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Head of School Awarded The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership Fellowship

Steve Morris, Head of The San Francisco 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 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. These Heads of Schools will gather in January 2017 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.

We’re delighted that Steve will have the opportunity and honor to participate in the Klingenstein Center’s unique program for developing leaders for independent schools. Working in conjunction with Teachers College and Columbia University, the Center has more than thirty-five years of success. Several SFS faculty and staff have completed Klingenstein programs, among them SFS’s former Head of School, Terry Edeli, who also attended the Heads of School Program and current Director of Admissions, Stewart Dorsey, who earned his Master’s in Education Leadership from the Center.

The Klingenstein Center is dedicated to improving the quality of independent and international school education with a focus on instructional leadership, collaboration, ethical decision making, reflective practice and a commitment to social justice and diversity. The San Francisco School is honored to partner with a professional institution whose mission is aligned closely with ours. We are excited for the tools and experiences this opportunity will bring to our community.


Posted September 20, 2016