2019Meg Wachero

Global Learning

Faculty Member Named World Affairs Council Fellow

Northwest School Assistant Head of School Meg Goldner Rabinowitz was recently named a World Affairs Council (WAC) Fellow. She is the fourth Northwest School employee to receive the distinction, following in the footsteps of Head of School Mike McGill, Upper School Director Chance Sims, Humanities teacher Jeff Blair, and Director of Global Outreach and Programs Dmitry Sherbakov.

“I am excited to find ways that we as a school can be more engaged in the life of the city,” says Meg. “This program helps generate civic engagement and an authentic connection with the city of Seattle.”

The fellowship cohort is comprised of Seattle leaders representing a wide variety of diverse fields. They meet monthly for breakfast discussions following speeches from international experts. Previous speakers include Gary Locke, former Governor of Washington, United States Secretary of Commerce, and Ambassador to China; Rick Barton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; and Wendy Sherman, former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.

Jeff was a WAC Fellow in 2017-18 and he says the program provided many benefits. “The WAC meetings exposed me to a high level of information and insight about contemporary international issues, such as the migrant ‘crisis’ in the Mediterranean, and I was able to bring these perspectives back to the classroom and to my colleagues.”