Sally Tannen

Sally Tannen Director Sally Tannen joined 92Y in 2002, taking the reins of its groundbreaking Parenting Center. Sally is also one of four directors of 92Y’s Wonderplay™ Early Childhood Learning initiative that brings together 92Y’s vast resources and more than 400 programs for children ages five and under and their parents. Sally is the ever-present “face” of the Parenting Center, which is a resource for more than 2,000 families. She leads the weekly New Parent Get-Togethers and leads a New Mother, New Baby group. She also launched 92Y’s popular year-long separation programs for two- and three-year-olds, 2s Together and 3s Together. She regularly meets with parents informally and fields inquiries on a huge range of parenting topics. Sally has over 28 years experience working with parents and helping them cope with their questions, fears and challenges. Before coming to 92Y, she worked at three downtown independent schools. She was director of admissions at the Little Red Schoolhouse, an independent school in New York City’s West Village, for nine years. Before that, she spent 16 years at the Village Community School, first as a teacher and later as the director of admissions. She served as head of the lower school at St. Luke’s School. Sally has also taught in the Early Childhood Department at Kingsborough Community College and has led workshops at Bank Street College of Education. Sally has an MA in Early Childhood Education from Bank Street and a BA in English from Washington University in St. Louis, She has attended the Reggio Emilia Study group in Reggio Emila, Italy. she is married and has 4 children and three grandchildren.