Michel de Konkoly Thege joined LREI – Little Red School House & Elisabeth Irwin High School, a pre-K through 12th grade independent school in lower Manhattan, in November 2002, first as its Director of Finance and Operations and subsequently as assistant head of school. Prior to joining LREI, Michel worked in a variety of legal and business positions at Shearman & Sterling, Rabobank Nederland and The Bond Market Association, principally in the areas of corporate finance and risk management. In addition, Michel was on the board of trustees and finance committee of LREI before he joined LREI as an employee. He currently teaches humanities courses in LREI’s high school. Michel has served on a number of accreditation visiting committees for the New York State Association of Independent Schools, as well as on NYSAIS’s Business Affairs Council and its Healthcare Consortium Advisory Committee. Michel has served on the boards of the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church in the East Village, the Children for Children Foundation, now part of the Points of Light organization, and the Cornelia Connelly Center, an all-girls Catholic middle school in the East Village. He graduated with a B.A. from Wesleyan University and with a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He completed a master’s degree at Wesleyan in 2016.


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