ATLANTA/ROSWELL – August 5, 2016 –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 distinguished honor, established in 1991, is granted to just twenty heads of schools 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 US Virgin Islands. In January 2017, these Heads of Schools 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 from schools in the United States and throughout the world. 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. All fellowships and graduate programs focus on instructional leadership, collaboration and teamwork, ethical decision making, reflective practice and a commitment to social justice and diversity.
Drawing upon a record of success that spans more than thirty-five years and the full resources of Teachers College and Columbia University, the Klingenstein Center stands alone in its capacity to develop leaders for independent schools. The Klingenstein Center programs include the fully-funded, two week fellowship for heads of schools, a fully-funded, two-week fellowship for early career teachers, master’s degree programs in private school leadership and an MA/MBA dual degree in cooperation with either Columbia Business School or INSEAD.
About High Meadows School:
Established in 1973 and located on more than 40 wooded acres in Roswell, Ga., High Meadows School is an independent, International Baccalaureate® (IB) school focused on progressive education for students age three through eighth grade. High Meadows is a school fully committed to the principles of progressive education, guiding and empowering our students to develop intrinsic motivation, take ownership of their learning, and learn to become confident self advocates.