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The North Bennet Street School is an accredited post-secondary vocational school that often trains their students in modern-day technological as well as traditional trades. Full-time programs include learning how to repair and craft jewelry on top of carpentry, bookbinding and many more. Around 150 new students enter each year. The school has recently made a change of hands, with former President Miguel Gómez-Ibáñez giving the reins over to his successor, Sarah Turner on December 1st of this year.

“My heart lies in leadership work; helping studio-craft institutions draw together the contributions of all members to make something unique, useful and forward-looking,” said Turner. “The strong sense of this, past and present, at North Bennet Street School drew me to the position. I am excited to get started on bringing about new connections and ideas.”

Turner brings over 20 years of experience in educational leadership in contemporary craft and design, having worked at a number of institutions including Cranbrook Academy of Art, the State University of New York at New Paltz, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Oregon College of Art and Craft.

Information originally sourced by National Jeweler