Project Description

Portraits, books, and trustee meeting, Mar 3, 2016 Photo by Bruce Gilbert

Nancy Streim has been Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships at Teachers College since 2007. She also has appointments as Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost and associate professor of Educational Leadership at Teachers College. Dr. Streim’s efforts focus on leveraging faculty and graduate student expertise to improve schools and communities in New York City. Her portfolio includes the establishment and ongoing development of the Teachers College Community School, a Harlem PreK-8 public school that Teachers College founded in 2011 in partnership with the New York City Department of Education, Columbia University and Manhattan Community Board 9. In 2012, she established REACH, the Raising Educational
Achievement Coalition of Harlem, which carries out long-term university-school partnerships in six Harlem schools to systematically address challenges to student success. Other projects include development of applied learning opportunities for graduate students, which includes management of service learning fellowship programs. Dr. Streim’s research and writing address university-school-community collaboration. Her work has been supported through grants from the US, New York State and New York City departments of education, National Science Foundation, GE Foundation, and JPMorganChase foundation. Dr. Streim holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Bryn Mawr College, an MSEd in higher education from the State University of New York, and a PhD in educational psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison.