Director, Kent Place Ethics Institute
Newark Advisory Board Member
Dr. Karen Rezach is the Founding Director of The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. A leader in primary and secondary school ethics education, Dr. Rezach has been teaching and facilitating ethics workshops for students, parents, faculty, administrators and private organizations for over ten years. She has developed partnerships with leading ethical institutions, including The Hastings Center and Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics, to develop signature programs for high school students. Her doctoral research, “Spiritual Leadership as a Model of Effective Leadership in Independent School,” explores the ways that educators can bring values and moral awareness into non-sectarian settings, and was the catalyst for the founding of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. She has an M.Div. from Yale University, an Ed.D. from Seton Hall University, is an ordained Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Newark and serves on numerous boards in the community. Dr. Rezach is the coach of the National Champion Kent Place High School Ethics Bowl Team. She has 23 years of experience as an independent school administrator, including Director of the Middle School at Kent Place and Assistant Head of School at St. Philip’s in Newark, New Jersey.