History

The first time that the New York School of Education Alumni Association formally gathered was at the NATE Kallah in Lake Las Vegas in December 2003. Yonni Wattenmaker ‘96 and Joanne Doades ’01 served as the first Co-Chairs of our Association.

In 2005, Yonni Wattenmaker and Harriet Levine ‘90 were appointed the first NYSOE representatives to the Council of Alumni Associations.

In the Winter of 2006, the Annual Brunch & Learn Program was launched. It has been an annual opportunity for alumni to gather, celebrate, and learn together since then!

Harriet Levine served as the second Chair of the Alumni Association and in 2006, Shari Isserles ’03 became Chair, serving until 2012 when Rena Fraade ‘09, who currently serves in this role, began her term.