Our team is your team. When your goal is to raise your children to be well-rounded, successful and intelligent, you need the best people driving your vision forward. You need people who can create focused teaching and learning strategies that align with growth goals, who can infuse their creativity into groundbreaking new teaching methods, and who can nurture children while building a foundation of knowledge for lifelong learning along the way. Meet your team!

Elena Melamed is the founder, creative director, teacher, and First LEGO League Coach. Elena Melamed is passionate about education. A classically trained musician, she earned a master’s degree from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Read More

Jaclyn is the Director of Operations of The Renaissance Child, bringing her natural ability to keep a creative mind like Elena's on track to ensure business progresses as it should.  She has trained in robotics, and helped lead our FIRST® LEGO® League team to a successful first exhibition. Read More

Lisa Greenhut is a head of our LEGO Robotics  and Engineering Program. Lisa is a science educator, curriculum developer with 20 years of classroom experience ranging from pre-K students to 7th grade, and a First Lego League Coach. Read more

Rianjali is a talented singer, songwriter, composer and our star member who teaches at the Renaissance Child a variety of different classes. Back in 2018 she joined our team as the pop-singing and guitar teacher. Read more..

Anna Faynberg, is a teaching artist who recently joined the Renaissance Child team. Anna is teaching our Little Explorer Program for toddlers and preschoolers, she is a head of our Russian immersion program, and teaching classical violin and piano as well. Read more

Meet Nikita Ramoo. She is our STEAM, Robotics, LEGO Engineering instructor as well as math and language arts teacher. Nikita is also currently an educator of 4th grade students. Nikita’s experience of using STEM in the classroom. Read More

Jessica Napoletano is teaching our Little Explorer Program for toddlers and preschoolers, visual arts, and also handles our support and marketing department. She has worked in the art industry for over 12 years. Read more..

Lasha Areshidze is an adept Digital Designer. Though he specializes in 3D modeling and graphic design, he is experienced in many other areas of computer graphics and design such as 3D Printing, Video Editing, Game Design and more.Read more

Christopher Rodriguez is a New Jersey-based educator, musician, and human rights advocate. He is a graduate of Montclair State University, and served as a high school English teacher for six years teaching Language Read more..