From June 21 through July 12, 2021, Shaan Bose ‘24 participated in an Outward Bound experience backpacking, whitewater canoeing, and rock climbing through the Blue Ridge Mountains with a group of ten other teenagers and three counselors. Bose was named Providence Day School’s North Carolina Outward Bound School (NCOBS) scholar recipient in 2020.
Head of School
Dr. Glyn Cowlishaw brings to Providence Day more than 30 years of education experience. Prior to joining PDS in 2011, he had served as headmaster, teacher and coach at Pinewood Preparatory School, an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Summerville, S.C.
During his tenure, he initiated and implemented a kindergarten through 12th grade curriculum, guided the school to its inaugural Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Accreditation, doubled enrollment, supervised the construction of a campus consisting of one construction project per year, and developed and fostered a culture of giving via annual and capital funds and endowment.
Dr. Cowlishaw began his teaching career in 1980 in the United Kingdom. He taught in high school and middle school and lectured in a college prior to entering the world of international education in 1986 with a teaching position in Kuwait. He taught kindergarten through 12th grade before taking a school administration role in 1988. He served as a high school principal in Cairo, Egypt from 1991 to 1995, before taking a graduate assistant position at the University of Bath.
In 2005, Dr. Cowlishaw received the Dr. Charles Aimar Educational Leadership Award from the South Carolina Independent School Association.
Dr. Cowlishaw earned his B.Ed. from the University of Reading (UK), his M.Ed. from the University of Leeds (UK), his Ed.S. from The Citadel (S.C.) and his Ed.D. from South Carolina State University.
He also served as a Visiting Fellow at the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University (N.Y.).
Nine members of Providence Day School’s Class of 2022 have been named National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.
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