Jon Drescher  

Educator/Founding Director U*PAL, Lehigh University

Jon Drescher is a Professor of Practice in the CDUEL (Center for Developing Urban Educational Leaders) Program which is part of the Graduate School of Education at Lehigh University. Jon is also the Founding Director, and lead faculty member, of the Urban Principals Academy at Lehigh (U*PAL) a rigorous 14 month Ed. Leadership master’s program, which began in June of 2013, with an emphasis on Creativity and Imagination in Leadership as well as the importance of Organizational Culture to enhance student learning.

Jon also teaches graduate classes in both the APLI (Allentown Principal Leadership Initiative) programs as well as the Global Educational Leaders program.

Prior to coming to Lehigh, Jon was a Project Director for the Center for Educational Innovation in New York City. Was Associate Director of the Summer Principals Academy at Columbia. Jon also spent over 25 years as a Principal in New York City and Westchester County and four years as the Head of School of a K-12 Charter in Cambridge, MA. Jon also spent a number of years as a Group Leader at Harvard’s Principal Center and many years producing and hosting shows for New York Public Radio.


Upcoming Events

Peggy Ann Richards New School Lectures-Matt Green April '19
More info

View calendar of events

Our Community

 Become a part of our community:

  • Access the Maxine Greene Library and be alerted to new additions and highlights.
  • Receive announcements on upcoming events, workshops and seminars.
  • Enter our conversations or start your own.
  • Receive  MGI Newsletter.

Click on the links below to subscribe to our community.
 

Join Now   Donate

Join the Conversation

Community of Learners

Community of Learners
Read more

Encounters with works of art

Encounters with works of art
Read more

Remembering Maxine

Remembering Maxine
Read more

View more conversations