Meet the Staff

Dr. Karen Rezach

Dr. Karen Rezach is the Director of The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School. She has been teaching and facilitating workshops on ethics for the last six years. 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 in non-religious ways into a variety of school settings. She has an M.Div. from Yale University, an Ed.D. from Seton Hall University and is an ordained Episcopal priest. Dr. Rezach has 16 years of experience as an independent school administrator, including Director of the Middle School at Kent Place and Assistant Head of School at St. Phillip’s in Newark, New Jersey.

Dr. Eva Lazar

Dr. Eva Lazar, Program Coordinator of The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School, has been working in the field of education for over 18 years. She served as school psychologist and as Assistant Principal of Student Life at The Moriah School, where she developed a variety of ethics based programs and workshops for students, faculty and parents. Dr. Lazar received her BA in Jewish studies and psychology from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in preschool psychology, as well as a professional diploma and PhD in school psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Lazar completed coursework in the areas of educational administration and supervision through the accelerated school leadership program, NJ EXCEL. She is a NJ certified school psychologist and educational supervisor, as well as a NJ licensed K-12 school principal.


List of 2 members.

  • Karen Rezach 

    Director of MS & Director of the Ethics Institute
    (908) 273-0900 ext. 255
  • Eva Lazar 

    Ethics Institute Coordinator
    (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 Dr. Eva Lazar 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.