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215 South End Ave
New York, NY 10280
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215 South End Ave New York, NY 10280
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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. Mercy

Hi, I was hired at B.P.C.D.N. in January, 2020. I am currently pursuing my masters in Early childhood education.I am fluent in both English and Spanish. Throughout my experience, I have learned how important it is to build connections, support and encourage children throughout the learning process. Watching children grow and discover new things is incredibly rewarding. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with family. I am looking forward to build relationships with you and your child. 

Ms. Oriana

Preschool Lead Teacher hired February, 2014. Hi there! I’ve been teaching young children between the ages of 14 months and 4 years for 17 years. I have Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College. Ever since I was young, I knew that I wanted to have a career working with children. It has always been a real passion of mine. I love knowing that what I am doing has some sort of impact on children’s lives as I guide them through their early years. I look forward to forming relationships with both you and your child. I believe that the key to a successful year involves open communication & partnerships, which will lead children to a level of trust and comfort. My door will always be open to discuss anything and to answer any questions you may have.

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. Domonique

Assistant Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, hired September 2019. I graduated from Borough Of Manhattan Community College with an AA Degree in Early Childhood Education. I was originally scheduled  to teach in the younger classroom but was given the opportunity to work in UPK and I jumped right on it. I already had years of experiences working with birth to three year olds and wanted to dive into UPK after interning in a classroom, while enrolled in a course called Teacher Cadet (a course that gave future teachers opportunity to intern in education) in South Carolina, and  just from those small sessions I came to love and enjoyed the tech and broaden material that could be taught with that age group. Every since second grade I already knew I wanted to become a teacher. I’ve always enjoyed helping and teaching and putting a new spin on materials I was taught, so I knew becoming a teacher was just the right fit for my love and passion for teaching. 

I’ve  been living in the Bronx for 11 years with my mother and baby Lilly (dog). I enjoy playing video games, reading, writing, binge watching shows, and doing loads of arts and crafts. I’m so happy I’m able to continue my educational journey at B.P.C.D.N. and able to teach your child and bring a little southern education to the big Apple.

Ms. Davika

Assistant Teacher hired September, 2015. In 2014, I started off in Battery Park Day Nursery as an intern in the Red Room and absolutely loved it. I have my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. I was also in a program called Junior Achievements in high school where I was given the opportunity to teach first and second grade. I love being around different age groups, I’ve learned so much from them.This year I am the Remote Learning Pre-K For All Teacher, which is an awesome opportunity.  I live in Queens, New York with my husband and in my spare time I love listening to music, draw and hang out with my family. 

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