Teachers: Room 2

Head Teacher Channing Edson

A Bank Street College Infancy degree graduate. Channing started in the Family Center in 2003 as a student teacher. After two years, moved on to be a head teacher in a self-contained & inclusive classrooms. Before returning to the Family Center, have been doing SEIT, EI & behavior therapy work, as well as evaluations for Early Intervention. Also developed private social skills groups.

Presently a head teacher in Room 2 & supervisor to student teachers. Also attending Bank Street in Leadership in Education Program for administration degree.

Ali Frank, assistant teacher

Ali FrankEarned her B.S in Early Childhood Education at the University of Vermont. After graduating and moving back home to New York City she started researching different options for graduate schools for education. Bank Street's graduate program was her next step in growing and reflecting as a teacher.

She has worked at the Family Center for four years, working both in the infant- toddler and preschool classrooms. Her favorite part of the day with the children is outing where she is able to explore, investigate, and enjoy the neighborhood and surrounding parks with the children. She believes in hands- on experiences and learning creatively.

"I am so happy to have the opportunity to learn and work in an environment where play is the work of children."

Sara Baumgarten, Intern

Sara BaumgartenSara is the graduate intern in Room 2. She is in her last year of a masters in Infant & Family Development and Early Intervention at Bank Street. Sara earned B.A. in Art History from the University of Maryland and has been working with very young children ever since.

Halie Lieberman, student teacher

Halie LiebermanHalie is a current graduate student at Bank Street College of Education in the Infant and Family Development/ Early Intervention and Early Childhood General and Special Education program. She holds a master’s degree in Childhood Special Education and previously taught sixth grade in New York city as a Teach For America Corp Member.