Congratulations to CPS Head of School Eric Jones for being selected to the 27th class of the Klingenstein Center’s Heads of Schools Program at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
With 19 other Heads from around the US and across 5 continents, Eric explored educational philosophy, leadership for social justice, and the burgeoning field of micro-schools with some of Teachers College’s finest scholars, and traveled all over Manhattan Island visiting a variety of public and private K-12 schools.
“This was, by far, the most robust professional development experience of my career,” Eric recounted. “On top of that, I developed fast friendships with some of the most talented and engaging leaders the independent school community has to offer. What a privilege!”
CPS is proud to announce that Trustee Dr. John L. Jackson, Jr. has been selected as the new Dean of the Annenberg School for Communication at Penn.
When making the announcement, Penn president Amy Gutman wrote, “John Jackson has the experience, vision, and collaborative spirit to help ensure Annenberg’s continued place among the world’s preeminent research and teaching programs in communication. As a longtime Annenberg faculty member, we know that John will work very well indeed with the School’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni in the years ahead. We look forward to working with him … to build on Annenberg’s incredible legacy and to chart its ambitious course for the future.”
To learn more about Dr. Jackson, his career and his new role, visit https://news.upenn.edu/news/john-jackson-named-dean-penns-annenberg-school-communication?utm_source=Primary&utm_campaign=13ce26910d-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_02_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3777f2ca8f-13ce26910d-44008301
Dear CPS Community
After careful consideration, we have decided to close school this coming Thursday in light of the festivities planned to celebrate the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory.
It’s an important rallying moment for our city and I hope you’ll maximize the opportunities this experience affords with your families and friends. We will certainly continue celebrating in house (as you can see on Instagram @cpsphilly and facebook.com/cpsphilly).
Enjoy and see you on Friday!
Eric C. Jones
Head of School
A community advocate, tireless CPS champion and member of our Board of Trustees and alumni parent, Tonetta Graham is the kind of leader we are proud to have on our side.
Click below to read more about how Tonetta takes on pressing community issues in Strawberry Mansion.
How Strawberry Mansion residents are fighting gentrification
This week, our Third Graders published this year’s first issue of the Healthy Herald. This is a newspaper about health and wellness driven by students’ interviews and writing.
To learn more about the Healthy Newsworks program, visit their site: http://healthynewsworks.org/
Jocelyn Hillman and Lynn Gadsden, founding members of the CPS Board of Trustees, receiving their awards
Vicky Yatzus, Head of School – The Independence School and current ADVIS Board Chair, Lynn Gadsden, CPS Board Chair Emeritus, Jocelyn Hillman, Chair of the CPS Board of Trustees, Eric Jones, Head of School – CPS
Congratulations to Lynn Gadsden, CPS Chair Emeritus, and Jocelyn Hillman, Chair of the CPS Board of Trustees, for being named the recipients of the 2017 Visionary Service Award from the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS). This award recognizes their leadership as founding trustees of Community Partnership School, and their ongoing dedication to the mission, students, and families of CPS. The CPS family is incredibly proud of Jocelyn and Lynn, and we are grateful for their support and fearless leadership.
The award was presented at ADVIS’ Annual Trustee Conference, hosted by Springside Chestnut Hill Academy on November 8, 2017.
To learn more about the award, please click here.