You’re welcome to contact us with questions, concerns, resources or information related to the issue of students in need of advanced learning in Cambridge. Send us a note at

We use a Yahoo Group (listserve) as our mailing list, and for online discussions.  The Yahoo group is currently for parents of students who reside in Cambridge, to support each other, share resources, and discuss issues around advanced learning. All posts and parent-to-parent emails are kept strictly confidential.

If you’d like to join the CALA Yahoo group, please send a note to, and we’ll be happy to add you. You can find the Yahoo group web page here:

You are also welcome to get in touch with these parent CALA contacts at the Cambridge Public Schools:

Elementary Schools
Amigos: Andrea Koschwanez,
Baldwin: Kim Scott,
Cambridgeport: Jacob Barandes,
Fletcher-Maynard Academy: John Trever,
Kennedy-Longfellow:  Mary Ellen Doran,
King-Open: Belinda Watt,
Peabody  – Deirdre Logan,
Tobin Montessori: Julie Croston, and Vera Hoffman,

Upper Schools
Cambridge Street: Diane Roseman,
Putnam Ave: John DeLancey,
Rindge Ave: Anne Holtzworth,
Vassal Lane: Freedom Baird,

Cambridge Rindge and Latin High School
Karen Propp,

Home-School or Private Schools in Cambridge
Zeyneb Magavi,

General CALA Contact: Andrea Koschwanez,, CALA coordinator