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Early Learning Center

STAFF

Melanie HagueMelanie Hague
Lead Teacher/Center Administrator

Melanie holds an M.S. in Elementary Education with a concentration in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College (CUNY). She has a B.M. in Music Education (N-12) from Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, NY, and an M.F.A. in Theatre from Ohio University. She has been teaching at Baruch College Early Learning Center since 1992. She is in the middle of finishing her CPAC certificate (Children’s Program Administrator Certificate). Prior to her teaching tenure, she spent fifteen years as a professional singer and actress. She is a loving aunt to six nieces and nephews, and an attentive stepmother to a daughter, and granddaughter.

 

Patricia MorelPatricia Morel
Administrative Assistant

Patricia received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Baruch College (CUNY) in 2014. She worked at the Student Life office as a student assistant and as the Coordinator.  There she managed budgets, finances, and worked with many students on a daily basis assisting them with all kinds of everyday collegiate issues. She is bilingual (English, Spanish) and baking is her passion.

 

Consuelo GomezConsuelo Gomez
Assistant Teacher

Consuelo has been employed by Baruch College Early Learning Center for ten years, collaborating with teacher teams to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment for children. She graduated from Secretarial Commerce School in Colombia, South America. She has taken courses in English as a second language at Baruch College. She has completed the requirement for the Child Development Associate credential in Early Childhood Education. Consuelo is a mother to three daughters and is proud to help raise her grandchildren.

 

Lesa BirdLesa Bird
Assistant Teacher

Lesa has her Social Service and Social Work certificates from The University of the West Indies in Mona. She obtained her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Borough of Manhattan Community College and has been working with The Educational Alliance Boys and Girls Club in New York as an Elementary Group Leader. She was a private tutor as well during this time. Now she is working exclusively with us at the Early Learning Center. She is eager to begin finishing her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education Spring 2017.

 

Wendy LeeWendy Lee
Lead Teacher

Wendy came to Baruch College Early Learning Center with a strong early childhood background with over eleven years of classroom experience. She has a Masters Degree from Queens College. Cooking and baking are important and therapeutic to Wendy, and she hones her passion for cooking by working part time with a catering company.

 

Eligio ReynosoEligio Reynoso
Woodworking Teacher

Leo has a BFA from the School of Visual Arts. He currently works at Manhattan Country School where he has been teaching shop since 1987. He has experience working with various art institutions: The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Children’s Museum as an artist and sculptor, participated in designing large scale murals and recreating artificial rocks and terrain for the Snow Leopard Habitat Complex in the Bronx. During the summer he runs a tennis summer camp serving over 200 students from upper Manhattan and the Bronx.

 

Jacob PevsnerJacob Pevsner
Music Teacher

Jacob Pevsner graduated from Minsk Music Conservatory in 1974, where he majored in choral conducting and music education. He has been performing music in many venues ranging from concert halls to hospitals. He also has been working as a piano teacher for almost two decades, specializing in early education. Jacob is married to his college sweetheart, and is a proud father of two sons, both of whom have been trained as classical violinists.