Kirk Spahn

Founder and President


Mr. Spahn is a 4th generation educator with over 2 decades in the field. After graduating from Dartmouth College in 1999, Kirk worked for an early online learning platform based in London. In 2001 Kirk co-founded the Institute for Civic Leadership ( ICL) , an award winning youth educational not for profit organization that opened up the Nasdaq stock exchange in 2008 and has been featured on CNN, FOX, CBS , WB, Channel 1, Discovery. Over nearly 2 decades, the ICL has trained thousands of young student leaders and supported hundreds of student led service initiatives and opened a fully accredited, non-profit performing arts school in 2015.

He received his masters degree in international business from Columbia’s School for International and Public Affairs. Mr. Spahn has been a long serving member of the Dwight School Board of Governors and has held multiple positions at Dwight NY, including teacher, coach, administrator, communications, brand director, Alumni affairs coordinator, and business development director.

In 2013, he worked with the IBO to help launch the IB Open World Schools program and in 2015 co-founded the Dwight Global Online School.

Kirk’s inspiration is his father, Chancellor Stephen Spahn of the Dwight school, and he hopes to lead ICL as long as Chancellor Spahn has been at the helm of Dwight – 54 years and counting! 

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