Rachel Sardina has earned a BA in Adolescent English Education from Hunter College and a MS in Literacy Education (ages birth-18 years). She taught in the PS87 afterschool program for 10 years before joining Sky Village. "I love helping children learn through play, art, music, literature, and sensory experiences. As an educator in a small group setting, I feel very lucky to be able to facilitate these fun and memorable learning experiences for our students, while also strongly focusing on social-emotional growth and development. Sky Village has become a home to me and my family, where my daughter has grown up attending our classes. I am very grateful to be part of such a wonderful community!"
Early Childhood Specialist
Allergic to Salad Educator
Mother to Teresa
Sky Village NYC Business Owner
Professional Painter and Artist
Mother to Eva and Nika
Early Childhood Education Specialist
Mother to Ayla
Shasta Molnar believes in the pursuit of happiness, and happiness for Shasta begins and ends with art. Her early career was spent working with children teaching art and theater at Rowland Hall Elementary School in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Once she moved to New York City she began focusing her skills as a painter while working for Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick in NYC as their family nanny. At this time Shasta started accepting commissioned dog portraits that eventually led to a career in oil painting on canvas.
Before welcoming the arrival of her first daughter in 2013, Shasta enjoyed some success as an artist showing her work at the Provincetown Art Association in Cape Cod, Massachusettes and Mountain Trails Art Gallery in Sedona, Arizona.
Compelled to share her passion for art with her children and community Shasta opened SHASTYE Art Gallery and Play Space in 2015.
Shasta began development of Sky Village NYC in 2018, where she now operates art based educational camps and classes for children.
Shasta has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah. Future goals include painting "Flowers of Astoria", a passion project Shasta is excited to pursue in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. "When you feel like the ground is giving out beneath you it's important to be reminded of the beauty that still exists in the world. Flowers have an unusual way of doing just that." - Shasta Molnar