Dr. John Creeden
Dr. John Creeden, Prior to his appointment at School Year Abroad, Jack was headmaster of Providence Day School in Charlotte, North Carolina, an independent day school of more than 1,500 students in grades K-12. For a dozen years before PDS, Jack was headmaster of Fountain Valley School of Colorado, an independent boarding and day school of 235 students in grades 9-12. a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross, Jack went on to the University of Wisconsin, where he earned an M.A. in English literature and a Ph.D. in educational administration. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers University, the University of Sussex (England), the KIPP School in Charlotte, North Carolina, and at Gashora Girls Academy for Science and Technology in Rwanda. He served as Associate Dean in the College of Letters and Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Associate Provost for Academic Planning and Personnel at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. In 1991-1992 he was the resident director of Rutgers Study Abroad in Great Britain. Jack has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and served as Chair of the Board of Trustees from 2012-2015.