Earth Institute Staff Directory

Natasha Cooke Nieves

Adjunct Associate Research Scholar , The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES) , The Earth Institute

American Museum of Natural History
79th Street at Central Park West
New York, NY 10024

BIOGRAPHY: A National Board Certified Teacher and Milken Educator, Dr. Natasha Cooke-Nieves was the science and math specialist for Children First Network 110, providing professional development to 27 New York City public schools servicing grades PreK-12. In that role, she taught workshops and provided in-house individualized support to teachers and administrators on differentiated instruction, assessment and data collection, and the implementation of effective science and math classroom strategies. Previously, she taught general science and was the science coach at PS/MS 282 in Brooklyn. Dr. Nieves is an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College where she teaches elementary science education, biology, and chemistry, and inquiry-based science courses to pre-service teachers. Her research interests include the impact and connection between teachers of science and informal institutions, the resource capital of schools, and teacher pedagogical learning.