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The Iscols: Exemplary Members of the TC Community

Jill and Ken Iscol are dedicated to working towards justice and equity in education and are important members of the TC community.
Jill and Ken Iscol are dedicated to working towards justice and equity in education and are important members of the TC community. Dr. Jill Iscol is more than the co-founder of The Jill and Ken Iscol Lecture Series; she is an example of the impact TC alumni can have on education. In 1968, she completed a master's in Curriculum and Teaching with a focus in children and education. She began her career in education in the classroom as a first-grade teacher at P.S. 145, and she also taught at TC's own Agnes Russell School (now Horace Mann Hall). She returned to Teachers College to work on a doctorate and served as Co-Director of the Preservice program in Childhood Education. After she completed her Ed.D., Iscol wrote educational materials, taught at TC, and was a faculty member at Bank Street College. She continued her role as a scholar and earned a postdoctoral degree from Yale in sociology. Iscol is also currently the chair of the Annual Family Reunion Policy Initiative in Tennessee, which is moderated by Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore. Kenneth Iscol shares his wife's concerns about education. He has assumed leadership roles at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he served on the advisory boards of the Cornell Council, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and the Personal Enterprise-Small Business Program. He is also a founder and trustee of the Cornell Center for the Environment. He holds an M.B.A. from New York University and is currently the principal owner of a Cellular One franchise in Amarillo, Texas. The Iscols have two children. Page last updated: February 2000

Published Tuesday, Sep. 18, 2001

The Iscols: Exemplary Members of the TC Community

Jill and Ken Iscol are dedicated to working towards justice and equity in education and are important members of the TC community. Dr. Jill Iscol is more than the co-founder of The Jill and Ken Iscol Lecture Series; she is an example of the impact TC alumni can have on education. In 1968, she completed a master's in Curriculum and Teaching with a focus in children and education. She began her career in education in the classroom as a first-grade teacher at P.S. 145, and she also taught at TC's own Agnes Russell School (now Horace Mann Hall). She returned to Teachers College to work on a doctorate and served as Co-Director of the Preservice program in Childhood Education. After she completed her Ed.D., Iscol wrote educational materials, taught at TC, and was a faculty member at Bank Street College. She continued her role as a scholar and earned a postdoctoral degree from Yale in sociology. Iscol is also currently the chair of the Annual Family Reunion Policy Initiative in Tennessee, which is moderated by Vice President Al Gore and Tipper Gore. Kenneth Iscol shares his wife's concerns about education. He has assumed leadership roles at his alma mater, Cornell University, where he served on the advisory boards of the Cornell Council, The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art and the Personal Enterprise-Small Business Program. He is also a founder and trustee of the Cornell Center for the Environment. He holds an M.B.A. from New York University and is currently the principal owner of a Cellular One franchise in Amarillo, Texas. The Iscols have two children. Page last updated: February 2000
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