Staff

MEET THE STAFF!

Emily FeldmanOn-Site Director ,  Lead Teacher, Kinder Extra Lesson Teacher  Emily is the founder of Treehouse Learning. She has been teaching for over 12 years in both public and private institutions. She uses progressive educational methodologies, including Waldorf and other cooperative learning models to foster a community of independent, creative thinkers and balanced, well-rounded human beings. Emily wanted to create a safe, loving atmosphere to support and encourage children’s natural ability to learn, grow and discover their true potential. She is the lead teacher and On-site Director responsible for day-to-day operations, scheduling, parent liaisons, payments and safety at Treehouse Learning.
Camila Sosa

Spanish Immersion and Assistant

Camila Sosa is an assistant teacher at Treehouse Learning. She has had a variety of teaching experiences through a multitude of public school setting seeing such an outdated system, Camila is extremely excited about her new role. “Treehouse Learning is one of the few educational centers I find that aligns with my values and beliefs especially when concerning education. Therefore, what I can bring to Treehouse is absolute passion!” I will provide students with empathy, guidance and reassurance to build strong meaningful bonds with students and families. I look forward to the ability of sharing knowledge and interests like being physical activity, sewing, music and the environment to help students explore beyond core classes. I believe working in such a place will allow me to show students my authentic self thus encouraging them to do the same.

Adrian Fernandez

  Science & Games and Movement 

Adrian has dedicated himself to working with children beginning with
his nonprofit work as a member in AmeriCorps: Miami Reads! Through
this position he realized his desire to contribute to the community
and its youth. After several years of teaching, Adrian has become a
student, once again, in his pursuit to support students’ well-being as
a school counselor. He seeks to encourage children’s critical thinking
and curiousity in an active and inviting environment that Treehouse
Learning offers.
Haran Cantor  Woodworking Specialist  I began building, or “making” when I was the same age as many of the Treehouse students. My older brother and I started with constructing skateboard ramps.  Before I was Bar Mitzvah age the driveways and back yard of my parents’ home had held multiple generations of a fully-fledged skateboard park. Following my graduation from high school I worked many years with Actor’s Playhouse in Coral Gables, assisting in set construction.  Today, I am the Lead Metal Fabricator for a multidisciplinary design studio here in Miami.  I am thrilled at the opportunity to share with The Treehouse students the confidence and sense of achievement earned when a process is undertaken and a goal is achieved.  Transforming projects form plans and raw materials to their finished pieces will guide students among varied disciplines and through many arenas of conceptualization.  A culture of safety and planning will be cultivated, as I believe one should always, “measure twice and cut once”.  As a father of two, it is my greatest joy to share my knowledge with my sons and to see the light of wonder ignite questions and inspire my boys to seek knowledge. I am very much looking forward to getting started.
Adriana Abbade
PicWaldorf Principles and Extra Lesson Specialist

Waldorf Education Support is a developmental program that takes children through the natural development path through movement, arts and play, strengthening the basic capacities, which are the foundation for complex thinking and formal learning. Extra Lesson TM work targets mainly at developing:  Body Geography, Spatial Orientation, Early Movement Maturity, Sensorial Integration, Midline Integration, Dominance, Eye-Hand and Motor Coordination, and Rhythm and Harmonization.  And, since these are the foundations of executive function and cognitive capacities, the Extra Lesson TM work helps with academic difficulties in reading, writing and mathematics, as well as behavioral challenges.