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Harriet Lenk

Coordinator, Lincoln Center Institute/Bank Street College Collaborative

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Adult development, Aesthetic education, Cooperative learning, Curriculum development that supports deep understanding and differentiation, Emotional development, Group process, Psychoanalysis, Public education

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

I am interested in many aspects of teacher education including curriculum development through social studies and the integration of the arts, along with focused attention to diversity and public schools. I am also interested in cooperative learning and group process.  

A significant value in my teaching practice is the process of supporting the emotional maturation of my students. This is important in order to enhance self-understanding and deepen relationships with their own students and other people in their lives. It is especially meaningful for me to observe these students become increasingly able to support the positive relationships essential in a caring classroom community and help their own students become successful learners.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

I am a former classroom teacher (grades 5-8). I have developed and implemented staff development presentations in social studies, cooperative learning, and group process for the DOE.

Recent Professional Contributions

I do fieldwork advisement for current students. I am Chair of the Curriculum Committee of the Graduate School. In addition, I coordinate the partnership between the Graduate School and Lincoln Center Institute. In this capacity, I annually organize two theater performances and pre-performance workshops attended by graduate students and members of the graduate faculty. In addition, for the past 3 years I have led several therapeutic groups for teachers and children in high-needs New York City schools.

Educational Background

  • Psychoanalytic Certification and Licensing in New York State, Center for Psychoanalytic Studies, New York City
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Teaching, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.S.Ed., Supervision and Administration, Bank Street College of Education
  • M.A., History, Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • B.A., Social Studies and English, Montclair State University

Contact me:

(212) 875-4580
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025