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Bernadette Anand

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Equity and social justice, Interdisciplinary curriculum, International education, Language arts literacy, Middle schools, School innovation/improvement, Small schools

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

My work at Bank Street College and at other educational institutions in New York, New Jersey, and India may be characterized by my
  • deep trust in the abilities of students and their own stories;
  • privilege that comes with a responsibility to affect social equity;
  • sense of urgency, passion, and commitment to high professional and student expectations; and
  • lastly, my reading of the worlds around me stimulates me towards innovation and visions of the “big ideas” for education.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

Administration of two integrated public “magnet” middle schools, one founded on principles of equity and excellence through an interdisciplinary curriculum and the other on technology integration supported through a Melville CVS Grant.

Developed a new school proposal with Sistas and Brothas United (SBU) of Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition that garnered approval and a grant from New Visions to open Leadership Institute, a small public high school in the Bronx.

Collaborated with community members, students, and their families to write and publish Keeping the struggle alive: Studying desegregation in our town, an oral history of Montclair, New Jersey’s efforts towards school integration.

Initiated and Implemented a ninth grade de-tracked World Literature course at Montclair High School, NJ.

Fulbright Lecturer Award, August-December 2008, Department of Education at Alagappa University, Karaikudi, Tamil Nadu, India: taught M.Ed. students and B.Ed. students; conducted workshops for in-service teachers in Tamil Nadu, Nepal, and Delhi; lectured and presented in Bangalore and other cities in India.

Recent Professional Contributions

  • Fieldwork advisement to current Leadership for Educational Change students
  • Course instructor, Foundations of Modern Education, Research for Educational Change, & The Teaching of Reading and Writing in the Content Areas
  • Development and implementation of a blended model for Foundations of Modern Education course
  • Membership in Admissions Committee and advisor to BSC SEND (Special Educators New Direction) Advisory Council                
  • Administration of an NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up grant and a MacArthur HIVE grant for CRM (Civil Rights Movement)
  • Professional Curriculum Development, Lady Liberty Charter School, Newar, NJ
  • Professional Development workshops in India
  • Designed an inclusive teacher education program Center for excellence and equity in Teaching and Learning (CeeTL)
  • Board Member, Advisory Board, The American Place Theatre: Literature to Life, NYC; Board Member, Educational Alternatives Worldwide

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Administration and Leadership, SENAP (Science Education Health Nursing Arts Professions) Division, New York University
  • M.A., Religious Studies, Providence College
  • B.A., Major: Engish, Minor: Education, Caldwell College

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Anand, B., & Hollman, D. (2011). Civil rights movement: Remix. Concept Paper, National Endowment of the Humanities.

  • Anand, B. (2009). Project ACCESS: A global collaboration for social justice education. Paper presented at Inter Network Conference. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

  • Fine, M., & Anand, B. (2008). Revisiting the struggle for integration. In J.B. Entin, R.C. Rosen, & L. Vogt (Eds.), Controversies in the classroom: A radical teacher reader (pp. 73-82).  New York: Teachers College Press.

  • Anand, B., & Sujathamalini, J. (Eds.). (2008). Finding the joy in teaching: Stories from inservice teachers in Tamil Nadu. Chennai, India: United States-India Education.

  • Anand, B., Fine, M., Perkins, T., & Surrey, D. (2004). Building partnerships to hear freedom’s heroes within our community. History of Education Quarterly, 44(1), 113-119.

  • Anand, B., Fine, M., Perkins, T., Surrey, D., & the Renaissance School Class of 2000. (2002). Keeping the struggle alive: Studying desegregation in our town. A guide to doing oral history. New York: Teachers College Press.

  • Fine, M., Anand, B., Jordan, C., & Sherman, D. (2000). Before the bleach gets us all. In L. Weis & M. Fine (Eds.), Constructions sites: Excavating race, class and gender among urban youth. (pp. 161-179). New York, NY: Teachers College Press.

  • Teachers College Press (Producer). (1998). Off track: Classroom privilege for all. [VHS]. Available from

Contact me:

(212) 875-4428
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025