Nancy was director of the 92nd Street Y nursery school before joining Avenues.
Nancy Schulman is one of the country’s most prominent and highly regarded early childhood educators, leaders and authors. She was the director of the 92nd Street Y Nursery School from 1990 to 2011 and has been involved in independent schools in New York City for more than 30 years. Under Nancy’s leadership, the 92nd Street Y Nursery School was consistently regarded as one of New York City’s very finest nursery and pre-k programs, building a national and international reputation in the process. In addition to her role as director of the nursery school, Nancy was also a member of the 92nd Street Y Wonderplay Leadership Team, the Y’s early childhood initiative.
Before the 92nd Street Y, Nancy was the admissions director and a teacher at Horace Mann Lower School in New York from 1973 to 1990.
Nancy received a B.S. in elementary education from Syracuse University and an M.A. in early childhood and elementary education from New York University. She is the co-author of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Demystifying the Preschool Years (Knopf, July 2007).
Nancy views herself an educator of parents, teachers and children. She loves to work in an environment where “it is not possible to stop learning” and believes “there is no more important time in the life of a family than the first five years.”