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 in 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.
The Cahn Fellows Program seeks to improve the functioning and the reputation of principals in the public school system by
- Enhancing the leadership of effective experienced public school principals
- Improving school performance
- Identifying and cultivating new leaders