International Community High School
Principal Berena Cabarcas (NYC)
International Community High School, serves a high needs population of recent immigrants in the South Bronx. Through their teacher leadership initiative, formally developed in 2015-16, the school has addressed many challenges. All teachers are members of a committee per the distributed leadership governance model which uses a consensus protocol to hear all voices. Through the initiative, the school has established peer observations, student-led conferences and restorative justice practices. Student performance and graduation rates have increased. The school currently outperforms NYS by 40%. Funding will primarily be used for per session to provide teachers with additional time to collaborate and develop leadership capacity.