OUR TEAMEINY has gathered a faculty of outstanding skills, qualities and personalities. Our team brings decades of faculty-building leadership, specialized on multiculturalism and personalized education.


EINY has gathered a faculty of outstanding skills, qualities and personalities. Our team brings decades of faculty-building leadership, specialized on multiculturalism and personalized education.


Yves Rivaud

Head of School & Founder

Originally from Limoges, France, where he received a Master degree in English Language and Civilization, Yves came to the United States in 1987 as an elementary school French teacher at…


…the Ecole Bilingue de Berkeley, located just outside of San Francisco. Before becoming Head of School at EINY, he was Headmaster of the Lyceum Kennedy in New York for six years, and held various positions, including Director, at the French American School of Puget Sound in Seattle. He was also Director of the French and After-School programs at the French American International School in San Francisco.

Yves’ many years of experience in bilingual education and his appreciation for new and innovative teaching methods were recognized by the French Ministry of Education in September 2008. In recognition of his 21 years of service in French-American schools, he was honored with the distinction of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.

Daphne Rose-Jevremov

Director of Finance

Daphne Rose-Jevremov joined EINY in January 2014 as Finance Director. She is a native of Canada, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts from Glendon College, York University’s bilingual campus…


…She was one of twelve students selected to participate in a pilot program of French immersion at the University level. Since moving to New York, 25 years ago, she has worked as Controller, VP of Finance and Consultant to many start-ups and small businesses in the New York area. She has a passion for languages and is a firm believer in bilingual education. She and her husband live in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn where their two daughters, aged 13 and 8, attended bilingual preschool.

Anthony Bernier

After School Coordinator & Pre-Elementary Assistant

Anthony was born into the frigid Canadian climes of Windsor, Quebec. With degrees in literature and childhood education, Anthony worked for over ten years in public childcare centers in Quebec before coming to New York in 2013 and joining EINY’s after-school and pre-elementary programs.

Adela Sinclair

Director of Advancement

Adela Sinclair is a New York State professionally certified K-12 ESL teacher with 15 years of teaching experience. Prior to seeking a career in elementary education at EINY, she taught in New York City High Schools and…


…Middle Schools for 9 years, followed by elementary schools: PS 199 for 6 years and Hunter College Elementary School. Adela Sinclair has a Master’s Degree from Hunter College in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages). As a fluent speaker of French, Adela is a great fit for the bilingual teaching environment at EINY.

Mireille Desalm

Director of Admissions

Born in Belgium, raised Dutch and French, Mireille Desalm spent seven years in a private nursery school in New York as both an administrative and admissions assistant. She joined …


…the administrative team at EINY in August 2012. In her free time, Mireille enjoys spending time with her two daughters, who are being raised bilingual.

Taylor Gaines

Assistant to Head of School

After completing her undergraduate degrees in Drama and French at the University of Virginia, Taylor lived in France (Auvergne, and later Paris) for two and a half years, where …


…she completed her Master’s in Cultural Translation at the American University of Paris. She is also a theatre translator, translating French-language plays into English, and is passionate about fostering international artistic collaboration as well as multilingualism and cultural awareness, which is what led her to EINY!

Sabine Grandlin

Director of Outreach & Admissions Committee

Sabine holds a DEA in modern French literature and a Masters Degree in French as a second language (FLE), and is also certified as a librarian by the French Ministry of Education. She has taught French as a…


…second language at the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni in London, at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, and in adult education centers (GRETA) in France. Sabine now brings her enthusiasm and expertise to EINY.


Anouk Baudrier

French Nursery Teacher

Anouk was born in Marseille, France, and is a French teacher in the nursery. After studying communications in Bordeaux, she received her teaching degree in 1989 from the École Normale in Paris…


…She went on to teach preschool for 18 years in Paris and Dijon. Anouk has lived in New York since 2007, teaching in another French-American school before bringing her energy and experience to EINY.

