To achieve our city’s shared goals for public school excellence, we must make Chicago the best city in America for school leadership. An essential step on that path is keeping our top principals in their roles for longer.
Since 2014, our support of two prestigious principal fellowships, one local and one national, has ensured that principals have opportunities to take their leadership to the next level. Each fellowship takes a different approach. The Chicago Principals Fellowship is run in partnership with a local university and provides a deeper dive into leadership in Chicago. The Cahn Fellows Program provides principals with a national lens of school leadership; districts from eight cities are engaged in the program.
Several principals who have completed these fellowships have gone on to serve in school leadership positions in the district and beyond.
By the Numbers
2020-21 Principal Fellows Supported
Fellows Retained in Chicago Public Schools
Invested in 2020-21 Fellowships