Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) - Bachelor of International Relations
Universidade do Estado do Rio De Janeiro (UERJ) - Master of Arts (MA) in International Relations
IBMEC-SP - Lato-sensu Post-graduation in Educational Management
Research and Scholarly Interests
Decolonial theories, epistemologies from the South, post-development, feminist perspectives in International and Comparative Education, women's and girls' education, critical pedagogy, race and inequality in Brazilian schools, and topics related to Brazilian and South American educational policies.
She is an enthusiastic supporter of Flamengo, the best football team in the world.
Yvonne Thevenot is an educator-activist who believes that all students are capable of learning and that education can be used as a form of resistance against socio-economic marginalization. She is the founder and Executive Director of STEM Kids NYC, a 6-year-old education nonprofit organization that teaches PreK-12 grade students in New York City schools how to code, engineering, engage in science and robotics, and generate a STEM identity for themselves.
Yvonne has over 17 years of professional experience in Computer Science, as a Computer Programmer for Fortune 500 companies, as well as in K-12 education, where she has taught on the elementary and middle school levels, as well as alternative school/High School Equivalency levels. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems, a Master of Education degree from the University of Southern California, an Ed.M. in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, and is currently a Ph.D. Student in the Mathematics, Science, and Technology program at Teachers College.
Yvonne is not only a Senior Editor for Current Issues in Comparative Education, but is also the Managing Editor for Voices In Urban Education, housed at NYU. Her research interests are centered on culturally responsive, socially just STEM teaching and learning and examining how technoscience pedagogical practices create liberatory learning spaces. She is a research assistant for Teachers College’s National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching, as well as a Professional Development Associate for Teachers College’s Center for Technology and School Change.
She is a rugby mom to her 18-year-old son, Blaise (named after the mathematician), who is a 1st-year Mechanical Engineering major at a 4-year university in Ohio, and enjoys fitness boot camp and HIIT classes. She currently resides in North Bergen, New Jersey.
Ed.M. International Education Development, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
M.A, International Affairs, Sciences-Po Paris, France
B.A., International Relations, PUC-SP, São Paulo, Brazil
Research and Scholarly Interests
Brazilian education policies, K-12 policy implementation, teachers' professional development, standards-based reforms, technology in education, the role of philanthropies and international organizations in designing and implementing education policies.
I moved a lot! I've lived in +20 houses in my life.
Jade Sheinwald is a first-year M.A. student in the International Education Development Program. Her research interests include languages of instruction in primary and secondary schools in postcolonial contexts, with a specific focus on the recognized establishment of nondominant languages in education. Previous to beginning her studies at Teachers College, Jade worked as an early childhood educator in an international bilingual French school for four years and contributed to the Borgen Project as a writer and editor. Passionate about languages, Jade speaks fluent English and French, conversational Spanish, and is currently learning Haitian Creole as a beginner. In her spare time, she enjoys composing music, spending time with her bunny rabbit, and utilizing New York City as a personal playground.