Tom Sturtevant - Founding Head of SchoolTom Sturtevant - Founding Head of School
Tom Sturtevant is a Founding Head of School at The SEED Foundation.
In this role, Tom is leading the educational program development for our planned schools, as well as working with our existing schools to develop our curriculum, with particular emphasis on the use of technology to support teaching and learning.
Tom's leadership experience is rooted in his
background as a boarding school teacher and school administrator, which have formed his
belief in the transformational power of a boarding school culture and the primary importance of literacy and numeracy to deeper learning, personal development, and college success.
With interests in several academic areas, Tom
has taught English, geometry, and environmental philosophy.
has overseen several dormitories and coached soccer, lacrosse, ice hockey, and fitness training.
As an administrator, Tom was Director of College Counseling at St. Andrew's School in Delaware; then as Upper School Principal at Friends Academy on Long Island, New York; then as Associate Head and Head of School at Northfield Mount Hermon in Massachusetts.
Most recently, Tom
helped found a boarding school in Beijing, China called Keystone Academy
, while he
also helped to develop an educational technology product, StudySync, which strengthens reading, writing, and critical thinking skills consistent with the Common Core standards in English Language Arts.
Tom's professional network includes The Association of Boarding Schools, where he served as a trustee from 2009-2012; the Headmaster's Association; and the 8 Schools Association, where he served as Vice President from 2009-2011.