Following are comments from representatives of various groups with whom Peter Braverman, the principal of Arc, has worked over the past 15 years of his 25-year career.

School Placement

Peter has a unique capacity to understand students’ core talents while considering their capacity for growth. He is able to help families convey these elements of a student’s profile to admission teams, in their own writing and conversation, in reassuring and persuasive ways. Peter’s deep knowledge of schools as settings for academic and personal growth allows him to tailor his support for students and families in ways that serve families and the school communities they join. —Alexander Levey, former director of Upper School Admission, Sidwell Friends School, Washington

Peter was a tremendous resource to our family throughout the school selection process. He is passionate, extremely knowledgeable about the independent and public school landscape in the Washington area, and has an extensive network of contacts — he knows many admission directors personally, and is current on the ins and outs of each school. Working with Peter was so valuable because he listened, got to know our child and our family, and was able to provide input and advice on schools that represent the best fit for our family. —Nancy Kim and Charlie Hewlett, parents

Peter is one of the wisest, most insightful educators we have known. His wisdom helped our child thrive and succeed, both as a student and as a human being. He has helped countless families like ours through the school search journey, bringing sanity, good humor, and integrity to the process. He has a deep nuts-and-bolts knowledge of the process based on experience, as well as a strong understanding of each school. You won’t find better! —Kim Berman and Farzad Mostashari, parents

Professional Services

No one understands the substance and value of professional growth better than Peter Braverman. His ability to home in on what’s important, coupled with his kindness and wit, makes this venture a potent gift for any participant. —Abigail Wiebenson, Director Emerita, Lowell School (Washington, DC); Director, Independent Education Teacher-Mentor Leadership Institute; Certified leadership coach

I have known and worked with Peter for over 20 years. He is one of the most strategic, insightful, collaborative partners I have had, and he is also one of the funniest people I know. He makes challenging work joyful, fun, funny, and meaningful. —Scott Looney, Head of School, Hawken School (Ohio); Trustee, National Association of Independent Schools

I have known Peter Braverman since his very first day of teaching, and have followed his career with enormous interest, given his obvious promise as an educator. His buoyant personality and keen insights are perfectly suited to this venture. —Dick Hall, former Head of School, Washington International School (DC); International School of Brussels (Belgium); and North Shore Country Day School (Illinois); former Trustee, National Association of Independent Schools

Teachers Peter Supervised, 2003–2014

I always feel like you have my back. You value my input and make me feel good about the work I do.

I appreciate that you encourage me to take risks and to step outside my comfort zone professionally.

You maintain a level, positive attitude. You are a fabulous communicator and an outstanding writer. You have a great sense of humor and you’re easy to get along with.

Every time I leave your office I'm inspired to try something new. Thank you for your honesty and support.

Your ability to discriminate and focus on situations that arise is keen, and you possess the gifts of balance, fairness, and kindness. Your humor allows colleagues to relax even when dealing with anxiety, so that real issues at hand can be felt and discussed.

You are fabulously bright, articulate, quick, supportive, easygoing, funny, and an outstanding writer. I know I can always count on you if I need your support.

I’m proud to have you as the leader of the Middle School. Thank you for the humanity you bring to our work together here every day.

Peter’s Own Parents