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Jeff Lippman

Head of School, Silicon Valley

Jeff Lippman is an experienced educator with a commitment to student-centered education. He began his three-decade career as a high school social studies teacher; since then, he has taken leadership roles at schools in the United States, France, Spain and Brazil. Jeff has served as head of middle school at both the American School of Paris and São Paulo's Graded School, and as high school principal at the American School of Valencia in Spain. After joining Avenues in 2019 he served as head of school at Avenues Online, overseeing the evolution and growth of the program through the initial stages of the pandemic. 

A native of Carmel, California, Jeff earned his B.A. and M.A. from Duke University. He also earned a degree in educational leadership through the Teachers College at Columbia University. Jeff and his wife Adriana, also an educator, have two children. With roots in the San Jose area, they are excited to relocate to California. He is an avid reader and enjoys traveling and playing tennis and basketball in his free time.