New York, New York -- February 7-8, 2019
WeWork: Bryant Park, 54 W 40th St, New York, NY 10018
The site is located close to Grand Central Terminal, Port Authority Terminal, Penn Station, and the 33rd Street PATH Train terminus. The Bryant Park subway station is served by the B, D, F, and M trains.
Academic Leadership Retreats 2019 Registration Fees:
- $395 per participant from any One Schoolhouse Consortium Affiliate or from any Independent Curriculum Group Partner School or Organization
- $495 per participant for all others
Peter Gow - Executive Director, Independent Curriculum Group
Peter Gow joined the Independent Curriculum Group in 2014 after nearly forty years as an independent school teacher and administrator. As executive director of the ICG, a global consortium of more than 140 schools, he works to build connections among schools of all kinds and to support them in their evolution toward more mission-aligned, student-centered cultures of teaching and learning. Peter has published widely and presented on a range of topics related to curriculum, professional development, and school improvement, and he is the author of An Admirable Faculty (NAIS, 2005), The Intentional Teacher (Avocus, 2009), and What Is A School? (Publish Green, 2011). He is a founder of the #PubPriBridge movement, fostering connection between public and private schools.
Lorri Palko - Founder, Love Money Purpose
Lorri M. Palko is a business and executive coach who spent more than 30 years gaining experience in the corporate world and in the field of education. In these positions Lorri has been a coach and mentor, a builder of team culture, and a good steward of financial resources. She launched Love Money Purpose using her wealth of experience to help individuals and organizations bridge their purpose with prosperity.
Lorri is also a certified consultant of The Change Cycle™, which explores six predictable and sequential stages of change – loss, doubt, discomfort, discovery, understanding and integration. Knowledge and awareness of the Change Cycle™ creates a shared understanding amongst a school community. This increased awareness enables independent schools and leaders to navigate unknown territory and continuously grow and thrive during changing environments.
Corinne Dedini - Assistant Head of School, One Schoolhouse
Corinne Dedini believes three simple truths: children need to ask lots of questions, run around in the fresh air, and be safe enough to take risks. As a little girl on a farm, this resulted in regular episodes of being hosed off before being allowed in the house for dinner. By college, Corinne was a student of science and history, a runner and rower, a person of abiding faith, an advocate for the oppressed and a voice for the trees, a voracious reader, and a world traveler. She discovered her niche in life working with high school students, a journey that has taken her to independent schools in New Jersey, Arizona, Rhode Island, and Georgia. Corinne’s expertise in tech-supported curriculum design, learner-driven pedagogy, and co-curricular program development was cultivated through her years as a science teacher, academic dean, coach, and camp counselor. Today, Corinne lives in California and works for One Schoolhouse, where she supports teaching and learning, motivates pedagogical growth, and facilitates professional development. Her work is predicated on the belief that today’s schools have a responsibility to prepare tomorrow’s workforce for a future we can only imagine.
Brad Rathgeber - Head of School & CEO, One Schoolhouse
Brad Rathgeber is the Head of School & CEO of One Schoolhouse, a consortium that works as a partner in innovation with independent schools around the world. In that role, Brad works to create an independent school approach to online learning.
Brad is particularly interested in how independent schools can meet their mission in the context of today, and in the intersection between learning innovation and financial sustainability. He has spent his career working in secondary and higher education, most recently prior to One Schoolhouse as a teacher and administrator at Holton-Arms School.
Brad is a graduate of independent schools (Mooreland Hill School and Hotchkiss School), holds an undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (where he was a Morehead-Cain Scholar), and holds a graduate degree from Dartmouth College.