Nadia has been at Gold Star since 2000, and in this time has captured the hearts of countless preschoolers. She brings 20 years of teaching expertise with her from Russia, with a Bachelors in Education from the University of Moscow. She began her career as an elementary school teacher, and then moved on to sports and fitness. Just before immigrating to the U.S. she headed a very prestigious summer camp in Bulgaria for the children of elite Russian families. Nadia has her CPR, First Aid, and U.S.A. Gymnastics Safety Certifications, plus she has completed the U.S.A. Gymnastics Kinder Accreditation and Hands-On Teaching Training for Preschool Gymnastics and Recreational Gymnastics. She teaches preschool and PreJO classes, eight classes a day, four days a week, all to children under the age of six. Unbelievably she comes in many weekends to coach for birthday parties. Her energy is enviable. She makes every child feel precious, and with her gentle expressions and unwavering patience the students are devoted to her.