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Meet Andrew Adair: Associate Head of Upper School for Student Life & Dean of Students

Drew joins Shipley from New York City where he served as the Associate Director of Student Development at Macaulay Honors College 2010. Prior to that, he was the Director of Student Life at Princeton’s Rockefeller College. Drew began his Independent School career at Friends Seminary School in NYC; there he served as Director of Diversity and Community Service. He holds a BA in English Literature from Antioch College and a MS in Counseling from Fordham University. He is described by those he has worked with as a hands-on educator and administrator who connects well with students and faculty and brings empathy and insight to all he does.

Reflecting on his decision to come to Shipley, Drew shared, “From my first visit to Shipley, it was clear that both adults and students value and actively foster an effective balance between academic excellence, curiosity across disciplines, positive social interaction, and share responsibility for the community at large. I truly look forward to becoming an active member, partner and guide within this very special community”.
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The Shipley School is a private, coeducational day school for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students, located in Bryn Mawr, PA. Through our commitment to educational excellence, we develop within each student a love of learning and a desire for compassionate participation in the world.