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The Haverford School Best for Boys Speaker Series

"The Emotional and Relational Lives of Boys"

October 19 at 7 p.m.
Ball Auditorium

Join Haverford's Head of School Tyler Casertano and the School's consulting psychologist Dr. Michael Reichert for "The Emotional and Relational Lives of Boys," a lecture about how The Haverford School develops boys' emotional literacy through supportive relationships.

During the lecture, which is free and open to the public, attendees will hear about the fundamental elements of emotional literacy, how enduring masculine myths can impact male development and impede emotional self-management, and how emotional literacy helps boys grow through adversity. They will hear about how supportive relationships are foundational to The Haverford School's programming and culture. Casertano and Reichert will detail how The Haverford School develops young men of character, intellect, and compassion.

Attendees will learn:

  • the science behind emotional literacy as the basis of mental hygiene
  • how traditional masculine norms can interfere with a boy's emotional development
  • strategies to help the boys to resist these norms and value their emotional integrity
  • how the programs and curriculum at The Haverford School develop emotional literacy
  • how The Haverford School promotes healthy and dynamic understandings of masculinity



About Tyler Casertano

Tyler Casertano joined The Haverford School community as Head of School in July of 2021.

Casertano was a history major at Yale College and earned his master’s degree in Private School Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University’s Teachers College. He came to The Haverford School after overseeing the development, admissions, and communications offices as the Assistant Head of School for Advancement and Strategy and as the Director of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Albans School, a school for boys in grades 4-12 in Washington, D.C.

Michael Reichert

Brendan Dawson

Michael C. Reichert, PhD has been the consulting psychologist at The Haverford School since 1987.

He is founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania and also maintains a clinical practice. He is author of numerous books and articles, including How to Raise a Boy (2019).

About the Lecture Series

The Haverford School's Best for Boys speaker series invites the community to learn about topics and practices that help foster the social, emotional, and academic growth of young boys.

The events are free and open to the public.

Past Best for Boys Speakers