NYC Schools Chancellor Klein Celebrates the Opening of the Leadership Academy

July 07, 2003


Wallace presents NYC Leadership Academy with first installment of 3-year $15 million grant

NYC Schools Chancellor Klein celebrates the opening of the Leadership Academy with Deputy Mayor Walcott, Wallace President M. Christine DeVita, and the first class of 90 aspiring principals.

July 7, 2003 . . . New York City Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein today announced the opening of the Leadership Academy and greeted the first class of 90 aspiring principals to attend the Academy.

Chancellor Klein was joined at the announcement by Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott and by M. Christine DeVita, President of The Wallace Foundation, who presented Chancellor Klein with a check for $5 million, the first installment of the Foundation’s three-year $15 million grant to the Academy. The Wallace Foundation’s gift is the largest donation to the Academy from a single donor and is among the initial seed money which has enabled the Leadership Academy to begin training aspiring principals this summer.