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.

Becca Ferat

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As both a faculty member and CRS parent, I have been impressed by the incredible sense of community. CRS means frequent hugs from students and cross-campus shout-outs, seeing curiosity, wonder, and discovery light up faces, and being a part of the joyful learning that the school embodies.

Becca joined CRS in 2012 as a learning specialist. In this role, she oversees learning support for the school, including conducting screenings and coordinating learning support for students both at CRS and outside the school. In addition, she works directly with students in Grades 4 – 8 through learning groups, classroom support, and one-on-one, and also works closely with faculty and parents. Prior to CRS, Becca was a learning specialist at the Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School in Chicago. Her experience also includes teaching second grade and designing and implementing family programming and hands-on experiences at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. Becca earned her B.A. in Art History from Vassar College and holds a master’s in education from Bank Street College of Education (Museum Education and K-6 teaching) and DePaul University (Special Education).

Amy Lisbon Branton

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Students achieve because each knows they are valued and understood and are receiving an education based upon them as an individual. CRS provides flexibility for an educator to be creative and approach curriculum taking into account individual students’ interests and skill levels. The sense of community is evident from students to staff to parents. 

Amy (Charles River School Class of ‘95) joined CRS in 2008 as a first-grade teacher, and then moved into the role of Literacy Specialist. Prior to CRS, Amy taught first grade at the Advent School in Boston, and also worked as a language tutor during the summer at the Carroll School. Amy is a certified member of the Academy of Orton Gillingham Educators and Practitioners and is currently pursuing her Fellow certification. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and her master’s in early childhood education from Lesley University.