Executive Staff

Gail and Geeta

Geeta Vyas
Founder

Geeta has extensive experience working with diverse populations and has a proven track record of delivering instructional leadership and curriculum, enabling children under her care to excel during their primary school years. Geeta’s dedication and commitment to children earned her an Employee of the Year award for excellence in teaching at a previous school.

Geeta has over 25 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and holds an Associates of Arts in Early Childhood from Rancho Santiago College, and a Bachelors of Arts in Education from Maharaja Sayajirao University in India. Geeta also gained additional leadership experience serving as principal of an elementary school in India.

Geeta cherishes spending time with her two teenage daughters. She and her husband, Hemant, are very active within the Indian community on the Eastside. She enjoys reading, time with friends and family, and traveling.

Gail Domingos
Founder

Gail has 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood Education field. Gail’s experience working with children is diverse, from volunteering as a teacher with homeless children to interning as an Elementary School Principal within the Cambridge Public Schools system. She has worked as a Director in both small, sole-proprietorship and large corporate centers. At Cedar Crest Academy, Gail weaves together and implements the positive aspects of each of these endeavors.

Gail has an Associate of Arts in Early Childhood from Los Angeles Valley College; a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude,from UCLA; and Master of Education, Principal Certification Strand, from Harvard University.

Gail’s hobbies include tennis, cinema, model ship building, and cooking. Gail and her husband, Pedro, enjoy traveling and spending time with their son, Daniel.

Carpenter Heather

Heather Carpenter
Executive Director

Heather brings close to twenty years of experience in private school elementary education, where she has served as a teacher, principal, mentor, trainer, and regional director.  Heather joined Cedar Crest Academy in 2013 as the Director of Curriculum Development.  As Director of Curriculum Development, Heather helped restructure Cedar Crest Academy’s elementary program to make certain Cedar Crest Academy’s students are achieving academic excellence through an individualized, academically rigorous program and are able to compete on an international level.      

As Cedar Crest Academy’s Executive Director, in addition to overseeing the elementary program, Heather will visit all campuses on a weekly basis, ensuring consistency and quality in curriculum implementation and that all preprimary programs are adhering to Cedar Crest Academy’s standard of excellence.  Heather will continue to hone in on Cedar Crest Academy’s Core Values and Mission, ensuring Cedar Crest Academy exceeds standards, individualizes programs, develops and embraces the whole child, and challenges students to believe in themselves and their limitless potential.      

Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Curriculum from the University of Victoria.  She adores spending time with her family and being active with her two children.  Skiing, cooking, and reading are just a few of her pastimes.