Board of Advisors

Mike Hirschfeld serves as Head of School for Connecticut’s Kent School. Hirschfeld previously served as the thirteenth rector of St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire.

A dedicated and passionate educator and administrator, Hirschfeld began his career as a history teacher and Assistant Director of Admissions at Kent immediately following his graduation from Princeton in 1990.

Four years later, Hirschfeld moved to St. Paul’s School where he spent the next 24 years and held leadership roles in virtually every aspect of school life, leading up to his appointment as Rector in 2011.

Previously, Hirschfeld was the Associate Director of College Advising, Director of Admissions, Vice Rector for Enrollment and Communications, and the Vice Rector for External Affairs. His wife, Liesbeth, is also a former member of the Kent faculty (1987-1994). While at St. Paul’s she served as athletic director. They have a daughter, a recent graduate of Bowdoin College and a son, a current student at Brown University.

Hirschfeld received an A.B. in history in 1990 from Princeton University, where he captained the varsity lightweight crew to the 1989 national championship.

He later earned an M.A. in liberal studies in 1999 from Dartmouth College. In 2017, Hirschfeld was a Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia Teachers College.

Hirschfeld is currently studying at the University of Cambridge in England, pursuing an M.Phil in Educational Leadership and School Improvement. He earned his high school diploma from St. Paul’s School in 1985.