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Fords in Four: Chris Maxey '80

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Chris Maxey '80, founder and president of The Island School, reflects on how coaches and teachers at Haverford inspired his career in education, as well as what he hopes his students learn during a semester in the Bahamas. 

Tips for talking with kids about race

Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs shares five tips for talking with kids about race and helping them develop racial literacy. This piece originally appeared as an op-ed in The Philadelphia Inquirer. 

Fords in Four: Dr. David Steinberg '76

Dr. David Steinberg '76 is associate professor of orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. In this blog post, he reflects on career highlights, including the first pediatric double-hand transplant in the world; memorable lessons from Haverford; and the knowledge he hopes to pass onto his students. 

Fords in Four: Andrew Helber '12

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Andrew Helber '12 reflects on how his passion for medicine was begun in science classes at Haverford, and shares how he tries to be a coach and colleague to the water polo and swimming student-athletes. 

Building awareness in our youngest minds

In this blog post, pre-kindergarten teacher Tejal Desai explains why practicing mindfulness is so important, especially for younger students, and shares how it can be foundational for boys’ social-emotional development. 

The most wonderful time of the year

In this blog post, Headmaster John Nagl reflects on the events that make December a particularly special time for him, including the annual Army-Navy football game and the selection of Rhodes and Schwarzman Scholars. 

Middle schoolers reflect on Young Men of Color Symposium/(Re)defining Power Conference

Five Middle Schoolers, along with Middle School math teacher Ryan Meyer and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs, recently attended the 2018 Young Men of Color Symposium and (Re)defining Power Conference on Nov. 10, at Trevor Day School in New York City. This year's conference theme was "Unlearning Dominance to Learn Accountability to Experience Freedom." They reflect on their experience and lessons learned in this blog post.

Fords in Four: Damien Blair '91

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Damien Blair '91, head men's basketball coach at West Chester University, recounts his influential teachers, coaches and mentors from The Haverford School, and shares some advice for his players and current students. 

Fords in Four: Jonathan Gold '02

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, history teacher Jonathan Gold '02 shares what he learned from his favorite teachers here, as well as the importance of learning and teaching history in the current political climate.