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Teachers

Our Teachers

Ms. Elizabeth

Master Toddler Teacher hired March, 1990.  I graduated from La Guardia Community College with an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. I am a loving and nurturing teacher who thrives on interacting with young children. I am looking forward to getting to know you and your child better. I believe that with respect and sincere interaction, we will build positive relationships which will help each child to grow and flourish.  I am a very happy and proud mother of three wonderful teenagers.  I speak Spanish and English.  In my spare time I enjoy being with my family (husband, mom, and my children), reading, dancing, listening to music, and cooking!

Ms. Patricia

Toddler Lead Teacher hired January, 2013. I interned at the BPC Nursery in 2009 and then completed my Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at Brooklyn College. I live in Queens with my mother and father.  In my free time I enjoy shopping, spending time with my friends and family and trying new types of food.  I am fluent in both English and Spanish.  I look forward to meeting you and watching your children learn and grow!

Ms. Guadalupe

Toddler  Assistant Teacher hired March, 2014.  I graduated from Borough Manhattan Community College with my AA degree in Early Childhood Education.  I enjoy being around children because they are so innocent. I love exploring the outdoors and learning new things with them every day. I am so happy to be getting to know your children and look forward to watching them learn and grow.

Ms. Sandra

Hi my name is Sandra Lee. I interned at Battery Park City Day Nursery and graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College with an AA degree in Early Childhood Education. I specialize in the infant & toddler area. I’ve had a love for kids my whole life. Even when I was a kid I used to play with young children  all the time. I’ve had experiences babysitting, working and interning at other schools. My experiences have taught me a lot about what being a teacher represents and it’s my goal to achieve that. I’ve learned a lot about what it’s like to take care of little ones and the processes they go through. In my free time I enjoy cooking, enjoying  my family and relaxing at home.

Ms. Josephine

Toddler Associate Co-Lead Teacher hired September, 2002.  I’m pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education.  I speak English and Italian fluently.  In my spare time I love to cook, read, travel & spend time with my family and friends. I also adore spending time with my young niece. You can count on my dedication, trust and love for each child.

Ms. Elvia

Assistant Preschool Teacher hired July, 2004. I received my Child Development Associate (CDA) credential, in February 2005.  I am pursuing my degree in Early Childhood Education. I enjoy working with children and have three of my own. I am fluent in Spanish & English.  My interests include dancing, reading, cooking, listening to all kinds of music, and spending time with my family.

Ms. Jayra

 Assistant Preschool Teacher hired October 2011.  I started as an Intern with BPCDN and love working with the children and getting to know each family. I loved working with toddlers and getting to  know each family. My daughter, Valentina started in the Red Room last year. I am so happy that she gets to be in this school where I know she will be nurtured and taught many new things. I grew up with a mother who was a day care provider so I have always been comfortable working with children. I feel so lucky to have the opportunity to teach, guide and get to know your children. I am fluent in English and Spanish and when I am not working, I love to spend time with my family, cooking and listening to music.

Ms. Alexia

Assistant Teacher, hired September 2016. I started as an intern in the Orange Room. I am currently enrolled at BMCC where I will graduate in the summer of 2017 with an AA in Early Childhood Education. My love for children grew when my first nephew was born and it continues to grow. I can’t wait to discover new adventures with your children at BPCDN. In my spare time I love to read and spend time with my family.

Ms. Oriana

Preschool Lead Teacher hired February, 2014. I have a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College.  I have been teaching children between the ages of 14 months – 4 yrs of age for 10 years. Working with children has always been a passion of mine.  I love knowing that what I am doing has some impact on their lives as I guide them through their early years.  I look forward to forming relationships with both you and your children because of what you can teach them and what we as adults can learn from them.  My door is always open if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them.  Thank you!

Ms. Mildred

Preschool  Teacher re-hired August, 1998.  I have loved children since I was a little girl and baby-sat.  I have four brothers; two are police officers with New York’s finest.  I worked here from 1989 to 1995 with the infants, toddlers and pre-k.  I then left because I wanted to start a family and now have two wonderful daughters.  I am fluent in English and Spanish. I love working with children because of what you can teach them and what we as adults can learn from them.

Ms. Michelle

Michelle Park, Assistant Preschool Teacher hired March 2016. I graduated from Teacher’s College, Columbia University with a Master of Arts in Music Education. I also earned a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from Manhattan School of Music. I am passionate working with young children from diverse cultures and I am dedicated to helping children grow and learn in a safe and enjoyable environment. In my spare time, I  love watching the NBA, MLB and English Premier League sports. I also like to go on road trip adventures with my husband.   I play the violin as a member of the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony Orchestra. I am exited to have the opportunity to teach children at Battery Park City Day Nursery.

