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Pennsylvania EPFP
Pennsylvania EPFP Coordinators
      Pennsylvania EPFP Site Sponsoring Organization

Ron Cowell
The Education Policy and Leadership Center
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Amy C. Morton
Pennsylvania State Coordinator
National Institute for School Leadership
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Through the support and coordination of The Education Policy and Leadership Center, Pennsylvania’s EPFP is entering its ninth year of operation.

Fellows begin a series of nine in-state seminars with a two-day retreat in September and complete the program with a recognition ceremony for them and their sponsors in June.

The focus of the program has been on developing a broadened understanding of the complex policy issues and processes that impact the various components of the education system -- from early childhood to post-secondary education.

Group Photo of 2011-2012 Pennsylvania EPFP Fellows

Sixth Row (left to right): Ms. Susan Green, Mr. Jerry Oleksiak, Colonel Scott King, Mr. Michael
Wilson, Dr. Rhonda Brunner, Fifth Row (left to right): Ms. Judy Ball, Dr. Phyllis Miller, Jennifer Fisler, Ed.D., Ms. Kathleen Kennedy-Reilly, Ms. Antonia Keg, Fourth Row (left to right):Ms. Dawn Merris,
Jesse Fry, Dr. David Lapinsky, Dr. Gene Freeman, Ms. Maria Snipe, Third Row (left to right): Ms. Deborah Dunstone, Mr. Jason Billups, Mr. Douglas Jensen, Mr. Chris Budano, Dr. Edward Fuller, Second Row (left to right): Mr. Daniel Green, Mr. Jonathan Cetel, Ms. Jane Carroll Co-Coordinator), First Row (left to right): Colonel Joseph "Camel” Dill, Kathleen Provinzano, Ph.D., Dr. John Durnin,
Ms. Mattie Robinson (Co-Coordinator), Ms. Corinne Brandt, Representative Kevin Boyle

The Fellows participate in dialogue with key decision-makers, influencers, and practitioners in areas of statewide policy that impact children and their education. Monthly seminar topics include: Lessons in Strategic Leadership, Making Public Policy in Pennsylvania, Standards-Based Education Reform, Improving Student Performance/ Closing the Achievement Gap—What Works?, Instruction, Leadership and Governance, P-12 Education Funding Issues, Higher Education Policy Issues/Education and Workforce Issues, and Transformational Leadership.

Fellows spend a day at the state capitol, where they get a first-hand look at the legislative process and meet with key leaders. They also spend a day at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, PA, where instructors from the U.S. Army Department of Command, Leadership and Management (DCLM) share some of the strategic leadership concepts taught to military and government leaders at the War College. Cohorts include a diverse group of professionals from state agencies, public school districts, intermediate units, charter schools, state associations, colleges and universities, the U.S. Army, and non-profit organizations.

For additional information, please visit the Pennsylvania EPFP website.


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