Lisa Levenson is our admissions coordinator. She was born and raised in New York City. In 2016, she graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During her time at Barnard, she worked as an assistant teacher at the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development. Upon graduation, after spending eight summers working at Day Camp @ the JCC, Lisa taught pre-k at the JCC nursery. She has now transitioned into the role of admissions coordinator as she continues to work toward her PhD in School Psychology at Fordham University.
Debra Schwartzreich works in Classroom 7 as a co-head teacher in our half-day 3s program. Debra grew up in Mamaroneck, NY, and now lives on the Upper East Side. She has been at the JCC since 2014 and at our nursery school since 2015. Prior to working in the nursery school, Debra worked in with 2s Together, Havurah, and the JCC Summer Camps.
Debra completed her undergraduate degree in art history and art conservation at the University of Delaware in 2013. While teaching in family programs at the Jewish Museum, she realized her passion for teaching art to children. She went on to complete her master’s degree in early childhood education at CUNY Hunter in 2018. Debra continues to teach in museums and uses art as a vessel for children to communicate, learn, and play together. Debra is excited to explore this year with Jenna, Peggy, and Clyde the guinea pig.