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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.

Launching in 2023, the Center will build 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.

“The future of education will undoubtedly include societal needs that we haven’t imagined yet. The McGraw Center for Educational Leadership will create a space where educational leaders can envision the future of learning around the globe.”

—Pam Grossman, Dean of the Graduate School of Education

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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 currently the 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 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.”

Read the full story in the Penn GSE newsroom.

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 will be housed in Penn GSE’s ambitious building expansion, currently underway, which will feature 21st-century instructional spaces and support 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

Contact Us

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

3700 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104