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Retiring from The Hill

Congratulations to David R. Dougherty, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1968, who has announced his retirement as headmaster of The Hill School, a 160-year-old prep school in Pottstown, Pa. David will step down in June 2012, which will be his 19th year as the school’s headmaster. He made the announcement last month.

Among the many achievements cited in announcements of David’s decision, one that resonates is his leadership of the school’s move to coeducation in 1998. Today, 44 percent of The Hill’s 503 students are girls. He also completed a successful capital campaign that raised $84.5 million for the school.

Before he went to The Hill, David had been headmaster of North Cross in Roanoke and had spent 21 years at his alma mater, The Episcopal School in Alexandria, where he taught English, coached baseball and served as assistant headmaster and dean of the faculty.

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