Special Education Itinerant Teachers

Nicole Brown

Nicole BrownNicole was born and raised in Atlanta GA. Nicole moved to NYC after college to pursue graduate studies in Childhood Development. Nicole has worked in the classroom with ages 6 months to 5 years. As an assistant in the Family Center’s Infant/toddler inclusion classroom, Nicole discovered her passion for children who have special needs.

After graduating from Bank Street College of Education with a Masters in Infancy and Special Education, she worked as a SEIT on the upper west side. Nicole has also lead playgroups for toddlers and preschoolers through Bank Street’s Home and Community Based Programs. Currently, Nicole serves as a supervising SEIT teacher and provides SEIT services in the community. Nicole works with teachers, children and families to create the most successful daily classroom life; and lives with her wonderful husband Aaron and 1 year old daughter Alexia in Queens.

Nicole Geller

Nicole GellerNicole is a SEIT Supervising Teacher at the Bank Street Family Center Home & Community Based Program. Nicole has worked at Bank Street in various full and part-time capacities over the past eight years before taking on this new role in September. She has previously been employed as a head teacher, an early intervention coordinator, a SEIT teacher and a SEIT supervisor in varying public and private settings. Throughout her career, Nicole has worked to maximize opportunities for children with developmental vulnerabilities. She believes that closely partnering with and empowering families is integral to that task.              

Nicole Geller grew up on the Upper West Side. She 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 at 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.

Adriane's other interests include walking, gathering sticks and leaves with her sons, and writing for young children.  She lives with her husband and two sons on the Upper West Side.

Tania Prybylski Blair

Tania Prybylski BlairTania was born and raised in New York City and have 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 lived out of New York City for college but happily returned to get her Masters in Special Education from Bank Street.  

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

Nancy Ireland

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

She is a career changer having worked in the corporate world for over 20 years as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley and insurance underwriter at both Travelers and CNA before going into education.

Nancy has a MBA in finance from Fordham Graduate School of Business and a Master's of Science in Education from Bank Street College of Education. 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 College of Education.

Nancy is married to her husband Gary and they have two children, Bryan and Sydney who graduated from Bank Street and is in her last year at Bank Street School for children, respectively.

Krista Wilbur

Krista WilburKrista has been a SEIT at Bank Street for six years. She joined the program after working for half a decade as a preschool teacher in the New York City area. This year, she will continue her SEIT work and will be a co-teacher the Bank Street Buddies social skill group. She is also a part time SEIT supervisor.

She holds a masters degree from Bank Street College in Infant & Family Development. Her graduate work focused on high risk infants, which led her to spend three months in South Africa working with children in an orphanage. This experience culminated in a thesis reflecting on attachment theory and development. In her professional career, she has continued to study different educational methods, including the Reggio Approach and DIR Floortime, but tailors all interventions to the needs of each child. Krista is a thoughtful and dedicated teacher.

Krista lives in Brooklyn with her husband and young son. She enjoys antiquing, yoga and traveling.