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Phil Peck

Holderness School
Retired Head of School
Holderness, New Hampshire
R. Phillip Peck, Retired Head of School, Holderness School. Phil graduated from Dartmouth College in 1978 with citations in History and Russian Literature. At Dartmouth he was on an NCAA-champion ski team, and won Dartmouth’s Robert C. Gebhardt Award for high achievement in academics, athletics, and the life of the school. After Dartmouth, Phil competed on the national circuit in skiing for several years before being named the assistant coach to the US Nordic Ski Team on the World Cup and at the Olympic Games in Sarajevo. Following the 1984 Olympics Mr. Peck joined the faculty of Holderness School, where he has taught history; coached cross-country running, nordic skiing, and cycling. He served as the Dean of Faculty and Director of DEIJ before being named Head of School in 2001. As Head he has led the School through five strategic planning processes, implemented a comprehensive professional development program for faculty, increased the school’s levels of financial aid, and oversaw a remarkable increase in endowment. Phil Klingenstein Fellow at Columbia University’s Teachers College, and he earned his Master’s in educational leadership there, and has subsequently taught in several Klingenstein programs. Phil retired this past July after 38 years at Holderness.