In addition to remembering September 11, 2001, this year's speakers offered their perspectives on uncertainty, trust, integrity in the classroom, and the importance of accuracy.
Meet Our Faculty
It's the most wonderful time of the year here at The Pingry School! Students have returned, extracurricular activities are taking place, lots of learning is happening, and relationships are being developed. In addition to all of these exciting happenings across our campuses, Pingry is delighted to introduce you to the newest members of our talented team for the 2021-22 school year.
Before joining the Pingry faculty in 2015, Dr. Samadani was a physics professor at Brandeis University for nearly a decade. She has more than 10 years of experience teaching advanced undergraduate and graduate-level courses in physics and quantitative biology.
Mr. Murdock joined the Pingry faculty in 2007 and serves as a Middle School history teacher and Admission Counselor. He is also a Peer Leadership Advisor and Head Coach of the Boys' Varsity Basketball Team.
Mr. Boyd, Chair of Pingry's Fine Arts Department, has exhibited his art in national and international collections. Prior to working at Pingry, he was Fine Arts Chair and a teacher at both The American School in London and The Lovett School in Atlanta.
After just two years as an English teacher in Pingry's Middle School, Carol Mahida became Form III/IV Dean of Student Life and English teacher for the Upper School. Prior to arriving on the Basking Ridge Campus, she taught seventh grade English at the Allen-Stevenson School in Manhattan, where she was an English department team leader and Upper School advisor to the Boys of Color affinity group. She has also taught English at Prep for Prep in the summer, high school English at the N.Y.C. Lab School for Collaborative Studies, English to fifth through seventh graders at Storefront Academy in Harlem, and adult English as a Second Language (ESL) in South Korea.
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