Donald Proffit

Principal of Lawrence High School in New Jersey until his retirement in 2006, Don Proffit’s priorities were promoting a caring, inclusive, safe school community for a student body from diverse backgrounds, and supporting academic rigor, diversity, and ethics. In the years leading up to his work in Lawrence, Proffit’s innovative education initiatives included directing a “Fame” magnet high school in dance and theater and acting.Proffit’s passion for finding and implementing tools for forming stronger, more inclusive communities has led him from Maine to Bali. He is an Ethical Literacy® coach with the Institute for Global Ethics in Camden, Maine, regional steward for The World Café, and a leadership coach with Asia Society’s International Studies Schools Network. He also serves on the executive committee of the Bali Institute for Global Renewal.Proffit holds a master’s degree in educational leadership with a visual arts focus from Bank Street College/Parsons School of Design, a master’s in creative arts education from Rutgers, and a bachelor’s degree in music from Westminster Choir College.He received the D. Bennett Mazur Award for Lifetime Achievement from the New Jersey Lesbian and Gay Coalition for having made sustained and profound contributions to transforming society at great risk to himself, has twice received the New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education, and is a John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Teacher Fellow.

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