Honoring our Cahn Fellows (2016)

Michelle Willis assumed the principalship of Gillespie Elementary School in Chicago in 2007. Prior to being selected principal of Nia Middle and Foundations Elementary Schools in 2004, Willis served as a teacher, reading specialist, and assistant principal. An award-winning school leader, Michelle has transformed three schools on probation, including Gillespie, which is now a model… Continue reading Honoring our Cahn Fellows (2016)

Honoring our Cahn Fellows (2016)

Laura Peynado-Castro has served as the principal of University Neighborhood Middle School, a small progressive school, since 2008.Originally from the Dominican Republic, Castro migrated to the United States at age 12 where she enrolled in the New York City public school system. After attending the College of the Holy Cross, Laura returned to the New… Continue reading Honoring our Cahn Fellows (2016)