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Rich Henry to Retire after 33 Cushing Years

Announced just this week: In June, after 33 years of work at Cushing Academy, Mr. Rich Henry has decided to retire. We will have ample opportunity to celebrate Rich's amazing Cushing career, but here are a few highlights that span his three-plus decades at CA.
Rich began working at Cushing in the 1980 Summer Session, and his list of accomplishments includes:
  • 33 total years at Cushing
  • 33 years as dorm head (after promising his wife, Jill, that they'd live in the dorms for only two years!)
  • 25 Summer SessionsTeaching the “reading” class, which developed into Academic Support
  • Serving as Dean of Faculty, Dean of College Counseling, an international “road warrior” for admissions,
  • Director of Summer Session, and in a number of other roles
  • Earning the Reitman Teacher of the Year Award
  • Painting all the white faculty houses and all dorm rooms on campus and laying sod behind Jewett House (!)
  • Coaching volleyball, softball, basketball, and even baseball.
“You don't need me to tell you that, Rich and Jill (and their two children, Kristin and Matt) have led wonderful lives and been exceptional community members at Cushing,” said Headmaster Torino. “This is just the beginning of celebrating Rich's amazing devotion and contributions to our school.”
Cheers to Mr. Rich Henry!

If you have memories to share, please e-mail alumniprograms@cushing.org.

Cushing Academy

39 School Street
Ashburnham, Massachusetts 01430

Cushing Academy

Cushing Academy exists for students and develops curious, creative, and confident learners and leaders. Founded in 1865, Cushing is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 and PG. Our students, who come from over 30 states and 30 countries, excel in our outstanding academic, art, and athletic offerings. We welcome you to visit our community and beautiful 162-acre campus in Ashburnham, Mass., just one hour from Boston, to experience all that Cushing has to offer.