We Value Your Thoughts!

The search committee welcomes your ideas and invites you to share them with us over the coming months. Contact

Current Parent

"Compass has turned out to be a good place for [my son] to feel emotionally safe and available to learn. I think the best thing about Compass is the number of talented teachers."

Current Parent

"It is very difficult to find a program for a child, who needs some extra help and support, a child, who is learning at a pace different from regular peers. The first time I visited Compass High School I was not only impressed, I was shocked, in a good way! "

Current Parent

"There is a very high level of individualization, school truly "teaches each and every child"

Current Parent

"Different methods, tools, technology, are used to accommodate kids with different learning challenges and learning styles."

Compass High Student

“The most impactful part of Compass are the small classes and really being able to connect with the teachers. I feel comfortable making a mistake because my teacher's know it is a part of the learning process.”

Compass High Student

”Teachers will work with us instead of giving up on us.”

Head of School Search

Compass High School Announces Doug Killin as the Incoming Head of School

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Killin as the Head of School for Compass beginning July 1, 2019.

Doug comes to us with an exceptional background teaching and leading organizations for students with learning differences. Most recently, he was Director of the Middle School at Charles Armstrong. In this role, he oversaw teacher development, student discipline, parent communication, curriculum development and counseling programs.

Prior to Charles Armstrong, Doug served in roles such as Dean of Students, Assistant Head of School and has close to 20 years of classroom teaching experience. He has worked in both mainstream education as well as schools focusing on students that learn in untraditional ways. While most of his teaching experience took place in California, he also worked at Landmark College in Vermont after receiving his Bachelor’s degree.

Doug’s educational background is also impressive. He has a Master of Arts in Education from University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus on learning psychology from Keene State College. He pursued a course work in clinical psychology at San Jose State and completed a program in Educational Therapy through Cal Berkeley. Over his career he has received recognition for his teaching including be named as a San Jose Distinguished Teachers in San Jose Magazine, and a John Hopkins recognition award. He has presented on Dyslexia in many venues including Harvard University.

Doug is excited to be taking on the role of Head of School at Compass High School and we look forward to the next chapter in the school’s history. Please join us in welcoming Doug as a new and integral part of our Compass community.

Sincerely,

Mark Harrington
Chair, Compass Board of Trustees

Head of School Search

Compass High School Announces Doug Killin as the Incoming Head of School

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Killin as the Head of School for Compass beginning July 1, 2019.

Doug comes to us with an exceptional background teaching and leading organizations for students with learning differences. Most recently, he was Director of the Middle School at Charles Armstrong. In this role, he oversaw teacher development, student discipline, parent communication, curriculum development and counseling programs.

Prior to Charles Armstrong, Doug served in roles such as Dean of Students, Assistant Head of School and has close to 20 years of classroom teaching experience. He has worked in both mainstream education as well as schools focusing on students that learn in untraditional ways. While most of his teaching experience took place in California, he also worked at Landmark College in Vermont after receiving his Bachelor’s degree.

Doug’s educational background is also impressive. He has a Master of Arts in Education from University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a focus on learning psychology from Keene State College. He pursued a course work in clinical psychology at San Jose State and completed a program in Educational Therapy through Cal Berkeley. Over his career he has received recognition for his teaching including be named as a San Jose Distinguished Teachers in San Jose Magazine, and a John Hopkins recognition award. He has presented on Dyslexia in many venues including Harvard University.

Doug is excited to be taking on the role of Head of School at Compass High School and we look forward to the next chapter in the school’s history. Please join us in welcoming Doug as a new and integral part of our Compass community.

Sincerely,

Mark Harrington
Chair, Compass Board of Trustees

We Value Your Thoughts!

The search committee welcomes your ideas and invites you to share them with us over the coming months. Contact

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Current Parent

"Compass has turned out to be a good place for [my son] to feel emotionally safe and available to learn. I think the best thing about Compass is the number of talented teachers."

Current Parent

"It is very difficult to find a program for a child, who needs some extra help and support, a child, who is learning at a pace different from regular peers. The first time I visited Compass High School I was not only impressed, I was shocked, in a good way! "

Current Parent

"There is a very high level of individualization, school truly "teaches each and every child"

Current Parent

"Different methods, tools, technology, are used to accommodate kids with different learning challenges and learning styles."

Compass High Student

“The most impactful part of Compass are the small classes and really being able to connect with the teachers. I feel comfortable making a mistake because my teacher's know it is a part of the learning process.”

Compass High Student

”Teachers will work with us instead of giving up on us.”

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