Peter Clarke founded Creative School Solutions after 45 year of instructional and leadership experience in both independent and public education. A graduate of Williams College (1971) and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education (1984), Clarke led award-winning high schools in Montpelier, VT and Bronxville, NY, and served as a trustee of the Guadino Fund at Williams College – an alumni board devoted to fostering innovative, instructional strategies that put students at the center of their own learning.
In 1995, Clarke was voted Vermont’s Principal of the Year for his sustained leadership in educational reform at the high school level. Returning to the classroom 10 years ago, he developed new instructional initiatives in Ethics and Leadership as part of Cushing Academy’s Institute on Leadership for the 21st Century. In 2016, he earned national certification as a Principal Mentor from the National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals.
As an educational consultant, Clarke has worked with school districts to restructure district governance models; foster innovative/positive school cultures; develop authentic leadership strategies; transform curriculum and instruction in the social sciences; and mentor new principals.
Stephen Dale received his Bachelor of Arts in history and Master’s in education from Allegheny College. Stephen has held an array of positions, including high school history teacher, director of social services for Vermont Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, and Director of the Baird Center for Children and Families, a division of the Howard Center for Human Services. He also served as deputy commissioner for the Agency of Human Services, commissioner of the Department for Children and Families and executive director of the Vermont School Boards Association.
Dale is currently consulting with the Act 46 Implementation Project on merger study committees for the Two Rivers Supervisory Union and the White River Valley Supervisory Union.