The role of the St. George's Board of Trustees is to lead the school strategically to ensure the viability of its mission and the school’s overall sustainability. Our Board of Trustees is responsible for working with the school’s administration to develop policies and make essential decisions by which our school's three campuses, located in Memphis, Germantown and Collierville, are governed and guided.
Stewart Burgess, Developmental Psychologist and Lower School Early Learning Director at St. George’s Independent School, has been writing, teaching, designing curriculum and learning environments, and conducting research within the field of childhood development for more than three decades. Dr. Burgess’ primary research focus has been on the development of early intellectual skills such as problem solving, memory, language, and the interplay between emotion and cognition. He has been published in a number of highly regarded scholarly journals including Developmental Psychology; has presented at a wide variety of child development and early childhood education meetings; and is the co-author of the award winning book for parents and educators, Toddler Next StepsTM from Brilliant Beginnings. Dr. Burgess oversees educational programming for the infants and toddlers at Little Georgies Early Learning Center and the prekindergarten through first grade students at both of St. George’s Independent School’s two Lower School Campuses. Throughout his career, Dr. Burgess has served as a consultant to toy and book companies, schools, social work programs, and parents.____________________________________Ph.D. Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, IrvineM.A. Experimental Child Development, California State University, San DiegoB.S. Psychology, California State University, FresnoMember, Board of Trustees for the Children’s Museum of MemphisMember, Society for Research in Child DevelopmentMember, American Psychological AssociationMember, National Association for the Education of Young ChildrenSt. George’s Medal. Awarded “…to recognize and honor extraordinary service to the St. George’s school community. Envisioned as the highest annual award for St. George’s Independent School, the St. George’s Medal is bestowed upon students, faculty, staff, and volunteers who, by their selfless commitment to the school community, have personified the school’s ideals of service, leadership, and the pursuit of excellence. Early Childhood News Director’s Choice. Awarded by Early Childhood News Magazine for Outstanding Quality in Parenting Materials of the Brilliant Beginnings’ Toddler Next StepsTM Parent Kit, November 2000. Author, Lead Researcher and Managing Editor. Early Childhood News Director’s Choice. Awarded by Early Childhood News Magazine for Outstanding Quality in Curriculum and Professional Development Materials of the Brilliant Beginnings’ Toddler Next StepsTM Guidebook, November 2000. Author, Lead Researcher and Managing Editor.The National Parenting Seal of Approval. Awarded by The National Parenting Center for Superb Design and Quality of the Brilliant Beginnings’ Toddler Next StepsTM Parent Kit, November 2000. Author, Lead Researcher and Managing Editor.Regent’s Dissertation Fellow. Awarded by the University of California Board of Regents, Spring 1997.
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