Cam Lieberson (they/them) is thrilled to be returning to the Kane Street Kids community for their second year as Preschool Director. After earning their undergraduate degree in Educational Theater from NYU, they launched into their teaching career, working in general education and arts integration roles for children of all ages. After a few years working with elementary-aged students, they taught their first year of preschool, and it was pure magic.
Since then, they have been committed to working with children ages 2-5 in both general and special education settings, with a focus on cultivating a sense of joy and belonging in the classroom. This brought them to their studies as a graduate student at Bank Street College of Education, where they earned an MSED in Early Childhood Education and Arts Integration. The joy that music, dance, storytelling, and drama have brought to their students is immeasurable, and they have continued to advocate for strong arts programs for children of all ages.
During their recent years as an educator, they have dedicated their practice to developing identity and social justice work with and for young children. As a trans, nonbinary teacher, it is important to them to see every member of their school community–children, families, faculty, and staff–feel a sense of belonging and support.
Leorah Wood (she/her), the face behind the emails, is excited to return for her third year as KSK's administrative assistant. A recent grad from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, Leorah loves the wealth of creativity and joy that comes from young minds. For many years, she worked on theatre for young audiences productions, and is always delighted to join in in a sing along with students. She is looking forward to a great year!