Heads of Schools Program
Have you been dreaming of an opportunity to step outside the day-to-day challenges of leading your school to find professional reinvigoration and personal renewal? This is what you’ve been waiting for...
Come to this fully-funded, two-week fellowship to join with 20 independent and international school heads at Columbia University's Teachers College. Through intensive study and collaboration, you'll have a remarkable experience that leaves you with renewed vision, passion and energy to lead your school.
School heads discuss current educational issues and visit a variety of New York City schools. They join Full-Year Master's program students to examine case studies, discuss governance, and apply the study of educational philosophy and moral leadership to real-world situations. All participating heads complete two research projects: one project focused on a problem of practice in their own professional lives and one collaborative project focused on improving the quality of education throughout the world.
Colleagues and Friends
Connect to cohort of fellow leaders to form lasting relationships. In addition to academic study, participants enjoy time together with all New York City has to offer. The group attends a number of social and cultural events including dinners, a private museum tour and a Broadway show.
Renew Your Passion
Balancing multiple roles and constituencies is an around-the-clock job for heads. The demands of running a school leave little time for much needed academic renewal and discussion and few chances for meaningful reflection and personal development. This unique opportunity to spend two weeks with fellow heads will allow you return to your school with solution-focused academic research, renewed vision and revitalized passion for education and leadership. You owe it to yourself and your school to apply.