Susan graduated with a BA from the University of Virginia and her MA in Learning Disabilities from TC in 1987. She is a member of the TC Partnership Schools Committee. Susan taught at The Eagle Hill School, a school for students with learning disabilities, in Greenwich, CT immediately after graduating. She also taught second grade at The Brearley School for four years. Susan serves as an admissions tour guide at the Fieldston School. She serves on the boards of Riverdale Mental Health Association and Riverdale Neighborhood House (a Bronx settlement house). She is a trustee of the Congregation Rodeph Sholom and an emeritus college foundation trustee of The University of Virginia College Foundation of Arts and Science.
Rebecca Binder ’00
Rebecca received her MA degree in Teaching of Social Studies from Teachers College in 2000 and her BA degree from Colby College in 1987. She is now the Executive Director of the newly formed Benco Family Foundation. Rebecca serves on the boards of the Maternal and Family Health Services and Keneseth Israel. She is currently chairing the Endowment Campaign at the Swain School in Allentown, PA, where she was formerly a teacher and served on the Board for 8 years. She is also a dedicated crew and field hockey mom!
Reveta Franklin Bowers
Reveta attended the University of Southern California where she received her BA in Humanities. She attended the College for Developmental Studies where she finished a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology, and three teaching credentials. Reveta will retire next year after serving as the Head of School at the Center for Early Education in Los Angeles for over forty years. In 1995 Reveta was a Klingenstein Fellow at TC and served on the Klingenstein Center Advisory Board until 2013. Reveta Bowers was the Lead Faculty Member at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Institute for New Heads for fifteen years. Reveta has served on a number of boards as president including The Educational Records Bureau (ERB), the California Community Foundation and the Board of Governors of the Fulfillment Fund, an organization that provides support programs for students in inner city Los Angeles public schools. She is currently on the national board of Common Sense Media. In 2014, Reveta was elected to the TC Board of Trustees.
Elizabeth Greenberg ’13
Lizzie received her MA in Elementary Inclusive Education from Teachers College in 2013 and her BA from Brown University. She is a Fifth Grade Teacher at Battery Park City School. Prior to that she was a Third Grade Teacher at the Community Partnership Charter School in Brooklyn, NY and also worked as a teacher at the Harlem Children's Zone. Lizzie and her family are involved with Young Audiences New York - Lizzie is on their Junior Committee. She is a member of Teachers College's 21st Century Leaders committee and spoke at their Fall Kick-Off event at the Campbell Apartment in October.
Sasha L. Heinz
Sasha received her PhD in developmental psychology from Teachers College in 2015. Her dissertation focused primarily on adolescent risk and resilience. Sasha earned a BA in social anthropology from Harvard University in 2002. Following graduation from Harvard, Sasha moved to Manhattan and worked in television production at Radical Media and MTV Networks and then joined the advertising team at Ogilvy & Mather. In 2006, she was awarded a master’s degree in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Sasha serves on the board of The Heinz Endowments and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council and 21st Century Leaders Committee at TC.
John W. Hyland, Jr.
Jack has been a TC Trustee since 1988. He is the Co-Chair of the Board and also Co-Chair of the Executive Committee. He currently works with Media Advisory Partners, LLC of which he is founding partner. He began his career at Morgan Stanley, where he spent eighteen years, becoming partner and head of their corporate finance practice. The valedictorian of the Haverford School (1955), Jack is also an alumnus of Williams College (BA, 1959), majoring in theoretical Physics and Harvard University (MBA, 1961). He has an honorary doctorate in business from Post University. Jack is Chairman Emeritus of the American Academy in Rome, Director and Treasurer of The College Art Association and Trustee of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. He is a former Trustee of the National Building Museum. He is also an advisor to the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need.
Beverly Elmyra Johnson ’83 & ’86
Beverly received her MEd and EdD degrees in the Department of Family & Community Education in 1983 and 1986, respectively. Prior to her retirement, she taught elementary school and was a guidance counselor at a high needs middle school in the Bronx. She was also an Assistant Professor of Elementary & Early Childhood Education at Long Island University. Beverly is a member of the Teachers College Alumni Council.
Lin Lougheed ’77
Lin received his EdD degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College in 1977 and his BA degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1968. Lin started his English as a Foreign Language (EFL) career in 1968 as a Peace Corps volunteer in Turkey and has been teaching, teacher-training, writing, and presenting at conferences ever since. In 1983, he founded Instructional Design International Inc. to develop English teaching materials in all media. He is a past member of the TESOL Executive Board and has also served the organization as Chair of two special interest groups: Teaching English Internationally and Materials Writers. Lin is an acknowledged leader in the area of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Time for Your Meeting, Lin’s daily radio talk show in China, reached over 11 million listeners during its run. He has written over 40 EFL/ESP texts in all four skill areas. Lin serves on the board of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, FL. where he was instrumental in bringing TC's nutrition program to Miami-Dade area teachers, impacting more than 250,000 students. He recently facilitated a partnership with TC doctoral fellows in Art Education and Art Center/South Florida.
