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Fords in Four: Garrett Snider '14

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Garrett Snider '14, founder of the Childhood Resilience Foundation, shares his memories and lessons from Haverford, as well as how his time at the School influenced the creation of his foundation. 

Fords in Four: Nicholas Dodds '07

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Nicholas Dodds '07, high net worth client manager at Vanguard, shares how his careers in finance and coaching soccer both got their starts at Haverford, and gives advice to current students and young alums on how to make the most of their Haverford experience. 

Excellence as a process: Cum Laude Society induction

Founded in 1906, the Cum Laude Society is dedicated to honoring scholastic achievement in secondary schools. For this year's Cum Laude Society induction at Haverford, Randall T. Drain '01 was the guest speaker. He shares part of his remarks in this blog post. 

More than rewarding: working with The Timothy School

The Timothy School, which serves children with autism and is located in Berwyn, has partnered with The Haverford School for more than 15 years. The students exchange letters throughout the year as pen pals and also participate in one-day school exchange. In this blog post, sixth-grader Ian Rosenzweig, who has worked with The Timothy School for four years, reflects on the lessons he has learned and how he has been inspired by the students. A version of this article originally appeared in Crosman Chronicles, Haverford’s middle school newspaper. 

Fords in Four: John Tecce '94

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, John Tecce '94, the director of BGB Motorsports, shares his career path from finance to motorsports, and reflects on important lessons from Haverford about following your passion and not being afraid to learn new things. 

Reflections on the Middle School Diversity Conference

Middle school students from 28 schools attended The Haverford School's 11th annual Middle School Diversity Conference in March. This year's theme was "Kinship and Friendship: Making Connections Across Lines of Difference." In this blog post, Head of Middle School Jay Greytok '83 and Director of Diversity and Inclusion Brendon Jobs reflect on the conference's history and importance, as well as takeaways from this year's keynote speaker, Dr. Rodney Glasgow. 

Putting mathematics into practice

Four Upper School teachers embarked on an intensive training session on Project-Based Learning this summer at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. In this blog post, Upper School mathematics teacher Nate Bridge shares how he has incorporated what he learned, especially about disciplinary learning and teaching real-world problem-solving skills, into his classroom. 

Fords in Four: Greg Murray '03

In Fords in Four, we ask an alumnus four questions; he shares insights and stories. In this blog post, Greg Murray '03 shares memorable experiences at Haverford, some advice for current students, and the impact Haverford has had on his career path. 

Teaching teachers in Tanzania

Lower School Reading Specialist Maia Campbell recently worked for a month in Morogoro, Tanzania as one of 30 fellows in the Limited Resources Teacher Training (LRTT) Tanzania program. Campbell and a partner were assigned to train and observe 10 primary and secondary teachers in best practices of education, including student engagement, interactive lessons, and “the power of yet.” We sat down with Campbell and got her reflections on the experience, her personal connection to Africa, and her thoughts on global education and what characteristics all teachers share.