What do Dwight's Chancellor and the International Baccalaureate Organization have in common?
They're both celebrating their milestone 50th anniversary this year!
Chancellor Stephen Spahn, a pioneer in international education, was an early champion of the IB ― recognized worldwide as the "gold standard" in pre-university preparation. He embraced the curriculum as the ideal academic framework in which to ignite the spark of genius in every child and to educate inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people motivated to succeed and build a better world. The Chancellor served as a member of the IB Board of Governors, and helped to found the Guild of International Baccalaureate Schools of the Northeast.
During his tenure as the longest-serving head of an independent school in the US, Dwight has been a frontier school with numerous IB firsts, ranging from the first in New York City to offer the IB Primary Years Program, to the first in the Americas to offer the comprehensive IB curriculum for students from preschool-grade 12.
On the occasion of their shared five decades of educating students across the globe, IB World Magazine features Chancellor Spahn as part of #WeAreIB, "a campaign to thank and celebrate the wonderful IB educators who make the world a better place through their innovative educational practices."
Read the article here.