Our Board of Directors

ECC's Board of Directors is responsible for the policies, finances, fundraising and administration of the school.  Our Board is currently made up of dedicated parents of ECC students.  If you have any interest in joining the Board, please email The Board.    
Ani Levy (she/her)
President

Ani is a retired teacher, mother of two ECC alumni, small business owner and New Jersey resident. Ani previously served on the ECC Board of Directors as Secretary, Vice President and President, and has returned to serve as Board President once again.

 

Ani was raised outside of Boston in Newton, MA and moved to Washington, DC to attend American University, where she double majored in Public Communication and Graphic Design. In the years following graduation, she worked at an advertising agency and in the Community Heath Department of Holy Cross Hospital. As much as she enjoyed these positions, she changed focuses to become an elementary school teacher. After earning degrees through Montgomery County and the University of Maryland she worked in Montgomery County Public Schools as a first grade teacher. 

 

In 2017, Ani’s  husband was offered a job in NYC that he could not turn down, so they packed up the family and moved to New Jersey. This fall, her daughter will be in 7th grade and son in 5th, and as hard as it is to remember them as Bluebirds and Owls,  Ani is thrilled to be able to help ECC from a distance by rejoining the board of directors.

Jocelyn Lewandowski (she/her)
Vice President
Jocelyn joined the Board in 2020. She currently works as a Project Manager and Senior Preparedness Analyst for Argonne National Laboratory's Decision and Infrastructure Sciences Division. Prior to joining Argonne, she worked as a Project Manager and Business Management Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton for more than 15 years, specializing in stakeholder engagement, strategic communications, policy development and implementation, and program development. She attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she received a BA in Psychology and Sociology. Jocelyn resides in Rockville with her husband and two sons - one graduated from ECC in June 2020 and one is currently attending. 
Amy Castner (she/her)
Treasurer
Amy joined the board in 2021. She is currently a member of the principal professional staff at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, where she leads technical research projects and serves as a line manager. Amy's background is in Computer Science and Mathematics and she attended the University of Maryland in College Park and The Johns Hopkins University. Amy grew up in Rockville and returned to raise a family. She and her husband have three children, including an ECC alum, a current Owl, and a future ECC student. In her spare time, Amy enjoys making pottery and spending time with her family around Rockville and beyond.
Jennifer Curtiss (she/her)
Secretary
Jennifer joined the Board in 2021.  She currently works as a speech-language pathologist at Communication Cornerstones where she specializes in working with preschool and school-aged children.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Special and Inclusive Elementary Education and Sociology from Syracuse University (GO ORANGE!) and went on to earn her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from George Washington University. Jennifer began her career with the Montgomery County Public School system 12 years ago before transitioning to the private sector in 2013. She resides in Rockville with her husband, daughters and fur-child, Maddie.  Her oldest daughter graduated from ECC in 2019 and her youngest is currently attending. Jennifer enjoys family bike rides, impromptu dance parties, a good book in a hammock and ice cream with rainbow sprinkles.
Lara Rosa (she/her)
At Large
Lara Rosa is so happy to be connected to ECC again! She served on the board of ECC years ago when her now 6th and 4th grade daughters were in school there. She has the best memories of ECC, and her family loved their time there! Lara lives with her husband, 3 daughters, and dog in Vienna, Virginia. Lara has a background in Environmental Education, has taught preschool-9th grade, and is now working in Fairfax County Public Schools.
Monica Silvestro (she/her)
At Large
Monica Silvestro is a Special Education Paraeducator for Montgomery County Schools. Prior to this, she was a lead teacher at Millian Methodist Preschool and has experience leading preschool cooking classes. Monica also has work experience in nutrition coaching and public health communication. Monica has a BA from Georgetown University. She lives in Rockville with her husband, two children ages 11 and 13, and her dog Penny. Her children attended ECC for two years and she served on the board for one year during their attendance.
Julia Singleton (she/her)
At Large
Julia Singleton joined the ECC Board of Directors in May of 2021. Her daughter had an exceptional preschool experience at ECC almost ten years ago and she is excited to be back to help out on the Board.  She and her family have lived in Rockville since 2010 and she works part-time as a litigation consultant for FTI Consulting, Inc.  Julia is a graduate of the University of Washington in Seattle.