Nell Madigan

Assistant Director of Admissions & Dir. of Financial Aid

Nell Madigan (she/her/hers) has been a progressive educator since 2009, with teaching experience in prekindergarten through fifth grade. Nell also has mentorship and leadership experience acquired through her roles as a Mentor Teacher, Middle School Dean, and Chair/member of various school committees, including DEI, Hiring, and Literacy. Her educational philosophy stems from the belief that children are curious, natural learners who, as valued members of a compassionate community, acquire knowledge and problem solving skills through engagement with developmentally appropriate curriculum and materials. An important part of Nell’s work in education has been devoted to the creation of multi-cultural curriculum and anti-bias/anti-racist teaching. Nell is looking forward to assisting prospective families in understanding Bank Street’s unique approach to teaching and learning, and to supporting families through the admissions and financial aid process. She is fully committed to Bank Street’s mission to build a more inclusive and equitable school environment.

Nell is a life-long learner who loves a challenge, is motivated by her mistakes, and enjoys a good laugh. When she is not working, Nell enjoys spending time with her family: husband Paul, daughter Rylie (9), and dog Luna. She is a native Brooklynite, but has also lived on the Upper West Side, in Westchester, and on the island of St. John, USVI. She loves to read, cook, travel, and complete the New York Times daily crossword puzzle.

Educational Background

Barnard College, BA in English
Hunter College, MS in Education
Pennsylvania State University, MEd,  Educational Leadership