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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
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
Juleykis “Julie” Baez
Spanish Teacher, Infants Classroom
Hello! My name is Juleykis Baez. I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. I came to New York 7 years ago with no knowledge of English but now I consider myself to be fluent in both English and Spanish. . … Read More
Sadeicha Ruiz
Spanish Teacher - Toddlers Classroom
Hello my name is Sadeicha Ruiz. I have been working with children of various socioeconomic backgrounds, developmental needs and from different cultural and ethnic upbringings, for over ten years. I currently hold a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education….Read More
Shiarah Tejada
Spanish Teacher, Preschool Classroom
Hello! My name is Shiarah Tejada, and I am so excited to be part of the Bilingual Nest family.  I am looking forward to learning more about the students and their families and to have a wonderful school year together. … Read More
Amanda Cohen
Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper
My name is Amanda Cohen and I’m proud to call the Bilingual Nest my new home.
Speaking many different languages have always taken a big part in my family. I speak French, English, Chinese fluently and understand a little of Spanish…..Read More
Dominique Raveloson
French Teacher - Infants Classroom
Hello! I am a native of Madagascar. I have been residing in New York for over 15 years. I am a proud mother of two sons. I am also one of the founding Assistant teachers of the original Petits Poussins. I have worked there since August, 2014.  Read More
Tsigue Shiferaw
French Teacher - Toddlers classroom
My name is Tsigue Shiferaw. I was born in Bordeaux, France, although of Ethiopian descent. I initially started my professional career in education. From secondary school all the way to my Bachelor in Arts, I often looked after babies as well as work part-time as a school supervisor… Read More
Veronica Gillian Forte-Bartee
English Teacher - Toddlers Classroom
Born and raised in the beautiful small tropical Caribbean Island of Trinidad and Tobago northeast of Venezuela, it’s the land of steel pan and soca music. I consider myself a fun, friendly and energetic individual ….Read more