B.A. in International Business and Marketing, St. Louis University; M.A. in Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Teachers College, Columbia University. Vanessa is certified to teach in elementary schools and in bilingual elementary programs throughout the state of NY. She is currently teaching English as a private French school: the “Lycée Français de New York” where she has also served as the Department Coordinator. Vanessa is currently attending the Summer Principals Academy, Teachers College, Columbia University, where by August 2009 she will graduate with an Ed.M. in Education Leadership. Upon graduation, Vanessa aspires to become a school building leader. Prior to teaching, Vanessa worked for five years in art licensing. Vanessa is fluent in French, Haitian Creole, Spanish, and English.