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Nancy Gropper

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Academic Interests

Gender issues, Issues of teasing & bullying, Observation and recording

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

In my work with children and as a teacher educator, it is my goal to come to know and accept each student as an individual, drawing upon their strengths in order to support their growth in cognitive and social/emotional realms. This is a continual work in progress for I see “individualization” within the context of the group as the greatest challenge that teachers face.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

Former early childhood teacher and teacher/director working in day care and preschool settings; program assessment systems developer for publicly funded early childhood programs.

Recent Professional Contributions

  • Evaluation Consultant, Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Shop Life Tour
  • Chair, Bank Street Graduate School, Assessment Task Force
  • Consultant, Trevor Day School, Workshops on observing & recording

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Early Childhood Education & Child Development, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A., Early Childhood Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • B.S., Child Development, University of Delaware

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Gropper, N., Hinitz, B., Sprung, B., & Froschl, M. (2011). Helping young boys be successful learners in today’s early childhood classrooms. Young Children, 66, 34-41.

  • Sprung, B., Froschl, M., & Gropper, N. (2010). Supporting boys’ learning: Strategies for teacher practice, pre-K-grade 3. New York: Teachers College Press.

  • Cohen, D., Stern, V., Balaban, N., & Gropper, N. (2008). Observing and Recording the Behavior of Young Children (5th ed.). New York: Teachers College Press.

  • Gropper, N. (2004). Normalizing the need for help: What new teachers need. Bank Street College Occasional Papers, 13, 32-40.

  • Gropper, N., & Froschl, M. (2000). The role of gender in young children's teasing and bullying behavior. Equity & Excellence in Education, 33(1), 49-56.

  • Froschl, M. & Gropper, N. (1999). Fostering friendships, curbing bullying. Educational Leadership, 56(8), 72-75.

Contact me:

(212) 875-4477
610 West 112Th Street,
New York, NY 10025