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Education Leadership in the Pandemic Era

Education Leadership in the Pandemic Era

April 6, 2023

In this episode of The Beacon Podcast, Lighthouse Counsel Senior Consultant Martha Ross speaks with Mark Stanek, head of school at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Mark shares his experience in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic as an education leader and addresses topics including:

  • The effect the pandemic has had on board and administrative team leadership operations.
  • Its impact on programs, services and facilities.
  • The Big Takeaway that the head of school learned along with everybody else.

About our Guest

Prior to joining Shady Hill as head of school in July 2010, Mark Stanek was head of school at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York and middle school principal at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. He also is the author of the 2nd edition of “The Middle School Handbook” for the National Association of Independent Schools. 

Mark has served on numerous education-related boards, including as past president of the Association of Independent Schools of New England.

He holds a B.A. in mathematics from Hamilton College and an M.A. in private school leadership and education administration from Teachers College, Columbia University and is a recipient of the Klingenstein Scholarship & Rose Scholarship.

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