Cahn Fellows Program

A Program for Distinguished Principals

About Us


The Cahn Fellows Program for Distinguished Principals at Teachers College, Columbia University is committed to recognizing outstanding principals and providing them with opportunities for professional, intellectual and personal growth. Our goal is to strengthen the public school system by investing in its most effective school leaders.


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Our Impact

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1 of the 3 deputy chancellors


10% of 1700 sitting NYC principals


17% of NYC's 42 superintendents


Directly benefiting 137,000 schoolchildren in NYC and indirectly strengthening public education for more than 1.1 million children.

Professional Development

The Cahn Fellows Program offers public school principals the opportunity to participate in a rich learning experience emphasizing intellectual exchange, reflective practice, and measurable results.

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Senior Leadership Team

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