Dr. Stuchin-PaprinHonoree

Born in The Bronx, Dr. Stuchin-Paprin attended neighborhood elementary and junior high schools, and then went on to Christopher Columbus High School. Her undergraduate work was completed at City College.

After graduation, she went to work at National United Jewish Appeal, leaving after two years to become a full-time wife and mother. When her sons were six and three years old, she enrolled at Teachers College, Columbia University to complete a Master’s Degree in Education and a Professional Diploma in Remedial Reading. While at Teachers College, she joined the Institute for Developmental Studies, then at Flower Fifth Avenue, subsequently at New York University.

A research program, federally funded by the Office of Economic Opportunity, the Institute was the originator of Head Start. Dr. Stuchin-Paprin subsequently became Curriculum Director, followed by instructional duties in the Department of Human Relations.

After receiving a doctorate in Human Development and Social Relations, Dr. Stuchin-Paprin was appointed Chair of the program. She then joined the faculty at Finch College, as Chair of the Education Department. Her next appointment was Professor of Education at Bronx Community College where she soon became Chair of the Special Education Services Department.

Dr. Stuchin-Paprin retired in 1992, coincidental to joining the Monroe College Board of Trustees. Since then, she considers her greatest achievement to be the elevated title of “Great Grandma” to three children.