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At the McGraw Center for Educational Leadership, we’re creating a new model of leadership development—one that builds bridges across sectors and equips leaders to develop visionary approaches to complex challenges in education.

Launched in 2023, the Center is building on Penn GSE’s outstanding legacy of preparing leaders in pre-K–12, higher education, and workplace learning to cultivate leaders who understand pressing problems in education from multiple perspectives and can develop innovative solutions.

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Cheryl Logan to Lead the McGraw Center

Dr. Cheryl Logan has been named inaugural executive director of the McGraw Center for Educational Leadership. Logan is a former Chief Academic Officer at the School District of Philadelphia and is former superintendent of Omaha Public Schools – a district that serves more than 50,000 multicultural, multilingual students across nearly 100 schools.

“With her wealth of experience and expertise in the field of education, Dr. Logan is poised to play an instrumental role in the development of the next generation of education leaders,” said former Penn GSE Dean Pam Grossman. “We believe that her innovative and visionary approach will help shape the direction of the Center and ensure that it becomes a driving force for positive change in the field of education.”

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Penn GSE’s Leadership Programs

The McGraw Center for Educational Leadership partners with the outstanding faculty, students, and alumni of Penn GSE’s prestigious doctoral and master’s degree programs in educational leadership.

Our Location

The Center is housed in Penn GSE’s new building expansion, which features 21st-century instructional spaces and supports the School’s portfolio of innovation, education, and leadership programs in the heart of the Penn campus.

Our Partners

The McGraw Center for Educational Leadership is made possible by a generous gift from the The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, Inc. Already partners in celebrating and amplifying the profound impact of educators through the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, Penn GSE and the McGraw Family Foundation recognized that the world needs more leaders who embody the spirit of the McGraw Prize.

“Our father was ahead of his time in that he was recognizing innovative leaders. Whether teacher, principal, or corporate educator, he saw the value in those who were doing things differently. He knew that powerful learning and change was rooted in the talents and abilities of education’s top leaders.”

 —Harold McGraw III

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The McGraw Center for Educational Leadership
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Education

3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104