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PDS Spirit - Winter 2023

PDS Spirit - Spring 2011


  • 38 Years, Three Heads, and One Mission
  • PDS and Its Head of School - Lee Burns

PDS has been blessed with a long history of strong leadership. In this issue, we explore the role of head of school. This year marks a significant milestone in the history of the school—a decade under the leadership of Lee Burns. We mark that occasion by pausing to look back on the PDS’ transition from a school that excelled in the last century to a school that is leading the way in the 21st century.

We also look back at the legacy of the two previous head of schools, Jack Stanford (1972-1979), and Dr. Len Sumner (1979-2000) in a feature article by Jamie Baker.