Past Features

February 27, 2006 (Vol. 3, No. 3)

Dr. Susan Polirstok Named Director of CUNY Teacher Academy at Lehman

Susan Polirstok
Susan Polirstok
Dr. Susan Polirstok, Associate Dean of Education, has been named the director of the CUNY Teacher Academy at Lehman College, a program that aims to prepare effective and informed math and science teachers in urban areas. She will serve as director during the Teacher Academy's development and admission of its first class.

Dr. Polirstok has been a professor of special education at Lehman for the last 25 years. As director, she will oversee the recruitment of up to 50 students for the first Teacher Academy class at Lehman. The students will attend an orientation at Lehman over the summer and begin classes in the fall. Students in the Teacher Academy will receive incentives, such as free tuition for four years, paid internships and hands-on experience in New York City schools.

"The CUNY Teacher Academy at Lehman College is a bold initiative to address the critical shortage of math and science teachers in New York City, New York State and nationally, and prepare our K-12 students for competitive jobs in a global marketplace," says Dr. Polirstok.

For more information on the Teacher Academy, contact Dr. Polirstok at 718-960-8004 or by e-mail at susan.polirstok@lehman.cuny.edu