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.

Monica Chrambach

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Monica joins Charles River School from Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass., where she taught since 1994. Most recently, she taught science in grades 5-8 and served as an instructional coach to the middle school faculty. She has also taught eighth-grade math and lower school science, and tutored students with learning challenges. Prior to working at Shady Hill, she was a high school science and math teacher for learning disabled students at the Forman School and King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Connecticut. Monica is particularly interested in curriculum design, affective education and meeting the needs of diverse learners.

Lizz Albany

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I love the trust that the community and administration put in us, as teachers, to be experts in what we do. We create a unique, tailored curriculum for our students that both sparks their interest and curiosity and pushes them rigorously to think deeper and more fully about the relevant subject matter.