Teachers: Room 3

Head Teacher Sarah Willis, MSEd

Sarah WillisSarah is a special education teacher in an inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City, where she also supervises student teachers. She earned her Masters degree from Bank Street College of Education.

She has been teaching for over 10 years and holds a specialization in Emotional Impairment issued by Eastern Michigan University—one of the nation's first colleges specializing in Special Education.

Kayla Zionts, assistant teacher

Kayla ZiontsKayla teaches in an inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City. After earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland, with specific interest in Child Development, Kayla began working towards her masters degree at the Bank Street College of Education.

She will be graduating this May with a Master of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood General and Special Education.

Robin Rowley, graduate intern

Robin RowleyRobin is the graduate intern in an inclusive inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City. She is in her second year of a masters program in Early Childhood Special and General Education at Bank Street College. Robin earned her BFA in Film, Video and Animation from Rhode Island School of Design. After working in the television industry for seven years she decided to return to her original passion of working with young children. Robin was a student teacher in Room 3 last year, and she is happy to return as a teacher this year.

Ali Spike

Ali SpikeAli is a one-to-one teacher in an inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of Florida and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Child Life at Bank Street College of Education.

Ali has over six years of experience with children of all ages in a variety of settings.

Kaye Greenberg

Kaye GreenbergKaye is a student teacher in an inclusion classroom for students ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City. She obtained her BFA in photography from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and worked as the Director of Operations for an art gallery in Manhattan for seven years, ultimately leaving her position in order to fulfill her dream of working with young children.

After spending six months teaching in South Africa she is currently pursuing her Masters degree in Early Childhood Special & General Education, and is delighted to be working at the Family Center this fall.