Kathryn L. Wiens

Kathryn L. Wiens

Associate Fellow

Kathryn Wiens has done extensive research around independent and faith-based schools as well as single-gender education. She holds a doctorate in education from Boston University and is currently employed as the Director of the Schools for Applied and Innovative Learning at Delaware County Christian School. Having worked in both public and independent schools, Wiens has served as Dean of Curriculum and Instruction, Director of Admissions, Science Department Chair, and has taught chemistry and biology. Her publications include a book on single-gender education, multiple journal articles, co-editor of a book on school leadership, as well as the most comprehensive study done to date on Christian education. She is active as a volunteer at her son's school and has served as the associate director of a nonprofit organization that supports school leaders from schools across the nation. She is married to Dr. Timothy Wiens, an independent school head, has one son, Eliot, and is the dog-mother of a Great Dane named Greta.

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