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Summer Principals Academy NYC
Teachers College, Columbia University
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in New York City

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Joan Wilson-Epps

Dr. Wilson-Epps is an experienced educational leader whose tenure with Chicago Public Schools includes serving as an elementary school principal in several sites, a central administration support principal assigned to non achieving schools to begin the 'turn around process', the project director for a system wide reform initiative which trained principals, teachers and parent/community persons in 'best practices' for school improvement, and program director for aspiring Chicago Public Schools principal candidates. She developed programs where the school, parents and businesses became partners in establishing high standards for academic excellence with the focus of schooling being to create a positive, progressive, student-centered learning community. Dr. Wilson-Epps received her BA Degree in Sociology from Fisk University, her MA Degree in Urban Education from Temple University and Ed.D. From Vanderbilt University in Educational Leadership.