HEAD OF SCHOOL
Thomas R. Hoerr, PhD, has been the Head of School at New City since 1981. Prior to coming to New City, Tom was the principal of Pershing Elementary School in the School District of University City. He also taught in two school districts, and worked as an intern in the St. Louis Public School's Division of Evaluation and Research. Tom founded and directed the Washington University Non-Profit Management Program and co-facilitated the ASCD Scholars Program.
Following the words of playwright Edward Albee, who said, “I write to find out what I am thinking,” Tom has written more than 90 articles and three books: Becoming A Multiple Intelligences School (ASCD Press, 2000), The Art of School Leadership (ASCD Press, 2005), and School Leadership for the Future (NAIS Press, 2009). He writes a monthly column, “The Principal Connection,” for Educational Leadership, one of the country’s premier educational publications.
Currently, Tom is facilitating the ISACS (Independent Schools Association of the Central States) New Heads Network. This program provides content, skills, and perspectives on school leadership and governance for new heads of ISACS Schools. He also facilitates the ASCD Multiple Intelligences Professional Interest Community, and publishes Intelligence Connections, an MI newsletter that is distributed ten times each year. Intelligence Connections features articles from educators around the world who share how MI can be used to help students learn.
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