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Engage Alumni and Friends


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With more than 90,000 alumni and friends around the world, TC has a powerful presence and influence wherever innovators and visionaries work to build a better future.

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Alumni relations



    Matthew Pittinsky (Ph.D. '08), CEO of Parchment, Inc.
    David Johns (M.A. '06), Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
    Claire Fagin (M.A. '51), Former Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School or Nursing and Interim President of the University of Pennsylvania
    Ellie Krieger (M.S. '94), the host of Food Network’s “Healthy Appetite" and best-selling author.
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Our Stories

Alumnus Dan Brown on "What Makes a Great Teacher?"

The author of "Great Expectations: A Rookie Year in the New Blackboard Jungle" writes in the Huffington Post that "high-quality preparation" and "robust support" are critical. Great teachers are "not available off the shelf."

Alumna and Principal Katherine Peck's NYC Catholic School Profiled in NYTimes

The Times says the "entrepreneurial" Peck has revitalized St. Stephen's of Hungary, as part of a new push among Catholic schools to appeal to affluent (and not necessarily Catholic) families.

TC Alumna on Principals' Struggle to be Heard on Reform

Alumna Carol Burris, with Harry Leonardatos, write in the Washington Post that well-financed school reform organizations have spawned a profitable, private-sector marketplace