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March 18, 1988 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
David MacDonald Felsen, principal of the upper school at Germantown Friends School, has been named headmaster of Friends Central School in Lower Merion, school officials have announced. In a news release describing the appointment, Peter Arfaa, chairman of the board of trustees at Friends Central, said Felsen would assume the post July 1. Joseph R. Ludwig, assistant headmaster at Friends Central and principal of the lower school, has been acting headmaster since Thomas A. Wood, the school's longtime head, left in June to become director of consulting for Independent Educational Services in Princeton.
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January 12, 1992 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, Special to The Inquirer
After an extensive search that attracted more than 100 candidates from 15 states, the Haverford School has named Joseph P. Healey, the dean of Hobart College, as the new headmaster. David Strawbridge, vice president of the board of trustees at the boys school and head of the search committee, said Healey has a warm, caring manner when dealing with people. "Dr. Healey is a person with a highly intellectual background, most of which has been on the collegiate level," Strawbridge said.
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September 9, 2001 | By Louise Harbach INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In 1968, Laurence R. Van Meter graduated from Moorestown Friends School; today, he returns to the Quaker school, this time as headmaster. The Friends school will officially welcome its new head of school at a meeting for worship at 4 p.m. that will be followed by a reception at 4:45 p.m. in the school's dining hall/commons area. Previously, Van Meter was headmaster of the Darrow School, a boarding school in New York, and before that had been an administrator at the George School, a Quaker boarding school in Newtown, Pa. A native of Moorestown and a member of Moorestown Monthly Meeting, which administers the school, Van Meter was known as a "lifer" at Moorestown Friends School because he attended the institution from prekindergarten through his senior year.
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March 22, 1992 | By Joyce Vottima Hellberg, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Steven S. Piltch is trading his 45-minute commute to work at Harvard University for a short walk, and he's thrilled. "I like the idea of getting out of bed and being able to walk to work. That's a real plus," said Piltch, who Wednesday was named the ninth headmaster of the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr. Piltch, 36, has been the assistant athletic director at Harvard University for two years. He was chosen after a nationwide search that drew 65 candidates to succeed Gary R. Gruber.
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October 6, 1994 | By Denise Breslin Kachin, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
When Jim Stewart came to Malvern Preparatory School 25 years ago as a Spanish teacher and athletic director, he knew he had found the place where he wanted to spend his academic career. During that time, he has also served as the football coach, an assistant headmaster and, for the last five years, the headmaster of the all-boys college-preparatory school. At a recent surprise reception, Stewart was honored by his family and school community for his service and devotion to the school.
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November 8, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thomas A. Wood, 76, former headmaster of Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, died of heart failure Oct. 27 at Plymouth Harbor, a retirement community in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Wood headed Friends' Central, a coed Quaker school, for 17 years. During his tenure, he oversaw the construction of a building, Shallcross Hall; the conversion of an 18th-century barn into a library; and the purchase of the Montgomery School on Old Gulph Road in Wynnewood, which became Friends' Central's lower school campus.
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August 26, 2004 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Charles W. Shreiner Jr., 82, former headmaster of Church Farm School in Exton, died of cancer Sunday at Dunwoody Village, a retirement community in Newtown Square. In 1964, Dr. Shreiner succeeded his father as headmaster of what was then a boarding school for boys from broken families. The elder Shreiner had established the school, which is affiliated with the Episcopal Church, on a farm in Chester County in 1918. During his 23 years as head of the school, Dr. Shreiner expanded the academic program, increased the number of students to 150, and eliminated working with livestock and growing crops from the curriculum.
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September 13, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
George Gerhard Miller, 78, of Doylestown, a teacher and headmaster for more than 40 years, died Monday, Sept. 1, of heart disease at his home. Mr. Miller was a descendant of two signers of the Declaration of Independence - Arthur Middleton and John Rutledge, both of South Carolina. His great-uncle George S. Gerhard founded Bryn Mawr Hospital. The George S. Gerhard Society, created in 1979, helps raise money for the hospital. Mr. Miller began his teaching career at the Haverford School in 1962.
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April 10, 2013 | By Martha Woodall, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. James P. McCloskey, a 1970 graduate of Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, will become the next president of the private Catholic boys' school. The school announced Tuesday that McCloskey, who had served first as headmaster and then as president of Holy Ghost from 1990-2002, will return to the school July 1. He will replace the Rev. Jeffrey T. Duaime, who will become provincial of the Congregation of the Holy Spirit-USA Province, the religious order that founded the school in 1897.
