Pearl Rock Kane PortraitPearl Rock Kane was the first director of the Klingenstein Center and a beloved professor, advisor, and mentor to thousands of independent school educators who attended its programs. She led the Klingenstein Center for 37 years, during which she built the Center from a single fellowship program into the preeminent organization of its kind featuring two fellowship programs, three graduate programs, the Klingbrief newsletter, and more.  Pearl was honored at the Klingenstein Center's 40th Anniversary celebration in April of 2018, where she was presented with the Teachers College President's Medal of Excellence and where Teachers College announced the creation of the Pearl Rock Kane Endowed Scholarship, which honors Pearl's vision and leadership by providing scholarship funding to future Klingenstein Center students.  Pearl passed away in February, but her legacy will continue to shape the Center, the lives of her students, and the global independent school community. 

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