Nell Scharff Panero

Associate Professor

Nell Scharff Panero has worked at CUNY since 1990 and is happy to have returned to Hunter College. Prior to rejoining Hunter, she was an Assistant Professor and Director of the Center for Educational Leadership in the Austin W. Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College. While at Baruch, she co-developed, directed and researched the Scaffolded Apprenticeship Model of school Improvement through leadership development (SAM), which forms the basis of Hunter’s current CLASS program. She is active in school reform within and beyond New York City and her practice and research focus on literacy and equity-driven school improvement. She is the author of numerous publications including, with Joan E. Talbert, Strategic Inquiry: Starting Small for Big Results in Education, which was published by Harvard Education Press in 2013. She began her career in education as an English teacher at Hunter College Campus High School, where she taught for 13 years.