STEMteachersNYC strives for excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics teaching, and for deep learning, strong self-confidence, and success of our students, through interchange and interaction among STEM teachers. We are a teacher-led 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating quality professional development opportunities in the New York City area for STEM teachers. Our weekend workshops are offered during the school year and multi-day and multi-week workshop intensives occur in the summer, led by master teachers. We welcome and encourage teachers from across the globe, the US, and the local New York City area!

Our Approach

STEMteachersNYC programs draw from a teaching methodology known as modeling, which is closely related to Next Generation Science Standards. Modeling is a student-centered approach to teaching that emphasizes the use of scientific models in an interactive learning community. Students are engaged with simple scenarios and learn to model the physical world. The approach engages students in experimentation, data collection and analysis through a set of structured “paradigm” experiments, asks them to represent their understanding using whiteboards, and then deploys the resulting model in analyzing related phenomena. When the models fail to explain what students are seeing, the cycle of experimentation, data collection, and model-making begins again.

Looking to get a better understanding of what STEMteachersNYC workshops are like and how they can impact you and your teaching practices? Check out this 8 min video highlighting how the core idea behind forces and motion (pushing and pulling) is demonstrated to teachers in one of STEMteachersNYC's workshops.

Partners and Support

Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Donghong Sun (Dept. of Chemistry, Columbia University), Chair

Mark Schober (Trinity School, Manhattan), Past Chair and Lead Instructional Designer

Patricia Bauer (Marymount School, Manhattan), Chair-Elect

Zhanna Glazenburg (Croton-Harmon High School, NY), Treasurer

Paul Bianchi (Marymount School, Manhattan), Secretary

Lisa Ammirati (Friends Seminary, Manhattan), Communications

Craig Buszka (Montgomery High School, Skillman, NJ), Member-at-Large

Seth Guinals-Kupperman (Brooklyn Latin School, Brooklyn), Member-at-Large

Howard Spergel (Midwood High School, Brooklyn), Member-at-Large

Steven Lance (Democracy Prep Charter School, Bronx), Member-at-Large

Elizabeth Dowdell (Urban Assembly Maker Academy, Manhattan), Member-at-Large

Kelly Davison (Mott Hall Science and Technology Academy, Bronx), Recently elected Member-at-Large

Finance Committee

Ray Eason (Executive Director, JPMorgan)

Zhanna Glazenburg (Founding board member and Treasurer, STEMteachersNYC)

Efrem Sigel (Project Coordinator, The Harvard Business School Club of New York)

Marketing & Development Committee

Michael Barsella (Technology entrepreneur and Business strategist)

Ray Eason (Executive Director, JPMorgan)

Jibreel Lockhart (Market Director, CEB)

Diedre Malacrea (Director of Communications and Marketing, RENEW International)

Efrem Sigel (Project Coordinator, The Harvard Business School Club of New York)


Fernand Brunschwig, President

Jennifer Herring, VP for Development

Christopher Kennedy, Program Director

Erin Conrardy, Program Manager

Yi Li (Teachers College, Manhattan), Operations & Research Manager

Communications, Networking, and Recruitment- Partners

Greg Borman (Director of Science, NYC DOE)

Ingrid Buntschuh (Citywide Instructional Lead, High School Science, NYC DOE)

Nancy Cande (Science Coach, NYC DOE)

John Tom (Science Instructional Specialist, NYC DOE)

Emily Pontius (Hoboken Public Schools)

John Roeder (Calhoun School and Physics Club of NYC)

Lynda Kennedy (Vice President of Education & Evaluation, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum)

Gerrie Bay Hall (Director of School & Teacher Programs, Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum)

Ruthie Ousley (Director of STEM, Teach For America)

Lew Malchick (UFT Science Committee and Physics and Chemistry Clubs of NYC)

Andrew Stillman (Chief Product Officer, Amplified IT)