Kathy Reiss

Kathy has been a longtime teacher assistant who has worked with all age groups at MWS.  She is now the teacher of 4-day pre-K children. Biography coming soon.   ... read more

Cindy Bobrow

Cindy has been a teacher assistant at MWS since 1995, working with every age from our youngest students to pre-K.  She is  now lead teacher of the Monday, Tuesday, Thursday class of Old 3's/Young 4's. Cindy  is originally from Brooklyn, NY. She graduated from Brooklyn College with a BA in Early Childhood Education and earned a MS in education from Long ... read more

Pat McClure, Co-Director

Shortly after college, Pat took her mother's advice and got a master’s degree in special education at BU. After grad school, she taught multiply handicapped children at Fernald State School and then a class of severely multiply-handicapped children for 3 years in the Newton Public Schools when Chapter 766, the special education laws, were new in ... read more

Ruth Carlson, Co-Director

Ruth’s degree from Framingham State in Early Childhood Education and psychology was the perfect preparation for her life’s work as a teacher. After being a permanent sub for two years, she retired temporarily from teaching to become a SAHM in 1977. Seven years later, she returned to teaching as a teacher assistant at MWS when her second child enrolled in ... read more

Chrissi Oliver, Teacher & Office Manager

When she enrolled her daughter in the afternoon transition class at MWS in 1999, Chrissi was working as a financial analyst at Compaq Computer. She arranged her business schedule so she could also work as a teacher assistant for us. After two years as a TA, Chrissi gave up her corporate job in order to become certified to teach her own class.  Beginning in ... read more

Una Gillis, Business Manager

The first person to greet you when you arrive at the school office will most likely be Una Gillis.  Her warm smile and Irish voice welcome everyone immediately and signal that Una can't wait to show off the preschool that she loves.  Born in Galway and educated at St Patrick’s College of Education and University College Dublin, Ireland, Una worked as an ... read more

Elizabeth Lyng–Creative Movement

Elizabeth was introduced to MWS when she enrolled her son in preschool after moving from the metro-Atlanta area to Lexington. A year later, she joined our staff as a teaching assistant and continued in that position for two years before becoming our Creative Movement instructor.  Her love of children is obvious and began many years ago. She earned a Bachelor ... read more


As in all schools, our staff work with children because they love the challenge and joys of teaching. Six dedicated lead teachers form the solid foundation of our school, supported by about 20 hard working and talented teaching assistants. In the background, the administrative staff offers structure, guidance, help and support to the teachers so the ... read more

Teachers Assistants

MWS has a wonderful teacher-student ratio because we have a unique program for staffing our classes with lead teachers and teacher assistants. We offer parents the opportunity to work one morning a week in a class for the whole school year in exchange for a substantial tuition credit. We give $1100 off tuition for first year assistants and $1200 off tuition ... read more

Noriko Wada, Music Specialist

Born and raised in Kobe Japan, Noriko worked professionally as a director in many productions of major opera companies in Japan. Since she came to the United States, she has dedicated her professional life to teaching. She has over 20 years experience teaching music and the Japanese language to all ages. She is the mother of three girls ranging in age from ... read more