New York, NY

Partnering with Teachers College Faculty to Support Schools and School Systems in New York City and beyond

The UELC offers year-long fellowships and customized institutes for education leaders in the New York area. Contact us to learn how you can partner with the UELC.

Upcoming UELC Events

New York City

Strategic Learning and Planning Leadership Institute


College and Career Readiness through an Equity Lens


Session 3 - July 2018


District 16, Brooklyn, NY

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Strategic Learning and Planning Leadership Institute College and Career Readiness through an Equity Lens Session 3 - July 2018 District 16, Brooklyn, NY

Strategic Agility in Practice Workshop


October 2018


New York City 


Registration Website

2017-09-19T18:10:05+00:00
Strategic Agility in Practice Workshop October 2018 New York City  Registration Website

Summit - Equity and Opportunity for Every Student


Teachers College, Columbia University


May 2, 2019


8 am - 3:30 pm


2018 Summit Highlights

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Summit - Equity and Opportunity for Every Student Teachers College, Columbia University May 2, 2019 8 am - 3:30 pm 2018 Summit Highlights

UELC Programming in New York City

Strategic Agility Webinar Recording

Strategic Agility Webinar Recording

Interested in learning more about Strategic Agility in Practice? Did you plan to attend the webinar but missed it live? Now you can view the recording. Strategic Agility in Practice Webinar Recording Tuesday, March 20, 2018 4:38 pm  |  Eastern Daylight Time (New York,...

Collaborating District 16 Leadership Team

District 16 Leadership

Rahesha Amon – Harrison

Elementary and Middle School Superintendent

Community School District 16

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.

Yolanda Martin

Yolanda Martin

Principal Leadership Facilitator

Community School District 16

Antonio Arocho

Antonio Arocho

Director of School Renewal

Community School District 16

Antonio Arocho Bio

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