Faculty & Staff

Julia Rundbaken


A proud native New Yorker/Manhattan-ite, Julia earned her bachelor’s from the City College of New York and a master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street College of Education. An aspiring teacher since childhood, Julia began working with children professionally at 19 years old at Basic Trust Daycare on the Upper West Side. After more than six years there, she moved on to work at her preschool alma mater, The Weekday School at Riverside Church, and then spent a year at The Mandell School before finding the Mount Carmel Early Childhood Center in 2017. Working here and helping to build the school from year one has been a dream come true!

In her spare time, Julia enjoys being with family and friends (and Poppy the cat!), going to the theater, and traveling as much as possible!