This year’s Commencement speaker will be John Drew P’15 ’19, assistant head and academic dean. For the last 21 years, John has served Concord Academy with the utmost distinction. He has contributed to CA as a teacher in the Science Department, a house faculty member, a coach, a department head, and, perhaps most importantly, as the parent of two wonderful children, Sophie ’15 and Nate ’19, with his wife Gianna. Most recently, he has served as Academic Dean and as a close and reliable partner as Assistant Head of School. Over these past two decades, he has enriched our community with his dedicated work ethic, his wise insight, his steadfast integrity, and his wry good humor. Outside of the classroom, John is an avid long-distance runner, having completed numerous cross-country runs and ultra-marathons. Starting this fall, John will serve as the new Head of the White Mountain School in Bethlehem, N.H. Given his long history at CA, his deep commitment to students, and in particular his connection with the class of 2019, John is an especially fitting speaker for this wonderful occasion.