Bruce Shaw

Bruce Shaw pictureBruce Shaw began his work in education in the late 1960s. Beginning as a classroom teacher and coach, he later moved into administration as a division head and eventually began his first headship (Marin Academy, CA) in 1984. In 1994, he became the head of Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA, where he served until 2010. He has since been doing consulting work, focusing on strengthening governance and administration (strategic planning, board retreats, executive coaching and team building), administrative searches (head of school and senior administrators), and crisis management. He has published a number of articles about education, has taught master’s degree students at the Klingenstein Center about school administration and leadership, served on numerous boards and search committees, chaired two of those boards (including the board of NAIS), and has done extensive work in accreditation. He is currently vice-president of the board at the Glen Urquhart School (Beverly, MA) and is a trustee at the Winsor School (Boston, MA).