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Staff

Dr. Lydia Spinelli, Director
Extension: 258
B.A., Tufts University; M.A., M.Ed., Ed.D., Columbia University Teachers College
Year appointed: 1977
33 years as Director, 8 years teaching experience

Mrs. Amy Warden, Associate Director
Extension: 273
B.A., William Smith College ; M.S., M.S. Ed. Hunter College
Year Appointed: 2013
16 years directing experience, 5 years teaching experience

Mr. David Bedard, Head Teacher 3N PM, Associate Teacher 4S
Extension: 344 morning, 342 afternoon
B.A. Manhattanville College; M.A. New York University
Year appointed: 2011
7 years teaching experience
 
Mrs. Farley Whetzel Bills, Associate Director of Admissions
Extension: 242
B.S. Trinity College
M.S. Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 2006
7 years teaching experience
4 years admissions experience

Ms. Lucy Bukowska, Associate Teacher 5S and 6 PM
Extension: 346
M.A. Teachers’ University, Krakow, Poland
Year Appointed: 2004
18 years teaching experience

Mrs. Holly Burke, Assistant to the Director
Extension: 222
B.A., Barnard College
Year Appointed: 1973
46 years administrative experience
 
Ms. Clara Campoli, Assistant Teacher 5N 
Extension: 345
B.A. Colorado College 
Masters Candidate Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 2014
2 years teaching experience

Mrs. Susan DruckerAssociate Teacher 6 AM
Extension: 347
B.A., Franklin & Marshall College
Masters Candidate Bank Street College of Education
Year appointed: 2010
6 years teaching experience

Mrs. Lauren Ferguson, Co-teacher 6 AM & PM
Extension: 347
B.A., Syracuse University; M.A., Bank Street College of Education
Year appointed: 2007
10 years teaching experience

Mrs. Kathy Flintoft, Admissions Director
Extension: 224
B. A., Manhattanville College; Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 1989
28 years teaching and administrative experience 

Mrs. Bernisse Jalandoni Flores, Associate Teacher 4N 
Extension: 343
B.A., La Salle University, Philippines
M.S. Bank Street College of Education
Advanced Certificate, Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Year Appointed: 2014
16 years teaching experience
 
Mrs. Jyothi George, Afternoon Assistant Teacher 4S
Extension: 344
BSN, Cherna College of Nursing, India
Year Appointed: 2016
6 years teaching experience
 
Ms. Jennifer Gonçalves, Head Teacher 4N
Extension: 343
Resume: B.S., Molloy College; M.S., Queens College
Year appointed: 2010
6 years teaching experience

Ms. Katherine GregoryHead Teacher 4S
Extension: 344
B.A., Kenyon College; M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 2004
21 years teaching experience

Mrs. Arlene Hammer, Associate Teacher 4S, Storytelling Specialist
Extension: 344
B.S., Northwestern University; Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 1992
30 years teaching experience

Mrs. Gail King, Associate Teacher 3N AM and PM
Extension: 342
B.A., Goucher College
Year Appointed: 2005
12 years teaching experience

Ms. Paula Krzystan, Head Teacher 3N AM, Documentation & Technology Specialist
Extension: 342
B.S., M.S., Michigan State University
Year Appointed: 2008 
10 years teaching experience

Mrs. Jill Lampe, Business Manager
Extension: 225
B.A. Skidmore College
Year Appointed: 2012
20 years management experience

Ms. Angie Lobenhofer, Movement Teacher
Extension: 223
Berkeley College; Professional Dancer; Gymnastics Safety Certified Instructor; Certified Fitness Instructor
Year Appointed: 2006
26 years teaching experience

Ms. Madyuri Lopez, Spanish Teacher 
Extension: 223
B.S. Politecnico Empresarial Colombiano
SUNY Child Care, Health and Safety Training 
Year Appointed: 2013
10 years teaching experience
 
Ms. Madhu Mirchandani, Assistant Teacher 2N and 6 PM
Extension: 340
Secondary School Certificate, The Sind Model High School, India
Year Appointed: 1990
27 years teaching experience
 
Mrs. Margaret Najdzionek, Head Teacher 2S
Extension: 341
B.A., M.S. Fordham University
Nursery Nurse Certificate, Kilmarnock College, Scotland
Year Appointed: 1995
21 years teaching experience
 
Mrs. Kathryn Phillips, Associate Teacher 2N
Extension: :340
B.A. Colgate University; M.A. Tufts University
Year Appointed: 2012
14 years teaching experience

Ms. Megan Raelson
, Assistant Teacher 2S
Extension: 341
B.A. Wheaton College
Masters Candidate Bank Street College of Education
Year appointed: 2010 
7 years teaching experience

Ms. Gretchen Salisbury, School Office Administrator & Director of Institutional Advancement
Extension: 223 
B.A. Barnard College
Year Appointed: 2007 
10 years administrative experience

Mrs. Anne Schack, Assistant Teacher 3N AM and PM
Extension: 342
A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology
Year Appointed: 2007
9 years teaching experience

Mrs. Whitney Schofield, Assistant Teacher 5S
Extension: 346
B.A., Brown University
Year Appointed: 2001
17 years teaching experience

Ms. Lucia Scholar, Head Teacher 6 AM and PM
Extension: 347
B.S., Hofstra University; M.S., Hunter College
Year Appointed: 1999
17 years teaching experience

Ms. Betsy Schrade, Head Teacher 5N
Extension: 345
B.A. SUNY Empire State, M.S. Pacific Oaks College
Year Appointed: 2005
22 years teaching experience

Mrs. Caren Shayne, Studio Teacher
Extension: 278
B.A. Rider College
Year Appointed: 1999
21 years teaching experience

Mrs. Amanda Smith, Music and Movement Teacher
Extension: 229
B.M., St. Olaf College; M.M.E,.Westminster Choir College of Rider University 
Kodaly Music Educators Certification, New York University; Music Together Certification; Choristers Guild Certification
Year Appointed: 2004
17 years teaching experience
 
Mrs. Cristina Soto, Assistant Teacher 4N 
Extension: 343
B.A. Bucknell University
Year Appointed: 2013
3 years teaching experience

Mrs. Nancy Trush, Head Teacher 5S
Extension: 346
B.S., City College; M.S., Hunter College
Year Appointed: 1993
31 years teaching experience

Ms. Stacy Wender, Head Teacher 2N
Extension: 340
B.A., University of Maryland; M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University
Year Appointed: 2006
22 years teaching experience

Ms. Susie Valk Woolworth, Associate Teacher 2S
Extension: 341
B.S., Boston University
Year Appointed: 2008
28 years teaching experience


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