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Sage School Appoints Dr. Wodarz as Head of School

Dr. Wodarz had been serving as Sage's Interim Head of School since August.

NOTE: The following press release was submitted for publication by The Sage School.

The Sage School Board of Trustees announced Monday the appointment of Dr. Nan Wodarz as Head of The Sage School, an independent school for academically gifted children.

Dr. Wodarz had been acting as Interim Head of School at Sage since August 2012 when the school began its national search for a new Head of School.  

“Nan has been a tremendous Interim Head of School and has brought significant expertise, energy and positive impact to Sage," said Kim Kaplan, chair of the board of trustees. "We knew when we hired Nan as Interim Head of School that she was a strong leader and decision maker and was well versed in all areas of school business. As we learned this fall, she also has a deep passion for the community and most importantly, the talented students at Sage. We are thrilled she has agreed to continue to lead our community for the years to come.”

Dr. Wodarz has spent nearly three decades in private and public education. Prior to joining Sage, she was Head of Forsyth Country Day School in Winston-Salem, N.C. and Head of Robinson School, a college preparatory academy in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Earlier in her career, Dr. Wodarz held positions at highly regarded public school districts in Arizona and Pennsylvania. In addition to her many accomplishments as a school administrator, Dr. Wodarz has taught at the elementary and middle school levels, as well as both undergraduate and graduate courses for several colleges and universities.

Dr. Wodarz earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Illinois, her Master’s degree in Instructional Technology from National Louis University, and a doctorate of education (Ed. D.) in Curriculum and Supervision from Northern Arizona University. She also completed post Doctoral work at Harvard Business School.

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