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 National Blue Ribbon School Awards for Two Cahn Alumni 

2011 Cahn Fellow Charlene Reid’s (pictured left) Bronx Charter School for Excellence and 2010 Cahn Fellow Alicja Winnicki’s (pictured right) Oliver Perry School in Brooklyn were among the 269 schools selected for the 2012 National Blue Ribbon School Awards. The National Blue Ribbon Schools award honors public and private elementary, middle, and high schools where students perform at very high levels or where significant improvements are being made in students' levels of achievement. For a list of all National Blue Ribbon Award Schools, visit 

Betty Gonzalez-Soto’s C.S. 211 Awarded New York City Summer Quest Grant

C.S. 211 Principal and 2006 Cahn Fellow Betty Gonzalez-Soto will take part in a 3-year pilot study that provides public school students with access to creative summer learning programs that support academic growth and youth development. The New York City Summer Quest is a collaboration of the Chancellor’s Office (Soto pictured above with Dennis Walcott), the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (NYCD) and the Fund for Public Schools. To learn more about this initiative and how you can apply or support it, contact Julia Bator at The Fund for Public Schools, at

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