James Calleroz WhiteJames Calleroz White, HDS '16, Louisville Collegiate School, KY

The Klingenstein Heads of School Program was the best professional development that I have ever participated in as a Head of School. While there is never a "good" time to be away from school, the time spent with amazing colleagues from all over the world was worth every second. We worked hard, learned tons, and felt connected as kindred spirits because of the shared sense of purpose and excitement around our work. This experience has added years onto my career, and I truly believe that my time at Klingenstein has made me a better educator!

Greg O'Melia

Greg O'Melia, HDS '16, Buckley School, NY

The Heads of School Program was an unforgettable experience. My horizons were broadened from working with Pearl Kane and various instructors, the dedicated Klingenstein staff, the enthusiastic graduate student cohort, and eighteen talented heads from around the world. I came back to Buckley refreshed and recharged for the challenges that lie ahead. I also came away with a greater sense of purpose. For all of this, I am especially grateful.

Suzanna Jemsby

Suzanna Jemsby, HDS '15, Galloway School, GA

It was truly magical. When I realised that I was going to be able to indulge my brain for two whole weeks without the distraction of running a school, I was beyond excited. The learning was extraordinary, and all the more powerful because of the full immersion nature of the experience.  

Bessie SpearsBessie Spears, HDS '14, Tower Hill School, DE

Participating in the Klingenstein Heads Program was one of the most rejuvenating and inspiring experiences in my professional career. The opportunity to be with heads from around the world to reflect together on our work in schools as well as visiting a wide array of schools in New York, provided a rich combination to simulate both head and heart. 

Peter Howe

Peter T. Howe, HDS '14, United World College, Maastricht, The Netherlands

The Klingenstein Heads program was a two-week affirmation of all that I believe in as an educator. The wisdom I received from the professors and my fellow heads will empower me to lead my school to the vanguard of 21st century education.  

Kathleen McNamaraKathleen McNamara, HDS '13, Seven Hills School, CA

Having the luxury of time and space to collaborate with colleagues and think deeply about issues in education was a gift I will treasure for a very long time. I cannot speak highly enough about the quality of the program and the bonds formed with my cohort. I wish I could go back every year!

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