From the Head of School

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Welcome and thank you for your interest in Cliff Valley School. As the Head of School I'm pleased to introduce you to the Cliff Valley community, a community that comprises students, parents and educators who are passionate about learning. Our mission is to provide outstanding education focused on children’s academic and social development in a caring community environment, and we are particularly serious about the descriptor outstanding.

While a website can provide a glimpse into a school community, nothing compares to seeing and experiencing a school in person. I have an opportunity to see our outstanding programs and our mission in action every day, and I invite you to experience it for yourself. 

Michael Edwards, Ed.D.
Head of School

Michael Edwards

Michael has experience teaching at all levels pre-kindergarten through college, and he has taught in independent schools overseas and in the U.S. The experiences he collected teaching such a wide range of students provide him with a global perspective on the process of education and a strong understanding of how students learn and develop.

Michael provides professional development for teachers and administrators and he regularly leads school accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Independent Schools.

Michael earned his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University. He also holds a B.A. and M.A. in Germanic Studies, a B.S. in Education, a M.A.E. in Educational Administration, and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction. Michael joined Cliff Valley in 2004.