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Happy New Year
Cahn Fellows and Alumni!
 
 
 
CAHN BOARD REPORT: Israel Soto
 
 2006 CAHN FELLOW AND FORMER P.S. 57 PRINCIPAL ISRAEL SOTO JOINS THE CAHN FELLOWS PROGRAM BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
                  

After years as principal of the Crescent School in the Bronx, Israel Soto began his retirement at the end of the 2012 school year. Before the summer’s end, Soto would become the newest board member of the Cahn Fellows Program and rekindle his commitment and passion for the program during its tenth anniversary year. [Read the story]

CAHN FACULTY BULLETIN: Ellie Drago-Severson               

HELPING EDUCATORS GROW: STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES FOR LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

How can we prepare practicing and aspiring education leaders for the complex, adaptive challenges they face? In Helping Educators Grow, Cahn Faculty Advisor and Teachers College Professor of Education Ellie Drago-Severson presents a new approach to leadership development.  Too often, she argues, we teach leadership development the same way we teach world history: with just the facts.  Instead, we need to create professional learning environments that invite educational leaders to experience the conditions that support adult growth, even as they are learning about them. [Read the story]

ALUMNI PROFILE: Mark Cannizzaro                     

FORMER PRINCIPAL OF FRANK D. PAULO INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
NAMED CSA EVP
 
2009 Cahn Fellow Mark Cannizzaro now represents the collective bargaining unit for New York City’s 6,000 principals, supervisors and administrators.  In the Alumni Spotlight, Cannizzaro discusses his new leadership role and shares how he and his Cahn Ally, Mark Reinhold, developed technology solutions during their Cahn Fellowship year that significantly improved instructional practices at Paulo Intermediate School in Staten Island. [Read the story]
 

CHALLENGE PROJECT SPOTLIGHT: Randy Asher             

BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND
MAXIMIZING ALUMNI RESOURCES AT BROOKLYN TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL
 
2010 Cahn Fellow Randy Asher, Principal of Brooklyn Technical High School, transformed the nation’s largest public school with a $21-million dollar fiscal campaign.  As part of his Cahn challenge project, Asher and his school cabinet developed a model to drive Alumni funding opportunities to improve the school, student and faculty services.  Asher not only accomplished his challenge project goals for Tech, he also trained his Cahn Ally Crystal Bonds and another assistant principal to become school leaders of specialized high schools. [Read the story]
 

 
THE ALLIES CORNER: Adam Boxer 
                 
IMPLEMENTING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
AT THOMAS EDISON HIGH SCHOOL
 
Helping teachers move from simply having good meetings to great collaborations was the focus of 2011 Cahn Ally and Assistant Principal Adam Boxer when he began his Cahn Challenge Project under the direction of his Cahn Fellow and Principal Anthony Barbetta.  When Barbetta’s leadership moved to Townsend Harris High School in the second year of implementation, this Cahn Ally had to work closely with his new principal and his teachers to continue the cultural changes for adult learning made during their fellowship year. [Read the story]

On Leadership

'Good leaders are passionate about their work. Through their styles differ, there are many common elements - strong beliefs, integrity, good people skills, thirst for knowledge, and willingness to learn. High energy helps too!' --Cahn Fellow Principal

'Leadership is not so much about the duties you perform as it is about the people you serve.' --Cahn Fellow Principal