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Our T​eam

We empower, inspire and guide.

We allow each child's essence to unfold and shine through.

From this place, they can access and integrate Knowledge consciously.

Yannick Nel

Yannick has taught for more than 25 years in various fields and across a wide range of age groups. She draws on her experience to create a secure environment for learning and exploration while being acutely aware of the individual needs of each child. She is motivated by a desire to see students discover their unique gifts and passions.

Jeanne De Mayer

Jeanne embodies true joy for learning, as she embarks on many discovering journeys with the children every day. She also accompanies them on emotional journeys of self-expression and deeper understanding of others.

Catherine Haley

Catherine brings joy, compassion, and her love for the physical sciences to Roots and Wings.

"I feel grateful to get to share my enthusiasm for learning, growth, creativity, and fun with the students, all while guiding them in finding their own passions in learning and in life."

Girija Nair

A true storyteller at heart Girija takes Language Arts to another level. Her passion for words is contagious.

"It is a true blessing to guide children as their full potential unfolds."

Ashley Ostler

Ashley is our early years specialist. She creates the most favorable environment in which children can learn and grow while staying connected to their imagination.

Soraya Yavari

"Every child has a unique story to live and, knowledge to connect to, in order to grow roots and wings.

We create the space for it all to happen."

Olivier Van Itterbek

Olivier leads the physical education classes at Roots and Wings, incorporating acrobatics, body awareness and movements that fosters whole brain learning.

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