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Join us for our latest seminar in a series designed for parents, students, and educators:


Sunday, May 22, 2022 
The Mead School
Address: 1095 Riverbank Road, Stamford, CT 06901

The Question/Topic
“In a complicated world, are we truly understanding the breadth of needs of our children? If the role of primary and secondary schools is to prepare our children for the world they will inherit, how should schools be re-thinking the notion of preparatory? And how might parents and teachers work together better to give a sustainable future to our children?”  

Join Peter Herzberg, Head of the Mead School; a panel of students (6th Grade and up); and other parents and teachers of area schools in a lively discussion on this topic.


These last years have reinforced that our children are coming of age in a world that is unusually complex in its instability. They inherit multiple pressures, often reflecting our own anxieties as adults. Even before the pandemic, many educators were already calling for a radical rethinking of schools.  

We all agree that schools must give children specific skills. But how should school preparation also cultivate agency, hope, and emotional resiliency, which underlie everything else? What factors mitigate against schools accomplishing this important mission?  And how should parents and teachers work better together to reinforce this mission? 


In light of all that has happened, those of us who work with kids need time to listen and think together. Preparing younger children presents a distinct challenge that differs from their secondary school counterparts.  


Registration Form: Seminar May 22, 2022

Peter Herzberg,
Head of School

Peter Herzberg has had an extensive career as a K though post secondary educator in teaching, leadership, and partnership building, in independent, public, and charter schools as well as community college. He has an M.A in literature from Middlebury College and an Ed.M from Columbia Teacher’s College as a Klingenstein Fellow.
In his partnership and consulting work, Peter specializes in the innovation and design of curriculum, the building of more robust teaching cultures, media literacy, and cultivating student engagement. Prior to becoming Interim Head at Mead, where he served on the Board for many years, he worked in 7 different schools—more recently as the founder of the first all boys charter Elementary School, Boys Prep, in the Bronx, and prior to that Associate Head of the Brearley School in NY and Academic Dean at Greens Farms Academy. He is on the board of the educational nonprofit Change for Kids, was on the National Advisory Board of the News Literacy Project, and works on collective impact projects with DegreesNYC, a college-career readiness project. Peter also taught composition and writing at LaGuardia Community College, part of the City University of NY, before moving to the Interim Head position at Mead in 2020. The Board of Trustees appointed Peter Head of School in April 2022.