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OUR TEACHERS & STAFF 

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Amy Stiegler

Amy is an experienced early childhood professional with over a decade of classroom experience and a dedication to facilitating authentic learning experiences for young children. She holds a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.S.Ed in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College.  She is committed to anti-bias practices that foster inclusivity and diversity. Her approach centers on empowering children to thrive at their own pace while cultivating empathy and respect for others and the environment. She enjoys cooking, kayaking, and spending time in nature. 

Co-Lead Teacher

Natalie Moeser

Natalie Moeser has been working with children ever since her first school internship at Powerplay. Which led her to attend Brooklyn College for Early Childhood Education. She then worked within Bright Horizons Family Solutions for the past five years.  This is her second year at Chickpeas and she loved embracing their style. Natalie is from Park Slope, loves going to Prospect Park, loves being around family, and reading. 

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EDUCATION DIRECTOR/
Co-Lead Teacher

 

Kaileigh Schippa

Kaileigh Schippa has been teaching and working with young children in a variety of settings for the past 13 years. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Development & Learning from Central Michigan University, with a minor in language arts, she went on to work as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher for several years. Kaileigh has experience working internationally, teaching a second grade class for a portion of time in Ireland. This is Kaileigh's fifth year at Chickpeas, and she is beyond excited to continue to grow and learn with the Peas! She is a lover of photography, music, movies, cats, baking, and all things ice cream. 

 

TEACHER

Nisa Ali

My name is Nisa Ali (she/her). I’m from Bangladesh, and grew up in Brooklyn. I graduted with my Bachelors degree at Brooklyn College in Childhood Education & Psychology this past June, and I will be working towards a Masters in Early Childhood Education. Along with babysitting, I used to work at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum — mostly in the Art Studio with younger kids. In my free time, I enjoy cooking/baking, going on walks, and spending time with my niece.

 

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