Ms Charlotte

Hi Families! My name is Charlotte Ranjit and I am very excited to join the Highland Academics team and introduce myself to you. I am a recent graduate of St. John’s University with my MS in Early Childhood Education. I received my BA from Hunter College. Prior to this, I have gained teaching experience in private schools, agencies and tutoring centers.

Every experience I have had thus far has solidified my passion for education and I am ready to share this new experience with you. My classroom is my second home where we learn new things every day and I am looking forwarding forward to sharing it with your children.

Mr Louis

Hello! My name is Louis Li. My parents are of Chinese descent and but I was born and raised in Jackson Heights. I recently graduated from St. John’s University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and am planning to pursue a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. This is my first year at Highland Academics and I am excited to share my ideas, passion, and love for teaching with our parents, students, and colleagues.

In my classroom, I will foster a meaningful, cooperative, and interactive environment in which to develop our children’s independence, confidence, and academic success.

Ms Kai

Kai KnowlesKai Knowles is a dedicated Educator at Highland Academics. Fortunately, Kai has had the opportunity to obtain work experience in several different fields including customer service, retail, catering, summer camp counselor and the most fulfilling being a volunteer teacher. She graduated from Hofstra University as one of the first in her family to complete college, earning a degree in Business in Legal Studies. Kai Knowles currently lives in Jamaica Estates.



Ms B

Hello my name is Ismat Ara Begum (Mrs.B)I finish my masters degree in history from Rajshai university of Bangladesh additionally I completed child care provider course from Queens College as I love to work with children I am proud to work with children as I’m giving them the knowledge of learning ABCs and 123s. I am so glad to work with a wonderful team at Highland academics where I can meet new students and families that I can help.



Ms Khurshid

My name is Khurshid Jahan. This is my first year at Highland Academics. I am currently working on my master’s degree on Early Childhood Education at St. John’s University. I graduated from Queens College with a B.A. in Psychology and A.S in Science. I also have extensive experience as an Assistant Therapist at Quality Service Autism Community (QSAC). I have provided therapeutic and behavior-oriented teaching for school age children and adolescents with autism and pervasive developmental disorder using principles and procedures of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) including discrete trial and natural environment teaching. I am very comfortable working with special needs children in a classroom setting while recording goals and important data needed to track a child’s individual development. I love working with children and being able to guide them through their first experience in their academic careers.