Biography

Mark Hansen was hired as our Head of Lower School in February 2017. In addition to his previous role as Primary School Principal at Copenhagen International School in Denmark, he led elementary schools in Lithuania, Germany and Wisconsin as well as Sewickley Academy, a PreK-12 independent day school near Pittsburgh. Mark earned his Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa and his Master of Arts in Elementary Administration from California State University, Northridge. His experience has involved working in independent, international and public schools, and he has taught at both the elementary and middle school levels in the United States, Japan and The Netherlands. Mark and his wife Debra have three children: sons, Pieter and Paul ’19, and daughter, Ellen ’24.

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Education
  • B.A. University of Northern Iowa
  • M.A. California State University, Northridge