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PRINCETON JUNIOR SCHOOL ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SILVANA CLARK AS HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR 2012-2013

Princeton Junior SchooL  ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SILVANA CLARK AS HEAD OF SCHOOL FOR 2012-2013

Princeton, New Jersey, APRIL 25, 2012:  


The Board of Trustees of Princeton Junior School is delighted to announce the appointment of Silvana G. Nazzaro Clark as Head of School. Ms. Clark will be the school’s third head, replacing Peter Rapelye upon his retirement in June after serving as headmaster for seven years.
 

Ms. Clark is a native of Princeton and is currently an educational consultant with Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, where her responsibilities include curriculum, assessment, and professional development. She is the former dean of faculty of Sheridan School in Washington, D.C., and has over twenty years of experience as an educator, researcher, consultant and leader. Her strong background in science, before entering the field of education, supports her focus on integrating outdoor education and environmental ethics with process learning inside the classroom.

Ms. Clark is committed to early childhood education, and to Princeton Junior School’s mission to provide academic excellence in a nurturing environment. She elaborates: “The community at PJS is a rare treasure, and an oasis for learning. I am fortunate, humbled, and inspired to celebrate the roots of Princeton Junior School. My focus is on the bright and prosperous future of our children, and how our school can help children acquire all the skills they will need, academic and otherwise, in a rapidly changing and demanding world.”

 Ms. Clark earned her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has broad experience in both public and private schools in the United States and international schools abroad. Ms. Clark and her husband, Dr. John Clark, professor of biology at the University of Alabama, have two sons and are expecting their third child this spring.

Liz Charbonneau, president of the Board, explains “It was critical to find an individual with a background in early childhood education, with classroom teaching and administrative experience, as well as dedication to the values and mission of our school. We were thrilled to find these qualities in Silvana Clark.”

Princeton Junior School is an independent school offering the highest standard of education for children ages 2 through Grade V. The school is situated on seven acres near the intersection of the Route 206 and Fackler Road in Lawrenceville. The site, near a branch of the Shipetauken Creek, includes meadows, woods and wetlands.

For additional information on the school, please visit our website at www.pjs.org or contact Deborah Agnew, Director of Admissions, at (609) 924-8126.