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Giselle McGee’s Carroll Street School Students Take Center Stage 
at the Metropolitan Opera and on NBC Nightly News

Students at The Carroll School in Brooklyn have been taking part in the Metropolitan Opera in the Schools Program under the direction of 2010 Cahn Fellow and P.S. 58 Principal Giselle McGee.  Stephen Cedermark (pictured with students above), a Teachers College alumnus, who teaches music to grades Pre-K through 3 was instrumental in developing the school program. He is a music teacher who vows to keep opera alive and is doing so with the help of the Metropolitan Opera. Check out the full story featured on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. []

Christina Tettonis’ Hellenic Classical Charter School
Featured on NBC’s Education Nation

2008 Cahn Fellow and Hellenic Classical Charter School Principal Christina Tettonis was among the school leaders recognized by New York City School Chancellor Dennis Walcott (pictured above with Tettonis and her students) and NBC for HCCS’ participation in the NBC Education Nation Summit.  NBC hosts this annual nationally broadcast, in-depth conversation about improving schools in America, where parents, educators, and students meet with leaders in politics, business and technology to explore the challenges and opportunities in education today. []

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