Bright School's Head Awarded Klingenstein Fellowship

Monday, September 23, 2013
O.J. Morgan, Head of Bright School, was awarded the Klingenstein fellowhip.
O.J. Morgan, Head of Bright School, was awarded the Klingenstein fellowhip.

O.J. Morgan, Head of Bright School, has been awarded a fully-funded fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2014 Heads of Schools program at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City.  This distinguished honor, established in 1991, is granted to just twenty heads of school annually.  The award provides independent school leaders with an opportunity for focused professional enrichment, renewal and reflection.

For two weeks in January, visiting heads from around the world gather together at the Columbia University Campus for intensive study to examine educational issues and policies facing independent school educators.

  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.  Participants will focus on philosophy, research, technology and governance. The 2014 cohort includes Heads from all areas of the United States in addition to participants from Aruba, Canada, China, Germany, the Netherlands and Sudan.

“In the field of education, selection as the recipient of a Klingenstein fellowship is quite a prestigious honor, and we congratulate OJ and consider his selection as outstanding recognition for him as well as a great opportunity for Bright School,” said Starlet Speakman, Chairman of the Bright School Board of Trustees. 

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