Teachers: Room 3

Head Teacher Kayla Zionts

Kayla ZiontsKayla teaches in an inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center in New York City. This is her fourth year teaching in the Family Center. After  earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland, with specific interest in Child Development, Kayla began working towards her masters degree at the Bank Street College of Education.

In May 2014 Kayla completed her Master of Science degree in Early Childhood General & Special Education

Rachel Jamieson – Assistant Teacher

Rachel teaches in an inclusive 3-5 year old classroom at the Bank Street Family Center.  This is her second year at the Family Center.  She earned a B. A. in Psychology from Warren Wilson College in Asheville, NC.  Prior to moving to New York, she taught for two and a half years at Verner Center for Early Learning in Asheville, NC.  Rachel is working towards her Master's of Science in Early Childhood General and Special Education at Bank Street College of Education.

Melissa Jacobson - Intern

=Melissa is a graduate intern in an inclusion classroom for children ages 3-5 at the Bank Street Family Center. While this is Melissa's first year at the family center, she has seven years of experience working with young children in a day care center in Westchester, New York. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood/Childhood education at SUNY Cortland. Melissa is currently in her final year of her Master’s degree program in Early Childhood Special Education at Bank Street College of Education.