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Director, Klingenstein Center New York, NY

The Klingenstein Center at Teachers College has named Nicole Furlonge as its new Director.

Dr. Furlonge currently works at the Holderness School, where she serves as Director of Teaching and Learning and Chair of the English Department. While at Holderness, she has designed and led professional learning and development initiatives for faculty, fostering educational innovation and transformation across campus. She also chairs the Holderness Academic Committee, which oversees curricular development for the entire school, and coaches department chairs and program directors who are mentoring and managing faculty colleagues. In addition to her successful tenure at Holderness, Dr. Furlonge brings deep experience in independent school education and leadership, both in the classroom and in administrative roles related to curriculum development, diversity and inclusion, and educational equity and access. Dr. Furlonge has served on the faculties of a number of independent schools, including Princeton Day School, the Lawrenceville School, Stuart Country Day School, and St. Andrew’s School. She currently co-chairs the Holderness Board of Trustee’s Intellectual Life Committee.  

Dr. Furlonge is already an engaged member of the Klingenstein Center community, serving as English Lead Teacher and Co-Designer of the Diversity Curriculum for the Klingenstein Summer Institute, a two-week fellowship for early career teachers.

Dr. Furlonge received a BA in English and MA in American Literature from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of the forthcoming publication Race Sounds: The Art of Listening in African American Literature.

Sheryl Ash led this search with Katie Rockman and Sarah Hadjian.


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