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Mark Blaisdell has spent the past 17 years of his career as a history teacher and then Head of the Middle School at Derryfield. A lifelong learner and educational leader, he previously served in several roles at the Purnell School in Pottersville, NJ, including Director of Studies and Humanities Department Chair. He recently earned a Masters' Degree in Teaching and Learning at Northeastern University's College of Advanced Studies - an online learning program - as a way to give focus to his lifelong commitment to professional development, and because he is intrigued by the revolution taking place in higher education. Outside of his duties at school, his hobbies include playing competitive tennis in the USTA, as well as playing in a local classic rock band and exploring the outdoors.
Located in Manchester, NH, The Derryfield School is a private day school for grades 6-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.