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
Emily Zemke is the Associate Director of school partnerships at Teachers College. She manages operations, policy and development for the Office of School and Community Partnerships. She also serves as the College liaison for the new Teachers College Community School and oversees the Zankel Fellowship, Performing Arts Series and volunteer corps.
Dr. Zemke previously worked for the Institute of Education, University of London, where she initiated and managed a grant-funded project to raise the profile of science and mathematics teaching and learning in London. She founded and produced a periodical magazine for London teachers on behalf of the city’s 14 teacher training providers. Her Ph.D focused on teachers’ professional identity and she has published on this topic in the US, UK and Australia. She attended TC as a visiting scholar in 2006. Her research interests include history of education, cultural studies in education, college/university-assisted schools and research methods in education.
Janell Catlin is project director of the General Electric Foundation Harlem Schools Partnership for Math and Science Education. She organizes professional development programming for teachers and academic enrichment experiences for students in the project's K-12 Harlem schools.
Dr. Catlin has a professional background in pharmacology and science education and has taught extensively in academe. 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 is the Director of the Teachers College Partnership School Consortium. She oversees development of the Consortium, which leverages the resources of the university to support coherent school improvement. Dr. Hayes joins the College from the New York State Department of Education,where she implemented a professional development plan and metrics for network teams. Prior to that she worked at New Visions for Public Schools where she collaborated with principals in New York City schools to design and implement school improvement strategies to increase student learning outcomes. Dr. Hayes has also taught in the Educational Leadership program at Montclair State University.
She received her PhD in Urban Education from theCUNYGraduate Center where she was a MAGNET Scholar. Her research interests include university-school partnerships, intersections of school reform and community development, educational experiences of urban youth and families, and educational leadership for transformation of urban schools. Dr. Hayes can be reached on: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on (212) 678 7445.