2013 Alumni Award Winners

Lauren AndersonLauren Anderson '03

BSCAA Recognition Reward

Lauren Anderson is an assistant professor of Education at the
University of Southern California, where she teaches masters and
doctoral students, and a visiting faculty member in Connecticut
College's Education Department. A former upper-elementary teacher and support provider for K–6 public school teachers, Lauren has lived, worked, and conducted research in the country’s three biggest urban school districts: New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Lauren’s research collaborations focus on the preparation and early career experiences of equity-minded teachers and principals. 

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Leslie BedfordLeslie Bedford

Ida Karp Award

Leslie Bedford retired in June 2012 after thirteen years as director of the Leadership in Museum Education Program. During that time she saw the program expand to attract a widening pool of students from across the country as well as an outstanding team of faculty and faculty advisors. During her time at Bank Street and thanks to the administration’s ongoing and much appreciated support, Leslie was able to complete her doctoral studies at Union Institute and University (2008); her dissertation on the role of imagination in exhibitions will be published by Left Coast Press. And she deepened her international interests with a Fulbright in Argentina in 2010 and consulting work, through the Smithsonian, in museum professional development with the governments of Abu Dhabi and Oman. 

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Klaudia RiveraKlaudia Rivera '81

BSCAA Recognition Award

Klaudia M. Rivera is a Professor of Education at Long Island University in Brooklyn. Her teaching and scholarship address issues of language and literacy and their relationship to power and equality. Klaudia has more than twenty years of experience applying critical pedagogy and developing participatory and popular education programs at the community-based as well as the university level. These programs integrate native language literacy and English as a second language and foster bilingualism and biliteracy.  Her research and publications focus on literacy and biliteracy, English as a Second Language, language and educational policy and the practice of popular education and popular research.

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Sara Stone '04 & Allison Keil '04

BSCAA Distinguished Service Award

Sara and Allison are the co-founders and co-directors of Community Roots Charter School. They met in a school design class at Bank Street, and that is where the blue prints were drawn up for a school that would later become the foundation for continued research on successful charter schools. Community Roots is a highly sought-after K-8 public school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn and a place visited by many educators looking to grow their practice. Sara and Allison continue to be driven by the need to further develop and sustain a highly successful school that meets the needs of all students and insures that each child meets the high expectations set for them.

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The winners of the 2013 Alumni Awards were nominated by fellow alumni and selected on the basis of their outstanding commitment to Bank Street and bringing its mission into the world of education. 

To ensure that Bank Street-trained educators and leaders will continue to transform the world of teaching and learning, we need scholarship support so that more students can complete their graduate studies here. Gifts to the Graduate School Annual Fund support scholarship aid for deserving graduate students. Please, make a gift in honor of one or all of our award winners to show your support! We will gladly notify the honoree of your gift. 

Learn more about the Alumni Awards and view the awards history.