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Stephen Cedermark (MA '08) teaches music to grades Pre-K through 3 at P.S. 58 The Carroll School in Brooklyn. He is a music teacher who vows to keep opera alive and is doing so with the help of the Metropolitan Opera. Check out the full story featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt here.

Michelle Dette Gannon (MA '02) created The Language Playground - a company devoted to helping parents teach their children to speak a second language. Why? For a lot of reasons, but mainly because she wanted to share her journey into language acquisition with parents like her - parents who want their children to speak a second language and have fun doing it! She shopping with your kids just got easier and educational! In addition to their educational website - Gannon and her team have developed an app called Lingo's Market. Using the app, children "shop" along with Lingo (left) feeding him over 100 food items commonly seen in a grocery store helping them learn how to spell and recognize over 100 food items in French, English, Spanish or Mandarin. Read more about The Language Playground and Lingo's Market here. >>

Artists Isabel Ezrati (MA '07), Erol Gunduz, Stepanka Horalkova, Rabeya Jalil,
Stephanie Mulvihill (MA '05), Hong Wan Tham, Heather Van Uxem Lewis (ME '10), and Jackie O. Pavlik (ME '06) are TC alumni, students and staff being featured at New Century Artists from January 8 - February 2. “Realities” - a group exhibition - encompasses a variety of media, including encaustic painting, film, photography and ceramic and bronze sculpture. Whimsical figures, organic shapes, deconstructed and layered forms and images convey new perspectives of physical and virtual reality.

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Arts & Humanities Homepage

Click here to read the department's blog. Visit the Music Ed site for alumni news and upcoming concerts. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @TCAandH, @TCSocialStudies, @TCMusicEd, and new to twitter: @TCEnglishEd.

Biobehavioral Sciences Homepage

You can also join the conversation on Twitter @BiobehavioralTC.

Counseling & Clinical Psychology Homepage

The MA Clinical Program is on Linkedin.

TC has just opened the Spirituality & Mind-Body Institute.

Curriculum & Teaching Homepage

Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Education Policy & Social Analysis Homepage

Click here for the recent issue of EPSA-logue, the department's newsletter. You can also join the conversation on Twitter @EPSAatTC.

Health & Behavior Studies Homepage

Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Human Development Homepage

Click here to read the most recent edition of HUDN, the department's newsletter.

International & Transcultural Studies Homepage

Check out the TC IED Alumni Blog

Mathematics, Science & Technology Homepage

Check out what is happening within the department on the MST YouTube Channel, the MST Facebook page and the MST Times.

Organization & Leadership Homepage

Visit the site for alumni, faculty and student news.

Check out the HPSE Fall 2012 Newsletter.

Other Concentrations Homepage

Interested in other certificate programs and courses? Visit the site for additional opportunities.

Teachers College News

Eating Smarter

When patients relearn the seeming innate act of swallowing, their brains change -- and their lives can, too. Read more about how the Dysphagia Research Clinic at Teachers College's Edward D. Mysak Clinic for Communication Disorders can help here.

Virtual Events
Were you interested in an event but unable to attend? If so, or if you want to be part of the audience again, you can watch many of our programs online. Simply visit our Youtube channel (TeachersCollegeCUNYC) or TC channel to see what you've been missing.

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Help Strengthen The TC Fund for the next 125 Years...

From its founding in1888, Teachers College has been providing solutions to the world's most challenging questions and leading the way in effecting change. Being a valued member of the TC community, you know the far-reaching impact our work has on our faculty, students and the world at large. As TC prepares to celebrate its 125th anniversary this year, your continued commitment in helping to strengthen the TC Fund is even more vital than ever. Your TC Fund gift will enable us to continue providing the resources we need to develop the brightest scholars, educators, and leaders in years to come.

Please act now and make a gift online at or call 212-678-4067.
Every gift counts!


Alumni Publications
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BookLily's Payback by Andy Rose (EdD '91). Rose retired after 42 years in public education after teaching at P.S. 20 in Manhattan and serving as principal of the Norwood Public School New Jersey and Chief School Administrator of the district. Pursuing a dream, he studied fiction writing at the Hudson Valley Writers' Center in Sleepy Hollow - delving into the work of Joseph Campbell. Lily's Payback is his tribute to teachers as heroes.

Are you an alumnus or alumna with published works? For consideration in a future bookshelf section, send information on your work to, subject: Alumni Publications.

Gottesman Library

The Gottesman Library Newsletter is available here. If you are interested in learning more about events hosted by the Gottesman Library or about available library services please visit You can also join the dialogue on Twitter @GottesmanLibs.

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January Alumni Newsletter

Happy New Year!
Wishing you and yours a happy new year and all the best in 2013!
TC has a lot to celebrate this year.

