Voice of Experience
Arlene Ackerman, Superintendent of the
Ackerman is nationally recognized for her successful school leadership. Under-performing schools have benefited from targeted interventions and additional resources via her STARS (Student and Teachers Achieving Results) initiative, and through the Weighted Student Formula, a fiscal allocation methodology she implemented to provide equity in the distribution of funds to all schools based on student characteristics. This fall,
Ackerman is the 2005-06 elected chair of the Council of Great City Schools, a coalition of the nation's 65 largest urban school districts, serving 37 million students. She also co-chairs the College Board's Writing Commission and works closely with the Broad Foundation's
The Johnson Professorship - endowed by a $2 million grant from the Christian A. Johnson Endeavor Foundation - has been established to bring outstanding practitioners of national reputation to Teachers College to serve as faculty members.
Darlyne Bailey, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, called Ackerman "exceptionally well qualified to develop and lead courses of study for public school practitioners," adding, "We are thrilled that she is coming to work with us at Teachers College."
Bailey and TC President Arthur Levine also had high praise for Sobol, who is widely recognized for his leadership and his contributions to discussions of national education policy.
"Tom is someone who commands respect, inspires affection, and whose wisdom and experience cannot be replaced," Bailey said. "We thank him for his many years of service and expect that he will continue to remain closely involved in the life of the College."previous page