Nancy Streim joined Teachers College in August 2007 in the newly created position of Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships. She also has an appointment as Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost. Streim's role is to coordinate the College's activities in the
Dr. Streim comes to Teachers College after nineteen years at the
Dr. Streim's research interests include university-school collaboration and science education in urban schools. She recently completed a year long project for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in which she documented principles underlying successful university-assisted public schools across the
Janell Catlin, Project Director
Dr. Catlin has a professional background in pharmacology and science education and has taught extensively in academia. In her previous position as a postdoctoral fellow at TC, her research agenda focused on urban education, student motivation to learn and engage in science, teacher motivation to practice in urban settings, and building university-school partnerships. Additionally,
Dr. Catlin's work highlights the importance of creating a bridge between students' in-school curriculum and after school programs to enhance the intrinsic motivation of students to learn.
Kecia Hayes, Director, REACH
kecia hayes is the Director of REACH (Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem). In her role, she is responsible for the design, implementation, and data-driven monitoring of Teachers College's university-assisted, community school model to provide Harlem youth in partner schools with comprehensive educational opportunity through coherent and strategic programming across leadership & teacher professional development, expanded learning opportunities, family support & engagement, and physical & mental health. Prior to joining Teachers College, she was an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership at Montclair State University where she taught courses in school reform & improvement, community & school relations, research methods, and group dynamics. She also was a Leadership Development Facilitator/Senior Program Officer at New Visions for Public Schools where she provided intensive support to New York City public school principals & school teams to design, implement, and monitor school improvement strategies to increase student learning outcomes.
Catherine Hogg, Senior Instructional Specialist
Catherine Hogg joined the staff of REACH as the Senior Instructional Specialist in July 2013. Prior to joining the REACH team, she received both a dissertation fellowship and teaching assistant fellowship from Rutgers University, Newark while pursuing her Ph.D. in Urban Systems - Educational Policy. During this time, she was also a part-time lecturer in the Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) at Rutgers University, Newark, where she instructed and supervised pre-service teachers around curriculum, instruction, data-driven assessment, and differentiation. Ms. Hogg began her career in Newark, NJ as a high school physics, chemistry, and environmental science teacher at Central High School and later at North Star Academy Charter School. At various points during her six years of teaching, she was also the assistant coach of the boys' football and baseball teams, senior class advisor, and assistant director of the musicals. In addition to teaching, she served as an Instructional Lead for the science department at North Star, a School Director for Teach For America's 2007 Philadelphia Institute, and as Assistant to the Executive Director of Project for School Innovation (PSI), which was a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to disseminating best practices for teaching and school leadership in urban charter and district schools. She earned a BA in Chemistry from NYU, an Ed.M. in School Leadership from Harvard University, and is a doctoral candidate for a Ph.D. in Urban Systems - Educational Policy. As a researcher, Ms. Hogg is interested in the role of charter schools in urban school reform, critical/feminist science pedagogy and curriculum, and pathways to higher education for urban students.
Angela Fulcher, Expanded Learning Opportunities Associate
Angela oversees the planning and development of expanded learning opportunities across K-12 in REACH schools, supervising graduate student workers and managing partnerships with program providers. Angela joined the College in 2012. Previously Angela worked with Communities in Schools, a national drop-out prevention program, where she case managed 100 youth at-risk through engagement in achievement, attendance and social-emotional learning. Prior to that she worked at KIPP Charlotte where she taught sixth grade English language arts. She received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and is in pursuit of her M.A. in Sociology and Education with a policy concentration.
Audrey Cox, TCCS Liaison
Audrey Cox joined the Office of School and Community Partnerships in August 2013 as the Teachers College Community School (TCCS) Liaison. As TC's primary point of contact and representative at the school, she is a resource for TCCS students, staff and parents, as well as for TC faculty members and administrators involved in the life of the school. Audrey recruits, supervises and provides professional development and support to TC graduate students who serve as lead instructors or assistants for specialty classes and enrichment activities organized by Teachers College during the school day and after school. She co-manages the after school program in collaboration with a community-based partner organization.
Prior to her work at TC, Audrey was the Fine Arts Department Chair and Founding Music Teacher at KIPP Charlotte for 4 years. Before joining the KIPP network, Audrey was a Chorus teacher through Teach For America. As Miss Black North Carolina 2008, she toured the state advocating for music education in schools. Audrey has a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia.
Andreea Florescu D'Abramo, Program Coordinator
Veronica Osminina, Program Associate