Ethical Leadership and Entrepreneurship

I learned, firsthand, what efforts go into making a business ethical and all the various parts of planning a business.

I enjoyed the different workshops and I feel like I now have the skills required to run a business successfully. -Recent Participant

About Ethical Leadership & Entrepreneurship

Have you ever dreamed about being an entrepreneur? Want to spend a week this June taking an idea from “Incubation to Creation” in an innovation center that houses over 50 3D print devices? Join us for the 2018 Ethical Leadership and Entrepreneurship Program in the MIX Lab at Montclair State University!

The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School has partnered with Montclair State University’s Center for Innovation to offer this new and exciting program. This year’s program will be facilitated by leaders in innovation and will explore such topics as ethics and business, prototyping, and marketing your idea. By the end of the week, you will develop a product that is profitable, marketable, and beneficial to society.

2019 Program Details


Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

The program is open to rising 9th graders through graduated 12th graders, both KPS, and non-KPS students. 

TBD includes all materials for the program including laptops, breakfast, and lunch daily.
Deadline to register is TBD. Enrollment is limited to 25.

Participants who enroll are asked to commit to the full program.

2019 Facilitators

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  • Dr. Karen Rezach

    Karen Rezach joined the Kent Place community in 2000, and is the Director of the Middle School and the Director of The Ethics Institute. She has a master’s in divinity from Yale University, an EdD from Seton Hall University and is an ordained Episcopal priest. Her doctoral research, “Spiritual Leadership as a Model of Effective Leadership in Independent School,” explores the ways in which educators can bring values and moral awareness in non-religious ways into a variety of school settings. Dr. Rezach has over 20 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 Academy in Newark, NJ. She has been teaching and facilitating workshops on ethics for more than a decade.
  • Michele Ansbacher

    Michele Ansbacher holds a B.A. degree in economics and political science from Montclair State University and her M.B.A. degree in finance from New York University. She has recently retired from Prudential Financial. Her role prior to retiring was the Vice President of the Eastern Territory in Agency Distribution. She is currently an adjunct professor and chair of the advisory board for the Feliciano School of Business. She most recently accepted the role of Executive-in-Residence at the School of Business. Prior to her appointment as Eastern Territorial Vice President, she was vice president, Corporate Compliance and Corporate Chief Ethics Officer at Prudential. Previously, she was vice president of Field Support and also served as Agency Distribution’s business ethics officer.
  • Mark Semioli

    Mark Semioli, who has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford University, earned his juris doctor from the Santa Clara School of Law and holds a master’s in elementary and middle school education from Mercy College. Mr. Semioli joined the Kent Place School faculty in 2010 and teaches Ancient and Classical Civilizations and World Cultures and Geography in the Middle School. Mark is the current Chair of the History Department, helps facilitate the Ethical Leadership in Business Summer Institute and assists with Kent Place’s Saturday-morning soccer program.
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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.