Teachers: Room 1

Head Teacher Gabriel Guyton, MA, MSEd

Gabriel GuytonGabriel is a special education teacher in an inclusion classroom for children ages three and under at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City, where she also supervises student teachers. She earned her education master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education. She also holds a master’s degree in psychology of counseling, as well as an Infant, Toddler & Family Specialist certificate, and has spent more than 10 years working with children as an early intervention specialist, including supervisory experience.

Michael Amaral, assistant teacher

Michael Amaral, assistant teacherMichael, assistant teacher in Room 1, earned his B.A. in Psychology at Hamilton College. He worked with children with autism and those with social-emotional needs before moving to New York City to start his graduate degree in education at Bank Street College. Once at Bank Street College, Michael taught in parent-toddler playgroups, both in Manhattan and Brooklyn, and at the Family Center. He is finishing his third year at the Family Center and is in his final year in the graduate program. After graduating, Michael intends to continue working with children 3 years and under.

Nicole Gardner, graduate intern

Nicole GardnerNicole is a graduate intern in her final year in the Infant and Family Development/Early Intervention/General and Special Education program at Bank Street College of Education. With a BFA in Theater from The Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and a background in drama, music, and movement, Nicole strives to bring creativity and a sense of imagination to her work with very young children.

Stephanie Gonzalez, classroom teacher

Stephanie GonzalezStephanie is teaching in the Early Intervention Playgroup at Bank Street. She earned her BA in Sociology and Latin American Caribbean Studies, Binghamton University and is currently working on her MA at Sarah Lawrence in Health Advocacy. Stephanie plans on creating a nonprofit health organization for young women.

Selena Delgado, student teacher

Selena DelgadoSelena is currently a Dual-Certification Infant & Family Development/Early Intervention/Early Childhood General and Special Education Master's degree Candidate at the Bank Street College of Education.

She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and has over 10 years of personal experience working with children with developmental variations.

Jamie Rothbart, student teacher

JamieJamie is a student teacher who earned her bachelors degree from Indiana University where she majored in Speech and Hearing Sciences. Currently, she is working towards her Masters in Education, with a concentration in Early Intervention, from Bank Street College of Education.

Jamie has a wide range of notable experiences in the field including teaching children with cerebral palsy, as well as working with the deaf population, utilizing her knowledge of American Sign Language.