Hun School announces next head of school 

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The Hun School of Princeton’s Board of Trustees appointed Bart Bronk to serve as Hun’s 11th head of school.

Bronk, currently head of school at University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, will succeed Jon Brougham in July 2023, following Brougham’s 14-year tenure.

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“Bart Bronk is a dynamic leader with a forward-thinking approach to education. He has a collaborative style, intellectual curiosity, and an affable and warm disposition. We are confident that he will serve our community well, support and advance every tenet of our mission, and keep The Hun School at the forefront of innovative and humanistic teaching,” Steve Wills, Hun School board chair, CEO and COO of Palatin, said in a prepared statement.

“I am enormously honored and tremendously excited to have been selected to become the eleventh head of The Hun School of Princeton,” Bronk said in the statement. “I am particularly attracted to The Hun School because of the elegant notion of ‘vigorous and joyful learning’ captured in Hun’s mission statement. This aligns directly with what I believe teaching and learning should be: an engaging, relevant, student-centered process in which the student’s voice, ideas, choices and passions are most important. When learning truly matters to students, astounding growth and achievement are possible and school becomes the transformative, and indeed, joyful, human experience it ought to be.”

During his five years at the helm and 11 in service of University Liggett School, Bronk led the school through a successful $50 million capital campaign and coalesced the faculty around the school’s progressive curriculum and shared purpose, according to the statement.

In addition to head of school, Bronk’s experience includes serving as provost and chief operating officer, associate head of school for academics and dean of faculty, associate dean of faculty, teacher and coach.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Pennsylvania.

Bronk’s appointment follows an extensive nationwide search, during which the school’s Search Committee fielded applications from all over the world. Candidates included academicians with a broad range of experience from sitting heads of school to post-secondary school leaders, according to the statement.

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