DISTINGUISHED LEADERS IN EDUCATION 2017 Dr. Blake Spahn
Vice-Chancellor, Dwight School
As Vice Chancellor, Dr. Blake Spahn has oversight of all school operations. A Dwight alumnus, he received his BA and MBA degrees from Columbia University, where he was Captain of their undefeated Men’s Tennis Ivy League championship team. Blake then went on to obtain Masters and Doctorate degrees in Comparative International Education from Oxford. Author of America and the International Baccalaureate, Blake has taught in classrooms in the U.S., U.K., and Japan. In addition to founding Dwight’s Early Childhood Division, he has had oversight of Dwight School London’s campus for the past 20 years. Blake co-founded BOOST (Building Opportunities on Student Talent), a non-profit designed to advance prospects for university students in Southern Africa, enabling them to contribute to their own countries’ development; and was a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dwight School, founded in 1872, is dedicated to igniting the spark of genius in every child. The first school in the Americas to offer the comprehensive International Baccalaureate curriculum from preschool through grade 12, Dwight has campuses in New York, London, Seoul, Shanghai, and Dubai (opening 2018). #