After an extensive and competitive search, The Windward School announced the appointment of Daniele L. Kass, EdD, as the next Head of Manhattan Lower and Middle Schools. Dr. Kass will begin her employment on July 12, 2021, and she will succeed Ms. Leslie Zuckerwise who announced her retirement earlier this year.
As a classroom instructor for over 17 years, Dr. Kass has taught students in public and independent schools from preschool through eighth grade, as well as young adults and graduate students at the university level. In 2001 and 2010, Dr. Kass was recognized and awarded as a Bergen County District Teacher of the Year recipient and New Jersey State Educator of the Year nominee.
Her professional experience extends to serving as a mentor teacher and administrator, supporting adult learners in schools and educational training programs, and forming global partnerships with schools, teachers, students, and programs throughout the country. An active member of the International Dyslexia Association, she has conducted research studies on educational methodology and delivery, published in professional journals, and is the author of three published children’s books.