Teachers: Room 1

Head Teacher Michael Amaral

Michael Amaral, assistant teacherMichael earned his B.A. in Psychology at Hamilton College. He worked with children with autism and those with social-emotional needs before moving to New York City to start his graduate degree in education at Bank Street College. Once at Bank Street College, Michael taught at the Family Center and in parent-toddler playgroups in Manhattan and Brooklyn. He recently graduated from the Infant & Family Development/Early Intervention & Early Childhood General & Special Education program at Bank Street. 

Currently, Michael is the head teacher in Room 1 and helps supervise future teachers in a fieldwork setting. 

Elizabeth Ocampo, Intern

Liz OcampoElizabeth earned her B.S. in Early Childhood/Childhood General and Special Education at Manhattan College. She worked with children with different developmental variations in public schools and SEIT programs. Currently, she is working towards her Masters in Infant and Family Development/Early Intervention at Bank Street College.

This will be Elizabeth’s 2nd year at the Family Center to continue her professional development in Infant and Family development. She is finishing her final year in the graduate program. After graduating, Elizabeth intends to continue working with children 3 years and under while pursuing a Ph.D. in Infant and Early Childhood Development. 

Alayne Stieglitz – Assistant Teacher

Alayne is currently on a leave of absence.