Rebecca Roseman, Director
Rebecca Roseman joined Westchester Reform Temple as the assistant director of the Early Childhood Center in 2019. Rebecca previously served as the assistant director of Sutton Place Synagogue’s Kaplan Nursery School in New York City. She has worked in the field of early childhood education for nearly two decades, teaching everything from mommy and me classes to pre-kindergarten. Rebecca earned a B.A. in educational studies from Emory University and an M.S.Ed in early childhood general and special education from Bank Street College of Education. She resides in Westchester with her husband Eric and children Charlotte and Jack.
To contact Rebecca, please email email@example.com
Jen Brauntuch, Assistant Director
Jen comes to the ECC with over 14 years of experience in the field of education. She began her career in the classroom as a 2nd and 3rd grade teacher in the Bronx. She then spent time working for the Achievement First charter school network as a school Social Worker, Dean, and Director of Special Education. After moving to Westchester, Jen spent many years teaching preschool. She lives in Rye Brook with her husband and 3 young daughters.
To contact Jen, please email Jen.Brauntuch@wrtemple.org
Ellen Rosenberg, Administrative Assistant
Ellen joined Westchester Reform Temple’s Early Childhood Center in 2011. She holds a B.S. in marketing from Syracuse University. Ellen is always available to help out parents and children in any capacity.
To contact Ellen, please email Ellen.Rosenberg@wrtemple.org
Gabrielle Felman, Social Worker
For over 15 years, Gabrielle has worked as an Early Childhood Development Specialist. A passionate supporter of young children and their families, she specializes in early childhood development, play therapy, special education, and parent-child & family relationships.
Gabrielle earned a Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Psychology from Boston University. She earned her master’s degree in Early Childhood General and Special Education from Bank Street College of Education and is certified and licensed in both General Education and Special Education. Additionally, she holds a master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University and is a licensed clinical social worker. Gabrielle lives in Scarsdale with her husband, two young daughters, and dogs. Lebron & Skylar.
To contact Gabrielle, please email Gabrielle.Felman@wrtemple.org
Joanne Yewdell, Pediatric Occupational Therapist
Joanne is an OTR/L and a pediatric occupational therapist who has been involved with the ECC for several years as a consultant and mentor to the staff. She routinely observes classes and assists teachers in implementing skill building exercises with a “play with a purpose” philosophy. When children are experiencing difficulty with fine motor, visual motor, visual perceptual, or sensory processing skills, Joanne offers strategies and individual plans that teachers can implement in order to assist children in building these skills.
Our warm, nurturing teachers are dedicated to creating an environment where children can learn, grow, and feel safe as they begin to gain independence from their parents. Each is educated in child development, with certifications that include master’s and bachelor’s degrees in early childhood education, as well as associate degrees. All are trained in CPR and First Aid, and some are MAT (Medication Administration Training) certified.