Staff and Teachers

  Maureen F. Morgan, Ed.M
  Faculty Director

picture of Annie Cohen, Assistant to the DirectorAnnie Cohen
Program Administrator


 Annie Cohen first visited the Child Study Center in the early 1980s as a Boston College student and nanny to two children who attended the CSC. Since that first visit so long ago, Annie has worked in retail management, owned her own business, and volunteered for many local non-profit organizations, most recently as President of The Wellesley Education Foundation. Annie's own children attended the Child Study Center from 1998-2007. During this time, she was a member of the CSC Parent Committee, the CSC Research Review Committee, and a volunteer in the Child Study Center's library. She began working at the Child Study Center in 2008. She is married and has four children, one at Wellesley High School and three in college. Annie enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, walking in nature, and cooking.



   Wendy Gonsenhauser
Lead Teacher, Youngest Group



   Wendy Gonsenhauser has been working in Early Childhood Education for nineteen years, directing, teaching, and developing new programs for children ages 2-6.  Her experience in independent preschools in the greater Metro West area spans a diverse range of populations.  Wendy trains educators through professional development workshops and in larger forums, such as NAEYC conferences. Wendy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from SUNY, College at Buffalo, and her Master’s Degree in Expressive Therapies from Lesley College.  She has done post-graduate work in Special Education at SUNY, College at Buffalo, and Early Childhood Education at MassBay Community College.  Wendy is married and has two daughters, now in college.  She enjoys family walks with her dogs, traveling, yoga, pilates, and music.


   Emily Cooperman
   Lead Teacher, Middle Group

picture of Jen Clifton, lead teacher Jennifer Clifton
Lead Teacher, Oldest Group


Jen Clifton has over seventeen years of experience in the field of Early Childhood Education, and a Master's Degree in Education from Smith College.  Jen began her career teaching first grade in Portland, Maine.  She then went on to be a Lead Teacher and Program Manager at the University of Southern Maine Child and Family Centers, and Adjunct Faculty in the Early Childhood Education Department at Southern Maine Community College. After moving to Massachusetts, Jen taught preschool in Weston, and then joined the Child Study Center in 2010. In her free time, Jen enjoys reading, traveling, spending time outside, and being with friends and family.