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Brian "Brian" Conway Yager

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Brian Yager joined The Harker School as head of school in July 2017. He came to Harker from the Keystone School, an outstanding preschool-12 school in San Antonio, Texas, where he was their head of school for seven years and had a major impact on many facets of the school’s institutional and educational accomplishments.

Mr. Yager’s career includes serving as the upper school director at The Community School in Sun Valley, Idaho, and 16 years at the Cate School in Carpenteria, Calif., where he was the director of residential life, founding director of their summer school, chair of the math department and faculty advisory committee, faculty coordinator for the WASC/CAIS accreditation process, and their annual fund director. Additionally, he has taught Algebra 1, AP Calculus (BC), AP Micro and Macro Economics and Human Development, and has coached girls and boys varsity and JV lacrosse, varsity and JV water polo, and JV soccer. He also continues to serve as a member of the board of trustees at the Headwaters School in Austin, Texas.

As an undergraduate at Stanford, Mr. Yager received a commencement award for outstanding student in the School of Earth Sciences, and in 1995 he was a Columbia University Kligenstein Summer Fellow.

Here’s a bit of Mr. Yager’s educational philosophy: “To enhance our lives individually and collectively, good education should inspire creativity, curiosity, and awareness of the greater world, as well as a desire to do good in addition to doing well. We should seek to generate citizens who value their contributions to the world they inhabit and who find enjoyment in – if not passion for – learning as its own pursuit.”

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B.A. Quantitative Economics, Stanford University
B.S. Applied Earth Sciences, emphasis in Land Use Planning, Stanford University
M.Ed. emphases in Administration and Planning, and Technology in Education, Harvard University