Principal Kim Newman was selected as a 2016-17 Neubauer Fellow. The Neubauer Fellowship in Educational Leadership provides selected high-performers with quality professional development that refines and augments their leadership skills in order to lead their schools to higher levels of learning.
Principal Newman will participate in a two year program. The Fellows will have the opportunity through the program to hone skills and become entrepreneurial leaders who leverage staff talents and cultivate other partners to increase student achievement. Fellows are also prepared to encourage and guide other aspiring school leaders through their formal and informal networks.
As a part of the honor, the Neubauer Family Foundation matched a FoCA commitment of $12,500 to fund a full-time educator for Bilingual Butterflies Spanish-language immersion program to provide instruction to all Kindergarten through 3rd grade students at Chester Arthur for two years.
The Neubauer Family Foundation is committed to improving education in Philadelphia and believes that school leaders are best poised to make that happen. “All of Philadelphia’s schoolchildren deserve a first-rate education regardless of neighborhood,” explained Joseph Neubauer. “I know — we all know — that there are no first-rate schools without first-rate leaders. That’s why I’m so passionate about this initiative.”