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Named Faculty Chairs

Horace Mann School is proud to cultivate a learning environment that values, rewards and renews teaching excellence. While we actively recruit wonderful teachers at every grade level, and have a strong program of professional development and evaluation in place to ensure that faculty members will continue to learn as well as teach, we also believe in recognizing teaching excellence. Members of our community, including current parents, alumni, and parents of alumni, have supported our efforts to recognize both scholarly teaching and the scholarship of teaching and learning by establishing the following named Faculty Chairs. (For more information about individual Chairs, see the alphabetical listing at the bottom.)

Upper Division

Baruth Chair in English
Joseph Chase Chair in Mathematics
The Eisenbud Family Faculty Chair in Mathematics
Heyer Faculty Chair in English
Kulik Chair in World Languages
Kulik Family Faculty Chair in English
Kulik Family Faculty Chair in World Languages
Daniel Rose '47 Chair in History
Susan and Peter Schweitzer Chair in Theater
Martin H. Sokolow '40 Chair in History
James M. Stuart Chair in History
James M. Stuart Chair in Science

Middle & Upper Divisions

The David Schiller Chair in Teaching

Middle Division

Kulik Family Faculty Chair in Mathematics

Lower Division

The Rita Retzlaff Faculty Chair in Teaching Excellence


Department and/or Grade Level is noted in parenthesis for undesignated Chairs.

The Baruth Chair in English
Established by the Horace Mann School Community in honor of former English teacher Alfred Baruth.
Current Holder: Jonathan Kotchian
Previous Holders: Jennifer Little, Deborah Kassel, William McCutcheon, Deborah Stanford

Joseph Chase Chair in Mathematics
Established in 2000 by Jane and Bob Katz ’65 in honor of Joseph Chase, former teacher of mathematics.
Current Holder: Catherine Crowley
Previous Holders: Linda Hubschman, Chris Jones, Richard Somma, Lionel Garrison

The Eisenbud Family Faculty Chair in Mathematics
Established in 2007 by Todd and Karen Eisenbud.
Current Holder: Linda Itani
Previous Holders: Nick Perry, Charles Worrall

Heyer Faculty Chair in English
Established in 2005 by Mindy and Andrew Heyer.
Current Holder: Sarah McIntyre
Previous Holders: Adam Casdin, Jennifer Little, Rebecca Bahr, David Schiller

Kulik Chair in World Languages
Established in 2004 by Regina Kulik Scully ’81 and Dominic Kulik ’82.
Current Holder: Niamh Duggan
Previous Holders: Pilar Valencia, Mami Fujisaki, Sonya Rotman, Franca D'Amico

Kulik Family Faculty Chair in English
Established in 2006 by Regina Kulik Scully ’81 and Dominic Kulik ’82.
Current Holder: Brad Engelstein
Previous Holders: Andrew Fippinger, Harry Bauld, Wendy Steiner

Kulik Family Faculty Chair in World Languages
Established in 2011 by Regina Kulik Scully ’81 and Dominic Kulik ’82
Current Holder: Frances Fu
Previous Holders: James McCaw, Michael Dalo

Kulik Family Faculty Chair in Mathematics
Established in 2006 by Regina Kulik Scully ’81 and Dominic Kulik ’82 in honor of former mathematics teacher Lyall Dean.
Current Holder: Quentin Brooks
Previous Holders: Tom Petras, Robert Potts, Susan Garrison

The Rita Retzlaff Faculty Chair in Teaching Excellence
Established in 2007 by Denise and Thomas Stern in honor of Rita Retzlaff’s retirement from Horace Mann’s Lower Division.
Current Holder: Mary Jean Hughes (Fourth Grade)
Previous Holders: Jessica Shapiro (Third Grade), Yuna Yo (First Grade), Carol Ann Downey (Kindergarten), Katie Diaz (Fourth Grade Science), Mariel Coadic (World Languages), Barbara Sweeny (Third Grade)

Daniel Rose ’47 Chair in History
Established in 1993 by Frederick ’40, Daniel ’47, and Elihu Rose ’50.
Current Holder: Peter Reed
Previous Holders: Ellen Bales, Susan Groppi, Andrew Newcombe, Elisa Milkes, Greg Donadio

The David Schiller Chair in Teaching
Established in 2007 by The Locker Family in honor of Dr. David Schiller.
Current Holder: Timothy Ho
Previous Holder: David Schiller

Susan and Peter Schweitzer Chair in Theater
Established in 2005 by Susan and Peter Schweitzer in honor of their children, Robert Schweitzer’86 and Lisa Schweitzer ’94.
Current Holder: Ben Posner
Previous Holders: Joseph Timko, Joel Sherry, Alison Kolinski, Woody Howard

Martin H. Sokolow ’40 Faculty Chair in History
Established in 2007 by Regina Kulik Scully ’81 and Dominic Kulik ’82 in honor of former history teacher Martin Sokolow.
Current Holder: Steven Fabian
Previous Holders: Emily Straus, Daniel Link, Barry Bienstock

James M. Stuart Chair in History
Established in 2000 in memory of James M. Stuart by members of the Stuart Family.
Current Holder: Melissa Morales
Previous Holders: David Berenson, Kalil Oldham, Glenn Wallach, Claude Catapano, Elisabeth Sperling

James M. Stuart Chair in Science
Established in 2000 in memory of James M. Stuart by members of the Stuart Family.
Current Holder: Jane Wesley
Previous Holders: Rachel Mohammed, Lisa Rosenblum, Janet Kraus, Eric Eilen, Jeff Weitz