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Kris DeFilippis

Kris DeFilippis

Clinical Assistant Professor and Program Director of Educational Leadership

Administration, Leadership, and Technology

Beginning his career in education as a custodian, Kris served as a Social Studies and English teacher in public schools in the Bronx, a Department Chairperson for a Special Act district in Westchester, and an Associate Principal for Warwick Valley Middle School. Currently an Executive Director in the New York City Department of Education, Kris supports school and district leaders to craft and enact equitable goals and strategies through context specific cycles of inquiry. Kris graduated from Fordham University with an EdD in educational leadership in January of 2022. With a research focus on using continuous improvement models to advance school-based equity and justice, Kris has taught Master’s and Doctorate level courses at Fordham University, contributed chapters to two books on school improvement, and served as a consultant with a number of districts around the Tri-State area.


Educational Leadership

Prepare for leadership positions in education and policy at the community, school, district, state, and national levels.

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