Eileen Geduld Zaglin Scholarship Fund
“The generous $2500 grant makes it possible for me to fulfill my hope of studying abroad and to hone my
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Eileen E. Zaglin Eileen Geduld Zaglin, who attended New York City public schools in Brooklyn where she grew up, dedicated her professional life to the city school system. At Brooklyn College Eileen studied elementary school education. As a graduate student of the city University of New York, she received several Master’s degrees in elementary education, guidance, and counseling, as well as in administration and supervision.

Eileen spent her teaching career as an elementary school teacher at P.S. 225. She was a consummate teacher throughout her career. Eileen supported students, parents, teachers and administrators, as well as the district office personnel who would become her colleagues. She was a mentor to professionals in her field as they sought to become administrators, assistant principals, and principals. Her door was always open to those who needed her help.
Eileen went from the classroom to administration when she became the Assistant Director of Directions 21, the Community School District 21 substance abuse prevention program. She coordinated district staff and Youth Advisors who provided on-site services to at-risk students in twenty-two elementary and six middle schools. Eileen used her guidance training, supervised the program staff, and helped supervise the Directions 21 budget. The experience provided invaluable training for her next supervisory position. Eileen was one of only two people Donald Weber asked to join him when he became the Community Superintendent of CSD 21. She became his Executive Assistant, tantamount to being chief of staff. Eileen set the standard of excellence for future executive assistants across New York City.

To honor her legacy as a teacher and professional administrator, in February, 1993 the city named P.S. 225 in her memory.

In addition to her work as a professional, Eileen was dedicated to the arts. She was an accomplished artist and musician, and encouraged arts education throughout her career. The Eileen Geduld Zaglin Scholarship Fund makes grants to high school graduates who have attended a Community District 21 elementary or middle school and whose resumes mirror Eileen’s dedication to both professional and artistic excellence.