Networking Hour for Bank Streeters Jan. 25

December 13, 2011 at 3:27 pm Leave a comment

Bank Street Network: Our First Meeting of 2012

January 25, 2012

6:00 PM Sharp

Location: 1115 Broadway, Floor 12

Light refreshments.

Please RSVP to with subject “BSN” — please make sure your NAME is included in the RSVP.


6:00 PM
Welcome and Introduction – Host: Keith Berman, ’03, Bank Street College Alumni Advisory Board, President, Options for College, Inc.

6:05 – 6:45
Each member will say the following VERY BRIEFLY
a. Name
b. Current or desired position
c. One thing you are specifically interested in networking for (e.g., to find a new job, to find specific partners, to get ideas on how to complete a certain project — please just don’t say because you like free coffee, that goes without saying!)
d. The best way to contact you (business cards welcome)

Meet and greet
6:45 – 7:00
Talk to the people whose networking interests match yours. Exchange contact information.

What do you do at Bank Street Network events?
You come to the BSN with an idea of what opportunity you want – this can be finding a job, finding potential project partners, finding possible employees, finding partners to start a company, etc. – and then you get about 30 seconds to say why you are here. After everyone introduces themselves, and you and talk to people whose ideas interest you.

Can you bring flyers, materials, business cards, etc.?
Yes– that’s why we are here! There will be folders at the meetings to collect whatever you want to pick up.

Why come?
To meet people!

Current students: Sources of interns, future teachers, innovators, people to mentor
Alumni: Sources of seasoned leadership, people who have applied Bank Street thinking and have theories of action and don’t have to learn Piaget, Dewey, Vygotsky, etc. from scratch!
School leaders: May be hiring, may be teaching workshops, may know someone who is doing either
Business owners: Business-to-business connections, colleagues in the world of small business

Where can I find Bank Streeters in general?
The faculty is still at the college (remember your advisor?), there are alumni events throughout the year listed in the alumni enewsletter and on, there is a Facebook group for BSC news, an Alumni Blog, an alumni  Twitter feed (@bscaa) and there are 510 active alumni on the networking site LinkedIn.

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Some of Our Past Bloggers

Alisa Algava ‘08, leader of a small Hudson Valley progressive school
Gloria Arenson ’58, psychotherapist
Bill Ayers ‘84, UIC professor, Chicago
Fred Baumgarten ‘84, writer/musician/naturalist/father
Keith Berman '03, founder/president of Options for College and Bank Street’s LinkedIn moderator
David Bowles ’08 (SFC ’93), museum educator at the Rubin Museum of Art
Elena Canaras ‘07, Special Education teacher, Hawaii
Virginia Casper, Bank Street faculty member
Jim Clay ‘88, director of a Washington DC Quaker preschool
Mary DeCamp Cotterall ‘87, Reading Specialist, Michigan
Judy Coven ’77, retired public school teacher and former Antioch University faculty member
Leslie Day '93, adjunct instructor at Bank Street and author of Field Guide to the Natural World of New York City
Mary Louise (Molly) Day ‘76, Lab School teacher, Chicago
Liezel de La Isla ‘99, Prague International School teacher
Diane Trister Dodge '70, founder and president of Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Meghan Dunn ’08, 3rd grade teacher, Brooklyn
Steven Evangelista ’01, co-director Harlem Link Charter School, NYC
Janine Fetters ‘02, Senior Associate of Parent Engagement at NACCRRA
Dena Florczyk '88, middle school teacher and founder/director of The Nigerian School Project
Hollee Freeman '94, writes about parenting issues for the alumni blog and was featured on BSCAA's April 2012 Career Panel
Ellen Galinsky '70, is President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute and author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs
Joanne Ruvolo Gannett ‘84, Columbia College art history professor, Chicago
Joan Goldstein ‘67, sociologist and educator
Margot Hammond, Director of the Center for Early Childhood Professionals
Carol Hillman ‘67, early childhood educator, author, and Long Trip co-leader
Pam Jones ‘05, Bank Street advisor and instructor
Lee Klinger Lesser ‘87, trainer for the Parent Services Project
Preminda Langer ‘97, teacher trainer
Claire Milam ’97, life coach, Austin, Texas
Rabin Nickens ‘03, Speaker, Trainer and Educational Consultant
Beth Norford ‘89, consultant and former School for Children teacher
Susy Ogden ‘97
Marion Palm ‘95, Leadership in the Arts alum, writing tutor, poet and singer
Jessica Poser, assistant professor of art education at UIC, Chicago
Jesse Pugh '76, BSCAA President
Meg Rauen ‘06, former Chicago elementary school teacher, NY
Linda Reing, Bank Street Director of Alumni Relations
Rosalind Rothman '62, retired NYC teacher and guidance counselor
Kyla Ryman '92/'97, educational coach and consultant
Ariel Sacks ‘06, middle school teacher, Brooklyn, NY
Linda Appleman (Guidall) Shapiro ‘81, psychotherapist and author
Barbara Silver ‘80, literacy consultant and former NYC first grade teacher
Andrea Penny Spencer, former Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at Bank Street
Debbie Stone ‘84, former teacher/co-director of High Valley School
Rachel Theilheimer ‘74, chair of teacher education at BMCC/CUNY
Theodore Timpson ’05, founder/president of Young Spirit Foundation
Eleanor Traubman '95, is Editor in Chief of Creative Times, a blog which promotes NYC's performing, visual and literary arts
Allison Warren '08, new mom, recent grad, and early childhood teacher
Max Weinberg ‘03, Francis Parker School teacher, Chicago
Ted Wells ‘07, 4th grade teacher at The Park School, Brookline, MA
Tracy Wiessbrod ’03, kindergarten teacher and stay-at-home mom

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