Dr. Kevin Navarro
- Appointed in 2017
- Doctoral degree in character education and democratic school governance from the University of Missouri, St. Louis
- Master’s degree in teaching from Webster University
- Bachelor’s degree in developmental psychology with minors in educational studies and Russian studies from Carleton College
Dr. Kevin Navarro was appointed head of Greensboro Montessori School in 2017. As head of school, Kevin serves as the organization’s chief executive officer and directs all day-to-day activities and operations of the School. His responsibilities include supervision and development of academic programs, the appointment of all faculty and staff, maintenance of educational and behavioral standards, and administration of the operating budget. Kevin possesses a passion for children, commitment to education, and inclusive approach to leadership.
Prior to joining Greensboro Montessori School, Kevin served as assistant head of school for 12 years at The College School, a pre-K through eighth grade independent school in St. Louis, Missouri. As assistant head of school, Kevin oversaw long-range strategic planning; technology integration in the classroom; curriculum coordination, development and documentation; faculty and staff hiring, onboarding, goal-setting and professional development; internal and external communications; and accreditations with the Independent Schools Association of Central States (ISACS). Prior to joining administration, Kevin taught language arts as a full-time middle school faculty for eight years.
A lifelong student himself, Kevin holds a doctoral degree in character education and democratic school governance from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He presented his thesis work, Vulnerable leadership: Definition and relation to effective character education, at the Association of Moral Education symposium at Harvard Graduate School of Education in December of 2016. Kevin also holds a master’s in teaching and a bachelor’s in developmental psychology with minors in educational studies and Russian studies.
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