School Leadership

Meet the newest member of the team!

Steve Shafer

Dear King School Community,

I am excited and honored to be joining you shortly as the next Chief Financial and Operating Officer (CFOO) at King School. From the early part of my career, I have been privileged to serve the academic community. Both a learner and an educator at heart, I’ve appreciated the intellectual and personal curiosity and energy of students of all ages. 

Throughout each stage of the search process, the enthusiasm and strong support for King School’s mission, students, and educational approach reinforced my eagerness to join the dedicated staffulty. I am especially thankful to the members of the search committee, for their devotion to King in this important endeavor, while at the same time undertaking steadfast and extensive planning for operations during a global pandemic.

Inspired by King’s ethos of commitment and service, I look forward to building relationships with the distinguished staffulty and greater community, partnering in the pursuit of King School’s strategic goals and the commitment to “open minds and spark courageous thinking.” 

I eagerly await my arrival on December 21 — a date that will mark the start of a new season along with the start of my King School journey, and I hope to meet as many of you as possible during my first weeks. 

Thank you for welcoming me and my wife, Anoush, as part of the Viking community. 

Best Regards,

Steven Shafer

Stephen A. Schafer

Meet the School Leadership

Nina Newman

Associate Head of School for Advancement, Director of Admission and Financial Access
(203) 322-3496, Ext. 352