Lee Dieck, Founding Member and Chair

A retired physician, Eileen (Lee) Dieck returned to education in 2004, joining the faculty at The Masters School, where she served as teacher and class dean. In 2013, she collaborated with a colleague to develop the school’s unique Ethical Leadership program which incorporates elements of social-emotional learning and self-determination theory in its approach. In 2017, Lee became the full time Ethical Leadership Coordinator; in this role she represented Masters in presentations at national and regional conferences for NAIS, TABS, CSEE, and NYSAIS.

Throughout her time at Masters, from which she retired in June, 2022, Lee engaged deeply in the study of issues surrounding academic integrity, and restorative practices, working to promote proactive methods to help students make better choices.

In addition to serving as the board chair for Heart of Character, Lee currently serves on the boards of the Character Collaborative, and the Independent School Chairperson’s Association. Lee is the immediate past chair of Professional Children’s School in NYC, and has served on the Medical Board and Board of Trustees of Northern Westchester Hospital, and the Alumni Board of Governors of New York Medical College.