Jeff Suzik holds a Ph.D. in American social history from Carnegie Mellon University (2005). He is an historian of 20th-century youth and adolescence, with a particular emphasis on the education, socialization, training, and transitiion into adulthood of working-class teenaged boys in the inter-war period.
To his role as Director of the Fanny Edel Falk Laboratory School, Suzik brings more than twenty years of teaching and educational administrative experience, including a recent post as Head of School at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, Minnesota; a five-year tenure as Assistant Head of School/Chief Academic Officer at Mary Institute & St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) in St. Louis, Missouri; and nearly a decade at Pittsburgh's own Shady Side Academy as teacher, chair of the history department, director of the residential life program, and dean of students. Early on in his career, Suzik taught English as a Second Lanuguage in immediate post-communist Poland at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, and spent some time as lead teacher in a four-and-five-year-old preschool classroom in Madison, Wisconsin.
In his spare time, Suzik enjoys cooking, hiking, architecture, spin classes, and travel.