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

Mindfulness Leadership Retreat


January 18-19, 2019


New York City


Registration Open

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Mindfulness Leadership Retreat January 18-19, 2019 New York City Registration Open
2017-09-19T18:10:05+00:00
Strategic Agility in Practice Workshop March 20-21, 2019 New York City  Registration Open - Early Bird Discount until 12/31/18

2nd Annual Equity Summit


Teachers College, Columbia University


May 2, 2019


8 am - 3:30 pm


Call for Presentations


2018 Summit Highlights

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2nd Annual Equity Summit Teachers College, Columbia University May 2, 2019 8 am - 3:30 pm Call for Presentations 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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