Emmanuelle Garcia-Guillén

French Nursery & Pre-K Teacher

Originally from Toulouse, France, Emmanuelle holds three Bachelor degrees in psychology, Spanish, and Science of education, and she is currently completing a Master in Psychoanalysis and Zen buddhism.


Certified as a teacher by the French Ministry of Education since 2001, she taught for several years in a mixed-grade classroom in a rural French commune, before opting for a New York Adventure in 2010. She taught for four years at the International School of Brooklyn before joining EINY in 2015. Emmanuelle’s teaching style draws on her first career as a theater teacher, as well as on alternative pedagogical approaches that incorporate social learning theory.

Virginie Martin Muggeo

French Pre-K Teacher

Originally from the south of France and passionate about English from a young age, Virginie holds a teaching certificate of Professeur des Ecoles from the French Ministry of Education, as well as a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College…


…Virginie has been teaching in New York in the French-American system since 2002 and she has been at EINY since its opening. She is also co-coordinator of the French and American programs for the pre-elementary section.

Passionate about bilingualism, Virginie loves teaching in a classroom where the teachers speak different languages but work in close collaboration. Her studies in France and the U.S. and her professional experience with American colleagues have enabled her to greatly diversify her teaching methods throughout the years. Although speaking only in French in the classroom, she uses strategies borrowed from both systems and specifically tailored to EINY’s bilingual structure.

Samia Djaafar

French Kindergarten Teacher

Originally from Normandy, France, Samia has been certified as a teacher by the French Ministry of Education since 2002. Following an earlier, three-year teaching experience at an American school in…


…Louisiana, Samia’s goal was to return to the United States to teach again in a bilingual program. She takes great pleasure in hearing 5-year-old children switching seamlessly between multiple languages. Samia has been teaching kindergarten at EINY since September 2014 and is enjoying her time at EINY immensely.

Julien Budrino

French Kindergarten & Elementary Music Teacher

Julien holds a Bachelor degree in modern French literature and is a graduate of the Dante Agostini Drum School in Toulouse, France. He began his career as a French Ministry of Education-certified teacher in…


…2008, teaching for six years in a disadvantaged priority education zone (ZEP) in France. As a multi-instrumentalist, Julien emphasizes the use of music in his teaching and shares the view of Belgian writer Paul Carvel that “music deserves to be the mandatory second language of all schools in the world.” Julien has coordinated the elementary school’s music program since 2015 and gives private drum lessons. In his classroom, Julien ensures his students’ success by making the most of his musical experience, his passion for digital tools, and his interest in innovative teaching methods.

Samantha Sugarman

English Nursery Teacher

Samantha Sugarman, from Toronto, Canada, is the English teacher for the Nursery class. Samantha completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario and a Master’s Degree in Primary/Junior Education…


…from D’Youville College, in Buffalo, New York, as well as additional certification in Special Education and Guidance. Samantha worked for four years in Toronto teaching English, French and Special Education for Grades 2-6.

She moved to Manhattan five years ago and taught Kindergarten and 2nd Grade in a bilingual school, before joining the staff at EINY as the Nursery teacher.  After returning from maternity leave, Samantha worked as the 1st and 2nd Grade English teacher, and this year has returned to work again as the English Nursery teacher.

Amanda Hopson

English Nursery & Pre-K Teacher

Amanda has worked with children between the ages of birth and six years for over a decade, and has experience in a multi-age classroom, as well as with special needs students. Prior to EINY, she worked in a Montessori school and earned her…


…Early-Childhood Montessori certification for ages 2-6. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Virginia and is currently working to earn a Master Degree in Early Childhood Special Education at Concordia College in Bronxville, New York. Amanda has always been passionate about French language and culture, and she studied French throughout her life. She spent a year working in France as an au pair and as an assistant teacher at a bilingual preschool. Amanda attributes her interest in a bilingual school environment to this experience, where she saw the incredible dynamic between teachers and students in a dual-language environment.

