Head of School
Dr. Michael B. Roberts has spent well over 30 years in education. He has served as a teacher, program director, curriculum director, and head of school. Due to his exceptional commitment and passion for teaching and learning, Dr. Roberts was named Head of School at Catherine Cook in July 2005.
Dr. Roberts is regarded as a leader in his field with a number of independent school associations, including ISACS, NAIS, ESHA, and LMAIS. He has led strategic planning and diversity workshops for independent school boards and has served on the boards of a number of non-profit organizations. He has served as both member and chair of the Evaluation Review Committee for ISACS and as a Visiting Team Leader for several schools across the Midwest. In addition, he is the immediate past President of the Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools (LMAIS). Dr. Roberts holds a bachelor's degree from Central Methodist College and a master's and doctorate in education from Washington University in St. Louis.
A Message from Head of School
Dr. Michael B. Roberts
Now in my fourteenth and final year of service to the school, I am so pleased with the progress we’ve made. I am also proud that we continue our commitment to cultivating community norms for our work in the areas of cultural competence, global citizenship, ethical literacy, and technology integration.
Armed with committed teachers and administrators, supportive parents, and a hardworking Board of Trustees, I am eager to see our future unfold in this thoughtful year of senior leadership transition. It will be exciting to see what is new, next, and best as we navigate our third decade of building a firm foundation for the future of our children through innovative, progressive, and constructivist curricula.
I welcome you as you explore this vibrant learning community, where students acquire the tools and skills they need to graduate as confident and compassionate stewards of an evolving world.