Heads of Schools Program

"I appreciated the rigor of the research. Too often in our profession pop psychology rules the day, so getting back to my academic roots was both important and enjoyable. The program expects you to challenge your own assumptions about education, and yet the result for me was a strengthening of my own convictions." TJ Locke, HDS '12, The Episcopal Academy, PA

Ask a room full of heads to describe a typical day on the job and it quickly becomes apparent that no such day exists. Educational leadership is complex and demanding, driven at its core by the mandate to shape the next generation in the face of economic, social and political challenges.

Schools today require heads who can balance work as CEOs, moral guides, counselors, cheerleaders, fundraisers and educational experts in a changing school environment. At the helm of such institutions are individuals like you who juggle this multitude of responsibilities with intellect, compassion and humor while working to remain true to what first drew you to the profession—the prospect of shaping the hearts and minds of young people.

The Klingenstein Heads program offers talented individuals the time and resources for true renewal and reflection about their passion and their work in the company of equally committed peers.

The 2015 cohort welcomed:  Dennis Bisgaard, Kingswood Oxford School, West Hartford, CT; Michael Ehrhardt, Cary Academy, Cary, NC; Elizabeth Hofreuter-Landini, Wheeling Country Day School, Wheeling, WV; Suzanna Jemsby, The Galloway School, Atlanta, GA; Earl Kim, Kamehameha Schools- Kapalama, Honolulu, HI; Nefertiti Makeda, Andinet International School, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Stuart Marquardt, Great Southern Grammar, Albany, Western Australia; Matthew Micciche, Friends School of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD; David Michelman, Duke School, Durham, NC; Jeremy Moore, Cayman International School, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands; Thomas Nammack, Monclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ; Carl Parke, LaGrange Academy, LaGrange, GA; John Roberts, International School of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya; Deborah Russell, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Suffolk, VA; Lou Salza, Lawrence School, Broadview Heights, OH; Tyler Sherwood, Chatsworth International School, Singapore; Garhett Wagers, St. Mark’s Episcopal School, Houston, TX; Karen Walker, Telluride Mountain School, Telluride, CO; and Susannah Wells, Pine Cobble School, Williamstown, MA.