Meet Our Team

Alessandra Scimone
Founder, ESL Teacher and Managing Director

What do I love more than teaching? The chance of touching my students’ hearts and minds, to encourage them to believe that nothing is impossible especially if you speak English. I'm a strong believer that by knowing English their dreams can come true.


Other than teaching, I like to spend time with my big family as I’m a mother of 5. I also love cooking, going to the movies, listening to music and traveling. 


My passions and interests are a big source of inspiration for the classes I create. I consider myself to be very lucky because not only do I love my job, but each student makes me a better teacher and person.

Emily Mills Woodruff

 My name is Emily and I teach English, both online classes and summer camps, with Little America. Although I’m American, I speak Italian and have traveled to Italy many times. In addition to teaching, I’m also a professional opera singer and I teach private music lessons. In my free time I enjoy running, yoga, cooking, reading, and renovating a house with my husband.

Maddy Kenneally
Day Care Assistant

 My name is Maddy and I’m attending Monroe Community College and studying Adolescent Education to become a gym teacher. After MCC, I plan to attend SUNY Brockport to continue my education. I really enjoy being outside and being active! I am kind hearted, caring, and I love to laugh.


Vanessa Raffaele

 My name is Vanessa and I teach a couple of online classes and help my mom with the summer camp in the US. I recently graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a BFA in Dance and a BS in Video Production. In my free time I love listening to music, reading and watching tv/movies. 

Virginia Raffaele

My name is Virginia and I teach a couple of online classes as well as assist my mom with the summer camp in the US. I am currently a BFA Dance Major and BA Theater Arts Major with a Minor in Communications at SUNY Fredonia. In my free time I like cooking, watching tv and reading.