Catarina Song Chen has been awarded a fully funded fellowship to the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership’s 2017 Heads of Schools Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. This distinguished honor, established in 1991, is granted to just twenty heads of schools annually. The 2017 cohort includes Heads from across the continental United States in addition to participants from China, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Cote D’Ivoire and the US Virgin Islands. We will gather together at the Columbia University Campus for intensive study to examine educational issues facing independent and international schools. In addition to academic enrichment and actionable research, the award provides an opportunity for focused professional enrichment, renewal, and reflection.