Stony Brook, New York — June, 2023 — Stony Brook University’s Educational Leadership program has received a $700K grant from the New York State Education Department (NYSED) for a multipronged initiative to address the shortage of diverse and well-prepared K-12 school leaders. The grant, Strengthening a Diverse Leadership Pipeline Through Leadership Preparation and Development, arose as a result of a collaboration among faculty from five downstate colleges and universities – Stony Brook, City College of New York, Fordham University, Hofstra University and St. John’s University.
Members of the Academy are the primary researchers. They include Ken Forman, Stony Brook University, Terry Orr, Fordham University, Catherine DiMartino & Stephen Kotok, St. John’s University as well as Eustace Thompson, Hofstra University and Hazel Carter, City College
The grant-funded initiative will provide access to graduate preparation for leadership candidates from underrepresented groups as well as a slate of professional development programming for current school leaders at every level – from assistant principals to superintendents.