SabiSabine Salandyne Salandy

Sabine Salandy has a background in education, communications, and government. She holds a B.A. from Hunter College and an M.S. from the New School for Social Research. Sabine comes to us from the Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County, where she served five years as Director of Education. Sabine brings lots of energy, wonderful ideas, and helpful experiences to her work, and she is also a parent of one of our students!


Ruth- Ann WordenRuth Ann Worden

Ruthanne has been a member of the Ethical Culture Society for over 30 years, and has taught in the Ethical Education program for grades K-5 , mentored students for their Community Service projects and advised the Youth in Ethical Societies (YES) group.  She is an Occupational Therapist for Southern Westchester BOCES.  She is married to Bart Worden, and they have two sons who attended and graduated from the ECSW Ethical Education for Children program.  She loves walking shelter dogs and practicing the piano.

Elaine Yellen Elaine Yellen

Elaine has been a member of the Westchester Ethical Society since 1982.  Both of her children attended the Nursery School and the Sunday School.  She began teaching in the Ethics for Children program when her older son was 6 and has taught ever since.  She loves it!  During the week, Elaine is a landscape designer and makes her appreciation of the natural world an integral part of her teaching experience.


Matthew VoltarieMatthew Voltaire

Matthew has attended the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester since 2004, graduating from the Ethics for Children program in 2004. He has babysat at the society for many years and is now an assistant teacher in the Senior Ethics class. In Matthew’s own words: “Ethical Culture has been with me so long it really is a part of who I am. Ethical Culture has shown me how my choices affect people in different ways. I have become more conscious of others feelings and cultures. Ethical Culture didn’t make me a better person, it influenced me to choose to be a better person.”