The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals

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Welcome to the Cahn Fellows Program

The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals is the only program in the United States that recognizes, honors and supports exemplary public school principals by providing them with high quality professional development in a yearlong fellowship and study at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Contact Us

Director: Lily Din Woo


Phone: 212.678.8204

Fax: 212.678.8170

Our Impact in 2016

1 of the 3 deputy chancellors

10% of 1700 sitting NYC principals

19% of NYC’s 42 superintendents

Directly benefiting 100,000 schoolchildren in NYC and indirectly strengthening public education for more than 1.1 million children


Are you thinking about nominating a distinguished principal for a Cahn Fellowship?

We will be accepting nominations for new Cahn Fellows in October 2017.

Here is the link to nominate a distinguished principal: Nominations


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The 2016 Cohort