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Author and Educator Paul Bambrick-Santoyo Brings Lessons on School Leadership to the Lynch Leadership Academy’s September Workshop


The Lynch Leadership Academy hosted author and educator Paul Bambrick-Santoyo on Thursday, September 27, as part of a day-long seminar for this year’s class of fellows in Boston College’s unique leadership development program that brings together principals from district, Catholic and charter schools.

Bambrick-Santoyo is the author of Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction and Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools. In addition, he is the managing director of Uncommon Schools Newark, which is composed of seven North Star Academy schools that have garnered recognition for marked gains in student achievement.

Lynch Leadership Academy Director Thaly Germain said Bambrick-Santoyo’s session would pay immediate dividends for the principals in the academy program.

“Paul's involvement with LLA is significant because of his firm belief in practice and application,” said Germain. “Our belief at LLA is that each course should provide participants opportunities to practice aspects of leadership and to receive critical feedback that will improve leader practice. We think it’s important to have leaders like Paul facilitate our monthly workshops.”

In addition to the current group of LLA fellows, Germain invited educators from New York State, leaders from several charter schools including MATCH and KIPP public charter schools and Mary Grassa O’Neill, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Boston.

“We want to have a profound impact on the education landscape and to expand our influence beyond our core group of fellows,” said Germain. “We see this session as an opportunity to engage multiple partners and as a way by which we will leverage those partnerships to impact education policy in future years. We think building relationships with leaders from and outside of Boston will be important as we look to transform the national education landscape.”

Provided by the Boston College Office of News & Public Affairs.

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Gerald Yung

Principal, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. School

Meghan Welch

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Harvard-Kent Elementary School

Lisa Warshafsky

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Mission Grammar School

Andrew Vega

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Rochelle Valdez

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Joseph J. Hurley K-8 School

Patrick Tutwiler

Headmaster, Brighton High School

Courtney Smith

Lower School Principal, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Maureen Simmons

Principal, St. Agatha School

Valecia Saunders

Headmaster, McKinley Schools

Gene Roundtree

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Eliot K-8 Innovation School

Adam Renda

Principal, Crocker Elementary School

Sonya Pratt-Masso

Principal, City on a Hill II

Katie Pereira

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Excel Academy Orient Heights

Mark Pellegrino

Principal, Gardner High School

Mark O'Connor

Resident Fellow, William W. Henderson Inclusion Elementary School

Sarah Morland

High School Principal, Boston Collegiate Charter School

Eileen McLaughlin

Principal, Mount Alvernia High School

Karen McCarthy

Principal, Curtis Guild Elementary

Michelle Knoebel

Aspiring Principal Fellow, Boston Renaissance Charter Public School

Sara Hosmer

Principal, Martin E. Young School

Jocelyn Goodwin

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

John Elder

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Phoenix Academy Lawrence

Brett Dickens

Principal, Boston Community Leadership Academy

Stacy Ciprich

Assistant Principal, Lawrence High School

Emily Bryan

Resident Fellow, Warren/Prescott K-8 School

Erin Borthwick

Principal, Wolfgang Mozart Elementary School

Cristin Berry

Principal, City on a Hill I

Stacy Andrade

Assistant Principal, Lawrence Catholic Academy

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Megan Webb

Resident Fellow, Orchard Gardens K-8 School

Samantha Varano

Assistant Principal, Thomas A. Edison K-8 School

Marjorie Soto

Principal, Joseph J. Hurley Dual Language School

Mistie Parsons

Head of School, Phoenix Charter Academy

Abidemi Bisi Oyedele

Executive Director, MATCH Charter Public High School

Tom Nunan, Jr.

Principal, Saint Joseph Preparatory High School

Katharine Needham

Assistant Principal, Match Community Day Charter School

Pauline Lugira

Resident Fellow, The Dever/McCormack Middle School

Alex Lisak

Principal, Academy of the Pacific Rim

Deborah Langlois

Principal, Gardner Middle School

Kelly M. Hung

Principal, Phineas Bates Elementary School

Nicole Gittens

Principal, Urban Science Academy

Lisa Gilbert-Smith

Principal, Another Course to College

Jason Gallagher

Principal, Harvard Kent Elementary School

Christine Ann Evans

Principal, Saint Paul School

Aliece M. Dutson

Assistant Principal, Mission Grammar School

Jenna Cramer

Principal, Kilmer K-8 School

Robby Chisholm

Resident Fellow, Mather Elementary School

Stephanie Callahan

Head of Lower School, Salem Academy

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Principal, Manning School

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Resident Fellow, The Elliot K-8 School

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