Maryalice Mazzara ’84
Dr. Maryalice “Ali” Mazzara received her EdD degree in International Educational Development from Teachers College in 1984, her MA degree from Hofstra, and her BA from Arcadia University. She is a former member of the TC Alumni Council who has served numerous terms since graduating. She is currently the Director of Educational Programs for the State University of New York’s Office of Global Affairs. In this capacity she directs the JFEW SUNY International Relations and Global Affairs Program which has provided a million dollars in scholarships for SUNY undergraduates and internship experiences at the U.S. Department of State (NY), Clinton Foundation, and Carnegie Council and other leading institutions since 2011. Dr. Mazzara is also the American Director of SUNY’s Confucius Institute for Business. In this position she established an award winning Distinguished Speakers Series that features CEOs and Diplomats. In addition to her work at SUNY, Dr. Mazzara is on the Executive Management Team of a publication and educational platform on Partnerships of the UN. Prior to SUNY, she was the Director of Education for Global Film Initiative and the Education Attaché for the Government of Québec in New York. Dr. Mazzara was Director of Teacher Training Outreach for Columbia University's U. S. Department of Education’s East European, Eurasian, and Russian National Resource Center for ten years. During that time, she also consulted. Her corporate clients included Samsung, LG, and UTC, and her non-profit clients included the Soros Foundation and The Business Alliance in Vietnam, among others.
Leslie M. Nelson
Leslie joined the TC Board of Trustees in 2010 and was named a Vice Chair of The Campaign for Teachers College in August 2014. She retired as President of Nelson-Giroux, Inc. in 2012, an interior design and consulting firm based in New York. Leslie is a Director of Friends of Thirteen and serves on the Education Committee of WNET. She is a member of the Juilliard Council, an advisory board of the Juilliard School. In addition, Leslie volunteers as an assistant teacher at PS198. She is a former member of the Board of Directors of Girls Quest, Inc., an organization that provided year round enrichment programs for girls from low-income families. Leslie has been President of the Parents Association at the Collegiate and Chapin Schools in New York City and served on the Board of Trustees of both schools. She received her undergraduate degree from Smith College and a Design Certificate from the New York School of Interior Design.
Vijayshree Pande ’03
Shonu is a self-employed nutritionist and dietitian. She was a Director of the Nutrition Section (Boyd Center for Integrative Health) for 7 years. She has volunteered group nutrition education sessions at YWCA, Adult Daycare Center, Family Centers, and Greenwich Continuing Education. She is current President/ Executive Committee member for Save the Children, Greenwich Leadership Council (GLC) and is actively involved in raising funds for children’s education and health in developing countries. She also became a board member for Greenwich YMCA two and half years ago where she is actively involved in their Early Childhood Education and Development Committee supporting local programs like preschool for under privileged students. She is a member of the YMCA Aquatic Advisory Board which manages/governs the different programs offered in YMCA: Master's Swim, Swim School, Swim Team, Diving and Water Polo. She has supported Indian charities, raising funds for organizations like South Asian Youth Action (SAYA). Established 19 years ago, SAYA supports underprivileged high school children in Queens/Bronx schools by providing financial aid for further studies and offering College counseling and career counseling.
Dailey Pattee ’04
Dailey has been a TC Trustee since 2005. She is a psychologist and alumna of Teachers College’s Clinical Psychology program from which she received her PhD in 2004. She earned her undergraduate degree from Stanford University in 1971. Dailey is a Trustee and former Vice Chair of the Wildlife Conservation Society, a member of the Humanities and Sciences Council of Stanford University, on the Board of Directors of the Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Horse Show.
Helen is a private childbirth class instructor and has served as a kindergarten admissions associate at the Birch Wathen Lenox School. She is also a member of the board for The Reading Team, an elder of the Brick Presbyterian Church and a former chairwoman of its school. Helen received a BA from Smith College and a Masters of Social Work. Helen’s daughter, Margaret, received her MA in Early Childhood Education from TC in May 2013.
