Faculty and Alumni Study Sessions

Faculty and Alumni Study Sessions


In their capacity as Cahn Fellows and Allies, school leaders are asked to identify a leadership challenge they are facing in their schools which they believe, if effectively addressed, could have a positive impact on student achievement, school culture and/school leadership capacity, as well as a positive impact on their own leadership potential. Each year, Fellows and Allies are asked to independently choose their leadership challenge and engage their school community in the change process.

Study groups meet for five full-day and one weekend retreat session during the year.  Fellows and Allies work in partnership in a collaborative and action oriented environment.  Each group is led by a Cahn Alumni Advisor and a member of the Teachers College Faculty.  

Study groups focus on topics that include:

  • Building trust in the school community.
  • Adult development and teacher leadership.
  • Meeting the needs of diverse learners.
  • Improving on the communication of the school's mission and vision.
  • Closing the achievement gap.
  • Diversity and Equity.
  • School Culture.
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