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Stephanie Rogen,

Principal and Founder of Greenwich Leadership Partners LLC (GLP)

Stephanie is a consultant, coach and facilitator to educational and not for profit leadership. Her work integrates more than twenty-five years’ experience in the corporate, educational and not for profit sectors.  Stephanie also brings fresh perspective to the work of leadership and governance, partnering with boards and professional leadership to address transitions, succession planning and personal or organizational development challenges.

Stephanie’s approach to education and 21st century learning is enhanced by her collaborations with educational thought leaders such as Ted Dintersmith (executive producer of the Sundance Documentary and book both entitled Most Likely to Succeed), Tony Wagner (author, The Global Achievement Gap, Creating Innovators, and Most Likely to Succeed) and the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.  Stephanie is an expert in Gen X and Gen Y populations and helps organizations to “bridge the gap” between generations in communications, performance management, leadership and collaborative learning. She regularly writes and speaks on topics related to leadership development of young adults, women and leadership, and has been featured in Forbes, The Glass Hammer, Career-Intelligencer and other industry publications.

Stephanie’s path to the education sector was a long and winding one. During the period of 1992 to 2000, she was Vice President, Strategic Planning and senior advisor to the CEO of IBJ Whitehall Financial Group (NY). Earlier in her career, Stephanie worked as a senior consultant with Corporate Performance Systems where she developed consulting solutions, led workshops and delivered training curriculum on high performance sales, trading and relationship management capabilities in major commercial and investment banks. She also held positions as a commercial lender and as an institutional foreign exchange dealer at the First National Bank of Boston.

A mother of four, Stephanie has navigated public, independent day and boarding schools with her own children. She is also an active volunteer. She has served on several boards, including Blair Academy (NJ), Year Up, New York (NY) and St. Luke's School (CT). Stephanie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Organizational Behavior from Brown University (1986) and a Masters of Education (EdM) in Administration and Policy from Harvard University (1992). Her EdM focused on leadership and integrated curriculum from the business school, the school of education, and the Kennedy School of Government. She received her certification in executive coaching from Columbia University in 2011. She was born in Oslo, Norway and lived in Norway and England before moving to the United States.

 
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Sarah Goldin

Partner

Sarah Goldin, Partner, joins GLP inspired by her journey as a teacher leader for change initiatives at Greenwich High School, a large suburban school in CT. Sarah spearheaded the design and launch of the GHS Innovation Lab, a school-within-a-school designed around student-centered, interdisciplinary project-based curricula and pedagogies. Her professional background in research science shaped her revamp of science curriculum in preparation for the transition to the Next Generation Science Standards, resulting in GHS' unique Integrated Science/Honors Biochemistry course sequence. A passionate proponent of equity in learning, she was instrumental in the implementation of the GHS Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program, providing instruction and advocacy for students aiming to be first-generation college goers. In recognition of her contributions, Sarah was named the Greenwich Public Schools 2016 Teacher of the Year and was a Finalist in the 2017 Connecticut State Teacher of the Year Program. Prior to transitioning to education, Sarah pursued both an academic career in primary research science at Columbia University and a professional career in intellectual property law as a Patent Agent with Darby & Darby, PC. From these experiences, Sarah brings a unique perspective on metric selection and design, data analysis and project management. 

Sarah graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a major in Molecular Biology. A sense of adventure then led her to South Africa for a year, where she earned a Master of Science (MSc) in Biotechnology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. She completed her formal education at Columbia University, earning a Master of Arts (MA), a Master of Philosophy (MPhil), and ultimately a doctoral degree (PhD) in Genetics and Development. 

Monie Hardwick

Partner

Monie Hardwick joins GLP as a partner with 35 years of experience in secondary education and non-profit work. She brings extensive, operational “know-how” of independent school models to GLP. Her expertise in strategy and fundraising are grounded in two decades of leadership as a director of advancement, a trustee, a director of strategic planning and a director of college counseling. From 2006 -2009, she successfully led a $52 million comprehensive capital campaign, while increasing annual giving from $1 million to over $2 million annually during her tenure.

Monie graduated cum laude from Yale University with a major in history and earned an MA in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English. Beginning her career as an English teacher, she later served as director of college counseling at The Taft School in CT. At Blair Academy in NJ, she founded the school’s teacher training program and, among other roles, served as director of advancement and led the school’s strategic planning. She remains a trustee and member of the executive and investment committees at St. Andrew’s School in Delaware. The mother of three grown daughters, Monie has a lifelong commitment to philanthropy and to improving public and private education.

 

T. Chandler Hardwick

Partner

T. Chandler Hardwick joins GLP as a partner with an established career as an accomplished, recognized independent school leader. An educator with over thirty-five years’ experience in independent schools, he is widely regarded as one of the most successful independent school headmasters of his generation. Named the 15th Headmaster of Blair Academy in 1989 and serving in that capacity until 2013, Chan—as he is known—brought to Blair a sustained period of visionary school leadership, initially developed during his previous twelve years as a teacher/administrator at The Taft School. At Blair, Chan’s creative leadership and navigation through the last two decades propelled the school forward. Today Blair enjoys a position as a highly regarded, selective school with a student body 50% larger, a campus doubled in size and facilities, and a significantly strengthened endowment than when the Hardwick era began.

Chan was educated at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he received an AB degree in philosophy and later an MA degree in English from Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English.

Liz Kornheiser

Partner

Liz Kornheiser is our resident millennial!  As Director of Consulting Services at GLP, Liz manages our portfolio of projects, ensuring a consistent and quality experience for all of our clients. An Emmy Award winning producer of ESPN’s highest rated daily sports show, Pardon the Interruption, Liz worked as part of a highly collaborative team and developed and led social media outreach for two programs from 1998-2012. Her work experience informs her thinking on how best to prepare students and adults to lead and thrive in the new, innovation-based, knowledge economy. She left the world of sports production in 2012 to pursue her passion for education and public sector work at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Liz focused her studies on nonprofit management and leadership, receiving her M.Ed. in May of 2013. Liz examined how schools and not for profits operate from a systems perspective, considering the various stakeholders and unique pressures that each organization faces. In May 2014, Liz earned her coaching certification at Columbia University.

 
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Julie Leeds 

Manager

Julie keeps the wheels turning at GLP with more than 20 years work experience as both a Reggio Emilia trained early childhood educator and as a financial and human resources administrator. Julie began her career at Kidder, Peabody & Co. where she managed administrative staff and a variety of HR functions. She then worked with two startup companies as the assistant to the CEO through a period of rapid growth.

Passionate about children and education, she transitioned to early childhood teaching five years ago and was trained in the Reggio Emilia learning philosophy. She joined the team at GLP in the summer of 2014 and works closely with clients to facilitate projects and manages all of the operations of the firm. She has five children and stays sane by coming into the office!.