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.

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Kindergarten & Elementary Teachers

Pablo was born and grew up in Spain and moved to New York City in 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education in Spanish and Basque (an ancient language from the north of Spain) with major in Physical Education from the Public University of Navarre.

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.

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Shanida G. Gutierrez has been dedicated to international education since her teens, when she founded a nonprofit program for marginalized youth in Panama City, Panama. 

A native New Yorker, Shanida is bilingual and has taught in Italy, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Panama, and Colombia. She has a B.A. in Literature from Hunter College, an M.A. in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics from King's College London, and an M.S.Ed. in General Childhood Education from Bank Street College Graduate School of Education. 

Read More about Shanida G. Gutierrez | Elementary Teacher

Early Childhood Teachers

Taryn Klein is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She received her BSW from Syracuse University in 2011 and her MSW from Fordham University in 2012. Taryn has known she wanted to work with children since her early babysitting and camp counselor years, which guided her education focus to working with children and families.

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Middle School Teachers


Green Ivy Schools Team

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.

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