School Leadership

  PembertonChristi Pemberton

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Welcome to Cambridge Elementary School!

It is an honor and a privilege to be joining such a dynamic group of students, parents, and educators. I am excited to be able to utilize my passion and experience to continue to foster the warm, caring, and rich learning environment that makes Cambridge Elementary School, "A Special Place for Students".
My teaching and administrative experience includes working in both the general education and special education setting. I have had the pleasure of working with children as young as 3 years old through 20 years of age. I am a proud graduate of Rutgers University, where I earned a Bachelors degree in Communication and an equally proud graduate of Rider University, where I earned my Masters degree in Educational Administration.

As your building's instructional leader, I look forward to working with you as we partner to expand your children's academic, emotional, and social learning experience.

Let's Go Cougars!


Dear Cambridge Elementary School families and students,

It is with great anticipation that I introduce myself as the new Assistant Principal of Cambridge Elementary School. My name is Jaya Maharajh and I have been an educator in Franklin Township for 16 years.  I earned my M.A. Ed. at Fairleigh Dickinson University, in addition to my reading specialist, supervisory and principal certifications. This year I am excited to be working alongside Principal Christi Pemberton to meet the needs of Cambridge students and families.

One area that I have always been passionate about is providing equitable, high quality educational programs to students and families. It is very important to me that the school community strives to provide a safe, nurturing and engaging learning environment, with a focus on high expectations, culturally affirming practices and inquiry based learning. I look forward to working with the Cambridge staff not only to educate, but to build positive relationships with your children during the upcoming year. It is my goal that all Cambridge students feel emotionally and academically supported in school. 

Once again, I am so fortunate to have the opportunity to bring all my skills and experience with me to this close-knit school community.  I look forward to getting to know all of you. I will be working hard to ensure a smooth transition, as our new learning adventure awaits for the 2022-2023 school year!

Jaya Maharajh, M.A. Ed.

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