Valentine Burr

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor; Course Instructor

Academic Interests

Some of the Values that Shape My Work

I am committed to supporting the growth of teachers as reflective, collaborative and critical practitioners in the classroom and school community.  I hope to support students at Bank Street as they develop the tools to become effective advocates for the children and families with whom they work as well as for themselves and the teaching profession.  A central goal is to support graduate students in uncovering and understanding the particular set of strengths, needs, experiences and beliefs inherent in each child and family related to themselves and their schooling, and to investigate how the graduate student’s own experiences, attitudes, and beliefs impact their work.

Work with Families, Children, Schools, and Communities

Taught elementary and middle school-aged students in residential and day schools for children with significant emotional and behavioral disabilities. Later was a teacher and curriculum director in a New York City public high school, one of the first with a full inclusion program.

Recent Professional Contributions

Staff development work has most recently included work with middle and high school teachers in New York City focused on developing skills in differentiating social studies curriculum and strengthening inclusive practices. Consultant for the Education Development Center.

Educational Background

  • M.S., Special Education, Wheelock College
  • B.A., Art History, Wesleyan University

Selected Publications and Presentations

Contact me:

(212) 875-4791
610 West 112Th Street, 628
New York, NY 10025