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Mitav Nayak and Tyler Casertano

On September 10, 2021, opening day traditions resumed in person for the first time since the outbreak of COVID-19. Click here to see the video of the day's events and read below for opening day remarks from Student Body President and Sixth Former Mitav Nayak and Head of School Tyler Casertano.

On Reading: Middle School math teacher Ryan Meyer

Introduction: In this series, called On Reading, Middle School reading teacher Karen Suter interviews Haverford School community members on their reading habits and book recommendations. In this blog post, Ryan Meyer, Middle School mathematics teacher, three-sport coach, Math Counts advisor, participant in the inaugural year of Building Antiracist White Educators, husband to Colleen, and dad to Brody, discusses how he got his start as a reader, where he finds his next book, and how he stays motivated to keep reading. He also reminisces on what it meant to him when his colleague and students gifted books to his young son. 

 

Fords in Four: Erich J. Prince ’13 and Henri Mattila ’13

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, we interviewed two alumni, Erich J. Prince ’13 and Henri Mattila ’13, co-founders of the publication Merion West. The two men recount memorable experiences and lessons learned from their time at Haverford; discuss what led them to found Merion West, a nonpartisan publication that was started to bring a new and independent voice to the current media environment; and give advice to current students about how they can best serve the world.

Fords in Four: Henry Blynn '12

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Henry Blynn '12, senior associate at Infinedi Partners, discusses his most memorable experiences at the School, the lessons he learned and friendships he made over his thirteen years here, and his career path into private equity.  

Fords in Four: Alex Lipoff '07

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Alex Lipoff '07, founder and owner of GiftEd Philly, recounts memorable experiences and faculty members from his time at Haverford; discusses what led him into the fields of education, psychology, and tutoring; and gives advice to current students about how they can best serve the world. 

On Reading: Physical Education Department Chair Jeff Potter

In this new series, called On Reading, Middle School reading teacher Karen Suter interviews Haverford community members on their reading habits and book recommendations. In this blog post, Jeff Potter, Chair of the Physical Education Department, three-sport coach, and parent to 6 kids, reflects on how he finds time to read in his busy household, and why he thinks it’s important to read about self-improvement and gaining self-confidence.

Fords in Four: Mengistu Koilor ‘99

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Mengistu Koilor ‘99, co-founder of Two Locals Brewing Company, reminisces on his time at Haverford and traces his career path in the finance and craft beer industries. He also shares how community members can support Two Locals, which is the first black-owned brewing company in Philadelphia. 

Global Education in a Virtual World

In this blog post, Middle School history teacher Kori Brown discusses the goals of her World Cultures class to instill a sense of curiosity, cultural awareness, and empathy in her students. She gives tips on how to create "virtual international adventures" from your home. This article originally appeared on MainLineToday.com