Board of Trustees Names New Head of School

Published in the Laconia Daily Sun

SANBORNTON - The Board of Trustees of Sant Bani School has named Hans Mundahl as its second head of school effective July 1, 2017. Hans will succeed founding head Kent Bicknell, who is retiring after 44 years of exceptional leadership.

Hans has been invested in SBS since his daughter entered kindergarten eight years ago. He and his wife Sarah live in Sanbornton with their two children, Olivia (7th grade) and Ben (4th grade). Along with being a current parent, he has worked closely with the school on a number of projects and has been a trustee for the past two years. He comes most recently from the very successful consulting firm he established, Hans Mundahl and Associates. Over the last three years, he has worked with more than 40 independent schools and associations around the country, helping with staff training, content marketing, and strategic planning.

From 2001 to 2014, Hans was on the faculty of New Hampton School where he served on the administration as Director of Experiential Learning and then Director of Technology Integration. Following his graduation from the University of Maine in 1995 Hans was a Fulbright exchange teacher in Germany and then Program Coordinator for the Thompson Island Outward Bound Education Center. Hans is a highly sought after presenter at regional and national education conferences.

About Sant Bani School

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