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Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Bank Street Niemeyer Series Lecture 2021

Niemeyer Series Welcomes Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad

On October 20, Dr. Gholnescar Muhammad, Associate Professor of Literacy, Language, and Culture at the University of Illinois at Chicago, presented an informative lecture at Bank Street College of Education titled “Cultivating Genius and Joy in Education through Culturally and Historically Responsive Pedagogies.” Her presentation was part of the College’s Niemeyer Series, an annual forum […]

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Bank Street Alumni Gather for Annual Sunset Chat

On Thursday, October 7, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted the 2021 Sunset Chat, an annual conversation with Bank Street President Shael Polakow-Suransky, GSE ’00, and a networking opportunity for Bank Street Graduate School alumni. The virtual get-together offered a welcoming space for graduates to connect and hear about Bank Street’s recent work […]

2021 Graduate School Alumni Career Panelists

Graduate School Alumni Panel Explores Career Advancement in Uncertain Times

On April 7, Bank Street’s Alumni Relations and Career Services Offices hosted “Bank Street’s Career Advancement Alumni Panel: How to Market Yourself During Global Uncertainty.” The virtual event convened a panel of Bank Street alumni with diverse roles in the education field to share more about how they’ve navigated their professional journeys during uncertain times. […]

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Tutoring Network Launches for Bank Street Alumni and Educators

Tutoring provides the one-on-one support students may need to help them reach their full potential and build confidence both inside and outside the classroom. For educators, tutoring offers flexibility in their schedules and supplemental income. For both students and tutors, the experience can be a rich and rewarding opportunity for teaching and learning. On June 18, […]

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Bank Street Hosts Alumni of Color Event to Honor Black Pain and Celebrate Black Joy

On June 19, Chesapeake, Maryland-based saxophonist Brian Lenair played a silky-smooth rendition of “Someday We’ll All Be Free” as guests entered a virtual Zoom room for the Bank Street College of Education Alumni Association’s (BSCAA) Alumni of Color Virtual Conversation event. The music’s healing embrace aimed to inspire hope for change and soothe the spirits […]

Alumni Award winners 2018

Exceptional Graduate School Alumni Honored

On May 23, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted its 21st annual Alumni Awards Ceremony & Tar Beach Reunion Party to celebrate outstanding Graduate School alumni who have made unparalleled contributions to the field of education. The ceremony, which is the culminating event for the Alumni Association each year, honored six graduates from […]

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Alumnus Launches New Book: Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground

Just as he steps down as Bank Street’s longtime editor-in-chief of the Bank Street Occasional Paper Series, Jonathan Silin, GSE ’71, has written a new book, Early Childhood, Aging, and the Life Cycle: Mapping Common Ground, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan in early 2018. The book sets out a theoretical groundwork for understanding aging […]

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Annual Awards Ceremony Recognizes Distinguished Alumni

On Monday, June 5th, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) held its annual Alumni Awards ceremony to recognize and celebrate six exceptional Graduate School of Education alumni for their invaluable contributions to the field of education. This year’s honorees included Davia Brown-Franklyn, ’97, Senior Director of Partnerships at the Bank Street Education Center; Dan […]

Alumni of color panel discussion

College Hosts Panel Discussion “The Bank Street Experience and Where It Can Take You”

On Thursday, November 3rd, the Pemberton Society and the Graduate School of Education co-sponsored the Alumni of Color discussion, “The Bank Street Experience & Where It Can Take You: A Conversation between Alumni and Students of Color” at Bank Street College. Panelists included  Carmen Alvarez, ’81, Vice President for Special Education, United Federation of Teachers; […]

Davia Brown-Franklin

Outstanding Alumni: Davia Brown-Franklyn

Davia Brown-Franklyn, GSE ‘97 and Senior Director of Partnerships at the Bank Street Education Center, didn’t grow up with dreams of becoming an educator, even though her grandmother had predicted she would be a teacher when she was six years old. “I fought [my grandmother] tooth and nail,” she says. Davia majored in business at […]

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Alumni Author Opinion Piece on Leadership

Pat Finley, GSE ‘06, and Damon McCord, GSE ‘04, graduates of Bank Street’s Educational Leadership program, recently authored an opinion piece in Chalkbeat titled “We’re co-principals. So why won’t the Department of Education treat us this way?” Finley and McCord are the co-founders and co-principals of Metropolitan Expeditionary Learning School in Forest Hills, New York. In the article, the […]

BSCAA 2016 Award winners

Annual BSCAA Awards Ceremony Celebrates Distinguished Alumni in the Field

On Thursday, May 5, Bank Street faculty, staff, alumni, and friends gathered for the Centennial Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) Awards Ceremony, which recognized six exceptional Graduate School alumni for their outstanding contributions to the field of education. The honorees were made up of teachers, leaders, administrators, and advisors who have spent their lives deeply engaged […]

Nancy Cardwell, GSE '88; Betsy Grob, GSE '72; Ron Azoulay, GSE '04; Whendy Carter, GSE '03; and Susan Ochshorn, GSE '99

Alumni Film Event Examines the Importance of Early Childhood Education for At-Risk Children

On Thursday, March 24, the Bank Street College Alumni Association (BSCAA) hosted “Conversation and Film: Developmentally Grounded Practices in Urban Settings,” a Centennial event that gathered members of the Bank Street community and beyond to explore the importance of quality early childhood education for children in underserved communities. The evening began with a screening of […]

Anna Lefer Kuhn, Anna Daddazio, Nikolas Fredriksen, Liam Daly, Jodie Patterson, Annie Coombs, and Evan Jenkins

SFC Alumni Detail Their Journeys at Bank Street and Beyond in Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, February 9, seven School for Children alumni participated in the “Story Bank: A Conversation with SFC Alumni” panel discussion in which they shared first-person perspectives about their experiences at and beyond Bank Street. Upper School Coordinator Javaid Khan, SFC ’88, moderated the conversation, which featured Anna Daddazio, SFC ’12; Nikolas Fredriksen, SFC ’12; Liam Daly, SFC ’12; Annie Coombs, SFC […]

Tekiema Bunche-Smith

Outstanding Alumni: Takiema Bunche Smith

In New York City, economic divides often hinder a child’s access to quality education. These divides can lead to achievement gaps, which begin in young children’s earliest school years. But FirstStepNYC, a pioneering partnership between the Department of Education and SCO Family of Services, is taking a step toward closing these gaps with the creation of the Early […]