Our Team 




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.




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.  







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."






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.







Olivier Van Itterbek


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










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."