Margaret Santana P ’22, ’24 and Kevin Schmidt ’98 join the Board as they assume leadership of the PSPA and PAA, respectively.
Meet Our Faculty
Before his current roles as Pingry's Director of Experiential Education and Upper School History Teacher, Mr. John Crowley-Delman '97 explored a wide range of interests that shaped his teaching style today. His adventures included summiting all 46 peaks of the Adirondacks, working on a salmon fishery in Alaska's Aleutian Islands, paralegaling for a law firm, and joining a Vermont real estate development firm focused on downtown and anti-sprawl development. Eventually returning to his high school alma mater, this time as a teacher, Mr. Crowley-Delman has found ways to incorporate real-world experiences into instruction, and promote hands-on learning throughout the broader school community.
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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