Amy Ziebarth

Head of Far Brook School 

Vice Chair | SEEDS – Access Changes Everything

Amy Ziebarth currently serves as Head of Far Brook School, a progressive co-ed Nursery-Eighth Grade school in Short Hills, NJ.

Amy has led and championed a school-wide commitment to diversity and inclusion work. Far Brook has planned and hosted four NJ Independent School Diversity Conferences attended by more than 200 members of the community. This was modeled on the hugely successful Dalton School conference held in NYC each year.

Prior to Far Brook, Amy served as Executive Director for 10 of her 16 years at NJ SEEDS. Amy has played a pivotal role in expanding educational opportunities for young people in New Jersey. Her commitment to high achieving, financially limited students has benefited not just the students themselves, but the community as a whole.

Amy holds a B.A. from Colgate University and a Masters in American Studies from Drew University. Amy began her career in 1985 at Kent Place School in Summit, NJ. She taught middle school history and then served as Director of Admission and Financial Aid. Amy has written about the need for educational opportunities for disadvantaged students in the New York Times and has appeared on CNN and other news programs. In 2003, she was the recipient of the Althea Gibson Award for Excellence in Public Service and was named a Woman of Influence by NJ BIZ.