The Independent Curriculum Group is led by a committed group of individuals with extensive experience in creating, implementing, and supporting forward-thinking, student-centered learning.
PeterGowPETER GOW, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (appointed 2013)

Peter Gow was a founding board member of the Independent Curriculum Group. He has been a teacher, administrator, and college counselor for forty years and is an established writer, presenter, and consultant on education and school topics. His books on education include An Admirable Faculty (NAIS, 2005), The Intentional Teacher (Avocus, 2009) and What Is A School? (Publish Green, 2011). He is also deeply committed to building authentic bonds between the public and private educational sectors and is a founder of the #PubPriBridge movement.

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1-liz-newLiz Davis
Assistant Head of School
Synapse School (CA)
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“The ICG enriches my professional learning network with invaluable resources and access to a experienced, knowledgeable, and cutting-edge group of educators.”

Erin Duffyerin_duffy_WEB
Head of Upper School
Seacrest Country Day School (FL)
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“The ICG is a true learning community in which educators and innovators may brainstorm ideas about transformative education for all students.”

Mike GwaltneyMike Gwaltney
History Department Chair
Oregon Episcopal School (OR)
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Margaret Haviland
Assistant Head for Faculty and Program
Westtown School (PA)
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“The ICG provides a needed forum for visionary discussions on creating the educational systems we want in order to produce the graduates society needs.”

Josie-Holford-1317-2015-16_medJosie Holford
Head of School (retired)
Poughkeepsie Day School (NY)
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The ICG provides the support and inspiration schools need to tackle the challenges of educating for the future and not the past.”

Emily JonesIMG_0977
Head of School
Putney School (VT)
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“The ICG brings together the schools that are doing the experimenting and finding the new pedagogies that will shape the future of education.”

Doug Key
Head of Upper School
Bosque School (NM)
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Elise London, ChairElise_London
Associate Director of College Counseling
St. Mark’s School (MA)
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“Independent curriculum allows schools, and teachers, to express the best of what they can do. In turn, it allows students to develop passions and explore ideas that open up the world.”

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Assistant Head of School for Academics
Trinity School of Midland (TX)
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“The ICG is a great resource for helping schools and educators to ‘think globally, develop curriculum locally’; an opportunity to share best practices and apply them in the context of each school’s own mission and resources.”

Sean Raymond0fec369
Assistant Head of School
York School (CA)
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“The ICG provides a medium for consideration and construction of truly independent, mission-driven curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment.”

Luthern Williams
Head of School
New Roads School (CA)
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