and a minor in Communications.

Billy Beauzile

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At CRS, Billy has coached our girls soccer and boys basketball teams, and served as a substitute PE teacher, an after-school sports teacher through the Extended Day Program, and a team-building teacher. He has held a variety of sports instructor and coaching roles, working with children ages 5-14 through FC USA/UK Elite, the Nor’Easter North Soccer Club, and Be Ahead of the Game. Billy also served as the head soccer coach at Shady Hill School. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Mount Ida College, where he played on the varsity soccer, football, and volleyball teams, and trained with the men’s basketball team.