Meet the Staff

Dr. Karen Rezach

Dr. Karen Rezach is the Founding Director of The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. A leader in primary and secondary school ethics education, Dr. Rezach has been teaching and facilitating ethics workshops for students, parents, faculty, administrators and private organizations for over ten years. She has developed partnerships with leading ethical institutions, including The Hastings Center and Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics, to develop signature programs for high school students. Her doctoral research, “Spiritual Leadership as a Model of Effective Leadership in Independent School,” explores the ways that educators can bring values and moral awareness into non-sectarian settings, and was the catalyst for the founding of the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. She has an M.Div. from Yale University, an Ed.D. from Seton Hall University is an ordained Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Newark and serves on numerous boards in the community. Dr. Rezach is the coach of the National Champion Kent Place High School Ethics Bowl Team. She has 23 years of experience as an independent school administrator, including Director of the Middle School at Kent Place and Assistant Head of School at St. Philip’s in Newark, New Jersey.

Ms. Elyse Post

Elyse Post earned her Bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and her Juris Doctor from Boston University School of Law. She practiced law for over 15 years working as a criminal prosecutor in Brooklyn, NY then holding various positions in the public sector with a focus on fraud and professional ethics. She will receive a Master of Science in Bioethics from Columbia University later this year. While at Columbia she completed an internship at Lenox Hill Hospital in clinical ethics.


List of 2 members.

  • Karen Rezach 

    Director of the Ethics Institute
    (908) 273-0900 ext. 395
  • Elyse  Post 

    Ethics Institute Program Assistant
    (908) 273-0900 ext. 270
For more information about the Ethics Institute at Kent Place School or if you are interested in becoming involved, please e-mail or call Elyse Post at (908) 273-0900, ext. 270.
42 Norwood Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901   |   (908) 273-0900
The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School is a first-of-its-kind Institute at the primary and secondary school levels. We believe promoting the process and practice of ethical thinking and ethical decision-making in the youngest of children prepares them to be the most effective leaders and compassionate citizens of tomorrow.