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New Faculty Chairholders Installed
New Faculty Chairholders Installed

On Friday, April 8, 2022, St. Mark's School formally installed two new faculty chairholders during an all-School ceremony: Dr. Colleen Worrell and Jason Eslick.

Dr. Worrell is the inaugural holder of the Burgess Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning Chair, a position chair made possible by the generosity of Bill Burgess '77, P '07, '08 and his wife, Barbara Burgess.

Eslick now holds the Richard A. Rader Chair, an endowed teaching chair created by donors to honor Dick Rader's 40 years of service to St. Mark's. This chair is awarded to a faculty member who shows the same foresight and enthusiasm about teaching and learning that characterized Rader's work at the School.

"Individuals installed in endowed teaching chairs are widely recognized in the School community as outstanding St. Mark's educators, role models for adult peers and for students," said Head of School John C. Warren '74.

Chairholders at St. Mark's demonstrate a dedication to lifelong learning and a holistic approach to educating our students. They are deeply committed to the School and involved fully in the life of St. Mark's students. In addition, they are highly skilled at advancing each of these aspects of our School's mission: educating our students for lives of leadership and service; challenging our students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery; and helping our students explore their place in the larger world beyond the campus.

Congratulations to Dr. Worrell and Mr. Eslick on this well-deserved honor.

Photographs by Andy Weigl

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An edited version of the ceremony livestream can be found at: