Director, Leadership for Educational Change Program
Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor
Some of the Values that Shape My Work
Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities
Recent Professional Contributions
Fieldwork advisement each year with 6 or 7 students
Collaborative Inquiry offerings in Teacher Leadership: 4 or 5 students each year
Active member of 3 Bank Street committees: Program Review Committee, Integrative Master’s Project Committee (with special responsibility for Collaborative Student Faculty Inquiries); Occasional Papers Committee
Co-convenor of working group of small schools leaders to respond to their NYC “report cards”
Recipient of Bank Street College Alumni Association Faculty Recognition Award, 2010
- Ed.D., Educational Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Ed.M., Educational Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University
- M.A., Teaching of English, Teachers College, Columbia University
- B.A., English, Amherst College
Selected Publications and Presentations
Schmerler, G. (2012). Silver linings. In W. Ayers, & G. Boldt (Eds.), Occasional papers 27: Challenging the politics of the teacher accountability movement: Toward a more hopeful educational future (pp. 30-33). New York: Bank Street College of Education.
Schmerler, G. (2009). Introduction. In G. Schmerler (Ed.), Occasional paper series 23: Teacher leaders: Transforming schools from the inside (pp. 3-8). New York: Bank Street College of Education.
Schmerler, G. (Ed.). (2009). Occasional paper series 23: Teacher leaders: Transforming schools from the inside. New York: Bank Street College of Education.
Raywid, M. A., & Schmerler, G. (2003). Not so easy going: The policy environments of small urban schools and schools-within-schools. Charleston, WV: ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, Appalachia Educational Laboratory.
Schmerler, G. (2002). Engaging the system. In W. Ayers, M. Klonsky & G. Lyon (Eds.), Simple justice: The small schools revolution and the fight for fairness in our schools (pp. 180-187). New York: Teacher College Press.
Schmerler, G. (2002). One man’s continuing war against decentralization: A long struggle for school autonomy. Phi Delta Kappan Journal, 83(5), 370-374.