School Staff

Administrative Team

Marie Fabian, Interim Director
B.A., Oberlin College
M.S. Ed., Fordham University Graduate School of Education
J.D., Fordham University School of Law
Year Appointed: 2022 (Prior Appointment 2005-2012)
11 years of school leadership experience, 13 years of teaching experience 

Farley Whetzel Bills, Associate Director for Enrollment and Family Engagement
B.S., Trinity College
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 2006
7 years of teaching experience
8 years of admissions experience

Tara Mastin, Associate Director for Teaching and Learning
B.S., Westfield University
M.A., NYU Steinhardt School of Education
Year Appointed: 2022
13 years of teaching experience
12 years of leadership experience

Susan Ely Johnson, Business Director 
B.A., Barnard College
M.B.A., UCLA
Year Appointed: 2018

Lindsey Guercio, Director of Institutional Advancement 
B.A., Western Connecticut State University
Year Appointed: 2022

Paula Rocca, Communications Administrator
B.S., M.A., Michigan State University
Year Appointed: 2008
11 years of teaching experience

Anne Schack, Administrator and Special Events Coordinator
A.S., Fashion Institute of Technology
Year Appointed: 2007
12 years of teaching experience

Cristina Soto, Enrichment Coordinator and Admissions Associate
B.A., Bucknell University, M.A. Columbia University
Year Appointed: 2013
8 years of teaching experience

Geraldine Walker, Administrator and Admissions Associate
B.A., City College, CUNY
Year Appointed: 2018
4 years of teaching experience

 

Program Specialists

Caren Shayne, Studio Teacher
B.A., Rider College
Year Appointed: 1999
26 years of teaching experience

Madyuri Lopez, Spanish Teacher
B.S. Politecnico Empresarial Colombiano
SUNY Child Care, Health and Safety Training
Year Appointed: 2013
15 years of teaching experience

Cristina Soto, Music Teacher
B.A., Bucknell University
Year Appointed: 2013
9 years of teaching experience

Angie Lobenhofer, Movement Teacher
Berkeley College; Professional Dancer; Gymnastics Safety Certified Instructor; Certified Fitness Instructor
Year Appointed: 2006
31 years of teaching experience

Katherine Gregory, Science Specialist
B.A., Kenyon College
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 2004
26 years of teaching experience

Arlene Hammer, Storytelling Specialist
B.S., Northwestern University; Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 1992
35 years of teaching experience

Inzata Toure, AM Floater Teacher
Year Appointed: 2018
8 years of teaching experience

 

Twos Program

Twos AM

Heidi Ong-Fong, Head Teacher
M.A., New York University
Year Appointed: 2018
10 years of teaching experience

Jasmine Schmidt, Associate Teacher
B.A., Brooklyn College
Year Appointed: 2020
5 years of teaching experience

Vanessa Nelson, Associate Teacher
B.S., Florida Institue of Technology
Year Appointed: 2020
2 years of teaching experience

Twos PM

Jasmine Schmidt, Head Teacher
B.A., Brooklyn College
Year Appointed: 2020
5 years of teaching experience

Vanessa Nelson, Associate Teacher
B.S., Florida Institue of Technology
Year Appointed: 2020
2 years of teaching experience

Inzata Toure, Assistant Teacher
Year Appointed: 2018
8 years of teaching experience

 

3s & Young 4s

Classroom 5 North

Betsy Schrade, Head Teacher
B.A., SUNY Empire State, M.S. Pacific Oaks College
Year Appointed: 2005
27 years of teaching experience

Kyle Cherry, Assistant Teacher
Year Appointed: 2021
1 year of teaching experience

Classroom 5 South

Nancy Trush, Head Teacher
B.S., City College
M.S., Hunter College
Year Appointed: 1993
34 years of teaching experience

Lucy Bukowska, Associate Teacher
M.A., Teachers’ University, Krakow, Poland
Year Appointed: 2004
22 years of teaching experience

