I am an infant and toddler development specialist with over a decade of experience working with families and children both in and out of the classroom. My passion lies in supporting young children and their families to find joy and comfort in themselves, each other and their community. I am enjoying experiencing things firsthand as the mother to an active and curious toddler.
I hold a B.A. in Visual Arts from Columbia University, and a dual-M.S.Ed. in Infant, Toddler and Family Development and Early Childhood General & Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. I have taught preschool for six years, most recently as a lead teacher in a two's classroom at The Family Center at Brooklyn Friends School, where I also served as an Admissions Associate. I am certified to teach children's yoga through Asana Alphabet, and trained in infant massage through Loving Touch International. I have presented multiple workshops at Bank Street’s Infancy Institute and at the NYSAIS Diversity and Equity in Curriculum Conference. My approach is influenced by the writings of Magda Gerber, and by my studies in Body Mind Centering. I am looking forward to teaching graduate students at Bank Street next Spring.
I welcome the opportunity to work with children and families of all types regardless of their race, color, religion, country of origin, citizenship status, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or ability. I am committed to creating a safe space for everyone I work with, and to learning alongside you.