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 ethics workshops for the last ten 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 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. 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 more than 22 years. Dr. Lazar has 14 years of experience as a school psychologist and school administrator in Jewish day schools, where she developed a variety of character education and ethics based programs and workshops for students, faculty and parents. She has a master’s degree in preschool psychology, as well as a PhD in psychology from Fordham University. Dr. Lazar completed the accelerated school leadership program, NJ EXCEL. She is a NJ certified school psychologist, educational supervisor and K-12 principal, as well as a licensed psychologist.


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.