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Chris Post
Boys’ Latin School of MD
Sue Sadler
The Bryn Mawr School
AS HE BEGINS HIS 10TH YEAR as Boys’ Latin School of Maryland’s headmaster, Chris Post’s life has come full circle, returning to the place that sowed the seeds of his career. During his senior year at Johns Hopkins University, Post interned at Boys’ Latin.
“My entire professional experience has been framed against what I saw here during my internship,” he says.
A product of an all-boys education in New England, Post has long recognized the invaluable impact the experience, as well
as the teachers, advisors and coaches who shaped it, has had on him. At Boys’ Latin, Post strives to “give back to a system that gave me so much.” Because of this, Post has served as a teacher, coach, advisor and administrator throughout his career.
as The Bryn Mawr School’s 10th head. She feels pre-ordained for this role.
“From playing ‘school’ as a preschooler, to doing a high school independent study in a  teacher,” Sadler says.
Her mother, however, may have had other ideas. Sadler explains, “She wanted me to make more of a feminist statement in my choice of professions, like being a race car driver!”
Sadler persisted and, after pursuing a B.A. from Colby College and an M.A. from Ursuline College, spent 31 years at Hathaway Brown, an all-girls school in Shaker Heights, Ohio. There, she served numerous roles as teacher, coach and administrator. Before arriving at Bryn Mawr, Sadler was the associate head of school and upper school director.
What makes Boys’ Latin unique, he believes, is the humility of its students, the spirit of the school and the brotherhood they share.
“We’re a school for and about boys,” he says.
Ten years into the job, Post continues to promote an environment where boys thrive. How does this happen? He points to the school’s engaging academic programs; vibrant arts, music and theater programs; award-winning robotics team; and championship athletic teams. He most appreciates that at Boys’ Latin, a student can be equally known as an accomplished musician, a competitive athlete and an outstanding student.
“We don’t take for granted that our students are remarkably happy at our school. We
are a place where good boys grow to be great men.”
When asked what drew her to Bryn Mawr, Sadler says, “First and foremost, The Bryn Mawr School’s mission is powerful and makes an ambitious statement for girls.” Immediately, she recognized the warmth of the community and was impressed by the students and faculty she met.
“I love that Bryn Mawr helps students balance their intellectual, emotional, and physical development and well-being; our approach helps girls thrive on campus and beyond,” says Sadler.
Sadler seems poised to continue the school’s ambitious mission for its girls. When asked what she hopes to achieve in her new role, Sadler states, “Above all, I want Bryn Mawr to continue to be a force for girls in education and put the well-being of our students at the center of everything we do.”
By this, Sadler seems to have embraced the very feminist statement her mother had envisioned for her.

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