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Q&A with Principal Erin Roche

After working as a teacher, Erin Roche felt that he could do more as an administrator to improve local school leadership. As Prescott Magnet Cluster School’s principal, he sees the…

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Keeping Chicago’s Best Leaders Where We Need Them Most – in Our Schools

By Heather Y. Anichini, CEO of The Chicago Public Education Fund Research on successful, enduring organizations is clear: strong leadership is required. Public schools are no different. Principals shape the…

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Choosing to Lead and Stay in Chicago

Note from The Fund: Serena Peterson-Klosa is the principal of Christian Ebinger Elementary School on Chicago’s Northside in the Edison Park community. She is an alum of the inaugural 2014-15…

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Expanding My Impact through the Chicago Principals Fellowship

Note from The Fund: Jo Easterling-Hood, an alum of the 2015-16 Chicago Principals Fellowship, authored this post. In its first two years, the program served 41 principals in schools citywide. 32…

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Former CPS Student Finds her Niche as a CPS Principal

“I was a product of CPS for several years. They provided me with an amazing education and great training,” she said. “Now I am a principal and I have to…

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From Refugee Camp to School Principal

“I was born in a refugee camp and I was raised to believe that education is the only way,” said Okab Hassan, Principal of Ferdinand Peck Elementary School. “If I…

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Taking Community Involvement to Another Level

For Principal Jeffery Dase of Edward Coles Model for Excellence Language Academy, seven pounds made the difference between a career in education and the military. “I didn’t want my parents…

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Collaborating for Equality

Equality. For Principal Chad Weiden of Edgebrook Elementary, this is the guiding force behind education in Chicago as well as the inspiration behind his path to principalship. “My love of…

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