Through funding from the Chicago Public Education Fund, the Center for Urban Education Leadership (CUEL) is currently enacting and testing a leader learning design (called the Malott Fellows program) for Chicago Public School (CPS) principals who are leading the District’s Priority Schools. CUEL is collaborating with Chicago-based WISE Leadership Consulting in this effort. The inaugural class of 22 CPS Malott Principal Fellows began to engage in monthly Principal Learning Labs and individualized, high-dose leadership coaching at the start of the 2023-2024 school year.

Malott Fellows gain unique access to senior CPS leaders during monthly Malott Fellows Learning Labs. So far this year, Fellows have had the opportunity to interact with CPS Board president, Jianan Shi , Chief Education Officer,  Dr. Bogdana Chkoumbova, and Chief of Office of Network  Supports, Dr. Felicia Sanders.