National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart
The National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart (NCGLS) works to support and empower the next generation of female leaders. Through research, professional programming, and development of innovative curriculum, Stuart serves as a resource to parents, students and educators throughout the world.
Meet our new director, Bonnie Milecki
We are thrilled to announce that Mrs. Bonnie Milecki has been selected as the new Director of the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart (NCGLS). Mrs. Milecki is uniquely prepared to support and empower our next generation of female leaders through the development of innovative leadership curriculum and professional programming integral to the mission of the NCGLS. Her expertise and enthusiasm for our work of educating girls for lives of exceptional leadership and service will truly advance and expand our Center's impact. The National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart and this position are made possible thanks in part to the Harris B. Siegel Fund for Student Leadership. The Fund was established by Patricia Costante and Stephanie Champi '12, and given to Stuart in gratitude for Mr. Siegel, a long-time director of college counseling. Click here to read more.
The Leadership Diploma Endorsement at Stuart
We know that leadership can be cultivated and developed through an exploration of leadership theory, the development of leadership skills and qualities and the application of this knowledge. We are excited to offer our students the opportunity to pursue leadership studies, and if they choose, they may earn an endorsement in leadership to be noted on their high school transcript. Students must apply to the program, take three leadership courses, complete a practicum/independent study junior year, and a final thesis presentation senior year.
The Harris B. Siegel Fund for Student Leadership
The expansion of our leadership programs has been made possible by the Harris B. Siegel Fund for Student Leadership, established by Patricia Costante and Stephanie Champi ’12. Their generous gift was given to Stuart in gratitude for Mr. Siegel, a long time director of college counseling.
Leadership courses include:
Women in Leadership Speaker Series
The Women in Leadership Speaker Series brings prominent women leaders to Stuart for keynote presentations and panel discussions. The series was initiated in 2006 with the mission of educating girls, and those who mentor and support them, to the qualities of “leadership for life.” Skills in personal excellence, individual leadership, self-confidence and personal vision are stressed through this program.
Speaker Referral Program
If you would like to be considered as a speaker with the NCGLS, or know of someone else, please let us know!
The Advisory Board serves in the capacity of consultant to the National Center for Girls' Leadership at Stuart. The advisory board consists of outstanding leaders across a variety of disciplines who are deeply committed to the advancement of leadership development in young women. The president of Stuart's student government and a faculty liaison also serve on the Board.
Stephanie Champi ’12
Recruitment Manager at Teach For America
John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Roscoe H. George Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ivonne Diaz Claisse
President and CEO, HISPA
Vice President and Chief Security Officer, Prudential Financial
Dr. Trisha Medeiros
President, Ursuline Academy
Priyanka Sinha ’00
CEO and Founder, Xitiway
Joanna Vargas ’88
Founder, Joanna Vargas Skincare and Salon
Bonnie Milecki, Director
Faculty in Residence
Middle School Dean of Students, Chair of Upper School Fine Arts
STEM Endorsement Co-Chair, Biology Teacher
Upper School Dean of Students, Math Teacher
Lower School Theology and Drama Teacher
Leadership Endorsement Chair,
Middle and Upper Schools Health Teacher
STEM/SIFE Coordinator, STEM Endorsement Co-Chair,
Technology Innovation Specialist