Rising Star Breakfast with Katherine Schantz

Feb 03, 2014

February 11th's Rising Star Breakfast (7:30-9am at The Bushnell) will feature a talk from Katherine Schantz, Head of School at The Lab School. We’ve got 10 tickets to give away! Leave a comment on this blog post by 5pm on February 6th for a chance to attend free of charge! (Winners will be notified via email on the 7th, preference will be given to those who have not won a RSB ticket in the last 6 months.)

Innovation and risk-taking are no strangers to Katherine Schantz, who was named as the Head of School at The Lab School five years ago. At the February Rising Star Breakfast, Schantz will talk about creativity, originality, innovation, and intellectual risk-taking. She has personal experience with each of these topics, which shows in the work she's done at The Lab School. Schantz has an extensive professional and educational background, which you can read about in her bio on The Lab School's website.

"In tandem with the Board, Katherine spearheaded a comprehensive Strategic Plan for Lab School, which is currently in the implementation phase. She has dramatically increased the professional development program for faculty and staff, securing the prestigious Lehman Fellowship, which funds continuing education opportunities to ensure that teachers remain lifelong learners. Global classrooms/global learning are of particular interest to Katherine; she has introduced the school’s first study abroad programs and has introduced technology and teaching methods that broaden the horizon of every student beyond the school’s DC campus. And to the delight of students as well as staff, Katherine sparked the funding and construction of the popular Common’s multi-purpose communal gathering spot."

I think we could all use a little extra creativity and originality in our lives - we're sure to be inspired at this Rising Star Breakfast!


  1. 2 Adam McLaughlin 05 Feb
    If you are looking for a familiar face to meet up with at this Rising Star Breakfast - I will be in attendance. 
  2. 1 James Widman 05 Feb
    With a girlfriend currently working towards her masters in special education and a keen personal interest in the broadening possibilities in education I think this talk would be very interesting. I also share with the sentiments of the above remarks and believe we all could us "a little extra creativity and originality in our lives". 


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