Our staff are warm dedicated professionals whose commitment to each child does not stop at the classroom door. Our staff meets weekly to discuss curriculum, plan programs, and share ideas to uphold the high standards of our program.

Rivka Wineberg, Director

Born in Brooklyn, second in a close-knit family of ten, Rivka is a natural teacher & nurturer to children. After spending much of her youth as a day camp counselor & Tot Shabbat Morah, she went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the exclusive Machon Shoshanat in Jerusalem, Israel. She was offered a teaching position in the Early Childhood Education Center of Lexington, Ma. And then Yeshivah Rambam, Brooklyn NY, teaching for six years. Now, a mother to five delightful children, and director/teacher in her own Hebrew School since 2006, Rivka has gathered a great deal of experience and knowledge in early childhood development.

Chaya Wilschanski, Educational Consultant

Began her teaching career as an early childhood educator, spending eight years teaching infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. While teaching in Manhattan’s highly innovative and acclaimed Preschool of the Arts, Chanie began to develop her vision of a creative, progressive and revolutionary path in early education.  In 2014, she took a break from teaching to pursue higher studies at Mercy College where she received her Master’s in Special Education and Early Childhood. She turned her efforts to the development of DiscoverED Consulting, whose core business is a program of outstanding hands-on workshops and seminars. Using technology, videology, multi-media and group interaction, this new service would provide valuable, timely direction and guidance to teachers, special Ed educators, and directors in the field.

Shayni Stewart, Lead Teacher in Roses Class

I am from Detroit and moved to NY a few years ago.  I have been working with children for over ten years!  I am fun loving, kind and hardworking teacher who loves children!

Rochel Roth, Assistant Teacher in Roses Class

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Aidy Rubin, Lead Teacher in Sunflower Class

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Hi! I grew up in sunny San Diego and already developed a love for teaching at the young age of ten! I very much look forward and am very excited for the new school year! I enjoy crafts, songs, and just being myself and having fun with my students.  My classroom always has a fun and educational activity going in an exciting and fun manner!

Perel Hazan, Assistant Teacher in Sunflower Class

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I am from Italy and moved to NY last year!  I am very excited to get to know each child in the class personally, and I look forward to a fun, caring, and learning experience at the City Gan!

Vive Buschman-Perkins, Class Assistant

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Hi!

I am creative & artistic! I love working with children because they see the wonder in everything.  They see magic in the things we take for grated.  Children want to know why the sky is blue.  It's an amazing way to see the world.  I love watching children explore and discover their surroundings.  I hope I can help them grow their scenes of wonder so they never stop asking questions. :)

Afia Thompson, Aftercare Teacher

I enjoy playing and interacting with children.  I love to see the joy and excitement on their faces when they are happy and content in the classroom!