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Mr. Richard B. Commons

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts with Distinction
    University of Virginia
  • Master of Arts
    Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College
  • Master of Arts , Teaching
    Stanford University
90 Total References
Web References
Board of Managers :: Camp Dudley
campdudley.org, 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
Richard Commons, Groton, MA
Rick Commons, #12434 :: Camp Dudley
campdudley.org, 6 Mar 2014 [cached]
Richard Commons, Groton, MA Rick Commons, #12434 :: Camp Dudley
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Rick Commons
A veteran academic at several storied institutions in the country, including The McDonogh School and The Harvard-Westlake School, Rick joins the Dudley board after beginning his Camp career as a Junior in 1979. As a Senior in 1980, Rick had Davo as a Leader in Hurd Lodge. He then returned as a Leader in 1986 and 1987. In recent years, Rick has appeared at Dudley as a Chapel Speaker in 2008 and again as the Chapel Speaker at the CDA's 125th Reunion in 2009. Rick's speech delivered at The Groton School entitled, "The Other Fellow First," was published in the commemorative edition of the CDA News in the fall of 2009.
Originally from Philadelphia, PA, Rick graduated from the University of Virginia in 1988. He earned his masters degrees from Stanford University (1992) and Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English (1994). Currently the Headmaster of the Groton School, MA, Rick is also a Trustee of the Fay School, Southborough, MA where Dudelyite, Rob Gustavson, serves as Headmaster.
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At Groton, Rick has authored and implemented the school's first successful strategic plan and raised more than $50 million in annual and capital funds. Rick has also been a mentor and advisor to many of the young Dudley men and women working in the Independent School field.
Rick is married to Lindsay McNeil, who teaches at Groton, and the father of future Dudleyites Matthew (3) and Clara (born June 2010).
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Rick, Lindsay and the children spend their summers at their cabin in Hague, NY, just 45 minutes from Dudley.
Fay School ~Board of Trustees
www.fayschool.org, 15 July 2012 [cached]
Richard B. Commons
Frequently Asked Questions
www.hw.com, 3 June 2014 [cached]
Richard B. Commons is in his first year as Harvard-Westlake's president and chief executive officer. Rick previously served as headmaster of Groton School in Massachusetts from 2003 until 2013. At Groton, he was widely credited with balancing long-standing traditions with vital innovations, such as increasing financial aid and strengthening athletics and arts programs.
Rick hasn't so much joined the Harvard-Westlake community as he has returned home. He worked at the school from 1991 until 1997, first in admissions and then as an assistant dean and college counselor. During his previous tenure at Harvard-Westlake, Rick coached varsity boys soccer and taught upper school English and creative writing. In addition to his myriad duties as president, Rick is maintaining his personal commitment to the classroom experience by teaching 9th grade English this year.
Raised in Philadelphia, Rick received his Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar, a Master of Arts in Teaching from Stanford University, and a Master of Arts from the Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College.
Rick is married to Lindsay McNiel Commons '96, and they have two children, Matthew and Clara.
Groton School ~ Board of Trustees
www.groton.org, 13 Oct 2012 [cached]
Richard Burch Commons Headmaster Groton, Massachusetts
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