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Visiting Scholar Program


CSEE is delighted to announce that

Lauren Brownlee

is our first Visiting Scholar! Lauren is currently the Director of Social Action and co-leader of the Diversity and Social Justice Team at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland. She is also a board member at Sandy Spring Friends, a previous faculty member at Sidwell Friends, and a frequent collaborator / presenter / organizer (PoCC, Private Schools with Public Purpose, ComeUnity Coalition, to name a few).

There were about 50 talented people who applied for this position. Lauren stood out for her breadth and depth of knowledge in areas including student leadership and service learning, and diversity, equity and inclusion—important facets of the CSEE mission. Further, she delivers this knowledge with passion, warmth, and creativity. She writes, “There is nothing I find more satisfying than increasing people’s capacity to be leaders in their communities as they grow confident in their role of bending the arc of the moral universe.”


We look forward to partnering with Lauren this year and showcasing her fine work! You will see her writing in Connections, presenting in webinars, and contributing to some of our events.


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Application Information

Minimum Qualifications

  • Expertise in a CSEE focus area, such as Service-Learning, Advisory, Honor Council, Equity and Inclusion, Character/ Social-Emotional Learning, Wellness, or other areas       
  • Experience with adult learning strategies
  • Eagerness to share what you know
  • Eagerness to learn about areas other than your own expertise       
  • Ability to work remotely (and comfort with this)   
  • Currently employed in an independent school
  • Preference to someone with knowledge of CSEE (ie. at a member school, or has participated at CSEE events, etc.)


  • Would work 12 days in the Summer of 2018 and 12 days in the Summer of 2019 (work would be telecommuting) 
  • Would be a part of one-hour staff calls twice a month during the school year     
  • Routine communications via phone calls and emails      
  • CSEE Events
         - Would attend at least three of CSEE’s professional development events
         - CSEE would pay the travel expense for three events            
         - Attendance at all events would be gratis

Possible Duties

  Network / Research / Advise:       

  • Provide the CSEE staff with a window into contemporary issues in schools       
  • Connect with other educators / practitioners in schools       
  • Help determine event topics, schedules, and speakers


  • Write the “Faculty or Parent Tips” in Connections Quarterly
  • Write a Connections article       
  • Write a publication


  • Member Consultation       
  • Member Certification process       
  • Lead a “CSEE Virtual Department” web meeting       
  • Lead/ speak at a CSEE event       
  • Engage with attendees at CSEE events       
  • Present a faculty and/or parent webinar


  • Deepen your existing expertise       
  • Branch into more areas       
  • $10,000 stipend

Application should include:

1)    Current CV

2)    Two Recommendations (please provide names and contact information)

3)    Statements describing:

  • Your current area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of adult learning strategies.
  • In looking at Possible Duties (above), describe which of those possibilities you would commit to doing over the course of the year and how you might do them.
  • In looking at the CSEE subject areas that are not your area of expertise, which areas would you like to learn most, and how would you envision this position expanding your work?

Key Dates       

  • Application dates for 2019-20 will be announced in the future.


For more information contact, Bob Mattingly at, or 202-236-4603.


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