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Our Team

Anseye Pou Ayiti is supported by an outstanding group of advisors, volunteers, and allies. Please see below to learn more about the current staff and Board of Directors. We look forward to sharing updates as we progress!


NP_EG_headshot Nedgine Paul is the co-founder & CEO of Anseye Pou Ayiti (Teach For Haiti), which seeks to raise education outcomes in rural Haiti by promoting teacher excellence and student success. She has experience in the non-profit sector with an emphasis on promoting equal educational opportunities for all children. Originally from Haiti, Nedgine moved to the U.S. at a young age and maintained ongoing leadership roles in community service and youth development programs, particularly within the Haitian community of Stamford and Norwalk, CT. Her previous roles at Achievement First, the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut, and WorldTeach included opportunities to manage recruitment, staff orientation, tutoring, and governance duties, as well as the development of a school principal residency program. Nedgine worked with Partners In Health to manage onboarding, benefits, and workforce planning for the organization’s transnational teams—as well as co-developed and facilitated management trainings for over 150 staff, primarily in Haiti. She has conducted teacher training seminars and extensive research about the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic factors contributing to Haiti’s school system. Nedgine earned a B.A. in History from Yale College and an Ed.M. in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In 2014, she was named among the top global social innovators by Echoing Green, and she was selected for the Forbes Magazine “30 Under 30″ Social Entrepreneurs in 2016. She is passionate about joining forces with others to continue pursuing her deep commitment to the expansion of high-quality educational opportunity in Haiti.
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Fenel Pierre is the Director of Training with Anseye Pou Ayiti. Originally from the Artibonite region, he is a Fulbright Scholar and completed his university studies at the Ecole Normale Superieure. He attended Ohio University prior to pursuing his Master’s Degree in ESOL at the School for International Training, USA. He has over 20 years of experience within the Haitian education sector, including previously working with SOS Children’s Village, Compassion International, the Haitian Education Leadership Program (HELP), and with the State University. Fenel has facilitated workshops across Haiti with Teachers Without Borders for primary and secondary teachers as well as school administrators on the theme “Building Capacity for Teaching and Learning.” Fenel is a highly experienced teacher educator and professor whose local leadership, experience in holistic child development, and expertise in facilitation and mentorship help make a tangible difference in the professional lives of teachers — as well as translating into improved educational opportunities for Haitian children. Being a three-time scholarship recipient, Fenel is very committed to giving back to his country, especially to helping children break the cycle of poverty through education. Fenel is thrilled to join this movement to help provide children with high-quality education by promoting teacher excellence and student success.
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Mario Joseph works as Pedagogical Coach with Anseye Pou Ayiti. He was born in Port-au-Prince. He attended Ecole Normale Supérieure, State University of Haiti, Living Languages Department. He was granted a scholarship for the Undergraduate Intensive English Language Program (UIELP) at St Michael’s College, Vermont, USA. He was also granted another scholarship for a Master’s Degree in Cooperation for Development at Universidad Jaume I in Castellon, Spain. He previously worked for Compassion International, Parish Twinnig Program of the Americas, Jeff Cherubin Domond, and Pure Water for the World. He taught English and Spanish at Lycée Julien Raymond in Bainet, Southeast of Haiti. Anseye Pou Ayiti’s mission is one of his motivations as he agrees with the idea that every child deserves the privilege of having a high-quality education for their success.
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Isaac Israel works as a Pedagogical Coach with Anseye Pou Ayiti. He was born in Saint Marc (Artibonite). He attended the University of Jean Price Mars, where he is also completing his post-university license in education. He has six years of teaching experience in the primary and secondary levels. Isaac participated in the Teachers Without Borders’ “Building Capacity for Teaching and Learning” program. He has experience working with several organizations in Saint Marc as well, including responsible for public relations with ODAEBA which specializes in helping underserved children. Isaac is happy to join Anseye Pou Ayiti to support more children in achieving their full potential in school, while coaching our teacher leaders toward instructional excellence and their contributions for the development of our nation.
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Samuel Asma works as a Pedagogical Coach with Anseye Pou Ayiti. He was born in Port-au-Prince. He attended Ecole Normale Supérieure, State University of Haiti, first studying within the Living Languages Department and then the Psychology Department (Ethnology specialty). He previously worked as a translator with TECHO Para Mí País, with Haitian Education Leadership Program (HELP) as a student counselor, and taught English and Spanish at Lycée du Cent Cinquantenaire in Port-au-Prince. Samuel stands by the vision and mission of Anseye Pou Ayiti, because he believes every child in every corner of Haiti deserves a quality education so that they can accomplish their dreams. For him, education as a motor of development is still critically needed in the country. With APA, he looks forward to contributing to taking steps forward with quality education for all.
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Marie-Michèle Montout works as Recruitment Coordinator with Anseye Pou Ayiti. She was born in Miragoane, Haiti. She studied education at Univesité Quisqueya (Port-au-Prince), based on receiving a merit-based university scholarship from the HELP program. She is currently completing another university degree at UPAG as an economics major. Her previous roles were at the National Identification Bureau (ONI), as well as a recruitment lead and then student counselor for the Haitian Education Leadership Program (HELP). She has always been concerned about the education system in Haiti, particularly the primary levels of schooling that children receive. She approaches her role as Recruitment Coordinator with Anseye Pou Ayiti as an important opportunity to improve the education system, by recruiting those who share the vision of transforming the lives of students and bringing real change to the nation. She believes a quality education is a human right, no matter the origin of the child.

Anseye Pou Ayiti Advisory Board

Jean-Claude Brizard (Chair)
Cross & Joftus, Partner & Vice President

Belinda Clerisme (Treasurer)
Financial Planning & Strategy Consultant

Reny Diaz Arango
Vice President of Multiplatform Insights & Development at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

Patrick Dessources
Root Capital, Haiti Financial Advisory Services Coordinator

T. Morgan Dixon
GirlTrek, Co-Founder & CEO

Julie Kennedy
Kinesis Group, Founder & CEO

Alexandra Morgan-Kisarale
Dimagi, Inc., Program Analyst

Ivanley Noisette
Human Rights Advocate

Guerschmide Saint-Ange
New York City Department of Education, Director of Oversight, Governance & Finance

Valda Valbrun
Educational Leadership Consultant

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