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Nicole Geller

Nicole GellerNicole is a SEIT Supervising Teacher in the Family Center's Home & Community Based Program. Nicole has worked at Bank Street in various full and part-time capacities over the past eight years and, prior to Bank Street, held roles as a head teacher, early intervention coordinator, Special Education Itinerant Teacher, and SEIT Supervisor in several public and private settings. Throughout her career, Nicole has worked to maximize opportunities for children with developmental vulnerabilities by closely partnering with and empowering families. Nicole grew up on the Upper West Side and is a graduate of New York University and Bank Street College of Education.

Adriane Frye

Adriane FryeAdriane became a SEIT for Bank Street in the Fall of 2013. Her work and interests have long been built around the common themes of children, language, and supporting the growth of the whole child. After working as an assistant teacher in a private school for two years, she spent five years in children’s book editing, further developing her understanding of the importance of story and play in children’s lives.

Adriane earned her master’s degree from Bank Street College in Early Childhood Special & General Education. She has worked with children ages eighteen months to seven years, both one-to-one and in groups. Her experiences range from supporting children’s literacy on a bookmobile early on to serving for six years as a public school Special Education Pre-Kindergarten teacher. She believes in the power of communication and relationship. She also believes in supporting each child as an individual, while keeping in mind the “big picture” of school, home, and community.

Tania Prybylski Blair

Tania Prybylski BlairTania was born and raised in New York City and has lived all over the Upper West Side. She loves New York and feels that growing up here was her best education, other than Bank Street, of course. She attended college outside of New York City but returned to get her Master's in Special Education from Bank Street.  

She taught at the Karen Horney therapeutic nursery for 10 years but left to start her own family. Tania loves to read, take long walks with her dog, hike, and relax in the sun. She now lives in Morningside Heights with two children (teenagers), husband, and dog.

Nancy Ireland

Nancy IrelandNancy has been working as a Special Education Itinerant Teacher for the past 4 years. Previously, she worked at the Bank Street School for Children while she earned her degree. She also is Adjunct Faculty member at CCNY teaching graduate courses in Special Education.

Nancy is a career changer having worked in the corporate world for over 20 years as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley and as an insurance underwriter at both Travelers and CNA before going into education. She has an MBA in finance from Fordham Graduate School of Business and a Master's of Science in Education from Bank Street College. She has professional certification in early childhood, special education, and student's with multiple and severe disabilities, which she received after completing an Autism Annotation at Bank Street.

Nancy is married to her husband Gary and they have two children, Bryan and Sydney, who graduated from Bank Street School for Children.