Our Faculty

Susie Rolander

Supervised Fieldwork Advisor & Course Instructor

Susie began her teaching life in Sonoma County, CA. She thoroughly enjoyed teaching for 8 years in an underprivileged school where 20 different languages were spoken. She taught kindergarten in Spanish in a dual-language program. Her students didn’t know she spoke English! After her move to NYC, she enrolled in Bank Street College to study literacy. For the last 10 years she has supported learners from grades K-5 at P.S. 234 in downtown Manhattan.

Susie became an avid reader later in life and has a passion for sharing this love of books with both children and adults.

Educational Background

MSEd, Bank Street College of Education


Dloci, J., & Rolander, S. (July, 2016). Empowering students to do the work. Presentation at ILA in Boston, MA.

Dolci, J., Fermin, S., Hoffman-Thompson, K., Pranikoff, K., Rolander, S., (November, 2017). Prioritizing student voice: Honoring independence, identity and advocacy as the cornerstones of learning. Presentation at NCTE in St. Louis, MO.