Staten Island Academy Head of School Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

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Staten Island Academy is pleased to announce that Head of School, Diane Hulse, has been awarded a highly competitive and prestigious Klingenstein Fellowship to Columbia University Teachers College Head of School program.

There is no better group of people than those that I will work with in the Klingenstein Program to help me make my vision for Staten Island Academy a reality. I am extremely honored to know that I will be working with the finest minds and the best resources available to educators today.

Staten Island Academy is pleased to announce that Head of School, Diane Hulse, has been awarded a highly competitive and prestigious Klingenstein Fellowship to Columbia University Teachers College Head of School program. Mrs. Hulse was selected from a talented pool of national and international applicants. All Heads of independent schools worldwide are invited to apply for the fellowship.

“We are very proud that Mrs. Hulse is one of only twenty Heads of School to have been offered this wonderful program,” said Steven Pasko, President of the Board of Trustees of Staten Island Academy. “This is a terrific opportunity for her to immerse herself in the resources of Teachers College, to brainstorm with the other Heads of School in the program and to share her considerable skills and knowledge with both groups.”

Mrs. Hulse plans to study the feasibility of bringing high school students to Staten Island Academy from Asia. Though the Academy has been drawing students from Asia for more than 20 years there has been a recent surge in interest from students from China and Korea who wish to attend colleges in the United States and who are looking for the depth of liberal arts curriculum and English language immersion that the Academy can offer them. She also intends to explore ways of making the cost of an independent school education more affordable to a larger number of students.

Mrs. Hulse said, “There is no better group of people than those that I will work with in the Klingenstein Program to help me make my vision for Staten Island Academy a reality. I am extremely honored to know that I will be working with the finest minds and the best resources available to educators today.”

The Klingenstein Fellowship Head of School Program runs for two weeks beginning in late January 2011. The fellowship includes funding for full tuition and accommodations.

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