Peter Herzberg's Resume


Columbia University
Teacher’s College, M.Ed.
Klingenstein Fellowship

Middlebury College
M.A. Literature

Kenyon College
B.A. English

Professional Experience

Education Beyond the Core – 2015-present
Educational Consultant
Catalyze partnerships between schools and non-profit foundations; examine metrics and the effectiveness of funded programs; work with schools on teaching and curriculum that promote learning beyond standardized testing; build adult capacity and school culture. (see next section for details)

Change for Kids , Queens, NY – 5/2017-10/2017
Acting Director of Education
Nonprofit foundation that partners with NYC Title 1 Elementary Schools

Laguardia Community College, Queens, NY – 2016-present
Adjunct Professor
Adjunct Professor of Literature and Composition

Boys Preparatory School, Bronx – 2013-2015
Founding Principal
Founder and Head of the first all boys charter tuition-free elementary school in the Bronx.

Public Prep Network, NY – 2013-2014
Managing Director of Early Learning

The Brearley School, New York, NY – 2009-2013
Associate Head of School

Greens Farms Academy, Greens Farms, CT – 2000-2008
Academic Dean and Dean of Faculty – 2004-2008
Head of the Upper School – 2000-2008

Dwight-Englewood School, Englewood, NJ – 1989-2000
English Department Chair
Director, Senior Focus Program – 1997-2000
Co-Designed school’s signature program: a re-conceived vision of Senior Year using independent study, fieldwork, portfolio and exhibition.

New Jersey Association of Independent Schools Professional Development Council (PDC) – 1985-1991

Rutgers Preparatory School – 1983-1989
English Department Chairperson, Upper School
College Guidance, writer/assistant – 1984-1985

American Community Schools of Athens, Greece – 1980-1983
English Department Coordinator
IB program instructor


South Bronx Rising Together, Bronx, NY – 2015-present
Collective Action Network leader
3rd grade literacy and college-career readiness.

#Degrees NYC – 2018-present
Collective Action Group organized by CUNY
The Riverside-Goddard Center and the Young Invincibles to improve post-secondary opportunities and outcomes in NY.

Change For Kids, New York – 2011-present
Board of Directors

XQ Super School Design Team – 2015-2016
Team Leader, Semi-Finalist
As part of this national project/grant contest, led a team of eight educators from around the country researching and designing the “radical high school of the future.”

News Literacy Project – 2016-present
New York Advisory Board and Consultant on Checkology, NLP’s new digitalized learning platform on media literacy. NLP advocates for media literacy in secondary schools, supported by major news, social media, and journalism outlets.

Cloud Institute for Sustainability – 2013-present
Member of advisory/Editorial team revising national benchmarks for educating for sustainability.

The Mead School, Stamford, CT – 2008-present
Board of Trustees

KlingBrief – 2009-2013
Founding Editor and Co-founder
On-line professional development journal published by the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University.

The Geraldine R Dodge Foundation – 1986-1988
Advisory Council
Teacher advisory group designed poet residencies in NJ schools as well as plan the largest poetry festival in the world (now a biennial event)

Conference Work

#Degrees NYC Conference on College Access and Readiness, NYC – 2016
Co-sponsored by CUNY, NYCDOE, and several community action groups.

National Best Cooperative Practices Conference, Bloomfield, Colorado – 2012
“Across the Divide: An Unlikely Symbiosis”
Presentation as Associate head of Brearley with counterpart at Public Prep Charter Network on obstacles and successes of an independent/charter school partnership

Fieldstone School, NY – 2010
Symposium: “Senior Year as Transition: Breaking the Orthodox pattern”
Designed and moderated panel discussion and workshop on how we might renew last year of high school as both a capstone to secondary school and as a transition to higher education/employment

Center for Creative Leadership, Colorado Springs, CO – 2002 (summer)

ASCD, Chicago – 1994
“Re-conceiving Senior Year”
Presentation at the Association of Curriculum Development annual convention of the Senior Focus Program piloted at Dwight-Englewood as a template for innovating last year of high school

NAIS, Orlando, FL – 1994
“Reconsidering the Senior Year”
Presentation at National Association of Independent Schools of two years of research on senior year reform

Dwight-Englewood School – 1994
“Portfolios and Alternative Forms of Assessment: Options, Blueprints, Directions”
Conference Designer and Coordinator
Conference gauging progress in New Jersey Association of Independent schools on this issue

Lawrenceville School – 1993
“Still No Frigate like a Book?”
Conference Designer and Presenter
Symposium on the teaching of the written word in the (then still new!) video age for both public and private schools

NEH Independent Study Grant – July 1994
On the legacy of Theatre of the Absurd in contemporary western theatre

NEH grant, Avignon, France – July-August 1991
“Petrarch and Provence:” a study of the tension between religion and humanism in Petrarch’s work.

Publication and Additional Experience

Publication includes poetry in several literary magazines, including Southern Review and The Paterson Literary Review. Experience in Arts includes professional vocal work and performance at the Metropolitan Opera, NYC, in Middle School. Community and school theater director. Tennis enthusiast. Avid Traveler. Fluency in French; some spoken Spanish. Married to Caren Golden, a Contemporary Art Advisor/Dealer. One daughter, Akayla, age 23.

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