Celebrating a Tradition for Tomorrow

As Teachers College prepares for its year-long celebration of the founding of our school 125 years ago, we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to tell the TC story - our rich history, our legacy of firsts, and our positive impact on the community. Now is our time to reinvent ourselves once again - to build on our strengths, to embrace our distinctions, and to create an institution that honors the past while transforming the future.

To that end, we have literally sought to make our mark anew, developing an anniversary icon that speaks to our core values while also reflecting the unflagging vibrancy we bring to our work in each new era. The anniversary icon, which will be visible across our campus and in all our communications during the coming year, evokes a sense of forward motion and represents our four major areas of academic focus, Education, Health, Psychology and Leadership. Each of the four overlaps with the others, just as they do in our daily endeavors.

So, welcome to what will surely be a year to remember. Join with us in celebrating 125 years of excellence and join us, too, in looking forward to another 125.

TC in DC Alumni Reception Speaker Announced
Mildred Otero the Chief Education Counsel of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will be the guest speaker for our upcoming alumni reception in conjunction with the Federal Policy Institute on January 16. See below for more information. RSVP today!

TC Sweethearts
Did you meet your significant other here at TC? We want to hear your story! Share your story with us - send us an email at, subject: TC Sweetheart.

Share this newsletter with your your fellow TC alumni to help them stay connected.

Upcoming Alumni Events


January 16 - TC in DC Alumni Reception in conjunction with the Federal Policy Institute
TCinDCBack at the Cosmos Club, by popular demand, TC President Susan Fuhrman will kick off our 125th Anniversary regional celebrations, bringing exciting news about our plans for the year. Mildred Otero the Chief Education Counsel of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee will be the guest speaker. Professor Sharon Lynn Kagan will celebrate the legacy of the FPI program, outlining the current landscape of Education policy and introduce you to our next generation of policy leaders. Be a part of this annual event and build your TC in DC network. #TCinDCFPI
Hosted By: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Cosmos Club (Powell Room), 2121 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
For more information or to register, please visit

January 23 - The Perkins Platform
The January guest on the Perkins Platform will be Dr. Joshua Starr, Superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools-Maryland. Dr. Starr began his tenure as Montgomery County Public Schools' superintendent of schools in July 2011, after having been the superintendent in Stamford, Connecticut. In addition to a Baldridge Award, MCPS has rolled out an updated curriculum anticipated as a model for the nation.
The show will focus on the kind of leadership necessary to move a large district forward in spite of fiscal cuts and increased criticism of the public school enterprise. Join them for what will certainly be a great discussion.
Hosted By: Dr. Brian Perkins, Director of the Urban Education Leadership Program
Time: 2:00 pm
Tune in to the radio program here.

January 24 - Provost on the Road: Boston, MA
Join Provost and Dean of the College, Thomas James, and Boston-area alumni as we launch this new series bringing TC faculty to your backyard. As we celebrate our 125th anniversary, we are reflecting on the many programs and traditions within the fields of health, psychology, education and leadership that were founded at Teachers College - this series will highlight several of these historic "firsts" while also telling the story of how TC continues to make an impact in these areas. Deputy Provost John Allegrante will kick off this series with a lively discussion on the relationship between health and human behavior.
Hosted By: TC Annual Fund & the Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: The Wyeth Room at The Langham, Boston - 250 Franklin Street, Boston, MA 02110.
For more information or to register, please visit

January 31 - Reception for Educators Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals cordially invites you to a reception for educators impacted by Hurricane Sandy. Share your stories, recognize the resilience of educators and learn to moderate aversive events at school and at home. Featuring Dr. George Bonanno, Professor of Clinical Psychology.
Hosted By: The Cahn Fellows Program
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Russell Hall Library Room 306, Teachers College
For more information or to register, please email


February 4 - May 13 - Community Art Studios
ArtJoin the Art and Art Education department and Community Studios for an opportunity to enjoy art. Contemporary Watercolor, Mixed Media and Fundamentals. Open to all alumni and all skill levels of artist.
Hosted By: TC Art and Art Education
Time: Mondays 5:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: Teachers College
For more information please contact Marty Spence at or 212.260.0889. $400 per semester

February 9 - 11th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career Fair
        Come and meet representatives from top Charter Schools across the Tri-State area. Have the opportunity to submit your resume for review and speak with potential employers attending the event.
Hosted by: TC Office of Career Services and
Time: 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Location: 177 Grace Dodge Hall
For more information and for a list of additional upcoming Career Fairs, please visit

February 15-16 - 30th Annual Winter Roundtable
        Celebrate the Winter Roundtable Conference's 30th anniversary! This year's theme, "Honoring Our Legacy, and Empowering Future Leaders", commemorates the 30 years of accomplishments, while beholding the promise of future advancements by leaders in the fields of cultural psychology and education. Visit the Roundtable website to review the agenda, invited speaker bios, sponsorship opportunities, and to register.
Hosted By: Counseling Psychology
Time: Feb. 15: 8:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. | Feb. 16: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to register, please visit

February 19 - Save the Date - Adaptive Learning with Knewton
Knewton is a leader in adaptive learning, the use of data to continually personalize online learning content to individual students in real-time. Join TC professor Ryan Baker, an expert in educational data mining, as he outlines the importance of adaptive learning. See a live demo of Knewton's platform and learn from Knewton's Adaptive Learning team what they are doing to improve student performance.
Hosted By: Office of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Council and Knewton
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Knewton (100 5th Ave at 15th Street)
More information to follow.