Julie Ratner ’93 & ’96
Julie received her MA degree in Student Personnel Administration in 1993 and her EdD degree in Higher Education from Teachers College in 1996. She received her BA degree from Simmons College. Julie is Founder and Chairperson of the Ellen P. Hermanson Foundation which was named in honor of Julie’s sister, Ellen Hermanson, who died of breast cancer in 1995 at the age of 42. The Ellen Hermanson Foundation's mission is to provide breast cancer patient support services to medically underserved women and access to quality breast health care to all residents of the East End of Long Island. Julie also taught at TC in the Higher and Adult Education program as an adjunct faculty member.
William D. Rueckert
Bill has been a TC Trustee since 1997. He is Co-Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. He is Managing Member of Oyster Management Group, LLC, a fund that invests in community banks. Among his other non-proﬁt activities, Bill is President and a Director of the Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation; Trustee and Chairman of the Executive Committee of International House; a Director of the YMCA of Greater New York; Director of Wave Hill; and former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Fairﬁeld Country Day School. Bill’s grandfather Cleveland E. Dodge, served as a TC Trustee for 67 years. He was ﬁrst elected in 1915, soon after the death of his aunt, Grace Hoadley Dodge, who was one of the founders of the College, and he served until his death in 1982.
Marla Schaefer ’03
Marla has been a member of the TC Board of Trustees since 2007. In August 2014, she was named Chair of The Campaign for Teachers College. Marla is the former co-CEO of Claire’s Stores, the company founded by her father. From 2002-¬2007, under the leadership of Marla and her sister Bonnie, Claire’s expanded and grew to 3,200 stores on 4 continents. Marla is a National Board member of the American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, a member of The Committee of 200, a member of the New York Board of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a member of the Economic Club of New York, and Director of The Rowland and Sylvia Schaefer Family Foundation. She is a former advisory board member of the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics, Mt. Sinai Hospital. Marla earned her bachelor’s degree from Florida International University in 1974 and an MA in Organizational Psychology from Teachers College in 2003.
Camilla joined the TC Board of Trustees in 2014. She received her BA degree from Brigham Young University and her MA degree in Language, Literature & Social studies from Teachers College in 1972. Prior to enrolling at Teachers College, Camilla served as an editorial assistant at G.P. Putnam & Sons and worked at Teachers College Press as its Director of Rights & Permissions. While earning her master’s at TC, Camilla worked for the New York City Board of Education as a teacher of English to welfare recipients. Upon returning to San Francisco, Camilla worked for the Japanese American Citizens League as a writer. Camilla serves on the boards of numerous organizations and is a passionate supporter of libraries. She is Trustee and Chair of the Development Committee of the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and a member of the Advisory Board of the Bancroft Library at UC Berkeley. At TC, Camilla is a member of The Library Seminar, an advisory group of the Gottesman Libraries. Her other trusteeships include: KQED Public Radio & Television, L.S.B Leakey Foundation, Music@Menlo, National Public Radio Foundation, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and San Francisco State University Foundation. Camilla also serves on the board of Science Friday and is a member of WGBH’s Science Visiting Council in Boston.
Joshua Solomon ’10
Joshua joined the TC Board of Trustees in 2014. He received his BA from Harvard, an MBA from Harvard Business School, and his EdD in educational administration from Teachers College in 2010. He attended Waseda University in Japan from 1988 to 1989. Since September 2009, Joshua has been the founding principal of the Business of Sports School (BOSS), a public Career & Technical Education high school developed in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, New Visions for Public Schools, and F·E·G·S Health and Human Services System. Prior to founding BOSS, Joshua was co-founder of the East-West School of International Studies (Flushing, Queens), a public middle and high school focused on increasing students' knowledge of global cultures and languages. He has also served as acting executive director of the Young Women’s Leadership Network and principal of the Bronx Expeditionary Learning High School. From 1993 to 1997 he was an investment banking associate at Chase Manhattan Bank. Joshua is a trustee of the Japan Society and has served on the boards of Learning Leaders, New Visions for Public Schools, and the Young Women’s Leadership Network.
Milbrey Rennie Taylor
Missie joined the TC Board of Trustees in 2010. A strategic and media consultant who has spent over 30 years in the television news business, including 25 years at CBS News in New York, Missie was the Executive Producer of CBS News Sunday Morning and the CBS Weekend News for 10 years. She was also Vice President of Third Age Media, an internet company partly owned by CBS, Inc. Missie is a graduate of Miss Porter’s School and earned her bachelor’s degree in political science from Vassar College. She serves on the board of Vassar College (had served 1990 – 2002), The USTA Foundation, The Asia Foundation (Emeritus), Teachers College, Common Good and GlobalCities. She was Co-Chair of Vassar’s Capital Campaign which concluded in June 2013. Missie also serves on the advisory board of the International Rescue Committee, is a Selector of the Luce Scholars, and is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations. Since 2008, she has served on the Board of Directors of The First of Long Island Corporation.