Jennifer Kirst

English Pre-K Teacher

Jennifer joined EINY in September 2015 as a Pre-K English teacher. After working at an arts-based international exchange organization, Jennifer decided to pursue a career in teaching and has since earned dual Master of Education degrees in…


…Early Childhood and Childhood Education from Bank Street College. She has experience working with children in nursery school through the fifth grade but knows that her true passion is with early childhood learning. She loves witnessing young children interact with their peers and the environment around them, continuously taking in new information, experimenting and testing ideas, and allowing their innate curiosity fuel their love for learning. After spending a year teaching kindergarten at an international school in Belgium, Jennifer is pleased to be a part of another international community, this time with the added element of EINY’s bilingual curriculum.

Ben Hayes

English Kindergarten Teacher

Ben was born and raised in France, moving to the United States when he was 7 years old.  This is his 5th year working at EINY and his 3rd year as the English Kindergarten teacher.

Since completing his Master’s Degree in…


…Education at Hunter College, he has enjoyed working in the multi-cultural and linguistically diverse environment that EINY represents.

Jessica Gerber

English Kindergarten Teacher

Jessica is a kindergarten English teacher at EINY. She was born and raised in New York, both in Manhattan and Long Island. Jessica started working in a bilingual school while she was living in Paris and has continued to work in…


…bilingual French/American schools for a large part of her teaching career.

After a few years of teaching Elementary and pre-Elementary at Ecole Active Bilingue, Jessica returned to New York to teach Kindergarten at the Lycee Francais de New York, alongside a French co-teacher. Before teaching  kindergarten at EINY, Jessica was teaching ESL for grades kindergarten to fifth. Jessica loves travelling, photography, cooking and staying active.


Camille Lhomme

French 3rd Grade Teacher

Camille holds a Bachelor degree in applied math for the life and social sciences, “un Diplôme Universitaire de Préparation aux Métiers de l’Enseignement”, and a teaching certificate from the French Ministry of Education…


…Before coming to EINY in 2014, Camille taught for five years in France, from nursery up to 5th grade, and then for two years here in the United States at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles.

Cécile Kombrza

French 2nd Grade Teacher

Cécile received her teaching certificate from the Académie de Montpellier (under the auspices of the French Ministry of Education) in 2005. She went on to teach in France at various levels, and…


…worked with handicapped students before coming to the United States in 2009 to work at the Awty International School in Houston, Texas. Being immersed simultaneously in French and American culture in a multilingual environment allowed Cécile to bring an international perspective to her teaching. She aims to put her students in control of their own learning while motivating their critical thinking, intellectual exploration, and creativity. She believes firmly in the benefits of bilingualism and collaboration: “We grow the most while learning from and with others, exchanging ideas and opening up to the world around us.”

Dominique Lambert

French 4th Grade Teacher

Dominique has taught 4th grade at EINY since 2013, following her husband’s transfer to New York. Prior to the move, she taught in Boulogne-Billancourt, the most densely populated suburb of Paris and…


…home to more than 12,000 businesses. Dominique finds EINY much more intimate—a place where everyone knows everyone—with less than half the number of students in each class.

Lucas Schildknecht

5th Grade French Teacher

After passing the French National teachers competitive recruitment examination, Lucas taught all levels from nursery up to ninth grade, and, in a great variety of socio economic environments mostly in establishments located in educational priority areas…


…In such establishments it was pivotal to make the teaching programs particularly appealing to the children through impelling and demanding projects, including theater, poetry or sport events.

Lucas’ passion for academics drove him to graduate with several master degrees including one degree in education and another degree in teachers’ training and mentoring. He joined the EINY team with the goal to benefit from finest teaching conditions allowing him to lead his students into even more ambitious projects.

According to Lucas, pleasure in learning and solidarity are two pillars allowing students to thrive and flourish in their education.

