Streim, Nancy (nws2107)

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Streim, Nancy
Associate Professor of Education Leadership
Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships
Organization & Leadership

331O HMann

Office Hours:
By appointment

Educational Background


Bryn Mawr College, Art History                                       


SUNY Brockport, Higher Education Administration   


University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Psychology

Scholarly Interests

Scholarly interests include the role of universities in supporting public education, with specific focus on university-school partnerships;  new school development; and educational entrepreneurship.

Selected Publications

Streim, N., Lowes, S., Wasson, E., Sung, W., Ahn, J.H. & Vasudevan, L. (2019). Developing elementary students’ problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and collaboration through university- school partnership.  Reardon, R.M. & Leonard, J. (eds). Integrating Digital Technology in Education: School-University-Community Collaborations. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Streim, N. (2016). Building a university-assisted school through community collaboration.  Slater, J., Ravid, R. & Reardon, M. (eds). Building and Maintaining Collaborative Communities: Schools, University and Community Organizations. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.Pp. 203-213.

Fuhrman, S. & Streim, N. (2008). Universities and public schools: a partnership whose time has come.  Education Week, November 12.

Vissa, J. & Streim, N., (2006).  Perspectives on boundary spanning: university faculty as managers of public schools. In Howey, K. & Zimpher, N. (eds.) Boundary spanners: a key to success in urban P-16 university-school partnerships.  New York:  American Association of State Colleges and Universities.  Pp. 168-188.

Dr. Streim has been Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships at Teachers College since 2007.  She also has an appointment as Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost. Her efforts focus on leveraging faculty and graduate student expertise to improve schools in New York City.  Her portfolio includes the establishment and ongoing development of the Teachers College Community School, a Harlem PreK-8 public school that Teachers College founded in 2011 in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. In 2012, she established REACH, the Raising Educational Achievement Coalition of Harlem, which implements a university-assisted community school model in Harlem schools to systematically address challenges to student success. Other projects include applied learning opportunities for TC students to work with young people in local school and community settings, advising the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguised Principals, and founding the Performing Arts Series which brings school groups onto campus each year for live music, theater and dance performances. Dr. Streim’s work has been supported by numerous external sources, including grants from the U.S., New York State and New York City departments of education, National Science Foundation, United Way, GE Foundation, and JPMorganChase Foundation.


Related Articles

New York Times Highlights TC's Proposed New School

Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships at Teachers College, told the newspaper that TC's proposed pre-K-8 public school (which is likely to open in September 2011 in northern Manhattan), could feature charter-style approaches like a longer school day and intensive summer terms.


At Community Meeting, TC Outlines Plans for Proposed New School

At a meeting with the local community, TC's Nancy Streim tells residents: "For our vision of the school to come to life, we recognize how important it is to build community ties to make this not our school, but your school."


Rolling Up Our Sleeves to Partner on the Ground

Nancy Streim, Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships, talks about her team's efforts to position the College as a leader in university-assisted schooling and strengthen the community that Teachers College shares with its neighbors.


TC is Proposing to Open New Public Elementary School

In a special message to the TC community, Associate Vice President Nancy Streim announces that Teachers College and the New York City Department of Education are proposing to open a new public elementary school for children living in Community School District 5.


TC Presentation Underscores the Value of University-Assisted K-12 Schools

At a national gathering held at TC, President Fuhrman and Nancy Streim spoke about why universities make natural partners for K-12 public schools