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The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Public School Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University seeks to strengthen public schools by recognizing outstanding principals and aspiring principals and developing their capacity as leaders. The Program engages principals and aspiring principals in a collaborative network of peers and develops their ability to improve school climate and culture, teacher effectiveness and ultimately student learning and achievement.
The Cahn Fellows Program was founded in 2002 as a result of the vision and generosity of Charles & Jane Cahn. The Cahns wanted to do something to recognize excellence in education with the belief that, in recognizing and supporting excellence, we can help an entire system to rise.The Cahn Fellows Program inducted its first cohort of Cahn Fellows into the Program in 2003. It is the only program of its kind that has been specifically designed to support the growth of exemplary school leaders. The Program enables Fellows to become even more effective principals while leveraging their talents to support aspiring school principals.
#1 - We know the leadership and culture of a school have an enormous impact on student outcomes.
#2 - Our greatest leverage is with high-performers and high-performing principals.
We know this group generally receives little effective professional development, recognition, or collegial peer engagement.
STRENGTHENING THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BY INVESTING IN ITS MOST EFFECTIVE SCHOOL LEADERS.
WE IMPROVE performance for principals, schools, teachers and students.