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Michele Ryan

Director, Early Childhood & Childhood General Teacher Education Programs for Student Teachers

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Children’s literature, Cultural competency, Early childhood curriculum design, Equity in education, Math in the early childhood classroom, Role of play in elementary education, Urban education

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

The children of the 21st century need teachers who are compassionate and flexible in their thinking, and who acknowledge the complexities of our time. Throughout their professional lives, teachers must be committed to increasing their content knowledge, their understanding of pedagogy and human development.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

Early Childhood Math Staff Developer; Early Childhood Curriculum Developer; School-wide Math Team Leader; New York City Early Childhood Classroom Teacher

Recent Professional Contributions

Program Director; Fieldwork Advisor; Integrative Masters Project Mentor; Course Instructor; Member of the Admissions Committee; External Program Reviewer for the River on the Go Project; Trustee for the Bronx Children’s Museum; 2012 Recipient of the Fred Thomases Faculty Excellence Award

Educational Background

  • M.S.Ed., Leadership in Mathematics Education, Bank Street College of Education
  • B.S., English, Mercy College

Contact me:

(212) 875-4588
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025