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October 11, 2012 | By Kathy Boccella, Inquirer Staff Writer
Not long ago, Cherry Hill West alumnus Thomas "T.J. " Locke was blazing a meteoric path toward becoming a public school superintendent in his hometown district when suddenly, he decided to reverse course. He was finishing a doctorate at the University of Pennsylvania when colleagues told him that superintendents spent all their time on regulations and policy. "If you really want a job that gets you a little closer to kids," he said he was told, "you might look at the independent-school world.
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September 3, 2012 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Why would the nation's foremost expert on counterinsurgency choose in his mid-40s to begin mentoring boys at an exclusive prep school on Philadelphia's Main Line? For one elemental reason: the future. "I get to work with a whole lot of smart people doing something that matters for the future of the country," said John A. Nagl. "We can affect education across America from the ideas that are developed here. " Last week's news that Nagl, 46, an Army officer for two decades, had been plucked from a field of 65 to be Haverford School's ninth headmaster, starting July 2013, surprised many; a former colleague guessed he would head up a university.
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August 28, 2012 | By Sam Wood, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Haverford School, a private prep school on the Main Line, has named a new headmaster. A West Point graduate and one-time Rhodes Scholar who served in the U.S. Army for 20 years, John A. Nagl was chosen to be the school's ninth headmaster. He starts July 1, 2013. Nagl currently teaches at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. He previously served as a tank battlion commander in the Persian Gulf and did tours during Operation Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Freedom for which he earned two Bronze Stars for meritorious service.
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November 12, 2009 | By Walter F. Naedele INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John A. Jarvis, 84, an Episcopal Academy faculty member from 1949 to 1965 and later a Lancaster County preservationist, died of cancer Saturday at a hospice of the Willow Valley retirement communities in Lancaster, where he had resided. After teaching at Episcopal, he became executive secretary of its Academy Fund in 1957, assistant headmaster in charge of alumni and public relations in 1958, and supervisor of the middle school from 1959 to 1965. Mr. Jarvis was headmaster of the Lancaster Country Day School from 1965 to 1990.
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May 9, 2008 | By kos Bethy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Stephen N. Mustos, 76, a former headmaster of Devon Preparatory School who cared for the spiritual needs of Hungarian Americans, died in his native Hungary on April 20, the 50th anniversary of his priesthood. He had been in poor health after a fall in 2006. Father Mustos was born in Veszpr?m, Hungary. He studied at the Piarist Fathers school of his native town, and joined the Piarist order in 1949. Because of oppression of religions in Communist Hungary, he had to interrupt his studies for the priesthood to work in a chemical factory, and then he served in the army.
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November 8, 2007 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thomas A. Wood, 76, former headmaster of Friends' Central School in Wynnewood, died of heart failure Oct. 27 at Plymouth Harbor, a retirement community in Sarasota, Fla. Dr. Wood headed Friends' Central, a coed Quaker school, for 17 years. During his tenure, he oversaw the construction of a building, Shallcross Hall; the conversion of an 18th-century barn into a library; and the purchase of the Montgomery School on Old Gulph Road in Wynnewood, which became Friends' Central's lower school campus.
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October 18, 2006 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. Stephen Joseph LaRosa, 73, of Villanova, former headmaster at St. Augustine College Preparatory School in Richland, N.J., and an official with the Camden Diocese, died of cancer Oct. 12 at St. Thomas Monastery in Villanova. Father LaRosa led St. Augustine College Preparatory School during a period of significant growth. During his initial tenure, enrollment more than doubled to 230 students. A sports complex, chapel and courses in business and the sciences were added. He joined the faculty of the school for the first time following his ordination in 1965.
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January 12, 2006 | By Sally A. Downey INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Rev. David J. Duffy, 74, an Augustinian priest and president of Malvern Preparatory School, died of heart failure Monday at his home on the school's campus. Father Duffy graduated from Malvern Prep in 1948 and returned to the school as headmaster in 1973. In 1990 he was named as Malvern's first president with responsibility for all operations, including development and public relations. During his 32 years of service, the school, operated by the Order of St. Augustine, grew from an enrollment of 250 students to nearly 600. As president, he was involved in Malvern's campaign to endow the future of the school, and he oversaw the construction of buildings and renovation of playing fields.
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