At the Early Learning Center (ELC) in Hingham, your child will have the advantage of teachers who are highly qualified and experienced in the field of early childhood education. They create a warm, nurturing environment for your child to learn and grow.
Like our students, our educators are always growing! They take advantage of every opportunity for mentoring and professional training. Many are sought after as early childhood education leaders on a local and national level.
Educators across our four locations share ideas and best practices, so all ELC children benefit.
Meet Our Educational Leaders
Jamee Beaudry joined the JCC ELC, Hingham in June 2019. She has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over 20 years in a wide range of positions from public school Kindergarten & 1st grade teacher, private tutor, to her most recent position as the Director of the South Shore YMCA Early Childhood Center in Hanover. Jamee and her family currently live in Scituate. She enjoys supporting young children in their journey to become curious and engaged learners.
Mala Strassfeld joined the JCC ELC, Hingham in 2013, after retiring from a 34-year public school career that included 20 years as a preschool special educator. As a Child Development Specialist, Mala supports children with physical, emotional or developmental challenges. She also advocates for parents, helps connect them to available community resources and serves as a support system. Mala holds a BS in Speech and Language from Northeastern University, a M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education from Wheelock College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership from Salem State University.
Brittany Proctor joined the Leadership Staff of the JCC ELC Hingham in 2019. Brittany graduated from Southern New Hampshire University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology. Brittany worked as the Lead Toddler Teacher at the South Shore YMCA Early Learning Center for 4years before joining us. She believes that early childhood is one of the most important stages of a child’s life since so much learning occurs during this time.
Indira joined us as the Director of the JCC ELC, Brookline/Brighton in 1997. She became Supervising Director in 2011 and continued to oversee all phases of school operations at the Brookline/Brighton site, while also assuming responsibility for program quality and content across all ELC locations. In 2014, Indira was promoted to Director, Early Learning Center Operations. In her current role as Assistant Vice President, she oversees operations of all JCC Early Learning Centers.
Indira participates in the Greater Boston Director’s Council of Early Childhood Jewish Educators and is an active member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She holds BA and MS degrees in Early Childhood Education from Lesley University and has more than 30 years of experience in the field.