Haverford School headmaster to get job back

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

HAVERFORD TWP., Pa. (WPVI) -- The headmaster of the Haverford School is getting his job back effective Friday.

The word comes two weeks after John Nagl was accused of assaulting his teenage son in a fight over marijuana.

But the Delaware County District Attornehy dismissed the charge of simple assault, saying there was insufficient evidence.

The school's board of trustees on Wedsay called it a "deeply personal family matter" and says the headmaster has expressed sincere regret.

In a statement, Nagl vows to "personally reflect on how I can grow as a father and as a leader."

Their full statements are below:

The Board of Trustees has approved Dr. John Nagl to resume his duties as Headmaster of The Haverford School, effective Friday, Oct. 28, 2016. The decision was based on a thorough and objective assessment of what remains a deeply personal matter involving Dr. Nagl and his family.

Following our decision, I met with Dr. Nagl, who expressed his sincere regret and has pledged to reflect on how he can grow as a father and as a leader. I have included his comments below.

We thank all members of the Haverford School community for their strength and understanding during this time, and for their unwavering commitment to our mission of preparing boys for life.

William C. Yoh '89, P'18 '24
Board Chairman

Comments from Dr. John Nag:

We appreciate the support of the Haverford School community as our family goes through a difficult time of healing and as I personally reflect on how I can grow as a father and as a leader. I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to resume duties as the School's Headmaster and continue our important work of preparing boys for life.