WE UNITE to invest in faculty.
Continuing in the philosophy on which Paul Landon Banfield founded the School, we believe that every opportunity for interaction with a student is an opportunity to educate and to impart perspectives and values. Accordingly, Landon teachers serve seamlessly as classroom instructors, extracurricular supervisors, athletic coaches, counselors, advisors, role models and mentors. They are the role models that teach our boys the Landon way.
Faculty Housing, Faculty Chairs and Teacher-Coach Internships
Given the many demands of our teacher-coach-mentor model, we want to offer the remarkable individuals who make their careers at Landon competitive salaries and other forms of compensation, including housing subsidies that will allow them to raise their own families within a reasonable commuting distance from our campus and to be part of our local neighborhoods.
With the assistance of volunteers who specialize in the housing market, Landon has developed a new Faculty Housing initiative that calls for three distinct housing benefits:
- A housing assistance program that offers mortgage assistance to faculty.
- The purchase of housing, including three MPDUs (Moderately Priced Dwelling Units) in downtown Bethesda, for use by new faculty.
- An endowment to provide rental assistance funds for other teachers.
In addition we wish to honor and reward excellence in teaching among our established faculty, and to provide opportunities for teachers to explore developments in their own disciplines as well as advances in pedagogy.
To that end, Landon seeks to establish new endowed chairs in academic areas as yet unrecognized - such as Performing Arts, Studio Arts, Science and World Languages - and to enhance funding of existing chairs such as the Endowed Chair for Teaching and Advising (to be named for Steve Sorkin) and the Endowed Chair for Teaching-Coaching (to be named for Rob Bordley). New to this initiative in 2012 is the establishment of the Bordley Teacher-Coach Internship endowment to fund a returning alumnus or other talented young teacher-coach, to be mentored by Mr. Bordley.
We seek $8.5 million for faculty housing and to endow faculty chairs.