February 22 - Los Angeles, CA: Alumni Reception in Conjunction with AASA
Teachers College Alumni Relations cordially invites you to join us for a networking reception and speaking program featuring Brian Perkins, TC faculty and Director of the Urban Education Leadership Program. The reception will be held in conjunction with the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) 2013 National Conference on Education in Los Angeles, California.
Hosted by: TC Office of Alumni Relations
Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Location: Platinum A Room at the JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. LIVE- 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90015
For more information or to register, please visit

Mark Your Calendar

March 15-16 - Fifth Annual Health Disparities Conference
This year's theme is Culturally Appropriate Research, Practice, and Policy Approaches to Health Disparities within a Stress and Coping Bio-Psycho-Social-Environmental-Cultural Framework. While we will be welcoming back all alumni as part of the ongoing 125th anniversary celebration of the college with a special focus on celebrating the legacy of diversity at the college, the conference includes a celebration of The Tenth Anniversary of the Research Group on Disparities in Health (RGDH), while featuring (on Saturday) the First Annual Get Together of the Alumni of the RGDH.
Hosted By: The Research Group on Disparities in Health (RGDH) and the Department of Health and Behavior Studies
Time: Feb. 15: 8:00 a.m. - 7:45 p.m. | Feb. 16: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Teachers College
For more information or to register, please visit

April 13 - Academic Festival 2013
The tradition of Academic Festival will continue as part of the 125th anniversary celebration. Our fifth annual signature homecoming event will explore the many trailblazing "firsts" that constitute the College's legacy and continue to shape its future. The day will include breakout sessions on topics in TC's core fields of education, health, psychology and leadership, featuring TC faculty, alumni and students who represent all 10 of the College's academic departments. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year's keynote speaker and award recipients. Visit to see what happened at Academic Festival 2012! #TCAcFest

For additional information on Alumni Events and Programs, visit or email For a full calendar of events happening on TC's campus, visit

**Event times and locations are subject to change. Please check the website prior to the event for the most up-to-date information.

TCCS Career Corner

Teachers College Career Services will be closed from Monday, December 24, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013 and will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, 2013.

Tap into TCCS!
Greetings TC Alumni! TCCS encourages you to take advantage of the many career resources available to you. To review a list of services offered through TCCS, please click here. Join the Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University LinkedIn Group to connect with students and fellow TC alumni, exchange information, ideas and opportunities with others in your field, and learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events. Feel free to like TCCS on Facebook and follow us on Twitter!

TCCS Alumni Listserv
Do you want to receive TCCS weekly emails with information to learn about upcoming TCCS programs & events? Sign up for the TCCS Alumni Listserv.

Alumni Mentor Program (TCCS LinkedIn Group)
Join the TCCS LinkedIn group titled 'Teachers College Career Services (TCCS), Columbia University' for all of your networking purposes. Please click here for more information.

Recruit TC
Is your organization seeking talented professionals? To discuss recruiting efforts, please contact Vicki Gochenour, Assistant Director of Employer Relations in TCCS at 212.678.3202 or via email at

TCCS Events
Use TCCS LINK through myTC Portal to RSVP for the events below, access online job postings, online resources and more. Note: Dates and room locations are subject to change so please verify location prior to event in TCCS LINK. All workshop, panel and info session information is listed in the 'Career Fairs and Events' section of TCCS LINK.

January 18, 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Is This My Right Career? A Webinar Workshop for Gen Y's Webinar
(Columbia University Center for Career Education Event)
For more information and to register click here.

February 1 - Resume/Interviewing Workshop - 12:00 - 1:30 p.m., Location: TBA

Columbia Networking Events
Networking Breakfasts and Evening Events are hosted monthly for CU Alumni. Please watch the calendar for up to date information regarding these events. For all current information, please visit this link.

CU Volunteer Opportunities [from the Columbia University Center for Career Education]
Columbia Externship Program (March 18-22, 2013) Perfect for alumni who can host a student shadowing your day to day professional life. More information here.

Professionals in Residence Spring 2013
Great for alumni who have a great story and want to mentor but lack the time for a long term commitment.

Please contact Malla Haridat at or 212-854-7862 for more details.

Champion Columbia students at your Firm [from the Columbia University Center for Career Education]
We are seeking Columbia alumni who would like to champion the hiring of Columbia students at their respective firms and companies. Please click here for more information.

For further assistance regarding TC Career Services, please contact the TCCS office at

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