Russell Shaw

Head of School, Georgetown Day School

Russell Shaw is the head of Georgetown Day School, which was founded in 1945 as the first integrated school in Washington, DC. GDS is a nationally recognized K–12 institution, known for its quality education and as a leader in social justice, equity, and diversity curriculum. Shaw is an active partner to leaders in government and public and charter education around the role of independent schools in the vital debate about the future of education. He has served as legislative assistant to Congressman Henry Waxman, researcher and editor, classroom teacher, and Outward Bound instructor.

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