September 13, 2014 |
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.
April 10, 2013 |
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.
October 11, 2012 |
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.
September 3, 2012 |
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.
August 28, 2012 |
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.
November 12, 2009 |
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.
May 9, 2008 |
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.
November 8, 2007 |
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.
October 18, 2006 |
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.
January 12, 2006 |
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.