Cinder White, Assistant Teacher
B.A., Boston University
Year Appointed: 2019
6 years of teaching experience

Classroom 2 West AM

Lucia Scholar, Co-Head Teacher
B.S., Hofstra University; M.S., Hunter College
Year Appointed: 1999
22 years of teaching experience

David Bedard, Co-Head Teacher
B.A., Manhattanville College
M.A., New York University
Year appointed: 2011
13 years of teaching experience

Victoria Ortiz, Associate Teacher
B.A., Hunter College
M.S., City College School of Education
Year Appointed: 2018
6 years of teaching experience

Classroom 2 West PM

Lucia Scholar, Co-Head Teacher
B.S., Hofstra University; M.S., Hunter College
Year Appointed: 1999
22 years of teaching experience

David Bedard, Co-Head Teacher
B.A., Manhattanville College
M.A., New York University
Year appointed: 2011
13 years of teaching experience

Lucy Bukowska, Associate Teacher
M.A., Teachers’ University, Krakow, Poland
Year Appointed: 2004
22 years of teaching experience

Classroom 5 South PM

Victoria Ortiz, Head Teacher
B.A., Hunter College
M.S., City College School of Education
Year Appointed: 2018
6 years of teaching experience

Gail King, Associate Teacher
B.A., Goucher College
Year Appointed: 2005
17 years of teaching experience

Kyle Cherry, Assistant Teacher
Year Appointed: 2021
1 year of teaching experience

Classroom 3 North AM

Megan Raelson, Head Teacher
B.A., Wheaton College
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Year appointed: 2010
12 years of teaching experience

Ranu Singh, Associate Teacher
B.A., Baruch College
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Year appointed: 2020
22 years of teaching experience

Taylor Hamersley, Assistant Teacher
B.A., University of Wisconsin
Year Appointed: 2020
4 years of teaching experience

Classroom 2 North

Stacy Wender, Head Teacher
B.A., University of Maryland
M.A.T., Johns Hopkins University
Year Appointed: 2006
27 years of teaching experience

Kathryn Phillips, Associate Teacher
B.A., Colgate University
M.A., Tufts University
Year Appointed: 2012
20 years of teaching experience

Gail King, Assistant Teacher
B.A., Goucher College
Year Appointed: 2005
17 years of teaching experience

 

4s & 5s

Classroom 4 North

Jennifer Gonçalves, Head Teacher
B.S., Molloy College
M.S., Queens College
Year appointed: 2010
14 years of teaching experience

Jyothi George, Assistant Teacher
BSN, Cherna College of Nursing, India
Year Appointed: 2016
11 years of teaching experience

Emily Abelson, Assistant Teacher
B.F.A, Rhode Island School of Design
Year Appointed: 2020
4 years of teaching experience

Classroom 4 South

Katherine Gregory, Head Teacher, Science Specialist
B.A., Kenyon College
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 2004
26 years of teaching experience

Molly Revenson, Assistant Teacher
B.F.A., New York University
Year appointed: 2020
4 years of teaching experience

Angie Seracini, Assistant Teacher
Year appointed: 2022

Arlene Hammer, Assistant Teacher
B.S., Northwestern University; Bank Street College of Education
Year Appointed: 1992
35 years of teaching experience

Classroom 2 South

Margaret Najdzionek, Co-Head Teacher
B.A., M.S., Fordham University
Nursery Nurse Certificate, Kilmarnock College, Scotland
Year Appointed: 1995
26 years of teaching experience

Bernisse Jalandoni Flores, Co-Head Teacher
B.A., La Salle University, Philippines
M.S., Bank Street College of Education
Advanced Certificate, Severe and Multiple Disabilities
Year Appointed: 2014
21 years of teaching experience

Isabel Goss, Associate Teacher
B.A., Syracuse University
Year Appointed: 2020
2 years of teaching experience