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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Paloma

Assistant Teacher, hired in September 2017.  I am currently enrolled in CUNY SPS in hopes of earning my Child Development Associate (CDA) certification.  I aspire to be someone children can look up to.  Being able to nurture a child’s development is the reason I got into this field; I find nothing more rewarding.  It’s also important for me to incorporate creative arts in the classroom in a way that children are also learning skills they will take with them to elementary school.   Art is one of my favorite pass times  so, when I’m not at work or at school, I like to draw and to visit museums. 

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. 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. 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. Gina

Pre-kindergarten Lead Teacher hired September, 2017. I have my Bachelors in Early childhood Education from LIU: Post, and Masters in Literacy Education from CUNY Queens. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with family, being outside and doing crafts. Ever since I was very young becoming a teacher is the only profession I have dreamed of for myself. With three years of teaching experience from preschool to second grade, I have learned how crucial positivity, building connections and exploration can impact students to greater motivation and higher achievement. I believe that a classroom should be a second home, and I want my students to feel excited, safe and cared for everyday they enter my classroom, while expressing their creativity and passions. I am very excited to join the Battery Park City Day Nursery team and to build relationships with 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. 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. Raquel

Pre-Kindergarten Lead Teacher hired August, 2017.  I am a New York State certified teacher with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education from City College.  Currently, I am pursuing a Masters Degree in Literacy Education at Hunter College.  My interest in the education field stems from a drive to create positive learning experiences for all children and their families. It is quite rewarding to watch children grow as they explore their surroundings, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals.  By incorporating my love for the arts in the classroom, I hope to engage students in their learning and build on their creativity.    Swimming and spending time with family, friends, and my beautiful dog rank high amongst my favorite pastimes.

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.

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