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Our French and English speaking team is very diverse, has great experience in the classroom, and is very nurturing towards the students. Every year we meet for one week of professional development to revisit the curriculum, improve it, and adapt it to the group of children entering that academic year. Each school member is trained and CPR/First Aid Certified.
Vanessa Ghenania
President
I have worked and taught curriculum in French, in private and public institutions (LFNY, PS58). I have worked on the administration side as a curriculum advisor and developer, in New York City (NYFACS).
Jesenia Vera
English Teacher for Infant Classroom
Hello! My name is Jesenia Vera. I was born and raised in New York City. I am bilingual (Spanish, English). After graduating High School, I attended a community college and graduated with an Early Childhood Education degree.
Yolasky
English Teacher - Infants classroom
My enthusiasm to work with children began at a young age, as I had a lot free time and one way to use that time was by volunteering myself at an organization to help kids with special needs.
John O'Dowd
English Teacher - Pre-K classroom
I have worked with young children for my entire life. After graduating Saint John’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood education, I moved to Florida to work in the Club Med Child Care Team.
Yahaira Zayas
English Teacher - Toddlers classroom
I have over 10 plus years of experience working in learning centers throughout New York City. I have decided to make early learning my life’s work because I believe a child’s education is the most valuable thing in the world.
Marion Menand
Operations & Marketing Manager
I worked for the past two and a half years for a French web magazine in Manhattan, NY as an Event Manager and Ad Account Executive where I organized the three first Bilingual Education Fairs of New York City.
Oumou Sidibe
French Teacher for Infant Classroom
In 2013 I became a New York resident which enable me to do what I love most, work with children. Even though I hold 2 masters degrees, one in Archeology and the other in History, working with children has always been a calling.
Halima Kaba
French Teacher - Toddlers classroom
For five years, I have worked as a nanny and tutor of French in Brooklyn and then became an after-school teacher at the New York French American Charter School while going for a teaching-assistant certification.
Virginie
French Teacher - Pre-K classroom
After obtaining a Master’s in Literature from Sorbonne University and a career in Journalism, I decided on a career change due to an experienced as an Au Pair in the US where I took care of two young boys (ages 2 and 3) for a year.