Eileen is an experienced international school leader who has implemented IB programs in schools in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. She is Montessori trained and a workshop leader and school inspector for the International Baccalaureate.
Our educators are inspired and passionate — with a clear focus on creating an exploration-based, engaged learning experience.
Gretchen and her husband, Michael, are 10-year residents of Battery Park City and parents to teenage daughter, Adelaide. Gretchen comes to us from several years of work in the wine industry. Gretchen holds a B.A. in English Literature from SUNY-Oswego.
Yue is completing her M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a B.A. from The Communication University of China. Yue's focus is on multicultural education and the importance of building global awareness.
Shirley earned her Master's of Early Childhood Education from NYU. She joins Pine Street School from ISF Academy of Hong Kong, one of the city's most highly respected bilingual IB schools.
Elaine holds a Master's of Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a postgraduate degree in Chinese Education, and a Bachelor of English Language and Literature. She attended university in Xi'an, one of the oldest cities in China.
Michaela has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, and Psychology from New York University. Michaela believes a strong foundation of kindness, understanding, and genuine curiosity is essential for every classroom community.
Paola has been involved in education her entire life, pursuing that passion in Paraguay, Chile, and Israel. She holds her Spanish Teacher certification from Instituto Cervantes and B.A. in Communication from Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia.
Nadia has over 10 years of experience mentoring, educating and caring for children. She joined Green Ivy Schools in 2014. Nadia holds B.A. in English Literature and she completed her Montessori certificate and IB Primary Years Programme Level I training.
Josephine holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Concordia College. She has been teaching children since 2010. Educating children is a life long passion. A Montessori student herself, Josephine learned first hand the benefits of nurturing patience.
Meghan holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting and Dramaturgy from The University of Glasgow and is pursuing a Master's at NYU in Educational Theatre. She received her B.A. from Boston College. Meghan completed her IB Primary Years Programme Category I training.
Originally from Spain, Cristina joined Green Ivy Schools through the Spanish Embassy's intercultural exchange program, Visiting Teachers in the U.S. She taught at IB schools in Thailand and the Czech Republic before coming to Pine Street School in 2015.
Vanessa holds a B.A. in Social Psychology and Italian and an M.A. in Child Development from Sarah Lawrence College. She has been working with preschoolers for 5 years and is passionate about teaching them to be socially conscious, inclusive and independent.
Cailin holds an M.S.Ed. in Early Childhood and Literacy and a B.S. in Early Education from The State University of New York. Since 2007, her teaching in Seoul, Boston, and New York focuses on developing students as thinkers, explorers, and change makers.
Sasha Feinman holds a B.A. from American University in Washington, DC and AMS Diploma from the Montgomery Montessori Institute. Sasha is committed to respecting and fostering children's development and promotes a collaborative environment in her classroom.
Shanida has a B.A. from Hunter College, M.A. from King's College London and M.S.Ed. in General Childhood Education from Bank Street Graduate School of Education. She's speaks English and Spanish and has taught in Italy, Ireland, UK, Panama and Colombia.
Daniel holds a B.A. in Jazz Guitar Performance and Music Education from the University of the Arts and an M.A. in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He loves teaching in a setting that is based on inquiry and is student-centered.
Emily holds an Ed.M. in Curriculum Design from Teachers College, Columbia University, a B.A. in Developmental Psychology and her teaching certification for K-6th grade. She values creativity, thoughtful curriculum, and technology integration within the PYP.
Diana holds a B.F.A. in Theater and Fine Arts from Pace University and a Master's from Teachers College, Columbia University, and her NYS Elementary School teacher certification. Diana has spent her career teaching in both public and independent schools.
Kaitlyn graduated from the dual-degree program at Tufts and School of the Museum of Fine Arts with a BA in German and a BFA in Studio Art. Growing up in Frankfurt, Germany and later studying at Freie University in Berlin, she has always valued multi-lingual education.
Claudia has a B.A. in Early Childhood from Universidad de La Sabana in Bogotá, Colombia. Originally from Texas, she moved to Colombia when she was 12 and grew up speaking two languages. Claudia completed her IB Primary Years Programme Category I training.
Karina has a B.A. in Speech Language Pathology, Audiology and Linguistics from City University of New York. She completed her Montessori certificate and IB Primary Years Programme Level I training. She's bilingual in English and Spanish and learning Turkish.
Originally from Colombia, Marcela is completing her Bachelor's Degree at College of Staten Island. Marcela completed her IB Primary Years Programme Category I training. She loves sharing her own stories and the best of world literature with her students.
Caitlin holds a B.A. in English Education from University of California, Davis. She received her Montessori Preschool/Kindergarten credential from the North American Montessori Center and has completed her IB Primary Years Programme Category I training.
Leslie received her Early Childhood Education degree in Guatemala, where she grew up. She has worked as a preschool and elementary teacher for more than ten years and taught Spanish to Middle and High School students in the Czech Republic for two years.
Stephanie holds a B.A. in Spanish Education and an A.A.S. in Early Childhood Education from CUNY Brooklyn College. Stephanie is bilingual in English and Spanish. She completed her Montessori certificate and IB Primary Years Programme Category I training.
Ashley holds a Master's in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College and a B.F.A. in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute. She has taught early childhood since 2008. Ashley has completed her IB Primary Years Programme Category I training.