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

Ariel Bock

Paige Farley

Chanie Tombosky

Private: Abby Dagget

Rashawn Gordon

Isabel Itzkowitz

Chana Marcus

Meridith Pershes

Tatiana Vargas

Olivia Ascione D’elia

Dacota Pratt-Pariseau

Assistant Director, Gramercy

Seleena Phillip

Layah Schreiber

Valerie Gutierrez

Talya Leserowitz

Doyinsola Niniola

Janine Salinas

Private: Caroline Sullivan

Emilie Schliep

Private: Fraida Weise

Mindel Yaffe

Michali Lipsker

Shenna DiTata

Renee Bock, M.S. Ed

Head of Preschool of the Arts & Gramercy

Alexandra Weider

Head of School, Chelsea & Greenwich Village

Rachel Fischer

Head of School, Union Square

Dacota Pratt-Pariseau

Assistant Director, Gramercy

Alexandra Maniacci

Gramercy, Office Manager

Ashlei Drumgo

Chelsea, Office Manager

Audrey Schalhoub

Greenwich Village, Office Manager

Jennifer Calcano

Director of Admissions

Leah Malka Weinstein, M.S. Ed


Julie Barel

HR and Billing
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