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Get to know our competent team members who are responsible for providing early education to young minds.

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

Vanessa Handal-Ghenania

President

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in a trilingual family (French, Haitian Creole, and English), learning languages was a “norm” at home. Throughout my youth, we traveled a lot on holidays and lived in different countries such as… Read More

Marion

Marion Menand

Director of School Operations and Admissions
& Marketing Manager of VHG Group Inc.

I was born and raised in Nantes (west part of France) and French was literally the only language spoken at my parents’ home. Going to school, I fell in love with languages as a child and, as a teenager, worked hard to build my… Read More

Yolasky

Yolasky Baez

English Teacher – Toddlers classroom

My name is Yolasky Baez. I was born in the Dominican Republic. Upon my arrival to the United States, I immediately started going to school and had the opportunity to obtain my High School diploma and my Associates degree, while… Read More

Halima

Halima Kaba

French Teacher – Infants classroom

I was born in Senegal, a francophone country in West Africa. My father taught geography and history in Senegal and France, instilling in me a love of learning and interest in teaching from the start. My family and I… Read More

John

John O’Dowd

English Teacher – Preschool classroom

My name is John. I am from the East End of Long Island. I grew up in a Polish/English bilingual community. While English is my only language, I have always been … Read More

Marie-Gaelle

Marie-Gaelle Darius

English Teacher – Infants classroom

My name is Marie-Gaelle. I was born in Haiti and came to America in 1990. At the age of 10 I had to help my mom take care of my baby sister. I believe from then on my love for working with… Read More

Rudolph Vernaz-Colas

Rudolph Vernaz-Colas

Music Teacher

I reside in NYC via Paris and London and currently work as a composer for film and theater, a live musician and a private guitar teacher. My musical influences range from electronica to jazz as well as rock and the nuances in between.Read More