BSCAA Officers

Jim ClayJames Clay '88, Educational Leadership

BSCAA President

James (Jim) Clay is a 1998 graduate of the Educational Leadership Program.  He has served on the Advisory Board of BSCAA since 2006 and has served as secretary since 2009.  He has been the coordinator of Bank Street alumni events in Washington DC since 2006 as well, facilitating nearly 20 programs for alums during that period!  He is the director of School for Friends, an accredited Quaker preschool in Washington DC.  In the world of Quaker education he serves on the Membership Committee of the Board of the Friends Council on Education.  He is also on the Council overseeing Early Childhood Accreditation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children.

Whendy Carter '03, Early Childhood EducationWhendy Carter

BSCAA Vice President

Whendy Carter '03 has enjoyed a long career in the field of early childhood education in New York City.  In 2004, she founded The Church of the Epiphany Day School in Manhattan, where she has served as Director for nearly ten years.  Earlier in her career, Whendy spent many years at Park Avenue Methodist Church Day School.  Whendy is also actively involved in the academic side of the profession.  She was an instructor in the early childhood program at The Hunter College School of Education, and has served as a BSCAA officer since 2005.  In May 2012, Whendy hosted the Parents League Early Childhood Panel in New York City.

Leslie MartinexLeslie Martinez '12, Museum Leadership

BSCAA Secretary

Leslie Martinez graduated in 2012 from the Museum Leadership Program led by Leslie Bedford. A BSCAA advisory board member since she became an alum, she is deeply committed to keeping former students connected to Bank Street. Leslie has worked at the American Museum of Natural History for the past 12 years in various positions. She is currently the manager of the popular A Night at the Museum Sleepover Program, which she helped develop.

Labiba Abdur-RahmanLabiba Abdur-Rahman '93, Early Childhood and Elementary Education

BSCAA representative at large

Labiba is an Early Childhood Instructional Coordinator in the New Department of Education. She works collaboratively with administrators, directors, teachers and staff members to facilitate best practices in Early Childhood Education. Labiba has also served as an Elementary School teacher in the New York City Public Schools for over fifteen years. In addition to her tenure as an educator in the NYC DOE, Labiba has pursued her passion for storytelling, serving as an adjunct professor and teaching “Storytelling With Children” at Bank Street College. Labiba has served as BSCAA Treasurer for the past two terms.

Pat PincusPatricia Kramon Pincus '76, Counseling

BSCAA representative at large

Pat Pincus '76 has worked in public, private, and parochial school settings, special education programs, and organizations centered on education. Pat joined the BSCAA Advisory Board in 2010, and now works in the Bank Street Graduate School's writer's program, and the Liberty LEADS program. Pat says,

"Bringing my professional experience back to Bank Street, where my career choice and educational viewpoint were both so deeply influenced, has been a joy. It is, personally, very wonderful to be part of a place I know so well, and one that endures as an outstanding model in the field of education. Bank Street's importance for future generations is, in my opinion, paramount."