Nancy Streim joined Teachers College in August 2007 as the Associate Vice President for School and Community Partnerships and has an appointment as Special Advisor to the Columbia University Provost. Streim’s role is to coordinate the College’s activities in NYC public schools and develop new and more intensive partnerships with the Department of Education, local communities and local schools. Dr. Streim came to Teachers College after nineteen years at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education where she most recently served as Associate Dean for Educational Practice. Dr. Streim’s research interests include university-school collaboration and science education in urban schools. She recently completed a year long project for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in which she documented principles underlying successful university-assisted public schools across the U.S., and she has served as principal investigator for five major grant-funded projects that address the teaching and learning of math and science in elementary and middle grades.