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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.

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.