Clint Wilkins has a long and distinguished career in education—in both independent and charter schools and as a social entrepreneur. Early in his career he was as a teacher, coach, college counselor, dean of students, principal and assistant headmaster at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC. After serving as chief executive officer of two outstanding independent schools on both coasts, in 1998 he was able to realize his lifelong dream of founding a school: Sage Hill School, the first nondenominational, independent high school in Orange County, California.
In the 2019-20 school year Clint served as an “Encore Fellow” in the Mayor’s Office in San Jose, designing and implementing an intergenerational mentoring program for underserved youth ages 14-18. Over the course of his career Clint has also served as the principal of a charter school in Oakland, a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University School of Education, and an Associate with the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford.
He has served on a number or nonprofit boards, including most recently San Francisco Friends School and currently Next Generation Scholars and One Percent for Education.
Clint received his BA from Williams College in history, a masters degree from Harvard University in religion, and his secondary school teaching credentials at Princeton University.