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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 and director of qualitative research

Dr. Sarah Goldin, Partner, joins GLP inspired by her journeys as both a research scientist and a teacher leader for change initiatives at Greenwich High School, a large suburban school in CT. Sarah spearheaded the design and launch of 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 deep expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, 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.

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Katie Knowlton

Senior Consultant and Director of Programs

Katie joins GLP as Senior Consultant and Director of Programs, but she is no stranger to the organization, having worked as a summer intern throughout her college years. An English major, Katie graduated with honors from Kenyon College in 2016, prior to which she attended the Chapin and Taft schools, as well as the Tuck Business Bridge program at Dartmouth. Upon graduation, Katie joined AlphaSights, a fast-paced, high-growth, knowledge search firm that specializes in connecting their clients with industry experts. As the second employee hired to the Professional Development team, over the past two years Katie has helped to build out the function, working across all aspects of the talent lifecycle from onboarding, to senior leader development. She developed and delivered training programs, managed talent processes, and created learning opportunities for employees across all global offices, including New York, London and Hong Kong. Additionally, Katie served as the Vice President of AlphaSights' Women's Initiative Network-- an internal organization that focuses on enhancing the careers of professional women by providing opportunities both inside and outside the office to network, share information, acquire skills, and develop rewarding professional relationships. Passionate about helping others solve problems and unlock their full potential, Katie is excited to get back into education and design and deliver mission driven programs and services for our clients.

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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!.  

 
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Tom Owen

Director of Thought Leadership

As GLP’s Director of Thought Leadership, Tom Owen helps the organization articulate and share its ideas with a broad audience. He first collaborated with GLP by serving as a key editorial consultant for the 2017 white paper “From Financial Sustainability to ‘Thriveability’: Why We Need to Change the Conversation.” Currently enrolled as a full-time master’s student at the Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Columbia University’s Teachers College, Tom previously taught high school English at St. Luke’s School and served as the Assistant Director of Communications at Brooks School. He has also written articles for the alumni magazines of St. Paul’s School and Connecticut College. In the fall of 2019, Tom will join the faculty of Episcopal High School as an English teacher. Tom is especially interested in how schools and not-for-profits can take a strategic approach to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive organizational cultures, a commitment that is informed by his positioning as a biracial educator. The son of a college professor and an independent school head, Tom attended Pine Point School, St. Paul’s School, and Dartmouth College.