Jeff Suzik Named Director of Falk School

Issue Date: 
February 17, 2014

TheJeff Suzik Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, part of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Education, announced that it has named Jeff Suzik as the next director of the 83-year-old K-8 institution. He will also hold an appointment as an associate professor in the School of Education.

Suzik currently heads Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minn. He will begin at Falk on July 1, succeeding Wendell McConnaha, who is retiring.

“We’re excited to welcome Jeff Suzik back to Pittsburgh to lead Falk School,” said Alan Lesgold, dean of Pitt’s School of Education. “Jeff started his independent school career here in Pittsburgh, and all of us in the Falk School family were very impressed with the range of his experience.”

Suzik received his master’s and doctorate degrees from Carnegie Mellon University. While there, he received the Goldman Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching, directed the Center for Innovation in Learning’s World History Project, and served as a university teaching fellow at CMU’s Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence.

—By Adam Reger