Teachers: Room 4

Head Teacher Pamela Wheeler-Civita

Pamela Wheeler-CivitaPam is a special education teacher in the pre-K 3's/4's inclusion classroom at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City, where she also supervises teachers in a team environment. She earned her education master’s degree from Bank Street College of Education. She holds a master’s degree in Infant and Parent Development and Early Intervention, and Dual Certification in General and Special Education, ages 0-8 years of age. She has spent over 12 years working with children from birth to age 5 and their families.

Marissa Kalbfleisch, Assistant Teacher

Marissa is an assistant teacher in an inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Early Childhood General and Special Education.

Throughout Canada, South Korea, and now New York, Marissa has spent over 6 years working with children from birth to age 8 and their families.

Erin Cerreta, Intern

Erin is a teacher in an inclusion classroom for children ages 2-4 at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University in Early Childhood Education and Child Psychology.

She has worked with children both in an out of classroom for over 6 years and is working on a Master of Science in Education degree in Early Childhood General & Special Education at Bank Street College.

Veronica Vazquez, 1:1 aide

Veronica VazquezI am a one-to-one teacher in Room 4. Currently, I am pursuing a Masters Degree in The Deaf and Hard of Hearing and Early Childhood Education program at Teachers College.

I have a Bachelors degree of Interdisciplinary Studies with a concentration in History from The City College of New York. I have worked in early childhood classrooms for 14 years.

Julia Kellogg, 1:1 aide

Julia is a one-to-one teacher in an inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Child Life at Bank Street College of Education, and has a Bachelors degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State. Julia has been working in an early childhood setting for two years, and has nine years of experience working with children of all ages.

Rachel Strauss, Student Teacher

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Kelly Garber

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Naima Davis

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