In 2017, Dr. Karen E. Bohlin founded the LifeCompass Institute at Montrose School. In 2021, she left Montrose to start the Practical Wisdom Group
in Cambridge, Massachusetts and became LCI's director emerita. A recognized thought leader in applied virtue ethics and character education with over three decades of leadership at the secondary and university level, Dr. Bohlin's current work focuses on educating leaders in the practical wisdom and agility they need to shape institutions committed to flourishing.
Senior scholar at Boston University's Center for Character and Social Responsibility and director emerita of BU's Center for the Advancement of Ethics and Character, she served as assistant professor of education at BU and then for 18 years as head of Montrose School, where she founded the LifeCompass Institute for Character & Leadership
, a lab school community of practice.