RACHEL FELL, LMSW, MSEd
Creative arts have always been a part of my life, spanning across my personal practice and my work with young children and families. I am an experienced and passionate early childhood educator who has worked as a teacher and social worker in diverse school settings. I received my Masters of Social Work from Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work and a Masters in Early Childhood General and Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. During the day, I work as a SEIT (Special Education Itinerant Teacher) and Education Evaluator. I love working with children and families and helping to understand their individual needs.
As a social worker, I incorporated art in play therapy sessions and in support groups with parents. I also presented professional development seminars for teachers about incorporating process-art into their classrooms to support social and emotional growth. More recently, I developed and facilitated the early childhood art program at an independent school for children with learning differences. The program helped children develop integral skills through art explorations.
I believe in the power and magic of process-art and play for all children to express themselves, connect, explore, discover, experiment, develop and most importantly have fun. I feel lucky that I get to be a small part of their journey!