Acclaimed Scholar to Speak at Brooklyn Founders Day Lecture
September 04, 2012
Deborah Meier is a senior scholar at NYUs Steinhardt School, and board member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, FairTest, SOS and Dissent. She spent 45 years working in K-12 public schools in New York City (East Harlem) and Boston (Roxbury), including leadership of several highly successful small democratically run urban schools, most notable the Central Park East schools and Mission Hill. Her books include The Power of Their Ideas and In Schools We Trust. In 1987, she was the first educator to receive a MacArthur "Genius Award and currently blogs with Diane Ravitch for Education Week, a national newspaper covering K-12 education.
"For over nine decades, St. Joseph's College has been at the forefront of teacher preparation , and our alumni have played a pivotal role in educating tens of thousands of students in the New York metropolitan area, stated Dr. Richard Greenwald, academic dean, School of Arts and Sciences. "As we honor the intellect and spirit of those women who opened the doors to St. Josephs on Founders Day, we are thrilled to have Dr. Meier, a true visionary in education, to speak about the driving issues in this crucial field.