Cara Frey

English 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher

Cara is an experienced teacher born and raised in New York.  She holds a B.A. in Social Sciences:  Early Childhood Development as well as a M.S. in Childhood Education and Literacy Education…


…Prior to joining EINY, Cara has taught in an international bilingual school in China as well as in the New York State Public Schools.  She has previously taught pre-k, 2nd grade, 4th grade and 6th grade English language arts with a strong background in working with English language learners.  Cara strives to meet each child’s unique goals, needs and interests as well as encourage them to become critical thinkers and independent learners.  Cara also aims to empower students to be proactive global citizens.

Carl Orso

French 3rd Grade Teacher

Carl holds a Bachelor degree in physical education and a second-level certification in tennis instruction from the French Tennis Federation. He received his teaching certificate from…


…the Académie de Versailles (under the auspices of the French Ministry of Education) and later supplemented his education by completing a summer program in English at San Diego’s Intrax School. Carl’s many academic and professional experiences in sports complement his teaching and help foster the personal development of his students. Now at EINY, Carl hopes to expand his areas of expertise by growing professionally in a bilingual program and taking advantage of the city’s cultural diversity in his teaching. He teaches French in 3rd grade and physical education in the middle school.

Evelyn Cordisco

English 4th and 5th Grade Teacher

Evelyn Cordisco joined EINY in 2009 as a founding teacher in the elementary school. Prior to teaching at EINY, Evelyn taught elementary students for 12 years in both private and public schools of New York City. Evelyn holds a BA in…


…French and Spanish from Adelphi University, New York and a M.S. in Education from Brooklyn College, New York. She holds a French Certificate earned from a semester abroad at L’Universite de Hautes Bretagnes located in Rennes, France where she became fluent in French.

Evelyn developed the ELA curriculum for Grades one through four at EINY.   With a passion for history and geography, she integrates all areas of the ELA curriculum while employing a project-based learning approach to teaching social studies. In addition, she applies hands-on manipulative-based programs in both mathematics and science.

Evelyn’s affinity to foreign languages began as the daughter of bilingual parents. She is a first generation American with her mother a native of France and her father a native of Spain. Evelyn, well-traveled and living abroad for some years, believes that a bilingual education is vital in our global world today, and at EINY she can pursue her strong conviction of bilingualism.

Prior to teaching, Evelyn held various positions in marketing, sales, and product management in international companies in the financial information service industry. This prior experience regularly reminded her of the importance of bilingual education.

Isabelle Belneau

Elementary Teacher

Isabelle Belneau is a professionally NYS licensed grades 1- 6 teacher with 10 years experience. Isabelle earned her Master’s degree in Childhood Education from St. John’s University in Queens, NY. She has taught in…


…both public and private schools. Over the last five years, Isabelle taught in Abu Dhabi and Haiti. She has extensive experience with bilingual education.

Isabelle has an affinity for the French language and is looking forward to becoming more fluent while working at EINY. She enjoys traveling and cooking.

Isabelle values working within a multicultural environment from which she can expand her knowledge of people and cultures.


Delphine Curetti

French 7th & 8th Grade Physics Teacher

Delphine has been certified as a physical chemistry teacher by the French Ministry of Education since 1996. This is her second time working abroad in the United States, her first stay having been in San Francisco. Delphine has now been in…


…New York since 2013, working in private and public schools as an adjunct science teacher. Having recognized the benefits of pursuing her career in an international environment, she is thrilled to now be with a bilingual school such as EINY.

Rachel Loble

IMS Coordinator/Le Collège & English Humanities 6th Grade Teacher

Rachel Loble is an experienced English Language Arts high school teacher who has worked in international schools in Europe and Asia as well as reputable private schools in New York City. Rachel serves as the Coordinator for…


…the IMS at EINY and is currently developing the curriculum in English Language Arts and Social Studies for grades six through eight. She is also fluent in French.

