For the last Conversations with the Head of the 2016-17 school year, I will host Rebecca Sykes, President of the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation. I hope you can join us for a discussion:
A Valuable Education
Thursday, April 6, 2017
MS/US Regenstein Library
(40 spaces available)
All current parents are invited to attend. However, in order to maintain the ability for conversation, the attendance is limited to 40 people.
Rebecca Miller Sykes was appointed in 2013 as president of the Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation, which makes grants to support education and the empowerment of women and girls. On behalf of the foundation, Becky works especially closely with the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls-South Africa (OWLAG) and splits her time between the OWLAG campus in Henley-on-Klip, South Africa and her home in New Hampshire.
Immediately prior to joining the foundation, she was associate head of school at Phillips Academy, an independent boarding high school in Andover, MA. She also has held posts in education or social work for more than forty years at a variety of institutions besides the Academy, including Charter Forest Hospital in Shreveport, Louisiana, Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in Cambridge and at L'Institut St. Martin in Rennes, France.