Megan – Yoga Teacher
Megan is a sweet, delicate and loving yoga teacher. She makes yoga fun and accessible for all the kiddos. Megan mixes geography and nature into her yoga class creating amazing yoga sessions centered around different adventures too far away countries. Megan holds a yoga teacher’s certificate from the American Yoga School. She is the yoga director and master kids’ teacher trainer at Zooga Yoga, a one of a kind fantastic kids’ studio in Culver City. 🙂
Hobbies: Yoga, hiking and biking
Birthday: November 28th
Sophie – French Teacher
Sophie was born and raised in Paris and has been working with children for the past 25 years. Sophie infuses the classrooms with French language and culture from baking Crepes with the kiddos to singing famous French children songs. Sophie brings a joy of learning that is extremely contagious, fun and uplifting.
Hobbies: Hiking, spending time with her 9 year old daughter Lola, loves her hometown of Paris
Birthday: February 2nd
Dalit – Hebrew Teacher
Born and raised in Israel Dalit came to the US for her brothers wedding and met her husband here and decided to stay. A teacher for many years in Israel she became a mom when she moved to LA. Now her children are older and she is ready to get back to helping other kids. An amazing Hebrew teacher helping the kiddos discover Alef-Bet, Hebrew songs and Jewish tradition, through love and music.
Hobbies: doing yoga and spending time with her 5 children
Birthday: Arpil 15th
Ziporah – Director
Ziporah, our director at our Fairfax location and our English Academic Administrator has a life long passion for teaching and over 15 years experience in the education world. Ziporah Holds a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Students with Disabilities. She also holds a BA in Early Childhood Education. She oversees our wonderful program and creates the English curriculum of LPG :). Ziporah moved from New York a few years ago with her husband and dog and is truly dedicated to our children and staff here at Le Petit Gan.
Hobbies: Ziporah loves baking ceative fondant cakes, exploring the LA foodie scene, relaxing at the beach, and spending time with her husband Paul and their dog Snowball. 🙂
Birthday: January 5th
Mariana – Co-Director of Education
It has been close to four years that Mariana has dedicated herself to the education, growth and wellbeing of the students at Le Petit Gan. She has brought so much joy and love to the program! Mariana has completed her teaching certificate at UCLA and graduated with honors.
Hobbies: Mariana loves sports and spending time with her two children.
Birthday: September 8th
Betty – Toddler Teacher
A loving mother of two, a wonderful cook and a phenomenal teacher, Betty does it all. From setting up the classrooms in the morning, serving the kid’s snack and lunch, to helping the kiddos do art projects and play Betty is always there giving them much love and affection. Betty has been attending classes at UCLA Extension and has completed her teaching certification. She is continuing her Education working towards more credits and developing her skills even farther.
Hobbies: Betty loves cooking, spending time with her children and reading child developmental books.
Birthday: June 12th
Michele – Lead Toddler Teacher
Always ready for a challenge, Michele made a U turn in her life and moved from Belgium to the U.S. a few years ago. She joined the Le Petit Gan team September 2017 and has been a wonderful example of love and dedication for the kids. Michele brings a joy of learning that is extremely contagious, fun and uplifting. She is currently taking Early Childhood classes at SMC working on developing her skills even farther.
Michele loves hiking, reading and researching new projects and games to apply in her classroom.
Birthday: January 6th
Miriam- Lead Preschool Teacher
Miriam has been in early childhood for many years. First a teacher then a director and now a teacher again Miriam loves working with children and helping them grow and develop their skills and learning. Miriam is creative and thoughtful when it comes to activities and play with the kiddos.
Hobbies: reading, traveling, going to museums and Broadway shows
Birthday: February 8th
Violetta – Teachers Aid
Violetta is a wonderful cook and a phenomenal teacher’s aid. From cooking to setting up the kiddo’s snacks and lunches, setting up the classrooms in the morning and helping the kiddos use the restroom Violetta is always there giving them much love and affection.
Hobbies: cooking and spending time with her 3 children
Birthday: December 18th