Mark Stanek became the sixth Head of School at Shady Hill on July 1, 2010.
Mark grew up in Rochester, NY, and earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Hamilton College and an M.A. in Private School Leadership and Educational Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. While at Columbia, he was awarded both a Klingenstein Scholarship and a Rose Fellowship.
He came to Shady Hill after having served as Head of School at Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York; Middle School Principal at Milton Academy; and Middle School Dean of Students at The Athenian School in Danville, CA. In 2006-2007, he received a National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) Fellowship for Aspiring Heads, and he co-authored the 2nd edition of The Middle School Handbook
In addition to his work at Shady Hill, Mark serves on the boards of Beacon Academy (2013 to present), The Heads Network (2012 to present), and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (2015 to present).