Miriam Paskind grew up in Lakewood, New Jersey. She attended Solomon Schechter Day School and Lakewood High School. Post high school, Miriam spent a year in Israel on Nativ, a college and leadership training program through United Synagogue Youth (USY), where she took classes at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University and lived on a Kibbutz in the Negev. Following her return, Miriam went to college at Binghamton University, where she majored in Art History, with a concentration in Architecture, and minored in Jewish Studies. Miriam earned a Master’s degree in Early Childhood, General and Special Education from Bank Street College of Education. She's has been an early childhood educator in progressive Jewish schools for ten years. Miriam is currently a valued lead teacher at a Reggio-inspired school in Tribeca, where she is a mentor teacher for colleagues working to develop classroom management skills, emergent curriculum, and loose parts creativity. She enjoys singing and performing with her A Capella group, Cadence, painting and drawing, designing and making jewelry, cooking and baking. Miriam resides in Harlem, NY.