Support Staff

Monica Lawson

Visual Arts Teacher

Monica has worked with kids her whole life and counts this as her biggest passion.  She was born and raised in Bogota, Colombia, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree before leaving home to live in Switzerland for seven years, followed by 2 years in London.  Monica's time in Europe helped her pursue her interests and talents in education, language, and photography.  Her time in London cemented her career choice as a teacher and photographer, careers that have allowed her to travel all over the world - from Europe, to Asia, and back to South America. Monica has moved to USA in 2007, and worked with the Autistic Program in Greene County Public school  for 3 years.  Monica is also the JK and K art teacher. Her knowledge of languages and her Interior Designer Bachelor's Degree, allows her to give the Art Classes in both French and Spanish languages. In her free time, Monica loves to spend time with her 2 children, and her husband. She loves bicycling, swimming and painting.

Lydie Omisiete

Performing Arts Teacher

Lydie, originally from the Ivory Coast, is all about the simple joys in life. She's been a middle and high school chorus and drama teacher and is certified to teach music to students of all ages. Recently, she achieved a dream by singing with a choral group at Carnegie Hall. About five years ago, Lydie and her husband made the move to Charlottesville, where he works at UVA Hospital. They've got a spunky 3-year-old named Gabrielle, who's having a blast at ISC. In her free time, Lydie loves going on hikes with friends, singing, dancing, catching live shows, and indulging in some seriously delicious food.

Elaine Reyes

Floating Assistant

Elaine is in her second year of working at the ISC. She loves working with our littlest learners in the toddler class, but helps out wherever she is needed! 

Anca Parasca

Floating Assistant

Anca joined the ISC staff at the beginning of the 2023 academic year, however, she has been a part of the ISC community as a parent since 2017. Anca has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a deep passion for children’s education. At her core she is a strong, driven, and imaginative individual who loves nurturing children’s dreams and ideas. In her free time she enjoys reading, playing tennis, and spending time with her husband, daughter, and loyal poodle.

Eugenie Pierre

Floating Assistant

Eugenie is in her first year at the ISC. As a native Haitian, she loves being able to use French with the children at school!

Nattachya Olivares

Floating Assistant

Natthachya is in her fifth year at the ISC, and she has been a regular caregiver and nanny to ISC families for over the years. She is a native Spanish speaker and came to the US from Venezuela. Nattachya lives here with her daughter, an ISC alumni. Natthachya gained her BA in Social Communication and Journalism University Fermin Toro Barquisimeto in 2013 and completed a Masters in Economics and Organizational Communication in 2016. Nattachya loves working with the children and especially enjoys arts and crafts with them. 

Gloriose Kade

Floating Assistant

Gloriose (or Kade as most refer to her!) is in her fifth year at the ISC. Originally from Rwanda, she is a native French speaker and excited to share her knowledge of French with the children. She has two children, one of whom is in our French Preschool classroom this year!

Virginia Davalilo Torrealba

Floating Assistant

This is Virginia's second year at the ISC. In her native Venezuela, Virginia worked as a Chemical Engineer. She has always loved working with children and upon moving to the US, was delighted to make this passion a full time job commitment. Before beginning at the ISC, Virginia worked in several preschools as a Spanish Teacher and classroom assistant. In her free time, she loves to sing.

Chloe Davis

Floating Assistant

Chloe is in her first year at the ISC. She is currently taking classes at PVCC to potentially pursue social work at VCU. She loves spending time with family, friends, and her pets!

Measar Kareem


Measar has just joined the staff of the ISC in the 2023 school year, but is no stranger to our school. Both of his children are ISC alumni, and has supported our mission since coming to the US from Iraq.