Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen

Faculty Affiliate, Metro Center

Dr. Rosa L. Rivera-McCutchen is an Associate Professor in the Graduate Leadership Programs at CUNY Lehman College. An educator for over twenty years, she began her career as a high school teacher in Bronx, NY, before earning her doctorate in Teaching and Learning at New York University. In her research, Dr. Rivera-McCutchen examines critical caring and effective urban school leadership, and the impact of community and school contexts on reform efforts. Prior to joining the Lehman faculty, she was an instructor in the Scaffolded Apprenticeship Model program, an educational leadership and comprehensive school improvement initiative at CUNY Baruch College. She has worked as educational consultant, supporting professional development across struggling NYC schools and conducting program evaluations. Her research has appeared in prominent journals, including Urban Education, The Urban ReviewJournal of School Leadership, and Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, and in an edited book entitled Critical small schools: Beyond privatization in New York City urban educational reform.