Fellow Profiles

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M.A. Educational Leadership,

Administrative Certification,

Cabrini College


Certification in ESOL,

Penn State University


B.S. Education,

Villanova University

Sherin Philip Kurian

Principal, William Loesche Elementary School
School District of Philadelphia
2017 Neubauer Fellow

“I became a principal to make a lasting change in the lives of young children and to ensure children know that everyone has the same opportunities for achievement. I wanted to be a Neubauer Fellow to create lasting relationships with like-minded individuals and to remain a life-long learner.”

Sherin has served as the principal of William Loesche Elementary School since 2014. Under her leadership, William Loesche Elementary School ranked #1 in elementary schools in Philadelphia and was recently recognized as a Title 1 distinguished school for progress.


Sherin has been an educator since 2003. Prior to becoming a principal, Sherin served as a teacher, multilingual manager, multilingual director, and assistant principal. Sherin grew up in Bensalem, Pennsylvania and graduated from Bensalem High School.

2017 Neubauer Fellows Page