|Over the years, University School has enjoyed a solid reputation for hiring and cultivating teachers who provide exceptional instruction in an environment that promotes a love of learning and a sense of belonging. Our faculty has longevity; they love the school and what they do. They are caring adults whose job it is to ensure that each boy thrives in a community where he is known and loved. The school has 145 faculty members including eight with Ph.D.s and 104 with master’s degrees. Two faculty members have earned their J.D. degrees. |
As the school is committed to “helping boys of promise become lifelong learners,” so is it committed to do the same for its faculty: nurturing their life long learning and keeping the spark and passion for teaching alive through a strong commitment to professional development.
Every year, through the generous contributions of friends of the school, US awards grants for a wide range of activities including international travel, curriculum development, graduate education programs, community service trips, technology support, and conferences in their areas of interest and expertise. Click on the Professional Development link in the box at the top right to read about these exciting projects.
Another way US honors great teaching is through endowed chairs which aim to give our teachers well deserved recognition, support their chosen field of study and honor our committeed donors. Click on the named Endowed Chairs link in the box at the top right to read more about endowed chairs.
|In his opening remarks to the faculty in 2005 when he became Headmaster, Stephen Murray, said, “Great schools are built with faculties of high caliber. I have visited many institutions, and I am quite familiar with a number of the top schools in this country, and even within that group, this is an unusual school, and you are an unusual faculty, and I am honored to join you.” |
Professional Development at US
|“At University School professional development allows faculty members to grow in their careers through travel or seminars, by creating courses that speak to the contemporary world, by exploring their academic disciplines or learning about the nature of boys. Professional development encourages faculty to remain alive to our students, their world, and education.” |
Dr. William O'Neil
Assistant Headmaster, Director of the Upper School