Salvatore Vascellaro

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Children's literature, Early childhood curriculum, Social studies curriculum development

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

Concern for social and environmental justice; commitment to the democratic process as a lived experience in schools; belief in learning from experience as most vital form of learning for early childhood and primary-aged children.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

Taught children of ages 3 to 11 in public and independent schools; was head of kindergarten - 8th grade elementary school; corporate education manager.

Recent Professional Contributions

Consulting for New York City Department of Education elementary and middle schools and school districts in social studies curriculum development, children’s literature, reading and writing; consulting for New York City independent schools in children’s literature, block building, and social studies curriculum development.

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.S.Ed., Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • B.A., History, Richmond College

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Vascellaro, S. (In press). Right on our school block: This is amazing. Exchange: The early childhood leaders magazine.

  • Vascellaro, S. (2012). The essential role of trips in the curriculum. Conference presentation, Wonderplay. New York.

  • Vascellaro, S. (2012). Panel presentation, Reframing the future conference: Education, training, and personal development. Green Resources, Trenton, NJ.

  • Vascellaro, S. (2012). Out of the classroom and into the world: Learning from field trips, educating from experience, and unlocking the potential of our students and teachers. Conference presentation, Teaching for Change. Washington, DC.

  • Vascellaro, S. (2011). Out of the classroom and into the world: Learning from field trips, educating from experience, and unlocking the potential of our students and teachers. New York: The New Press.

  • Vascellaro, S. (2003). Principles for responding to children in a traumatic time. Bank Street College Occasional Papers 11, 41-43.

  • Vascellaro, S. (2000). An introduction to Lucy Sprague Mitchell’s ‘Social studies for future teachers.’ In E. Shapiro & N. Nager (Eds.), Revisiting a progressive pedagogy: The developmental-interaction approach (pp. 117-123) New York, NY: State University of New York Press.

  • Vascellaro, S. & Genishi, C. (1994). All the things that matter: Stories written by teachers for children. In A.H. Dyson & C. Genishi (Eds.), The need for story: Cultural diversity in classroom and community, (pp. 172-198). Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

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Contact me:

(212) 875-4655 svascell@bankstreet.edu
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025