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
The Cahn Fellows Annual Leadership Conference held this year on June 7, 2019 at
Teachers College, Columbia University highlights the year-long inquiry cycle of our
Distinguished Principals. Sixty-four Cahn Fellows and Allies from New York City,
Chicago, Atlanta, Dallas, Denver and Tampa will present their research, evidence
and outcomes from the lens of their leadership journey. Following a welcome
address by Teachers College President Tom Bailey and comments from
Councilman Mark Treyger, New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza will
deliver our Keynote address.
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