Jon McGill - DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Jon McGill began his career in education as a teacher of English and History in the east end of London in the mid-1970's. Over a fifteen year period, he taught, coached, and counseled in urban schools. In 1988, he relocated to Philadelphia to take a job at a Quaker school in Wilmington, DE., where he taught and was chairperson of the History Department. From there he moved to Brooklyn, N.Y. to become the Head of Middle School at Poly Prep Country Day School. In 1997 he was promoted to be the Associate Head of School, responsible for the middle and high school academic programs. In 2000, he was appointed Headmaster at Gilman School, in Baltimore, MD, a position he held until the summer of 2007.
After a nearly two-year sojourn as a Head of School in Nevada, McGill joined BCP in June, 2010, initially as the Transition Director for Collington Square School, which was searching for its new permanent principal and then, in August, 2010, as Director of Academic Affairs.
McGill has written extensively about education, through essays, articles and book reviews. He has taught across the age range in schools and also has considerable experience in providing professional development for teachers. He holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in History from the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education from the University of East London (U.K.), an M.A. in Urban Education from the Institute of Education at the University of London (U.K.) and a counseling diploma from the Royal Society of Arts (U.K.).