Yellow Room Staff

Mai YR



“I hear, I forget, I see, and I remember, I do, and I understand!”

My basic teaching philosophy is that children learn by being actively involved in the learning process. As a Yellow Room teacher, I am a participant in helping children grow and learn. I received my Master’s Degree in early childhood & elementary education at NYU while teaching at CADS. I’ve been teaching for 20 years and I have enjoyed every moment of my teaching experiences. I find that it is the children’s excitement about learning that motivates me each day. Their constant growth, curiosity and achievement sustain my enthusiasm for teaching and I enjoy guiding them through the discovery of their world.


Lisa YR



I moved from Chicago to New York in 2006. After many successful years in early childhood education, I received my BFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College. For one of my final projects, I wrote a children’s book, Daisy Takes the Train, which I hope to have published. During my seven years at CADS, I have enjoyed the privilege of working in every classroom. Through my experiences, I have gained invaluable insight into different approaches to learning and the need to let children express themselves as fully as possible. The Yellow Room is very special to me because I am able to use my twin passions, reading and writing, in ways that help children become lifelong learners. Reading to children and guiding them to tell and write their own stories has given me immense joy and reinforced one of my strongest beliefs – we are all each other’s teachers.





Hello my name is Zenab Adjei, and I‘m from Bronx, NY. I’ve recently finished my Associates Degree in early childhood education at Borough of Manhattan Community College, and will be working on my Bachelor’s Degree at Brooklyn College. While working on my Associate’s I gained experience in the classroom by working in several day cares with children that ranged from 18 months to 4 years. I have been here at CADS for the past year as a regular part time assistant teacher. I look forward working with the Yellow Room teachers and a new group of children starting in September.