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Our Team

We are a team of open-minded and innovative professionals interested in creating the school of the future. If you are interested in joining us check our Vacancies for more details.

Humanities and Languages
Dr. Melinda Rice
Head of Humanities Department
Ph.D. in History from UCLA, BA in History from the Seattle University. Prior to joining Le Sallay, Melinda taught at the University of Mississippi. She has years of experience working with gifted students including at Duke University’s Talent Identification Program for middle school students in India and Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth in Hong Kong
Jelena Jaric
History
MA in Medieval Studies and a BA in Archaeology from Central European University. Currently, Jelena is working on her DPhil in Archaeology at the University of Oxford. For the past three years, she has taught history, geography, and social studies to middle school and high school students.

World Literature and English Language

MLitt in Writing from the University of Glasgow and BA in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an, and an MA in Education from the Autonomous University of Catalonia. Cila has taught in her native United States, England, Spain, and Scotland. Her experience ranges from individual tutoring to online courses for hundreds of students.

Maria Olmsted

Literature
MA in World & Comparative Literature from the Tartu University. Maria is a founder of scholarly books business, has worked at the Harvard University Library, and taught at the Modern Languages Dept. of the Northeastern University.
Angelique Aristondo
French
Ph.D. in French Studies from the City University of New York, Graduate Certificate in Interactive Technology and Pedagogy and specialization in Foreign Language Acquisition. Angelique has been teaching French and Francophone literature since 2012. Her previous teaching appointments include the University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.
Olga Baley
Spanish
MA in History from the Moscow State University. A French-based interpreter and languages teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching foreign languages to English-speaking students.

Anastasia Moskaleva
Russian and Russian Literature
Ph.D. in Philology and a BA in Teaching from Novosibirsk State University. A teacher of literature and a developer of teaching and tutoring programs. She supervises the graduate students' teaching practice and organizes cultural projects and events.
STEM
Yan Rauch
Head of STEM
Post-graduate Degree in Microelectronics from the Moscow State Institute of Electronic Technologies. Specialist training in teaching physics and math.
Yan has many years of experience developing math programs for gifted students and training students for the international Mathematics Olympics.
Yulia Sorokina
Math Teacher, Diverse Learning Coordinator
MEd in Special Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Yulia is a math interventionist, math co-teacher, and coordinator of special education programming.
Evelyn Aremu
Sciences
B.Sc. (Hons.) in Botany and M.Sc. in Environmental Biology from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. MBA and a Masters in Teaching Science from Western Governors University, Salt Lake City, Utah. A recipient of the Japanese government scholarship, she earned a PhD in Bioenvironmental Science from Tottori University, Japan. Evelyn has broad experience working across multicultural settings of Asia, Europe and America.
Anna Finko
Math
MSc in Mathematics from Higher School of Economics. Winner of international Math Olympics. Researcher in the field of education and mathematical literacy at the Laboratory of Psychometrics and Education Assessment.
Nika Oksenchuk
Science
Ph.D. in Chemistry and a Ph.D. in Didactics and Teaching Methodology. Nika has experience working in the science labs and has developed a unique skill of setting up virtual labs to teach chemistry in a blended learning setting. She is author of several articles on teaching methodology.
Roman Tzventikov
Math
MSc in Mechanics & Math from the Moscow State University. A winner of the International Math Olympiads - Roman has taught at several Math Olympics boot camps.
Visiting Lecturers
Wole Soyinka
Writer, playwright, activist

The Nobel laureate in Literature visited Le Sallay to speak about his writing, activism, and his view of the modern world and its history.

Online publishing pioneer, digital media guru

Elizabeth Osder presented a course on interactive media and the changing digital landscape.

Researcher, Ph.D. in History of Science from Princeton University, lecturer at the University of Edinburgh

In his lectures, Michael Barany focuses on the intellectual and material culture of modern mathematics.

Author and journalist, Stanford University fellow

Andrew Lam teaches Media Literacy and Creative Writing.

Administration
Ekaterina Kadieva
Founder
Ekaterina Kadieva is a psychologist, instructor at the Center for Systemic Family Therapy and a specialist in child development.
Sergey Kuznetsov
Founder
Sergey Kuznetsov is a French-based writer and journalist. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship by Stanford University. His works have been translated into multiple languages.
Anna Kadieva
Principal and Co-founder
Graduate of the Sorbonne University ( BA in Linguistics and Cultural Projects Management ). Anna has extensive experience in managing international education projects.
Aleka Molokova
Head of Academics
BA in Linguistics and Art Management. Aleka has worked in secondary and higher education, taught English as Second Language and managed numerous educational projects in Boston where she currently lives.