The Cahn Fellows Program seeks to improve large urban public school systems nationally by providing distinguished school leaders with advanced professional development and recognition. Our program is designed to increase leadership skills, retention in education and student outcomes.
The Cahn Fellows Program was founded in 2002 as a result of the vision and generosity of Charles & Jane Cahn. The Cahns wanted to do something to recognize excellence in education with the belief that, in recognizing and supporting excellence, we can help an entire system to rise. The Cahn Fellows Program inducted its first cohort of Cahn Fellows into the Program in 2003. It is the only program of its kind that has been specifically designed to support the growth of exemplary school leaders. The Program enables Fellows to become even more effective principals while leveraging their talents to support aspiring school principals.
Keynote speaker - Richard Carranza, Chancellor of the New York City Public School System
TC Faculty and our Alumni Advisors support the development and implementation of a yearlong Cahn Project in which Fellows and their Ally (aspiring leader) identify a problem of practice at their school. These teams work in close partnership using an Action Inquiry Cycle to set goals and develop action steps during five study sessions and a weekend retreat culminating in a presentation of project outcomes and future goals at our final conference in June 2020.
#1 - We know the leadership and culture of a school have an enormous impact on student outcomes.
#2 - Our greatest leverage is with high-performers and high-performing principals.
We know this group generally receives little effective professional development, recognition, or collegial peer engagement.
#3 - We know the leadership and culture of a school have an enormous impact on student outcomes, and our greatest leverage is with high-performing principals.
The New York City Public School System
The Miami-Dade Public School System
The Hillsborough Public School System
The Atlanta Public School System
The Denver Public School System
The Chicago Public School System
The Dallas Public School System
The San Antonio Public School System
The Miami Public School System
The National High School Alliance at the Institute for Educational Leadership