Streim, Nancy (nws2107)Skip to content Skip to main navigation
Bryn Mawr College, Art History
SUNY Brockport, Higher Education Administration
University of Wisconsin-Madison, Educational Psychology
Scholarly interests include the role of universities in supporting public education, with specific focus on university-school partnerships; new school development; and educational entrepreneurship.
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.