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Klingenstein Honors for Oprah

TC praises for professional achievements and public commitment to a more inclusive community
Global media leader and international philanthropist Oprah Winfrey received the 2009 Klingenstein Leadership Award from Teachers College’s Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership.
Winfrey was honored for her creation of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls-South Africa, for her on-going commitment to education through the philanthropic organizations she has founded, and for her promotion of reading through Oprah’s Book Club.
“By raising difficult issues, focusing resources to provide opportunity and increasing empowerment through knowledge, Oprah Winfrey has both changed and improved lives domestically and abroad,” said Pearl Rock Kane, Klingenstein Center Director, who presented the award to Winfrey at the annual meeting of the National Association for Independent Schools in Chicago in February.

Center faculty will be traveling to South Africa next year to conduct professional workshops with the faculty of the Leadership Academy for Girls.

Published Monday, Jun. 22, 2009