Polina Brandis - Center Director
Polina Brandis is a licensed attorney in New York State and has Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. She has a true passion for teaching and children, and has dedicated much of her professional career to child development programs. Polina has experience working with students in the classroom as well as leading academic centers. She enjoys the multifaceted work that being a director entails and has loves having a first hand influence in shaping the academic beginnings of young minds.
Nicole Tabuzo - Teacher
Nicole Tabuzo has a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education major in special ed. She is a committed, compassionate and competent teacher. She has been working with kids for 7 years. She has experience working with students whose age ranges from 3 to 23 years of age with different abilities. She has taught group classes, remedial classes, 1 on 1 school and home-based therapy and a social skills therapy class. She loves making creative activities that students enjoy and learn at the same time. She does her best with every task that she is assigned with. Working with kids has always been very exciting, fun and most importantly, rewarding for her. She believes that learning goes both ways, teacher to student and student to teacher. She says she loves how children inspire her to become a better teacher.
Bianca Jean-Louis - Teacher
Bianca Jean-Louis has received her Associates degree in early childhood education from Kingsborough Community College. She is working towards her Bachelors in Psychology. She is interested in a career as an ABA therapist where she can support children of multiple abilities. Bianca is passionate about supporting children in developing independence and embracing their individuality.Education and Environmental Science.
Shanice Alves- Co -Teacher
My name is Shanice Alves I’m a 22 year old student who absolutely love working with children. They are a joy to work with. I have been working in a daycare center since 2015, but I had experience working with children from a young age. I have also taken college classes for early childhood education. Im glad I have the chance to teach at Changing Tomorrow Academy.
Janiece Brenes - Co -Teacher
Janiece Brenes obtains an Associates degree in Human Services from Alfred State College and is currently looking to pursue a Child Development Associate credential. She has been working with children for 13 years ranging from ages 3 mos-11 years old. She is a compassionate, dedicated, diligent Teacher, that loves forming strong relationships with her students and families. She began her love for children as a child, when her mother opened up an at home daycare center called Buckle My Shoe Daycare in 2003. She loves creating fun creative activities that promote learning and growth. She believes that a good teacher can inspire hope, spark the imagination, and still instill a love of learning in a very fun way; that in which, help promote growth in both physical and mental development, Emotional and Social Development, Language Development and Cognitive skills. She is very excited to be at Changing Tomorrow Academy educating 3-12 month olds.
Stephy Guo - Co -Teacher
Stephy is a kind, understanding and easygoing person. Stephy can speak fluent English and Mandarin. She obtained an Associates Degree and subsequent licensure in Early Childhood Education with a concentration in infant/toddlers and special needs from Canada. She has been working with children from 1 -5 years old for over 3 years. Stephy believes each child is unique and that it is through play that children learn knowledge and practice many basic skills. Currently, Stephy is enrolled in the infant toddler teacher program at West Side Montessori School.
Dilyara Iafiasova - Registered Nurse
With nearly 6 years of experience in pediatric and adult health population, involving acute care as well as outpatient settings, Dilyara has found particular admiration for the pediatric population. Dilyara is currently obtaining her MSN for Family Nurse Practitioner.