Mayor Bloomberg appointed Deputy Mayor for Education and Community Development Dennis M. Walcott as Chancellor of New York City Public Schools. Walcott, who had served as Deputy Mayor since the beginning of the Bloomberg Administration in 2002, has been Mayor Bloomberg?s City Hall point person on all educational and youth policy. Prior to the Mayor?s election, Walcott served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York City Urban League, as a member of the New York City Board of Education, as a kindergarten teacher, and as an adjunct professor of social work at CUNY?s York College.
Teachers College, Columbia University is an institution with a rich and distinguished record in the field of education. Decade after decade, since its founding in 1887, the College has anticipated concerns and acted with initiatives to advance educational reforms and issues. With its tradition of innovation and insights, the College is one of the leading schools of education in the country, if not the world, embracing three fields: education, psychology and health.