Saturday, December 3, 2011

Alumni Notes: Rashid Ferrod Davis (GSE '03)

Rashid Ferrod Davis (M.S. Ed. in Administration and Supervision '03) is the founding principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech) and was recently named a 2012 Cahn Fellow. The Cahn Fellow Program for Distinguished Principals at Teacher's College, Columbia University is committed to recognizing outstanding principals and providing them opportunities for professional, intellectual and personal growth.

Davis also recently published "To Encourage Good Habits, Test Early and Often in High School" in the New York Times School Book. Davis supports introducing Regents exams early, during the ninth and tenth grades, so students have the opportunity to experience success early on. In support of this theory, Davis outlines an innovative program he has introduced at P-Tech that advocates teaching through the test rather than teaching to the test.

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