Lecture 1: The Early Years - Laying the Groundwork for Leadership
An Urban Superintendent Looks Back on a Leadership Journey that Spans 50 Years
In the fall of 1968, Carl Cohn started a career in public education leadership that has endured for half a century. In this remarkable lecture series, hosted by GW's Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Dr. Cohn will candidly discuss his journey from growing up in an impoverished, single-parent African-American household in the 1950’s to an award-winning local district superintendent, a Federal Court monitor and a state educational policy-maker and executive.
In addition to shedding a light on the people, policies and challenges that he encountered along the way, he will offer some concrete leadership lessons for all those who aspire to make a difference in the lives of historically underserved students.
Networking and Reception start at 5:00pm; Talk starts at 5:30pm in Marvin Center 403.
This event is free and open to the public.