Bank Street is pleased to announce that our Graduate School has been selected by Community Teachers Initiative (CTI) to establish a Peter Greeman Scholarship program. The scholarship will be granted to an incoming graduate student who commits to teaching upon graduation in a New York City public school in need of the kind of effective and exemplary teachers that Bank Street prepares. The scholarship will cover the cost of up to 45 credits of a Master’s program that leads to certification.
Lauren Smithson, currently in Bank Street’s Teaching Literacy: Focus on Classroom Teaching program, is the first recipient of a Greeman scholarship. Lauren discusses her journey and her work at Bank Street below.
Learn more about scholarships at Bank Street.
CTI is a non-profit organization that partners with colleges and universities to prepare teachers who are culturally connected to the communities where they will work and live. Says Timothy Greeman, President of CTI,
“It’s about being part of a community. Culturally-connected teachers possess an intimate knowledge of the social and cultural history and concerns of their students. We believe that Peter Greeman Scholars will combine this knowledge with the skills and knowledge they develop at Bank Street to enhance their students’ educational experience. This approach will make a difference for kids, for teachers, and for communities.”
“We are delighted that Bank Street’s Graduate School has been chosen to prepare Peter Greeman Scholars to work in urban schools and communities in our city and in the surrounding urban areas where they are most needed,” said