Falk School director leaving in June for Mich. job

Jeff Suzik, director of Pitt’s Falk Laboratory School, will leave his position effective June 30 to become director of Cranbrook Schools, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.

Jeff SuzikSince joining Falk in 2014, Suzik and his team have increased Falk’s overall student enrollment, strengthened the school’s financial profile, created new academic opportunities for students, undertaken important equity and justice work, and enhanced the professional opportunities afforded to Falk faculty and staff, according to a message sent by Dean Valerie Kinloch to people in the School of Education.

Prior to joining the Falk School, Suzik worked as head of school for the Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota. Before that, he held leadership positions at private schools in St. Louis, Missouri and Pittsburgh. 

Suzik earned his PhD in history from Carnegie Mellon University and first worked as a history and social studies teacher at the Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh.

For more on his tenure at the Falk School, go to the School of Education website.