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Eric Nadelstern


Eric Nadelstern

ERIC NADELSTERN (M.A. '73), is Professor of Practice in Educational Leadership in TC's Educational Leadership programs in the Department of Organization and Leadership. He also is Director of TC's Summer Principals Academy in New York City. From 2009-2011, he served as Deputy Chancellor for the Division of School Support and Instruction for the New York City Department of Education. Previously he was the Deputy Chancellor , overseeing instructional and operational support to the city’s 1700 schools. Nadelstern's distinguished career with NYC DOE included serving as Chief Executive Officer for Empowerment Schools, a citywide district reform initiative serving 500 schools that accepted performance contracting in return for major decision-making authority. He was also founding Principal of the International High School at LaGuardia Community College, an innovative public secondary school for English Language Learners that has been widely replicated throughout the city and around the country.  Nadelstern has received the Angelo Patri School Award for School-Based Management and the Anti-Defamation League, and the International Partnership Award. He is the author of 10 Lessons from New York City Schools: What Really Works to Improve Education.


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