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Summer Principals Academy
The Education Leadership Program in the Department of Organization and Leadership
Kathy Grandchamps is a Math teacher and Data/Professional Development Team Lead at York Early College Academy (YECA), a 6-12 school in South Jamaica Queens, NY which provides an academically challenging learning environment intended to promote college readiness through a rigorous academic program that enables 9-12th graders to earn up to 60 college credits from City University of New York (CUNY) at York College. As leader of the Data Driven Initiative at YECA, she has collaborated with faculty and students to unpack interim assessment results in effort to use data to facilitate instructional adjustments and student growth. Kathy collaborates with content team leads to conduct consultancy protocols during school inter-visitations under the auspices of the CUNY Network Instructional Leadership Team to hone in on strengths and/or deficiencies affecting school performance. Prior to joining the NYC Dept. of Education, Kathy supported business owners as a Small Business Relationship Manager with JPMorgan Chase Bank. She aspires to change society's image of young Black and Latino males by creating a Rudolf Steiner influenced all boys school where underprivileged male students are received with reverence, parents are taught and supported to better serve their boys, and all faculty is worthy of imitation.