Head teacher Aida Zaga Mehmeti has been teaching at the JCC Nursery School since 2008. Additionally, Aida serves on the nursery school’s Leadership Team, where her seasoned voice aids in the ongoing development of new initiatives. Over the summer, Aida serves as the outdoor sports supervisor for the Day Camp at the JCC. She is a gifted teacher, expertly guiding her students into in-depth projects based on their interests and passions. Aida brings to the classroom a talent in synthesizing optimal developmental opportunities with the creativity and joy that her students display every day.  Aida grew up in Queens and lives in Staten Island with her husband. She has a bachelor's degree in English language arts from Hunter College, and a master’s degree in early childhood general and special education from Fordham University.