Meet the New Director
We are pleased to introduce you to the new director of the Bank Street Center for Children’s Literature, Cindy Weill.
Cindy Weill published her first children’s book in 2002 while she was working for an international organization in Ha Noi, Vietnam. Since then she has written six other children’s books with more titles to be released in 2016. She collaborates closely with artisans and artists in developing nations to create culturally authentic illustrations and text. These books have won numerous awards.
Prior to joining Bank Street, Cindy taught Spanish, supervised student teachers and consulted on a variety of educational projects K-12 in the U.S., Mexico and Southeast Asia. Before joining the college she was a member of the Children’s Book Committee and the Bank Street Writers Lab.
Cindy wrote her doctoral dissertation at Teachers College Columbia University around a book making project with a family of artisans in Oaxaca, Mexico. She also holds masters degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Wesleyan. She was a Fulbright exchange teacher to Mexico and has won a variety of National Endowment of the Humanities awards.
Her publications include: Ten Mice for Tet (Chronicle 2002) and the First Concepts in Mexican Folk Art Series (Cinco Puntos Press) as well as academic articles on education and the arts.