Looking back on my career, whether as assistant headmaster at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC or as the chief executive officer of two outstanding independent schools on both coasts, I am most inspired by the creative process and taking risks in reforming education and building new programs and organizations. That’s where much of my sense of resilience comes from.
The culmination of my career as an educator was as the founding head at Sage Hill School in Southern California, which is now a thriving learning community of more than five-hundred high school students.
I also have made it a priority throughout my career to take time out for reflection and rejuvenation, serving as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University School of Education and an Associate with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at the University of Oxford. I hold a BA from Williams College and a masters degree from Harvard University, and my teaching credentials from Princeton University.