Gayle Hampton

English 6th Grade Math & Science Teacher

Gayle Hampton is a teacher, an advisor and consultant, specializing in primary and secondary education. She holds a M.S. in Education and Teaching from Fordham University and a M.B.A from Columbia University. She is also…


…certified by Cambridge University in teaching English as a Second Language (CELTA and CLIL). She has studied education reform issues, international research on student achievement and emerging curriculum trends, including the new Common Core Standards. Recently, she served as the Director of a learning center for Kumon North America, Inc., a leading after school K-12 education provider.

In 2000, she was selected as a NYC Teaching Fellow. She held various academic positions in the New York City Department of Education, including curriculum development, teacher training, and upper elementary and middle school instruction.

Prior to a career in education, she held positions in corporate finance and commercial banking as an analyst and investment risk manager. Gayle is developing the IMS program, completing math and science curriculums for the 7th grade, but her greatest joy is working with students.


Nowaki Asada

7th & 8th Grade History & Geography Teacher

Nowaki holds a Master degree in cultural geography from the University of Toulouse. She has previously taught history and geography at the Lycée Français René Descartes de Kinshasa,…


…in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as French, culture, and sociology to students in technical programs in Toulouse. Nowaki is a strong proponent of multiculturalism and is devoted to the success of her students. She plans her classes not only around her students’ acquisition of knowledge and methods, but also around the awakening of their curiosity, their critical thinking skills, and their learning ability, all of which she sees as crucial to their personal development.

Theo Tupaz

English Middle School Science Teacher

Theo Tupaz comes to EINY with 17 years of experience teaching Middle School science at the Mandell School, Trinity School, Prep for Prep, and the Gifted and Talented Delta Program of the NYCDOE and Sarah Lawrence College…


…He also has experience teaching at and writing standards-based science curricula for the Intrepid Sea, Air, & Space Museum and The Newark Museum. Additionally, he has 4 years of experience as a clinical laboratory scientist. Theo graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Clinical Science from Springfield College, and attended the graduate divisions of Teachers College, Columbia and New York University from which he obtained a Master of Arts in Chemistry Education. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to work in a school that values respect, multiculturalism, collaboration, integrity, and excellence.

Annie Huang

Mandarin Teacher

Ms. Huang is originally from Shanghai, China. She graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and is currently earning a second Master’s Degree from Hunter College in…


…Chinese Education. Before joining EINY, she taught Mandarin at P.S. 184 Shuangwen bilingual school and at the Berkeley Carroll School in Brooklyn, New York City. Annie enjoys working with students from different age groups. She also likes to applying technologies and different teaching methods in the classroom. In her leisure time, she loves to travel, cook and play the piano.

Melissa Millan

English Middle School Humanities Teacher

She is the English Humanities teacher for grades 7 and 8 in the Middle School. In addition to teaching, Melissa’s other duties include assisting with the Exmissions process for the Middle School students and the organization of…


…community service projects in and out of the school. Her teaching experience includes three years teaching English and Latin at a Charter High School in Brooklyn and working as an English Language and Culture Assistant at a Secondary School in Madrid, Spain. She holds a Bachelor degree in English and New York State certification in the teaching of Secondary English from the State University of Stony Brook and a Master Degree in British and American Literature from CUNY Hunter. She wrote her Master thesis about the use of storytelling in contemporary Native American Literature.

Franck Le Martelot

Middle School French Literature Teacher

Franck holds a Master degree in modern French literature from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, and a CAPES since 2007. Before coming to EINY in 2013, he spent six years teaching in Réunion, where…


…he specialized in elementary-to-middle-school transition and teacher training.

Franck teaches French in sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. His teaching incorporates artistic activities on a daily basis through art gallery field trips, pictorial essays, and the creation of a theater workshop, allowing students to take part in theater festivals in the United States.

An avid photographer and computer science enthusiast, Franck also takes an active role in EINY’s World of Work initiative, giving 7th grade students the opportunity to hear regularly from people working in various industries about the work that they do.

