Director - Bank Street Summer CampIn her sixteenth year as Director of the camp, Cookie Mellitz Shapiro, brings both her five years of experience as the camp Aquatics Director and fourteen years of experience as a Physical Education teacher at the Bank Street School for Children. She directed the 13's Musical Theater Production for 10 years. She is a dancer, choreographer and free-lance lighting designer. For the past five years she has been teaching Literacy through Theater, a course in New Perspectives within Bank Street College. Cookie received her M.S. in Education from the Bank Street College in Educational Leadership. She is certified in RTE, CPR, Lifeguarding, and WSI. As well she is a lifeguard instructor prior to Bank Street, Cookie directed a teen travel camp in New Jersey, ran a 6-week travel camp in Israel, and served as the Creative Arts Director of a summer camp in the Boston area. Her dedication to the camp program came from her positive experiences as a counselor in an overnight camp in Connecticut.