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Elizabeth “Sue” Rockwell Cesare

Elizabeth “Sue” Rockwell Cesare

Norwalk, CT

Former Head of School, King Low Heyward Thomas School

Trustee Emerita

Sue earned a BA in English from Connecticut College and an MA in Comparative Religion from Union Theological Seminary. She was the Head of King & Low-Heywood Thomas School in Stamford, CT for 25 years, during which time she coordinated Low-Heywood’s merger with the Thomas School in 1975 and spearheaded the consolidation of Low-Heywood Thomas with King School in 1988. Sue was also a founding trustee of the Runnemede School in Vermont. She has served on the Board of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and was a past President of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS). A strong advocate of women’s education, Sue was appointed to the Walker’s Board of Trustees in 1987, and served as President of the Board from 1996 – 2000. In 2015 she was the inaugural recipient of The Ethel Walker Medal, the highest honor bestowed upon non-alumnae members of the Walker’s community. In 2009, Sue won the prestigious CAIS Award, presented to a person who has provided an inspiring example of leadership and commitment to the improvement of education for children in Connecticut. She is the co-author of the book Succeeding at Parenting and Teaching.