Klingenstein Family Chair for the Advancement of Independent School Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Pearl Rock Kane, professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University, holds the Klingenstein Family Chair for the Advancement of Independent School Education. She earned a Master of Arts degree from Smith College and a doctorate from Columbia University. Professor Kane serves as the director of the Klingenstein Center where she oversees five programs and is the advisor for Master’s degree programs. Professor Kane taught and served as an administrator in public and private schools in Massachusetts, Michigan, and New York. She is a member of two boards, Uncommon Schools and Brooklyn Prospect Charter School in Brooklyn, NY, where she is a founding board member. She has published three books and numerous articles on issues of leadership, governance, diversity and the attraction and retention of teachers.