The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership Awards Fellowship to Head of School
Eric Mayer, Head of St. Stephen’s School, has been awarded a fully-funded fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2016 Heads of Schools program at Teachers College, Columbia University. This distinguished honor established in 1991, is granted to just twenty heads of schools annually. The award provides independent and international school leaders with an opportunity for focused professional enrichment, renewal and reflection.
For two weeks in January, visiting heads from around the world gather together at the Columbia University Campus for intensive study to examine educational issues and policies facing independent school educators. The Center attracts and selects educators who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishment or potential for excellence and equips them with the knowledge, skills and values necessary for informed and effective practice. Participants will focus on philosophy, research, governance and current topics in education. The 2016 cohort includes Heads from across the United States in addition to participants from the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Germany, Nicaragua, Cote d’Ivoire, Lithuania, Fiji, Italy and Hong Kong.