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Dr. Linda Curtis-Bey
Executive Director of STEM, NYC Department of Education
Dr. Linda Curtis-Bey, member of UELP's 2009 cohort, is currently the Executive Director of STEM for the NYC Department of Education. With over 20 years of experience in education, Dr. Curtis-Bey's career has focused on STEM education and on narrowing the achievement gap for underrepresented minorities in the United States. Dr. Curtis-Bey has represented New York City as a member of the New York State Science Content Advisory Panel, the New York State Math Advisory Panel, the New York State Technology Policy and Practice Council and as a working group member of the Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology which published Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s Future (2010).
Dr. Curtis-Bey serves as a member of the Emerging Issues Committee of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), an expert advisor for 100Kin10 (a national initiative to recruit and train 100,000 STEM teachers by 2021), and as a member of the Advisory Board for Hk Maker Lab, a program that teaches teens how to invent solutions to real-world problems. Dr. Curtis-Bey has also taught as an Adjunct Professor at Brooklyn College and the Bank Street College of Education and has coached doctoral candidates and educators preparing to be school principals.
Dr. Curtis-Bey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College; a Masters degree in Environmental and Occupational Science from Hunter College; a Supervisory Certification from City College; a Masters degree in Education and a Doctorate in Urban Education Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University and an Executive Coaching Certificate from the Columbia School of Business. She was inducted into the New York State Mathematics Educators Hall of Fame in 2015 and received the Distinguished Educator Award from The City College Alumni Association in 2016. Dr. Curtis-Bey lives in Brooklyn with her husband and has three children and two grandchildren.