Medaille College & National Education Consultant Partner to Provide Leadership Academy & Post-Pandemic Resources for K-12 School Leaders

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Medaille College & National Education Consultant Partner to Provide Leadership Academy & Post-Pandemic Resources for K-12 School Leaders

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What Success Looks Like Leadership Academy

Medaille College has partnered with national education consultant and expert in school turnaround strategies Dr. Marck E. Abraham to provide K-12 school leaders with a Leadership Academy this summer, focused on how to successfully bring students back to school after the COVID-19 pandemic. With a large percentage of both superintendents and principals wanting to leave their positions under the recent strains (as sited in New York Times and Education Week articles), providing school leadership teams with timely guidance and resources, as well as a network of support, has proven to be more crucial than ever. The “What Success Looks Like” Leadership Academy was formed in response to that need, to help both new and veteran school leaders plan for the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

“During this unprecedented time with all of the unique challenges facing principals and school districts, having a cohort of peers to share ideas is extremely vital,” says Dr. Abraham. “We are stronger together, and the kind of synergy that will come from this leadership institute will benefit both big-picture cultural outcomes for schools, as well as more detail-oriented operational plans. And at the end of the day, this is to help kids. The better the administrators are, the better teachers will be, and the better the kids will perform.” 

The former head of Buffalo’s McKinley High School, Dr. Abraham is credited with helping the school achieve its highest graduation rate in decades. He now strives to do the same for other schools, and to make sure educators are prepared to successfully bring students back to the classroom come fall.

This summer’s Leadership Academy will be comprised of six working sessions, which will run each Wednesday from July 14 to August 18. It can be attended in person at Medaille’s Buffalo campus or virtually from anywhere. Participants will learn practical strategies for how to safely and effectively bring students back to the classroom full-time for post-pandemic success, how to keep teachers on track, and how to address students’ heightened social, emotional and educational needs. All school teams will also receive a copy of Dr. Abraham’s highly acclaimed book, What Success Looks Like

Anyone interested in this one-of-a-kind opportunity to network with a cohort of success-focused school leaders from across the country can learn more and register before July 9 at

Medaille College Department of Education Chair Jeffrey A. Faunce, Ph.D., who has decades of experience in both secondary and post-secondary education, is leading the collaboration on Medaille’s end. Prior to teaching at the post-secondary level, Dr. Faunce was a middle school building principal, a middle school and high school assistant principal, and a 10-year public school teacher.

About Dr. Marck E. Abraham: 
Dr. Marck Abraham is a transformational leader with a wealth of experience in urban education. Author of the highly acclaimed book What Success Looks Like and president of MEA Consultants LLC, Dr. Abraham is committed to providing a world-class educational experience that ensures all students achieve their goals of post-secondary college and fulfilling careers. His mission has been to create environments that assist students to reach their maximum potential in life.

About Medaille College: 
Medaille College provides a personalized learning experience to its diverse student body of both traditional undergraduate and post-traditional graduate students. Medaille students engage in a high-impact, experiential educational process that prepares them for the workplace. With campuses in Buffalo and Rochester, Medaille also offers one of the most robust online programs in Western New York. 

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