Heads of Schools Program Participants

Each year, 20 heads of schools from around the world participate in the Heads of Schools program at Columbia University's Teachers College. Established in 1991, this highly selective fellowship provides independent and international school leaders with an opportunity for focused research and professional reflection.  

2017 Heads of Schools Cohort

  • Cavon Ahangarzadeh, International School of Ningbo, China
  • Mary Ashun, Ghana International School, Accra, Ghana
  • Julian Cameron, St. George's Grammar School, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Catarina Chen, The American School of Belo Horizonte, Brazil
  • Steve Dare, Hong Kong Academy, Sai Kung New Territories, Hong Kong
  • Tom Egerton, Franconian International School, Erlangen, Germany
  • Dina Eletreby, New Horizon School Irvine, Irvine, CA 
  • Mathew Gould, Norwood School, Bethesda, MD 
  • Mike Hirschfeld, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH 
  • Marisa Leon, Magellan International School, Austin, TX
  • Kari Loya, Good Hope Country Day School, St Croix, USVI 
  • Marta Medved Krajnovic, Stockholm International School, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Steven Morris, The San Francisco School, San Francisco, CA 
  • Tim Saburn, Oak Knoll School of The Holy Child, Summit, NJ 
  • Rebecca Skinner, International School of Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 
  • Jay Underwood, High Meadows School, Roswell, GA 
  • Vince Watchorn, The Providence Country Day School, East Providence, RI 
  • Jackie Westerfield, Grandview Preparatory School, Boca Raton, FL
  • Bob Whelan, Lake Forest Country Day School, Lake Forest, IL 
  • Anne-Evan Williams, Billings Middle School, Seattle, WA 
  • Kevin Yaley, Francis Parker School, San Diego, CA 
     

2016 Heads of Schools Cohort

2016 Heads Cohort

  • Ines Alvarez-Gaygax, The Ashton School, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  • James Calleroz White, Louisville Collegiate School, Louisville, KY
  • Claudia Diaz, Montessori British School, Bogota, Colombia
  • Nicole Dufauchard, Advent School, Boston, MA
  • Patricia Fagin, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Princeton, NJ
  • Paul Fochtman, Frankfurt International School, Oberusel, Germany
  • Aldolfo Gonzalez, Lincoln International Academy, Managua, Nicaragua
  • Jeremy Gregersen, Meadows School, Las Vegas, NV
  • Stuart Hirstein, University School of Jackson, Jackson, TN
  • Austeja Landsbergiene, Vaikystes Sodas, Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Anna Marsden, International School Suva, Suva, Fiji
  • Eric Mayer, St. Stephen's School, Rome, Italy
  • John Nagl, Haverford School, Haverford, PA
  • Gregory O'Melia, Buckley School, New York, NY
  • Carrie Pierson, International School of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
  • Beth Reaves, Friends School Mullica Hill, Mullica Hill, NJ
  • Alan Runge, Hong Kong International School, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
  • Anthony Sgro, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, Rabun Gap, GA
  • Geoffrey Wagg, Waynflete School, Portland, ME


2015 Heads of Schools Cohort

Head of School Program participants 2015

  • 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 WA, 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, Montclair Kimberley Academy, Montclair, NJ
  • Carlton Parke, LaGrange Academy, LaGrange, GA
  • John Roberts, International School of Kenya, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Deborah Russell, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, Suffolk, VA
  • Louis Salza, Lawrence School, Broadview Heights, OH
  • Tyler Sherwood, Chatworth International School, Singapore
  • Garhett Wagers, St. Mark's Episcopal School, Houston, TX
  • Karen Walker, Telluride Mountain School, Telluride, CO
  • Susannah Wells, Pine Cobble School, Williamstown, MA
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