Retired Head of School
Mark states that his biography below has been enriched beyond measure by his wife of forty-nine years, Mary Ann, and four children – Mark Jr., Dann, Sarah and Deborah. They continue to provide the love and support that motivate him to be the best he can be.
Mark was fortunate in his personal educational experience to have attended an excellent private school in Indianapolis, Park School, followed by Williams College, in Massachusetts; the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis (BS); University of Missouri, Kansas City, (MA in Educational Administration), and finally University of San Diego, Coursework towards E.D. This path, plus four years in the Marines Corps, led him to seek opportunities to give back to the educational community and the children they serve.
Mark taught math and coached at Pembroke Country Day School, Kansas City, Mo.; became Assistant Headmaster and Principal of the High School at The Bishop’s School, La Jolla, CA; followed by Headmaster, St. Margaret’s Episcopal School, San Juan Capistrano, CA. and then Head of School at Hillcrest Academy, Temecula.
Since retiring from full time school administration Mark has worked with a number of private schools in South Orange County in various capacities. He also served on the Boards of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, and St. Mary’s School in Aliso Viejo. Susie Wenger, Pathway Founder, asked him to join the Pathway Board when the school was still on the Ladera Ranch campus and it has been a joy and privilege to continue to support her and this school since that time. Having turned his life over to Christ as an adult, he and his wife, Mary Ann, have focused their giving of time, talent and treasure on institutions that further the Gospel. Pathway does this day in and day out, and has had an incredibly powerful impact on scores of children who have had the privilege to attend this school.