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GSE Educational Leadership Event to Focus on the Power of Improvement Science and the Value of Continuous School Improvement


On February 10, GSE and The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching are co-sponsoring “Leading Improvement Science and Continuous School Improvement: Opportunities and Challenges”, featuring foundation guest speakers Anthony S. Bryk, president, and Louis Gomez, Senior Fellow, Networked Improvement Science.

Expert panelists will be Andrea Coddett (Deputy Superintendent, Yonkers Public Schools), Robert Shaps (Superintendent, Mamaroneck Union Free School District), Meisha Ross-Porter (Executive Superintendent, Bronx Public Schools) and Virginia Roach (Dean, Fordham Graduate School of Education).
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Moderated by GSE associate professor Margaret Terry Orr, Ph.D., panel members will focus on the following discussion questions:

  • What are the unique ways in which your district is using improvement science?
  • How is your district thinking about spreading the use of improvement science among central office staff and among school leaders?
  • What infrastructures and supports are needed? How has use of the partnership supported your work?
  • What are you discovering that aspiring and new school leaders need to learn to effectively use improvement science practices?

This invitational guest lecture and panel discussion event will be held for the students and faculty of Fordham University and its Carnegie Improvement Leadership and Education and Development (iLEAD) partner school districts and communities.


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