Educators & Staff
Meet Our Nationally-Recognized Management Team
Cambridge Schools™ Educators have many years of teaching preschool, elementary school, and college education courses, along with lecturing hundreds of early childhood teachers and educators throughout the United States. Through their knowledge and expertise of early childhood education, they have created a superior learning environment, and continuously integrate current educational advancements into the Cambridge Schools curriculum.
DR. LESLEY M. EPSTEIN, Founder & Consultant, Educator
As the proud founder of Cambridge Schools™, Dr. Lesley M. Epstein has been actively committed to preschool education and parenting since 1972. She has served as an educational consultant for national organizations and businesses as varied as IBM, Columbia University, and The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC.) Dr. Epstein has designed many cognitively based preschool programs, which are widely used and recognized as national prototypes, and she lectures at education conferences and seminars throughout the country. Dr. Epstein is widely published, having completed “Day By Day,” a daily thematic approach to early childhood education in preschools across the United States. Dr. Epstein is associated with a wide array of local, state, and national organizations, and has received numerous awards, honors, and board memberships for her exemplary work. As a consultant she continues to bring her enthusiasm and expertise in early childhood education to Cambridge Schools children, families and staff.
BRINA WIDLANSKY, Executive Director, Educator
18 years at Cambridge Schools
Brina Widlansky joined the Cambridge Schools family after 20 years of preschool and elementary teaching and administrative experience. Brina has created numerous Cambridge Schools programs & curriculums, family events and special events. She has led Cambridge Schools through many NAEYC and NAC accreditations. She formerly taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, first and 3rd grade, and was Assistant Director at the Boca Raton Jewish Community Center for eight years. She started as a Director for Cambridge, and was then promoted to Regional Director. As Executive Director, Brina develops and oversees age appropriate curriculum for all ages, trains the 200 Cambridge teachers and continuously strives to achieve excellence in early childhood education.
JESSICA RIECKHOFF, Regional Director
17 years at Cambridge Schools
Jessica Rieckhoff has been with Cambridge Schools since 1995. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education she taught both Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten at Cambridge Schools. Jessica then led the Pembroke Pines Campus as their Director for 8 years through both NAEYC and NAC accreditations. Jessica was promoted to Regional Director in 2008 and continues to work on curriculum enhancement and special event development while supporting the administrative staff, parents, and teachers at all four Cambridge Schools.
A well-designed curriculum is essential to any program, but carefully following that set curriculum is vital to the success of the students. Cambridge Schools teachers do just that and the results speak for themselves. Training for teachers is ongoing and focuses on Cambridge Schools techniques that help to enhance early development of children on a variety of levels.Meet Our Teachers