Learn Magazine: Spring 2023, Issue 6

Learn, the UB GSE Magazine, Spring 2023.
Learn. The UB GSE Magazine. Spring 2023.

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Cover Story | Celebrating 30 Years of LIFTS

Leadership Initiative for Tomorrow’s Schools

In the early 1990s, UB Distinguished Professor Stephen L. Jacobson knew there was a leadership problem in Western New York’s K-12 schools. Local school districts could easily hire administrators, like principals and superintendents. But it was difficult to identify and retain true school leaders, qualified for and capable of tackling current and future issues in the field of education. After countless conversations and extensive research, Jacobson came up with an answer to the issue.


Cherif Sadki and his wife pose in front of waterfall and rocks.
Screen captures of GSE Instagram reels.

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Spring 2023  •  Issue 6

Editorial & Creative Director
Amber M. Winters

Director of Content & Lead Writer
Danielle LeGare

Web Design & Production
William J. Belz III
Nicole Mehlman-Davidow
Amber M. Winters

Graphic Design
Ellen Stay

Contributing Writers
Ayiana Crabtree
Delaney Reh
Cherif Sadki and Janine Deptuch-Sadki
Ann Whitcher Gentzke

Contributing Photographers
Dylan Buyskes, Onion Studio, Inc.
Douglas Levere, UB
Erica Hazelton, Erica Joi Photography

Copy Editors & Proofreaders
Danielle LeGare
Ann Whitcher Gentzke

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