Staff - The Village
FATRY SANTIAGOHead Teacher - Early Preschool
Miss Fatry has been working with children since she was in High School and she has plenty of experience as a teacher. Miss Fatry joined Viaquenti Academy in 2011 as an Assistant Teacher for our Early Preschool class and Head Teacher for our Preschool/Pre-K After School program. This upcoming year (2015-2016) will be her second year as a Head Teacher for the Early Preschool class. Miss Fatry has a Child Development Associates (CDA) and holds a CPR certification. Currently, she is working towards obtaining her Child Development Specialist certification. Miss Fatry is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English making her a wonderful addition to our team providing our students with a bilingual education.
From Miss Fatry:’I would babysit, join After School programs, joined and helped youth groups, and numerous missions’ trips which are just a few of my valued experiences in the Early Childhood Field. I am thankful for the opportunity to work in a nurturing environment, where children can learn and experience new challenges that will help them build their confidence. Working with the Early Preschool classrooms I learned how special these early years are and the positive impact we have on their growth. My favorite thing about being a teacher is witnessing the growth within one child from the beginning of the year until the school year has ended.’
JOSSIE YASHINSKIEHead Teacher - Preschool
Miss Jossie was born in Lima (Peru), she then moved to Florida 15 years ago and finally she became a Jersey City resident in 2013 where she joined Viaquenti family. Miss Jossie studied Early Childhood Education at Nova Southeastern University, where she obtained her National CDA (Child Development Associate Credential), as well as her Child Care Director Credential. Miss Jossie worked as a Head Teacher in the VPK (Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program) and Head Start program in Florida. She is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in English which makes her another wonderful addition to our bilingual team.
From Miss Jossie: ‘I enjoy working with children and strive to help them learn in a fun, creative and safe environment. I contribute to their growth and well-being by teaching them self-control, kindness and respect. I believe in implementing hands-on activities that encourage children to explore and solve problems at their own rate of development and building their strengths by providing opportunities for each one of them to be successful. ‘
YAMILKA RAMOSAssistant Teacher - Early Preschool / Head Teacher - Pre-K After School Program
Miss Yamilka is from the Dominican Republic and she has been living in the United States for 8 years. She is working towards her Bachelor’s degree at New Jersey City University (NJCU) on Early Childhood Education and in the future she is also planning on getting a Master degree in Psychology. She also has a CPR, AED and Basic First Aid certification. Before working at Viaquenti, Miss Yamilka used to babysit children around her neighborhood and relatives where she built her experience with children. In June of 2014, she joined Viaquenti Academy as an Assistant Teacher from early preschool class and in our After School program. Currently, Miss Yamilka is also the Pre-K Head Teacher in our After School program.
From Miss Yamilka: ‘It brings me joy to spend time with children and have the opportunity to be part of their creativity, which was the reason I decided to become a teacher and contribute to a brighter future for our new generation.’