Lauren Gagne

Spanish Teacher & Pre-Elementary Assistant

This is Lauren’s fourth year teaching Spanish in the Middle School at EINY. She taught both Middle and High School Spanish in Connecticut for three years before relocating to New York City. Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in…


…Spanish from Eastern Connecticut State University and her Masters of Arts in Teaching from Sacred Heart University. In addition to teaching Middle School Spanish, Lauren works as a preschool assistant at EINY’s Pre-Elementary School. She enjoys working in a bilingual environment with students from all over the world and is happy to be a member of the EINY community.

Colin Cavarroc

French Middle School Math & Science Teacher

Originally from Toulouse, Colin obtained a secondary-school teaching diploma in 2003 and he taught for several years in the region of Paris before joining Stockholm French International School in 2011…


…His first experience teaching international students got him interested in furthering his experience in an international Swedish middle school where he taught mathematics in English. Colin joined the EINY in 2016 with much enthusiasm, as he is eager to explore all the benefits of teaching mathematics and physics in a bilingual environment.

Gérard Masson

French Middle School Art Teacher

Both an artist and a teacher of arts education and applied arts, Gérard has lived in New York since 2010. A father of four including Oscar, who is a student at EINY, Gérard came to New York with his wife…


…when she was transferred here to manage Jacadi’s North American territory. He has participated in many group and individual exhibitions, as well as in the management and programming of non-profit galleries in Orleans, France, and Nouméa, New Caledonia. In 2012, he exhibited at the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Nouméa on the occasion of the city’s Biennale celebration. As an avid art history fan, Gérard follows New York’s contemporary art scene and organizes field trips to view French paintings in museums around New York.

Alain Haspil

PE Teacher

A graduate of the Lycée Francais de New York, Alain Haspil continued his undergraduate studies at Fordham University, followed by graduate studies at Baruch College. Fully bilingual in French and English, Alain has been teaching P.E. and…


…coaching at several private schools since 2004 and has been with EINY since the 2014-2015 school year. While Alain coaches several Middle School sports such as soccer and baseball, he is also a specialized basketball instructor working with multiple basketball clinics around New York. Alain has an immense passion for working with children, teaching them the benefits of athletics, sportsmanship and becoming a positive team player.


Anthony Bernier

After School Coordinator & Pre-Elementary Assistant

Anthony was born into the frigid Canadian climes of Windsor, Quebec. With degrees in literature and childhood education, Anthony worked for over ten years in public childcare centers in Quebec before coming to New York in 2013 and joining EINY’s after-school and pre-elementary programs.


Sabine Grandlin

Librarian, FLE Teacher & French language support (all levels)

Sabine holds a DEA in modern French literature and a Masters Degree in French as a second language (FLE), and is also certified as a librarian by the French Ministry of Education. She has taught French as a…


…second language at the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni in London, at the Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne, and in adult education centers (GRETA) in France. Sabine now brings her enthusiasm and expertise to EINY.

Amanda Cabrera

English as a Second Language (ESL) Teacher

Amanda is currently teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) after working as the Pre-K English teacher at EINY since 2011. She was raised bilingually in English and Spanish, and studied French throughout her life. Amanda…


…earned a Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Hunter College as well as a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Boston University. Amanda enjoys working at EINY and being part of a bilingual academic environment.

Marine Soyer

Elementary French as a Second Language

Marine has a Bachelor degree in modern French literature and a Master degree in the teaching of French as a Second Language (FLE). She has taught French as a second language in various universities and language institutes since 2003 in Paris, New York, Chicago, and New Orleans.

Megan Flynn

Guidance Counselor

Megan earned a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a Master degree in School Counseling. She recently worked at a Nationally Distinguished Fairfax County Elementary School in Virginia as the lead counselor…


…for grades K-6 serving over 700 students. Megan holds both New York and Virginia State School Counselor Certifications and is earning her Licensure in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Fordham University. Megan has spent time in France and enjoys the French culture. “It is wonderful to be part of a school that is committed to French-American education in NYC.  I am always impressed by the good-natured and motivated students at EINY.”