Alumni Notes: Rashid Ferrod Davis (GSE ’03)

Rashid Ferrod Davis (M.S.Ed. Administration & Supervision ’03) is the founding Principal of Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-Tech), and recently published “Hollege?  Holleer? What Matters Are Mentors” in the New York Times’ School Book.  In the article, Davis discusses the importance of mentors and introduces to new terms to our lexicon: “holleer” and “hollege.”  He describes holleer as “a collaborative effort among a high school, college and career-related industry, which creates a pathway from high school through college to a career.”  A hollege is defined as “a hybrid between high school and college that creates a pathway from high school through college.”
To read the full article click here

Mr. Davis will also be a featured panelist at the Harvard Business School U.S. Competitiveness: Paths Forward event in New York City on March 5, 2012.  The event features leaders from academia, policy, technology, health care, manufacturing, labor, finance, and nonprofits in a discussion about U.S. competitiveness. Paths Forward is part of the HBS U.S. Competitiveness Project, a research-led effort to understand and improve the ability of firms operating in the U.S. to compete successfully in the global economy, while supporting high and rising living standards for Americans.
For more information on Paths Forward, please click here. 

Mr. Davis has an undergraduate degree from Morehouse College and holds graduate degrees from Teachers College Columbia University, Pace University and Fordham University Graduate School of Education. He is currently a doctoral student at GSE, in the Urban School Leadership program.

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