Our Team

Brooklyn Global Prep staff nurtures the child’s sense of independence by encouraging exploration and decision making. Our teachers are trained to enable students to acquire practical communication skills, develop competence and confidence, while stimulating the joy of learning another language. At Brooklyn Global Prep, your child will be cared for by our nurturing and experienced staff who share a passion for early childhood education. We create a partnership with our parents to assure both you and your child’s needs are met. We provide a warm environment where our children are encouraged to explore, make choices and gain independence. We instill a strong sense of self and a discovery of each child’s unique place in community and the world.

At Brooklyn Global Prep, we strongly believe in the power of community. We believe that all our teachers have something valuable to offer to all children. We consider our entire team as active members of BGP community and integrate all teachers in every classroom at some point. We work as a team to support each other in the classroom daily and expose children to a wide variety of educational opportunities that encourage self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving.


Executive/Admissions Director

Astara has over 5 years of experience working in early learning environments. She creates spaces where anything is possible and all children are free to express themselves, make mistakes, and learn from them. These spaces invite diverse thoughts and experiences so that children can identify, preserve, and improve upon the things that they love the most. Her professional life has been focused around entrepreneurship and innovation to support small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs globally. She believes that by working together, we can leverage our skills, experience, and resources to bring extraordinary opportunities to the world.

Astara has her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from EDHEC Business School in France and her BS in Leadership, Ethics, and Organizational Sustainability from Saint Joseph’s University.


Education Director

Aneta has been a passionate early childhood educator for nearly 20 years, and believes that learning is a continuous process. She believes in building a safe and stimulating environment, where each child feels empowered by feeling seen and heard. She strives to provide children with opportunities to learn through questioning and exploring their environment, as well as arriving at conclusions, as a crucial part of learning. Aneta’s goal as a educational leader is to establish a strong and positive connection between home and school, creating a supportive environment for the entire school community.

Aneta is NYS Birth-2 certified and holds a Masters degree in Teaching, specializing in Early Childhood Education and Bachelor’s degree in Child Psychology.

Fumin Fang


Foody is from Guangzhou, China and has 10 years of experience in education in the United States and China. She believes in a gentle approach to education where children feel loved and welcomed every day. Foody loves singing songs and practicing Chinese Calligraphy. She believes in music and song as a pathway to new knowledge.
Foody has a degree in Computer science along with a National Teaching Certificate and a National Mandarin Language Certificate in China.

Xianylan Wang

Wang Laoshi is from Xinjiang, China and has over 30 years of experience in education. She has spent many years as a teacher for elementary schoolers but later discovered her love for early childhood education. Wang Laoshi loves to share Chinese culture and music with her class. She loves teaching life skills such as cutting, cleaning up, and independence.
Wang Laoshi has a degree in Education along with a National Teaching Certificate from China.

Christelle Zadi

Christelle is a native French speaker from the Ivory Coast. She joined Brooklyn Global Prep last year and has 6 years of experience with children under 2 years old. Prior to BGP she spent 2 years at La Maternelle in Park slope. Christelle loves to dance, sing, and cook with the children in her class. She believes that all children are capable and independent and leads her classroom in that way. Her goal is to support the children in her class to understand and speak French through a variety of activities.
Christelle graduated from ESTC school of human resources and technology in 2017.


Paquita is from Paris, France and has been an early educator since she was 18 years old. She believes that all children can learn and thrive when you surround them with the things they love and a suitable educational environment. With over 20 years of experience, Paquita facilitates a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting and challenging for the individual child’s abilities. She loves to incorporate nature, recycling, and the world around her in her projects and has a profound gift for working with children.
Paquita has her Child Development Associate (CDA) and 30 additional credits in Early Childhood Education Studies.

Freeda Lou

Freeda is joining us for her 2nd year at BGP in our French Preschool/Kinder class. She has over 8 years of experience as a teacher in French immersion programs for 3-4 year olds. As an artist and musician, Freeda loves to introduce key academic skills such as math concepts, pre-literacy, and development of fine and gross motor skills through explorative play, storytelling, music, and the arts.

Freeda is currently pursuing a degree in early childhood education and is looking to earn her NYS Birth-2 teaching certification.

Joyce Kamdem

Joyce will be joining us as our gym and physical education specialist. His background is in teaching gym and tennis for children between the ages of 2-10 years old. Joyce joined the BGP team last year and brings high energy, epic storytelling, and fun to the group. Also, he’s a dad himself!

Nebelle Belizaire

Nabelle has dedicated nearly 30 years to early childhood education as a preschool teacher in Haiti. With a calm and composed demeanor, she provides stability and structure, maintaining a well-organized environment that supports the children’s development.

Nebelle has completed various vocational trainings and courses focusing on Early Childhood Education.

Shanice Alves

Shanice has 7 years of experience working with newborn infants to children of 3 years young. Most of her experience has been in Montessori settings; however, she is excited to explore the Reggio Emilia approach. Shanice believes it is important to always consider the child’s point of view as we support them and navigate their feelings and emotions. Although children often have really big emotions and sometimes they can’t put them into words, she believes it is important to connect with every child to support them on their individual journey.
Shanice has completed vocational training programs specializing in Early Childhood Education.

Sophia Roman

Sophia joined BGP with an excitement to get into the field of early childhood education. She has experience working with infants and toddlers as a babysitter for over 10 years. Sophia loves to spend time in the BGP gym and get to know all of the children in the school. Her favorite part of working with young children is seeing all of their unique personalities unfold. She hopes to see all the children become their most authentic selves and grow in her care.
Sophia attended BMCC and earned 30 credits in Early Childhood Education.

Marcus Sampson

Marcus is here to bring extra support and a burst of energy into our afterschool program! Marcus has over 2 years of experience as a teacher and spends his summers as a camp counselor. Marcus loves to use games to support children with early literacy, math, and creativity.


Every year parents have the opportunity to sit and speak with teachers during parent-teacher conferences. Sign-Ups for the conferences will be sent out digitally to parents. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend these private sessions with the teacher in order to better understand how their child is progressing physically, socially, academically, etc. It is advised that students are not present for conferences.


Our first priority is the love, care and safety of our children. That is why we have a very thorough training period for all new teachers that join our team. Brooklyn Global Prep’s hiring philosophy is based on three principal goals. These are to find teachers that will help children gain confidence, impart a strong sense of community and foster a true love of learning.
When a new staff member has successfully completed our training program we then announce it to the parents. Thank you in advance for remaining patient during the new teacher training period, and allowing us adequate time to complete the interviewing/hiring/background check/trial period process successfully before formally introducing them to our families.

For more information on our teachers or career opportunities please email us at”:

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