Bard Early Colleges

Student Profiles

Kayla Thomas and Bryan Williams

Kayla Thomas and Bryan Williams

Ambitious, eager, and resilient are some adjectives that describe Kayla Thomas and Bryan Williams, two students who attend the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) Promise Academy.  VIEW MORE >>
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Our People

Bard Early Colleges Administrative Team

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Stephen Tremaine
Vice President for Early Colleges
Phone: 504-940-4214

Clara Haskell Botstein
Associate Vice President for Early Colleges
Phone: 914-388-0699

John Weinstein
Dean of the Early Colleges
Phone: 973-733-8224

Ella Geismar
Program Associate
Phone: (347) 585-0092

AbiDemi Williams
Grants Associate
(212) 995-8479 x 2044

Shazia Muhammad 
Finance Assistant
(212) 995-8479 x 4074


Our Faculty

Our faculty are active and accomplished scholars in their fields, who combine subject matter expertise with a passion for teaching adolescents.

Our Staff

Our staff come from the public and private sectors and are dedicated to supporting rigorous educational opportunities for secondary school students.

National Advisory Board

Geoff Smith, Chair
Digitalis Ventures; Senior Faculty, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Alexandra Contreras
Senior Analyst, Global Diversity & Inclusion, Colgate-Palmolive  
Bard Early Colleges parent

Andrew Hamingson
President, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Bard Early Colleges parent

Margaret Hempel
Foundation Director, Gender, Sexuality, and Reproductive Justice, Ford Foundation
Bard Early Colleges parent

Tessa Huxley, Chair, Development Committee
Bard Early Colleges parent

Ben Iselin
Partner, McGuire Woods, LLP
Bard Early Colleges parent

Charles Johnson
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP; Trustee, Bard College

Dayna Langfan
Langfan Company
Bard Early Colleges Parent

Beth Lief
Executive Director, Petrie Foundation; Former President, New Visions for Public Schools

Matt Mallow
Senior Managing Director and General Counsel, BlackRock

Ray Peterson
Former Founding Principal of Bard High School Early College Manhattan and Newark

Carol Reich
Founder, Beginning with Children Foundation and Charter Schools

Marquitta Speller
Executive Director for Secondary and Collegiate Programs, The Harlem Children's Zone

David Steiner
Director, John's Hopkins Institute for Education Policy; former New York State Commissioner of Education

David Tsang
Senior Strategy Consultant, IBM
Bard Early Colleges alumnus

Jay Quaintance
President, SUNY Sullivan