Quiet Schools Network

A Revolutionary Ambassador Program

Our Mission

Our mission is to create Quiet Schools, which are characterized by temperament-inclusive cultures in which everyone is recognized for their potential to learn and lead in authentic ways.

We partner with schools to train Quiet Ambassadors to serve as experts in temperament diversity and work with their colleagues to:

  • Enhance engagement, creativity and kindness.
  • Foster the ability to communicate with presence and compassion.
  • Tap into the power of quiet leadership.  

Quiet Ambassador Program*

Our training and support of Quiet Ambassadors from your school includes an in-person professional development workshop, individual/team virtual coaching sessions, and a treasure trove of online resources (100+ tools and strategies).  Parenting and student workshops are also available. 

Susan Cain, whose work has been deemed by educators as “salient, timely, and crucial,” kicked off the inaugural Quiet Schools Institute in June 2016 with a keynote about the Quiet Revolution in education, which was followed by a two-day design thinking-inspired workshop for educators.

…and Membership in Quiet Schools Network*

When schools partner with Quiet Revolution through the Ambassador Program, they become part of a national school community dedicated to collective innovation and the sharing of best practices.

The Power of Quiet Workshops*


Creating Temperament-Inclusive Cultures:  A Workshop for Educators*

Honoring temperament diversity in our schools begins with an understanding of the preferences – and strengths – of introverts and extroverts. After we establish a common language about personality styles, we take a deep dive into strategies for promoting and assessing student engagement and restoring the balance between solitude and collaboration.  The workshop culminates in a design thinking-inspired Quiet Challenge that allows diverse teams to explore techniques for “group work that works.”

Empowering Mixed Teams: A Workshop for School Leaders*

Leadership teams take a deep dive into the research that shows the incredible power of mixed-temperament teams, which are more productive and innovative than less diverse ones but are often held back by misunderstandings and miscommunications. The goal is to empower introverts and extroverts to work together to unleash the creative potential of everyone at the table.

Stronger Together:  A Workshop for Student Leaders*

Our diverse personality styles as introverts and extroverts shape how we communicate, solve problems, and recharge. In this interactive workshop, you’ll experiment with a variety of ways to set the stage so that your teammates can work effectively (and happily!) together.

Nurturing Quiet Kids:  A Workshop for Parents*

Through this workshop, you’ll gain a better understanding of how the world appears to your introvert—and what you can do to be supportive. You’ll learn the best ways to help quiet kids harness their natural strengths, take calculated risks, and replenish their energy.

*All profits from these workshops will be donated to a worthy cause!


Quiet Ambassador Testimonials

  • “In all my years of working with students, there have been few places that refresh and re-energize me to go back to work like the Quiet Schools Institute. We were introduced to pedagogy that helps us to reach those students whom we, unfortunately, sometimes miss.”
  • “When I shared information from the workshop with my colleagues, they eagerly joined me in working more consciously to assure we are providing an atmosphere which allows a wide variety of temperaments to thrive.”  
  • “Being a part of the program has not only strengthened my awareness of the different needs of my students, but it has enabled me to create programs and share knowledge.”
  •  “Since the Quiet Summer Institute, I have promised myself that I will be deliberate in how I structure my classes and assessments and in how I communicate with students and parents to value and empower introverted students.”
  • “The workshop had quite a powerful influence on me. You raised many questions that I’ve been living with . . . and for that I’m grateful.”

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Susan Cain

Susan Cain, Author and Co-Founder

Susan Cain is the Chief Revolutionary of Quiet Revolution and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestsellers Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts and Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages and has appeared on many “Best of” lists. Cain’s book was the subject of a TIME Magazine cover story, and her writing has appeared or been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Guardian, Psychology Today, Wired, Fast Company, and many other publications. Her record-smashing TED talk has been viewed over 19 million times. Cain has also spoken at Microsoft, Google, the U.S. Treasury, the S.E.C., Yale, and West Point. She received Harvard Law School’s Celebration Award for Thought Leadership, the Toastmasters International Golden Gavel Award for Communication and Leadership, and was named one of the world’s top 50 Leadership and Management Experts by Inc. Magazine. She is an honors graduate of Princeton and Harvard Law School. Cain, who is insatiably curious about human nature, lives in the Hudson River Valley with her husband and two sons.


Heidi Kasevich, Director of Quiet Education

Heidi Kasevich, Director of Quiet Education

Dr. Kasevich designs and delivers programs nationwide that focus on guiding school and workplace communities to foster inclusive cultures where people of all temperaments thrive. A specialist in educating quiet and women leaders, she is passionate about helping students and adults alike to use self-awareness to optimize their ability to lead in today’s world. Kasevich, known for her effervescent presentation style, is a frequent speaker at educational conferences and associations, and Quiet Revolution work has been featured on NPR and in numerous publications, including Huffington Post, New York Magazine, and Harvard Magazine. A member of the DEAK Group, she is the author of the Guide to Giving, a highly-acclaimed K-12 philanthropy curriculum, and Closing the Gap, an influential girls’ leadership curriculum.  Her proficiency is grounded in 20 years of experience as educator and history department chair at schools in New York City, including Nightingale-Bamford, Dalton, Berkeley Carroll, NYU, and Cooper Union. Kasevich has served as Director of Académie de Paris, an Oxbridge Academic Program, and is Program Director at the Hotchkiss Student Leadership Institute. A gcLi Alumna Scholar, she received her BA from Haverford and PhD from New York University.