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Upcoming UELC Events
New York City
Strategic Agility in Practice Workshop
March 20-21, 2019
New York City
UELC Programming in New York City
Saturday, December 15, 2018 The best day of your life is the day you decide that your life is your own, where decisions are intentional and lead you down a defined path. Life 180: Creating a Plan for Transformational Change is an opportunity to embark on a personal...
This fall, join Teachers College Continuing Professional Studies for two complimentary opportunities to learn from veteran principals and Teachers College faculty about tools and practices that help manage change in schools and districts. 4 pm...
Equity and Opportunity for Every Student UELC & NYSSBA NSBA Video: “Equity Matters” Concurrent Break-Out Discussions: Why So Some Students Do Well, While Others Do Not? What Either Limits or Provides Access to Student Learning?A. Closing the...
Strategic Agility in Practice Corporate Leadership Expertise Professor, Department of Organization and Leadership Teachers College, Columbia University K12 Education Expertise Associate Director, Urban Education Leaders Collaborative Teachers...
Collaborative Collection of Digital Resources Padlet - Strategic Agility Innovative Culture Building Tools Leadership Inventories Ambiguity Tolerance Assessment - online version (automatic scoring) Ambiguity Tolerance Assessment - paper version...
Collaborating District 16 Leadership Team
District 16 Leadership
Rahesha Amon – Harrison
Elementary and Middle School Superintendent
Mrs. Rahesha Amon-Harrison has been in education for the past 23 years working as a teacher, (recognized by the United Federation of Teachers as a new teacher with a bright future in the New York City Department of Education, and featured in their November 1995 issue), Coach, Director, Assistant Principal founding Principal of Frederick Douglass Academy III and most recently the Principal Leadership Facilitator of district 16. Under her tenure as founding Principal, US News and World Report selected FDA III as one of America’s Best High Schools in both the January 2010 and January 2014 issues. The Association of Black Educators of New York honored Mrs. Amon-Harrison as the “Educator of the Year” in 2013, and The New York Daily News nominated Mrs. Amon-Harrison as a “Hometown Hero” in July 2014.
Mrs. Amon-Harrison holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Fordham University and a Bachelors of Arts Degree from North Carolina Central University. She participated in the Harvard University Principal’s Institute and the Teachers College, Columbia University’s Cahn Fellowship program. In March 2013, Mrs. Amon-Harrison participated in the prestigious Center for Creative Leadership’s managing highly effective teams module.
Mrs. Amon-Harrison was appointed to the Board of Directors of Supportive Children Advocacy Network (SCAN NY), the largest community-based organization providing services to the New York City Housing Authority in 2014. In 2015 she served as a New York Ed Voice Fellow, and as a result was selected to represent New York State at a meeting of policymakers in Annapolis, Maryland. This pat June Mrs. Amon – Harrison was selected to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival as a 2016 Aspen Scholar. Aspen Ideas Festival Scholars, are a diverse group of 300 leaders from all over the United States and 30 different countries selected for their work, accomplishments, and ability to transform ideas into action.
Mrs. Amon-Harrison believes that all children – regardless of their “zip code” deserve an education that is progressive while culturally responsive. New York City is the center of the universe and therefore our schools must be reflective of that prestigious title.