Peck Congratulates Headmaster on New Position
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 • 3:48pm
The Peck School announced on Friday, February 8, that John J. Kowalik, Headmaster of The Peck School in Morristown, New Jersey, will be accepting a new position as Head of School at The Potomac School in McLean, VA.
For almost 30 years Mr. Kowalik has served as a teacher, coach, and dynamic leader at two of the most outstanding independent schools in the nation. During his ten years as Headmaster of The Peck School, Mr. Kowalik steadily grew the Schools reputation and rigorous academic program, he cultivated its nationally recognized character formation initiative, and, among many other achievements, he is responsible for the completion of the Schools largest capital campaign realizing the construction of two new buildings on campus.
Henry Klehm III, President of Pecks Board of Trustees, said, "As the leader of the School, John has been an inspiring Headmaster. He has set a high bar for his own performance every year, and, in staying focused on the Schools mission, made every one of ustrustees, administrators, faculty, and staffstrive to do our very best for the entire Peck community."
Prior to joining The Peck School, Mr. Kowalik was Assistant Headmaster at Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. He also served as Athletic Director, taught Advanced Placement European History, and was a successful football coach, compiling a 138-29 record in 16 seasons, including two state championships and nine conference championships. Mr. Kowaliks education includes the Executive Management Program at Dartmouths Tuck Business School; an M.A. in Educational Administration from Columbia University; and a B.A. in Political Science from Williams College. He is a past trustee of the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
"I believe firmly in [The Peck Schoo'ls] motto Disciplina ad Vivendum--Learning for Life. We constantly encourage our students and faculty to challenge themselves, to explore new interests, and to continue learning. Over a lifetime, this growth mindset can provide the foundation for a fulfilling life. In this spirit of embracing new life experiences, I look forward to the opportunity for my family and me at The Potomac School," said Mr. Kowalik.
The Peck School, founded in 1893, is a K-8 co-ed independent school located in Morristown, New Jersey. For over a century, Peck has prepared graduates to succeed in secondary school and to lead healthy, productive, and principled lives. Through a commitment to character formation and a rigorous academic program, Pecks independent, coed, K-8 curriculum strives to teach students life skills, consideration of others, and disciplined learning.
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