Our Team of Educators

School Leadership

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. She is uniquely qualified to bring our vision of a global school to life because she grew up overseas, immersed in a classroom of real world cultural experiences.

Read More about Eileen Baker | Head of School

Early Childhood Teachers

Isabel Tepoz-Robles has been with Green Ivy for 2 years as a teacher assistant. She was born and raised in New York by immigrant parents. She holds a BA in Childhood Education with a bilingual education extension from Brooklyn College and an AS in Childhood Education from Kingsborough.

She received her master's degree in communication and culture from the University of Seville in Spain in 2013. She is currently enrolled in an IB PYP course and pursuing certification from Child Development Associates (CDA). She has also acquired further training and certificates over the year and spent four years teaching Spanish and Mandarin in Spain.

Read More about Amelia Xia | Mandarin Teacher

Kindergarten & Elementary Teachers

Stephanie was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She has served as a primary school level bilingual teacher for 7 years, at an inquiry-based learning school. She holds a B.A. in Education with a major in English Language teaching and an M.A. in Creativity and Pedagogical Innovation.

Paige is completing her M.Ed. in Advanced Teaching this fall. She holds a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies for Early Childhood to Grade 6, with ESL certification from Texas State University. In 2011, she accepted her first full-time teaching position in Kunming, China. She continued her career in education in China, Singapore, and Thailand.

Read More about Paige Filla | Elementary Teacher

A proud Brooklyn and New York City native, Isaiah has taught students across several academic disciplines, and a diverse array of ages. He holds a bachelor's degree in Music Education from LIU Post (2016), and a master's degree in Music Performance form the New England Conservatory Of Music (2018). He has 4 years of classroom teaching experience.

Sofia is originally from Chile, where she taught at a bilingual Elementary teacher for over 5 years at an inquiry-based learning school. She holds a B.A. in Elementary education and a diploma in teaching English as a second language. 

Marisol is a native of Chile and has lived in Arizona for ten years. She has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Relations from Northern Arizona University and a Master’s degree in Elementary Education with certification from Arizona State University.

Jing earned her Master of Education in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has been teaching young children from early childhood to early elementary level for over a decade and holds New York State certification in childhood education and early childhood special education.

Read More about Jing Wu | Mandarin Teacher

Specialist Educators

Danni is an Educator and Visual Artist from Long Island, NY. She holds a B.S. in Visual Arts Education as well as a B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from SUNY New Paltz. Danni has taught within NY Public schools, and has been an Educator at cultural and community institutions including the Children’s Museum of Manhattan, the Wassaic Project, FABNYC, and Hootenanny Art Annex.

Read More about Danni Bellando | Visual Arts Teacher

Green Ivy Schools Team

Dr. Jennifer Jones | Founder

Dr. Jennifer Jones is the founder and visionary behind New York City's Green Ivy Schools network and a lifelong entrepreneur and advocate for evolved learning experiences for children from birth to high school and beyond. She has developed 24 schools and draws from a rich background as school developer, international policy consultant, and teacher.

 

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Erin Miller | Chief Financial Officer

Erin received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Anthropology from Emory University and the University of Chicago, respectively. After leaving academia, she pursued an MBA at UCLA and has been working in Operations and Finance ever since, in a variety of industries ranging from dotcoms, to after-school programs, to independent schools.

Gary Mouton | HR Manager

Gary Mouton joins the Green Ivy Team with 15 years of experience in the education sector.  In that time, he's served in the roles of Teacher, Office Manager, HR Generalist, and HR Manager.  His goal is to provide the best HR services to all Green Ivy employees so they can focus on being the best in their role.

Rosa Núñez | Admissions Director

Rosa leads Green Ivy School's Nursery 2s to 6th Grade Admissions, building the community by sharing our unique and forward-thinking programming. Prior to Green Ivy, she worked at the Chinese Cultural Studies Program for Children at Columbia University as their Admissions and Operations Lead.

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Carina Szabo | Director of International Admissions

Carina relocated to New York 15 years ago from England. She has a BA.HONS in Education and a PGCE in Primary Education. Through her passion for travel, she has been lucky enough to teach elementary students in England, Budapest, as well as New York City. It was in New York City that Carina advanced her career and entered the admissions field.

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Michael Springthorpe | After School & Summer Camp Coordinator

Michael brings 12 years of experience across camp and school programs, having served as a camp director, program developer and counselor as well as a drama and history teacher. From NYC day camps to outdoor challenge courses in his native state of Florida, he believes that one of the most important things for any child is having a safe, enriching space for play, creativity, exploration and personal expression.

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David Castro | Facilities Manager

David is a seasoned Property/Facilities Manager. He loves the problem-solving and hands-on aspects of the field; each day is different and presents various opportunities to exercise his skill set. But most of all, he loves the fact that he's part of a great team that gets to see our future leaders learn and grow at the Green Ivy Schools.

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Johnny Gutierrez | Facilities Coordinator

Johnny joined the Pine Street School facilities Team in 2019. Johnny is very passionate at his job as the Pine Street Facility Coordinator. Johnny has a great deal of experience in customer service, asset protection and project management.

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Malik LeTellier | Facilities Crew Member

Malik is a native New Yorker, raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He was born on a military base, which would set the foundation for his professional life. After his military career, he worked in corporate security with Allied Universal at the World Trade Center. During this time Malik began working at the Browning School and now he's happy to be part of the Pine Street School team!

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Eddie Burgess | Facilities Crew Member

Eddie joined GI Facilities in 2019 as a member of the security team and handyman. When he is not keeping the schools beautiful, he is doing beautiful things. For the past 25 years, Eddie has supported people with disabilities, working with groups such as AHRC and The Lighthouse Guild.

Read More about Eddie Burgess | Facilities Crew Member