Ms. Janet

Master Preschool Teacher hired September, 1986.  I’ve been teaching at the Nursery since its doors opened.  I enjoy working with all age groups, especially the threes because they are so curious and love being challenged.  I live with my husband of 34 years and my hobbies are reading, talking, taking trips, and spending time with my husband.  I have my Associates in Liberal Arts and a BA in Early Childhood Education. I also have attended many Early Childhood seminars and have led parenting workshops at BPCDN. I enjoy what I do and that’s what makes me a good teacher.

Ms. Jennifer

Assistant Teacher hired September, 2015.  I’m currently working on my bachelors degree in education. I fell in love with the idea of teaching little ones in middle school, and ever since I’ve made my goal to work with children. What I love most about teaching is seeing their faces when they’ve discover something new or master a new concept or skill. During my free time I love exploring New York with my daughter.

Ms. Davika

Assistant Teacher hired September, 2015. In 2014, I started out as an intern in the Red Room and absolutely loved it! I am currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. In High school I was in a program called Junior Achievements, where I was given the opportunity to teach first grade and second grade with a partner. I enjoy being around the different age groups, they’re all so innocent and smart. I live in Queens with my mom and my step father and in my spare time I love baking, doing arts and crafts, listening to music and hanging out with my family.

Ms. Bessie

Pre-kindergarten Lead Teacher hired September, 2013. I have my BA from Brooklyn College where I double majored in Early Childhood/Special Education and Psychology. I completed my MS in Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education at Touro College. I have my NYS certification in both General and Special Education Birth-grade 2.   I love spending my day with young children, helping them grow and learn through guidance and exploration. I believe all children can reach their potential if they are welcomed into a nurturing classroom where they feel that they can be themselves and I look forward to getting to know you and your children.

Ms. Carole

Assistant Pre-kindergarten Teacher hired September, 1993. I live on Long Island with my husband and three children. I have also been blessed with four beautiful grandchildren. I was born in Haiti where I learned to speak both English and French fluently. Throughout the year I attend early childhood workshops so that I remain updated with current Early Education research. In my spare time, I love to cook and read. I look forward to sharing the French language with your child.

Ms. Yashira

Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, hired in September, 2010. I graduated from Borough of Manhattan Community College with an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. I started at the BPCDN as a part-time assistant in a toddler room and have been a full time toddler teacher for 4 years. I  wanted  to try working with a different age group, and this year I was given the opportunity to work in the Pre-K For All program. I am so excited to get to know all of the children and watch them learn and grow. I am pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree at Touro College. I live in the Bronx and love to spend my free time with my family and friends, listening to music and having fun. I speak English and Spanish fluently. I am looking forward to an exciting year full of wonderful and enriching experiences.

Ms. Gersilia

Assistant teacher, hired October 2016.  I am an Assistant Teacher for the Pre-K after-school program.  I also substitute in the toddler rooms. I am currently finishing my degree in Early Childhood Education at BMCC, with a specialty in infants and toddlers. My passion for children grew when I worked in a maternity hospital in my country. My mom has also been a huge influence because she is a teacher. I am fluent in both English and Spanish. I’m so excited to have  the opportunity to work with the little ones at the Nursery. I hope that I can impact their lives positively and  help with their learning &  development.  When I am not working or going to school, I enjoying reading, shopping and spending time with my loved ones.

Ms. Kirsten

Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher hired August, 2016. I have three years of teaching experience ranging from preschool age children to second graders. I have recently moved to New York City after starting my teaching career working in the Boston Public Schools. Working with early learners is a passion of mine because I love the idea of engaging students early on in their learning career in hopes that they will become lifelong lovers of learning like myself. Children develop so much in their first five years of life; this is why I believe that Preschool and Pre-K are so important. I am particularly interested in experimental learning and science and believe in presenting materials in many different ways so that all children are able to access the content in a way that suits their learning style. I am excited to from relationships with you and your children throughout the school year. My door is always open if you have any questions.

Ms. Victoria

Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, hired January, 2014.  I received my AA in Early Childhood Education at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I not only have a passion but a true love of working with children.  It’s amazing to see their growth, amusement, and enthusiasm for learning each and every day. I am looking forward to an enriching and fulfilling  year with your children.

 

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