Teachers College, Columbia University and Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) Present Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP)

The Education Policy Fellowship Program (EPFP) is sponsored by the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) in Washington D.C., the Department of Education Policy & Social Analysis at Teachers College, Columbia University, the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association, and the Center for Educational Leadership at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES. The program is designed to help superintendents, key administrators and board members develop a deeper understanding of the policy issues that underlie key decisions that are occurring around us. Participants will be supported in developing the leadership tools necessary to appropriately address these types of issues. EPFP is a part-time, ten-month professional development experience designed to focus on education policy analysis at the state and national levels as well as on strategic leadership development for local school boards and superintendents. Across all of these learning activities, Fellows will be challenged to think about:

  • Leadership development and a Fellow’s understanding of his or her own leadership style.
  • Education policy development at the state and national levels and how these initiatives impact local communities and school districts.
  • How responsibility for local public education has evolved, and devolved, over recent decades among and between local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Ways to shape education policy and the legislative process, both regionally and nationally.
  • Networking opportunities with 200+ Fellows from 13 states.


Please click on the links for the following documents:


Please click here for the Center for Educational Leadership catalog for 2016-17.

For details, call:
Center for Educational Leadership

Lynn Allen, Assistant Superintendent
(914) 248-2309
E-Mail: lallen@pnwboces.org