Meet the LAC Early Childhood Center staff!
Dr. Yuri Feynberg first began teaching in St. Petersburg, Russia. There he specialized in teaching intellectually disabled children at Lapukhinka, a home to roughly 400 students. Within his first year of service as a third grade and corrective speech teacher, Dr. Feynberg was promoted to the position of Principal. There he was able to ensure the needs of his students were properly met by a caring faculty and continues on his mission of helping today at Life Adjustment Center, Inc. his main company which he founded in 1991 to assist adults and children with disabilities. Now, he has expanded his expertise to all children.
Hi, my name is Vlad Borsen. I am the head of the Administrative Department and overall financial management of LAC Early Childhood Center. I hold an MS in Economics and Finance and have over 25 years of business and administrative experience.
Hi! My name is Stacey Weinberg. I am the Education Director at LAC Early Childhood Center and I am so happy to be here. I have a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and a Master's degree in Literacy Education. I am fully dedicated to early education and I am excited to bring my experience and education to LAC!
My name is Crystal Cajigas. I enjoy working with children and believe that educators should teach in such a way that accommodates the children's needs. Education should be an empowering process that allows children to develop their passion. I have an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and am currently working on my Bachelor's degree. I have been teaching for the past 5 years and enjoy making a difference in every child's life. I look forward to working with you all at LAC!
Hello Everyone! My name is Samara Vega. I've been teaching children between the ages 3-5 for 3.5 yrs including two years teaching Universal Prekindergarten via the Department of Education (DOE). I currently hold a Bachelor's of Science degree from St. Thomas Aquinas College, NY in Sports Management and will be enrolled in a graduates program in Education from Toura College. My career goal is to become a professionally licensed Early Childhood Education Teacher as well as a Youth Fitness Specialist. I truly believe that the first 4yrs of life are the most critical when it involves development of the brain and body and as educators, it's our job to build a strong foundation in preparation for the rest of their lives.
Hello! My name is Melissa Malave. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking and invites sharing of ideas. I believe it is conducive to allow a child's natural curiosity to direct his/her learning. It is also important for children to develop the skill of thinking critically.
Hello everyone. My name is Jezebella Chiquito. I have been working with children for five years ranging in ages from infants to fifth graders. My interest in teaching began at a very young age and has always come so natural to me. I enjoy watching children grow, learn, and build confidence. I believe that children need to be in a positive environment to be able to do their best. I am currently attending college, pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. I am looking forward to the upcoming school year!
Hi! My name is Yadira Tejeda. I am working on a Master's degree in Psychology and am currently working on a degree in Child Development. I love working in this field because I truly love teaching children. It's so exciting to see them learn something new everyday. At LAC, I hope to be able to help children develop to their full potential!
Hi, my name is Solymar Aquino. I grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the only girl of 5 children. I’ve worked with children of all ages from 6 weeks to 16 years. I am working to finish my education in Biology and hope one day to open a Low Income Veterinary Office. My objective at LAC is to create an excellent learning environment and to help each student develop and learn. I want to give the children the best experience possible and encourage them to be better year after year. I'm looking forward to a great year!
My name is Pamely Segura. I have an Associates’ Degree in Social Work and I am currently working on my Bachelor’s Degree for Early Childhood Education. I have been teaching in Early Childhood settings for the past three years. I enjoy being around children, and try to make a positive difference in every one of my students.
Hi, my name is Ashley Brown. I am patient and caring and I sincerely love working with children. I have been working in the field for over 5 years. I am currently in school for Business Administration and Early Childhood Education. I hope one day to take my experience and become a director!
School Nurse, LPN/Teacher’s Assistant
Hi, my name is Felicia Miller. My love of children started during my fourteen years as a neonatal nurse at New York Presbyterian Hospital. In caring for newborns and watching their growth and development, I decided to go into Early Childhood Education and continue my practice in preschools. In joining the LAC team, I can assist our teachers in the care and education of our young children with compassion and a unique understanding of their early development.