ROSWELL, Ga. — Jay Underwood, head of High Meadows School, has been awarded a fully-funded fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2017 Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. This honor, established in 1991, is granted to just twenty heads of schools across the world annually.
The 2017 cohort includes heads from across the continental United States in addition to participants from China, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Cote D’Ivoire and the Virgin Islands.
In January 2017, these heads will gather together at the Columbia University campus for intensive study to examine educational issues facing independent and international schools. In addition to academic enrichment and actionable research, the award provides school leaders with an opportunity for focused professional enrichment, renewal and reflection.
The Klingenstein Center is dedicated to improving the quality of independent and international school education by developing and strengthening leadership among teachers and administrators. The center 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. All fellowships and graduate programs focus on instructional leadership, collaboration, ethical decision making, reflective practice and a commitment to social justice and diversity.
The Klingenstein Center programs include the fully-funded, two week fellowship for heads of schools and early career teachers.
To learn more about High Meadows School, visit highmeadows.com.