How One School Uses English Class and Advisory System to Empower Boys
Guest Presenter: Principal Mark Federman

Mark Federman has served as Principal of East Side Community High School (ESCHS), a 6-12th grade public school in the Lower East Side of New York City, since September 2001. Prior to his current role, he held positions as English teacher, Basketball Coach, and Assistant Principal at the school. Under his leadership, ESCHS has become a model school for its literacy program and portfolio system hosting many educators each year. During his ten-year post as Principal, Federman has served as a Mentor Principal for Bank Street College, Teachers College, LEAP and the New York City Leadership Academy and was featured in the book The Literacy Principal by Jennifer Roswell. Mark also lends his school leadership expertise by facilitating workshops with Columbia University’s Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the National Council of Teachers of English and the Harvard Principals’ Institute among other organizations. ESCHS was highlighted in NYU’s Metropolitan Center for Urban Education’s recent report titled The New York City High Schools Contributing the Most to the Achievement of Black and Latino Males, and featured in New York City’s Best Public High Schools: A Parent's Guide and New York City's Best Public Middle Schools, both by Clara Hemphill.

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