Meet our passionate and talented team

Relationships are at the core of all early childhood learning experiences and our teachers make the POTA experience what it is.  POTA teachers are loving and warm, mission-driven educators who are fascinated by children and excited to share the learning with parents.  They exemplify our core values, empowering creativity, acting with intention, sharing Jewish values, exemplifying a growth mindset and cultivating a caring and joyful community.

Interested in a
career with
Preschool of the Arts?


Preschool of the Arts is excited to invest in passionate Early Childhood educators. Learning is a life-long journey at POTA and our teachers are learners too! We seek to help our teachers grow and develop as they refine their craft. We are always looking to grow our team. If you are a forward-thinking educator and passionate about serving families and helping them grow, please contact us!

Sarah Rotenstreich

Founder & Executive Director
  • Leadership Team
  • Educators

Crystal Bhuiyan

Rashawn Gordon

Chana Marcus

Dacota Pratt-Pariseau

Layah Schreiber

Talya Leserowitz

Doyinsola Niniola

Mindel Yaffe

Yelena Jefferies

Valery Castaño Quispe

Assistant Director, Union Square | Infant Program Mentor

Rivky Munitz

Shani Weber

Anaya Collins

Aja Allen

Chyanne Siley

Chava Werner

Elisheva Hirsch

Chana Barash

Henma Rodriguez

Andrea Martinez

Ari Sheftall

Cristina Diaz

Kara Calderone

Rachel Fischer

Director, Union Square and Gramercy Park

Menucha Goldstein

Director, Chelsea and Greenwich Village

Mussie Mangel


Ashlei Drumgo

Office Manager, Chelsea

Julie Barel

HR and Billing

Leah Malka Weinstein, M.S. Ed

Apply Now for the 2024-2025 Semester »
Placement is limited as our programs fill up quickly.  Interested in immediate enrollment? Select spots available for the 2023-2024 academic year. Contact