Stevens Cooperative School, an independent leader in progressive education since 1949, has announced the hiring of two new members of its senior administrative team.
Sam Keany, a longtime educator and administrator at independent schools in New York City, will be the new principal of the Hoboken campus. Throughout his career, he has held various positions at Saint Ann’s School, The Chapin School, and The Browning School, including science department chair and dean of students. Sam is currently the head of the upper school at The IDEAL School of Manhattan.
“I am so honored and excited to be invited to join the Stevens Cooperative School community,” said Keany. “During the interview process, I felt warmly welcomed and I was particularly impressed with the vibrancy of the students, the faculty, and the program. I look forward to understanding the school in more depth and working to keep moving Stevens forward.”
Reginald “Reggie” Davenport, another longtime educator, will join Stevens as its next Director of Equity and Community Engagement, a role in which he will lead diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at both the Hoboken and Jersey City campuses. Currently the Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Penn., Reggie is also an equity consultant for the Institute for Student Achievement.
“I am very excited about the opportunity to join the Stevens Cooperative School family,” said Davenport. “The school’s desire to ensure that we provide safe spaces for all of its constituents to show up as their authentic selves is a top priority, along with educational excellence, and I’m excited to get started.”
“We are extremely excited to welcome Sam and Reggie to the Stevens community,” said Head of School Sergio Alati Ed.D. “Our senior administrative team works tirelessly to maintain the school’s values of continuous improvement, progressive education, and diversity and equity, and I’m confident that bringing Sam and Reggie on board will propel us forward in our efforts.”
Stevens Cooperative School, founded in 1949 by members of the Stevens Institute of Technology community, is the only independent, progressive school with campuses in both Hoboken and Jersey City. Accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools and Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Stevens provides 430 students an educational experience that will serve them for a lifetime: the adventure of becoming their most authentic selves, engaging fully with their education, and seeing the world as full of limitless opportunity. For more information, visit www.stevenscoop.org.