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Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships
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 New York City public schools and develop new and more intensive partnerships with the Department of Education, local communities and local schools. She is an architect of a "university assisted community schools model" that systematically addresses conditions related to educational success, including teacher development, expanded learning opportunities, early childhood education, physical and mental health, and parent engagement. In addition to managing the College's institutional partnerships with local schools, Dr. Streim leads the development of the Teachers College Community School, a new PreK-8 public school which opened in 2011 through a partnership with New York City Department of Education.
Prior to her role at Teachers College, Dr. Streim spent nineteen years at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education as assistant and then associate dean. There she led the development of the nationally recognized Penn Alexander School, a university-assisted demonstration public school in Philadelphia. She also directed the Penn Partnership Schools Network, an initiative to improve academic outcomes at two under-achieving elementary schools that the University co-managed with the Philadelphia school district.
Dr. Streim's scholarly interests include university-school collaboration, science education in urban schools, and educational entrepreneurship.
She has been Principal Investigator on grants from the National Science Foundation, New York State Department of Education, General Electric Foundation and the JPMorgan Chase Foundation among others. She serves on the boards of several organizations including the Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals, the Morningside Area Alliance, and the Remedco Foundation.
Dr. Streim earned a bachelor's degree with honors from Bryn Mawr College, a master's degree from the State University of New York, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Amy Hawley Alvarez — Assistant Director, OSCP & Teachers College Community School Liaison
Amy Hawley Alvarez
Assistant Director, OSCP & Teachers College Community School Liaison
Amy manages the fiscal operations, human resources, and contracts for all programs and initiatives at OSCP, participates in program planning and reporting for all OSCP-related activities, and manages the Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship, and the Milman Literacy and Music Fellowships. Amy is also the Teachers College Community School (TCCS) Liaison. In this role, she oversees the planning, scheduling, and execution of TC programs and services at TCCS which includes ongoing professional development of graduate students placed at TCCS, and collaborates with the TCCS administration to build a strong partnership between TC and TCCS.
In addition to her MA in Higher and Postsecondary Education from Teachers College and MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Northern Iowa, Amy holds a BA in Music and a BA in French from the University of Northern Iowa. She also has certificates in Digital Publishing and Advanced Project Management from New York University. Amy will be enrolled in TC's EdM program in Higher and Postsecondary Education from September 2021.
ELO Specialist, REACH
Kyle brings a unique background in education and athletics to the REACH team. With a Master of Arts in Education, Kyle has spent the better part of his twelve-year teaching career devoted to minority students in under-resourced communities. From 2008 to 2009, Kyle taught at North Star Academy in Newark, where he revived the school’s failing soccer program; co-created the African Investment Club, which exposed students to expanding businesses and successful investment practices in Africa; and co-designed an in-house AP tutoring program to enable non-AP US History students to gain access to AP prep curriculum. From 2009 to 2013, Kyle was a teacher at King Chavez High School, serving San Diego’s most poverty-stricken immigrant community. In addition to teaching, he created a brand new high school soccer program that sparked unprecedented community spirit and enjoyed unrivaled varsity records in its first four years. He worked with a fellow teacher to create a culture studies curriculum, teaching ocean awareness and organizing surfing lessons at local beaches. Kyle comes to REACH from his position as a teacher of government and economics at East Palo Alto Phoenix Academy, situated in a rapidly gentrifying community of Silicon Valley, where he coordinated trips to Facebook, Uber, and Salesforce to expand student career pathways; hosted a non-profit organization in presenting a financial success program to his senior class; and successfully established eight new athletics programs in his role as the school’s athletic director. Kyle believes in democratic education and has a special interest in understanding and addressing the unique needs of diverse student bodies through customized extracurricular programs and activities.
Anthony De La Rosa
REACH Community School Director, PS 154
Anthony is an experienced program director with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit management industry. He has worked for several years in community schools developing and managing programs in after school settings. His skill set includes project management, collaborating with school leaders and staff, building relationships with CBOs and community stakeholders to strengthen youth and adult programs, and fluency in Spanish. Through the National Urban Fellows Program, he earned a Master’s Degree focused in Public Administration from Baruch College, for which he completed an internship in the Baltimore Mayor's Office of Employment Development piloting a summer youth employment program. He also earned a Bachelors Degree in Sociology from City College of New York. As a Latino who grew nearby Harlem, he aims to provide opportunities to underserved, underrepresented youth and show them that their goals are attainable.
REACH Community School Director, PS 36
After working in public health internships at the Terrence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center in NYC and the Jane Kopas Women’s Center in Scranton, Chabeli decided to shift her career focus from clinical work to health education and coaching. After graduating college, she worked with a Bronx-based non-profit organization as a health educator to coordinate and facilitate health workshops for parents and adolescents at health centers and public schools around topics such as asthma, nutrition, healthy relationships, and reproductive health. Prior to joining the REACH team, Chabeli transitioned into a senior health education role, overseeing the professional development of a team of peer and health educators, and conducted outreach events to expand the impact of the youth development program. She attended the University of Scranton for her Bachelor’s degree in Community Health Education, and earned Eta Sigma Gamma Professional Health Education honors. As a Harlem native, she aims to serve at-risk youth and families from her community, and looks forward to working with passionate teams of school-based staff to provide greater opportunities for young people.
REACH Community School Director, FDA II
Tyler is passionate about increasing and enhancing opportunities for personal and academic achievement in low-income youth, as well as decreasing rates of teacher attrition in schools. Since joining REACH as Community School Director in early 2020, Tyler has helped provide leadership support and coordination for the development, implementation, monitoring and refinement of data-driven programming in the areas of attendance enhancement, physical and mental health, and family engagement at Frederick Douglass Academy II.
Prior to his role as CSD, Tyler served as a Zankel Fellow under REACH whilst working towards his M.A. in Education Policy at Teachers College. Prior to his time there, Tyler served in instructional capacities across the world for years. His roles include working as a History teacher and Track & Field coach in North Carolina, as an English teacher in rural Southeast Asia under a Fulbright scholarship, and as a Health & Physical Education teacher in Portland, Oregon. He received his B.S. in History & Education from Wingate University in 2015.
Program Assistant, OSCP and Cahn Fellows Program
Eunji joined Teachers College in 2019 and provides administrative support to the Office of School & Community Partnerships and the Cahn Fellows Program. She works alongside and assists the Assistant Director in managing the day-to-day program management and operations.
Originally from South Korea, Eunji holds a Bachelors of Music, in Piano Performance from City University of Hunter College and a Masters of Music, in Piano Performance from University of Massachusetts, Amherst. During her undergraduate studies, Eunji worked as an administrative assistant for the music department, assisting the faculty and music students. Her passion lies in giving students equal opportunities in education, including music education.
She has also performed at various venues such as Frank & Camille's Recital Hall, Ida K. Lang Recital Hall, Steinway Hall, Bezanson Recital Hall, New York University, and New York City National Opera Center. Eunji has also been featured in a televised series with CUNY: Study With the Best series.
OSCP Office Assistant