Woodberry welcomes two new administrative faculty members and the return of the senior
master to an administrative role.
Bill Ellis joins Woodberry as senior
associate director of admission and
tuition assistance. He holds a bachelor’s
degree in education from the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. For the
past thirty-six years, Bill has worked in
admission offices in four different schools.
Most recently he served as the associate
headmaster for enrollment at the Kiski
School in Pennsylvania.
Paul Huber ’68 returns to the
administrative faculty as academic dean.
Paul will continue to teach one class in the
foreign language department, where he has
taught since he joined the faculty in 1972.
Paul previously served as academic dean
from 1980 to 1996 and associate headmaster
from 1992 to 1996. He graduated from Yale
University and earned his master’s degree
from Middlebury College.
Reverend Tyler Montgomery serves as
Woodberry’s new chaplain and assistant
to the head for student wholeness. He will
take responsibility for the school’s spiritual
life, lead the chapel program, teach courses
in Bible, and coordinate efforts to provide a
healthy, holistic environment for the boys
on campus. Tyler attended Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, graduating with a master
of divinity degree. While at Yale he also attended Magdalene College, Cambridge University, on an exchange program. He holds
a bachelor’s degree in political science from
the University of Pennsylvania and was a
Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica.
Bill Ellis Tyler Montgomery
Virginia Takes Title
at Spring Barbecue
For the second year in a row, groups of seniors teamed up to cook brisket or pulled pork for the entire Woodberry
community on a warm spring afternoon.
Six teams battled it out for the title of best
overall, with some even waking up at
6:00 a.m. to start preparing.
In a blind tasting, judges declared Virginia
the best pulled pork and top team overall.
Texas won best brisket. Other teams included
Florida/Cuba, Eastern North Carolina,
Georgia, and Korea/China. During the
dinner, two student bands performed, and
longtime maintenance staff member Dean
Hearl served as the opening act. Clyde
Firman, director of food services, said, “Each
team brought something special and delicious
to the table, which was enjoyed by all.”
Dates for the
Fifth and sixth formers and their dates enjoyed Woodberry’s Spring Formal in April. The evening included the
headmaster’s reception in The Residence’s
Oval Garden, followed by dinner and
dancing in the tent by the Barbee Center.
They danced to live music from 76 Degrees
West Band, a DC-based jazz band. Tracey
Stakem, director of student activities, said
the 230 attendees made this year’s dance
one of the best yet.
Turner Asherman ’ 19, Bo Sensenbrenner ’ 19, Ford
Asherman ’ 19, Cameron Beck ’ 19, Lee Robinson, and
Makhail Anderson ’ 19
Crawford Humphreys ’ 18, Edward Solms ’ 18, Scott Pittman ’ 18,
Lewis Affronti, Will Wallace ’ 18, Woodson Smith ’ 18, and Sam Deal ’ 18 Billy Huger ’ 19 and John Harris ’ 19
Michael Deng ’ 18, Charles Purrington ’ 18, and
William Shuford ’ 18
Katie Fifield and Harrison Eastman ’ 19